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An extensive study recently revealed that only around 1 in 3 American citizens are actually able to pass the United States Citizenship Test as it is given today. And strikingly, those over 65 were 75% successful, while those under 45 were only 19% successful.  Largely based on historical facts and significant dates and documents, it's become apparent that most Americans don't know the U.S. history aspiring citizens are required to learn  – and the majority can't answer almost any of the questions in detail. So how do you stack up? Take this quiz based on the official test study guide to find out!

What is the supreme law of the land?
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Supreme Court
Judicial Branch
Declaration of Independence
The Constitution
What three words indicate self-government to start the Constitution?
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I Pledge Allegiance
We The People
Freedom of Speech
Pursuit of Happiness
What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
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The Preamble
Separation of Powers
Declaration of Independence
Bill of Rights
Which is NOT a right to freedom granted by the first amendment?
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Press
Petition the Government
Ability to Campaign
Religion
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
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27
22
50
35
Which is NOT a right of the Declaration of Independence?
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Pursuit of Happiness
Life
Freedom of Speech
Liberty
What kind of economic system do the United States of America have?
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Socialist Economy
Traditional Economy
Market Economy
Command Economy
Which of the following is NOT a branch of government?
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Military
Judicial
Executive
Legislative
What stops a branch of government from becoming too powerful?
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The President
Checks and Balances
The People
The Supreme Court
How often is a senator elected?
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Every 4 Years
Every 10 Years
Every 2 Years
Every 6 years
If the President and Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes president?
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An Emergency Election Is Held
Senate Majority Leader
Secretary of State
Speaker of the House
Who is the Commander in Chief of the Military?
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Chief of Staff of the US Army
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
The President
Chief Officer of the US Marines
Which of the following is NOT a U.S. Cabinet-level position?
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Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Technology
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
How many judges sit on the Supreme Court?
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5
7
15
Why do Supreme Court judges serve life appointments?
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In honor and recognition of their lifelong achievements
To be independent and limit outside political influence.
As an oath to their country to maintain order
To avoid too much drastic change in short periods of time.
Which of the following is NOT a power exclusive to the Federal government?
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Mint Coins
Make Treaties
Declare War
Draft Amendments
The 22nd Amendment says the President can only serve 2 terms because:
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Presidents Were Overstaying Tenure
People Don’t Trust Them As Much
They Didn’t Want Them To Become Too Powerful
Change Is Necessary Every 8 Years
Which is NOT a power of the President?
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Veto Bills
Overrule Supreme Court
Chief Diplomat
Issue Executive Orders
Who is NOT part of the Executive Branch?
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The First Lady
US Armed Forces
The Cabinet
Federal Agencies
What’s the name of our voting system that provides a compromise between the popular election of the president and congressional selection?
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Democracy
Two-Party System
Electoral College
Free & Fair Elections
The Judicial Branch consists of each of the following, EXCEPT:
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Federal Courts
Chief Supreme Court Justice
US Courts of Appeals
Attorney General
Which of the following is a power only states can delegate?
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Issuing a Passport
Monitoring Taxes
Providing Schooling and Education
Managing Energy Resources
Which does NOT describe one of the four amendments about voting?
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You Don’t Have To Pay a Poll Tax
Voting Is Mandatory For All Citizens
Citizens 18 and Older Are Eligible To Vote
Both Men And Women Are Able To Vote
All of these are the rights of everyone in the United States, EXCEPT:
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Right to Claim Abandoned Land
Freedom of Assembly
Right to Bear Arms
Freedom of Expression
Which is NOT a way to become a US citizen?
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Derive Citizenship
Be Born In The US
Naturalize
Via Gift of Another citizen
What is the Oath of Allegiance?
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Oath Between Union and Confederate After the Civil War
Agreement Between Founders Before Writing the Constitution
The Declaration Stated At a US Citizen’s Naturalization Ceremony
A Section of the Bill of Rights
Pick the one that’s NOT an example of Civic Participation:
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Contacting Elected Officials
Putting a Sign In Your Yard
Working for a Campaign
Run for Office
Which of the following is a way Americans serve their country?
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Paying Taxes
Going to Work
Visiting Washington D.C.
Wearing American Flag Apparel
Why is it important to pay federal taxes?
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Required by the 16th Amendment
Civic Duty
Required By Law
All Three Are True
Once Turning 18, all men must sign up for:
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The Census
The Military Draft (Selective Service)
Jury Duty
Civic Leadership
Which of the following is NOT a reason colonists came to America?
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Escape Persecution
Economic Opportunity
Lots of Land to Colonize
Religious Freedom
What was the name of the war in which the United States fought for their independence from Britain?
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The Civil War
The American Rebellion
The Revolutionary War
The British American War
All of the following were reasons why Americans wanted independence from Britain EXCEPT:
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They Were Invading Their Colony
Taxation Without Representation
Boston Massacre
The Stamp Act
Who Wrote the Declaration of Independence?
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Ben Franklin
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
What year was the Declaration of Independence signed, on July 4?
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1786
1776
1796
1777
Which of the following was NOT a battle in the American Revolution?
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Battle of Valley Forge
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle at Lands End
Battle of Yorktown
All of the following were part of the 13 original states EXCEPT:
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Maryland
New Jersey
Ohio
Delaware
What founding document was written in 1787?
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The Articles of Confederation
The Federalist Papers
The Bill of Rights
The US Constitution
Which of the following was NOT something Ben Franklin was famous for?
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Becoming President
Being the First Postmaster General
Helping Write the Declaration of Independence
Being a Prominent Inventor
George Washington was all of these, EXCEPT:
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General of the Continental Army
Father of the Country
Ambassador to France
First President of the U.S.
Which of the following was James Madison known for?
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Father of the Constitution
2nd President of the United States
Leader of the Boston Tea Party
Fighting in Lexington and Concord
Alexander Hamilton did all of the following BUT:
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Helped Write The Federalist Papers
Aid to George Washington
Helped Establish the First U.S. Bank
Serving as First Attorney General
Other than writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was best known for:
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Overseeing the Louisiana Purchase
Fighting the War of 1812
Founding the University of Pennsylvania
Being the Postmaster General
Which was NOT a war fought by the U.S. in the 1800s?
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Mexican American War
World War I
Spanish American War
Civil War
All the following are events from the Civil War EXCEPT:
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Emancipation Proclamation
Sherman’s March
Lincoln Assassination
Freedom March
How did the US get involved in World War I?
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Germans Attacked a Civilian Ship with US Citizens On Board
The Central Powers Invaded US Soil
The US Had Financial Ties to the Allies
They Wanted To Be Responsible For Defeating the Central Powers
When did women finally receive the right to vote?
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1930
1905
1950
1920
What was the Great Depression?
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A Period of Mental Health Decline
Lost Faith in Government for Upholding the Constitution
Largest Economic Collapse in History
Mass Exodus of Citizens Back to Britain
Who was the main opposition to the U.S. during the Cold War?
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Cuba
Italy
Germany
Russia
Which of the following is NOT the name of an American Indian tribe?
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Lakota
Tuscawilla
Mohawk
Sioux

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