Say What: Could you pass the naturalization test?

The upcoming political debate on immigration reform is expected to be a heated one. As for now, citizen hopefuls are required to take a naturalization test in which they must answer a series of questions about the U.S. correctly and in English. Do you think you could pass the test without any outside help?

1. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

a. ten (10)

b. eleven (11)

c. nine (9)

d. twelve (12)

2. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

a. founded the Red Cross

b. fought for women's rights

c. made the first flag of the United States

d. the first woman elected to the House of Representatives

3. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

a. George Washington

b. James Madison

c. Thomas Jefferson

d. John Adams

4. Name one branch or part of the government.

a. United Nations

b. legislative

c. parliament

d. state government

5. Who vetoes bills?

a. the Speaker of the House

b the President Pro Tempore

c. the Vice President.

d. the President

6. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

a. Harry Truman

b. Calvin Coolidge

c. Franklin Roosevelt

d. Herbert Hoover

7. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?


the Bill of Rights

b. the Articles of Confederation


the Declaration of Independence

d. the inalienable rights

8. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

a. third President of the United States

b. U.S. diplomat

c. youngest member of the Constitutional Convention

d. inventor of the airplane

9. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

a. Korean War

b. Civil War

c. World War I

d. World War II

10. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

a. the Secretary of the Treasury

b. the Secretary of State

c. the Speaker of the House

d. the President Pro Tempore