As part of the process of becoming a naturalized citizen in the United States, one of the steps that you will have to take is to pass the Civics Test which will be administered to you orally by an officer of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). There are 100 total questions on the Civics Test, but you will only be asked 10 of these questions, and will be required to provide a correct answer to at least 6 of the 10 questions asked.
Note that, while the 100 questions on the Civics Test remain the same, the answers may change based on who is in office at the time that the test is administered. For example, if you are asked, “What is the name of the U.S. Vice President?” you will want to answer “Mike Pence” or simply “Pence” but not “Joe Biden” or “Biden” as Biden is no longer the current Vice President.
Below are some sample citizenship questions you can be asked from every category with sample correct answers (note: additional answers may apply in some cases), and you can find a full list here.
American Government: Principles of American Democracy
Q: What is freedom of religion?
A: You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion
American Government: System of Government
Q: Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?
A: Kamala Harris (assuming you are in California)
American Government: Rights and Responsibilities
Q: What is one promise you make when you become an American citizen?
A: Defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
American History: Colonial Period and Independence
Q: What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
A: Oldest member of the constitutional convention
American History: 1800s
Q: What did Susan B. Anthony do?
A: Fought for women’s rights
American History: Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information
Q: During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
Integrated Civics: Geography
Q: Name one state that borders Mexico.
Integrated Civics: Symbols
Q: What is the name of the national anthem?
A: The Star-Spangled Banner
Integrated Civics: Holidays
Q: Name two national US holidays.
A: Martin Luther King Day, Columbus Day
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