Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? – July 4 Special

 I missed two.  I don’t feel bad about one of them, since I have never had to apply for citizenship, why would I know which form to use?

The other one was a stupid mistake though – I read the question too fast!

How about you?  How did you do?

When immigrants want to become Americans, they must take a civics test as part of their naturalization interview before a Citizenship and Immigration Services (INS) officer. The questions are usually selected from a list of 100 sample questions that prospective citizens can look at ahead of the interview (though the examiner is not limited to those questions). Some are easy, some are not. We have picked some of the more difficult ones.

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? – July 4 Special –


  1. I missed #8.
    I wasn’t too sure about #1, but then #10 gave #1 away.
    I didn’t know #9, but could deduce it:
    not 9a, because New Zealand in not a US state
    not 9d, because it lists 14 states, not 13
    and I was pretty sure Kentucky wasn’t one of the originals, so that left 9b, which turned out to be correct.
    #12 I didn’t know exactly, but I KNEW there were more than 13, so that gave that away.
    The rest I just knew .. no lucky guessing.

  2. @Paul – good job!  What other question did you miss?  (I missed "How many Representatives" – because I was just SURE they were going to ask about Senators!)

    @Jon – You can’t get better than that!

  3. nailed it! 100%OK, I guessed on 3 of them but it must be my lucky day. Maybe I should go buy a lottery ticket… 

  4. Took the test. Result:
    "85-100%: Welcome to the United States! (And, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)"
    (Missed two also, including the, guessed at, friggin form… but, like you, only for other reassons, I will never need that form)