Naturalization Self-Test  (9.19.2008)
 

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Listen to Study Questions (32-63)
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1. How many states are there in the Union (the United States)?
100
50*
52
51

2. Who signs bills into law?
The President*
Congress
The Supreme Court
The Senate

3. Independence Day celebrates independence from whom?
Great Britain*
France
Spain
Canada

4. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
James Madison
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson*

5. How many branches are there in the United States government?
There are 2 branches
There are 4 branches
There are 3 branches*
There are 6 branches

6. Where is the White House located?
Camp David
New York City
Virginia
Washington, DC*

7. How many full terms can a President serve?
3
4
2*
There is no limit

8. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Writer of the Declaration of Independence
A civil rights leader*
Presidential candidate in 1984
President during the Civil War

9. What group has the power to declare war?
Congress*
The President
The Cabinet
The Supreme Court

10. What were the 13 original states?
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Zealand, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland*
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland, Washington, D.C.

11. In what month do we vote for the President?
July
June
January
November*

12. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
The Declaration of Independence
The Preamble
The Bill of Rights*
The Articles of Confederation

13. What was the 49th state added to our Union (the United States)?
Puerto Rico
Alaska*
Hawaii
Guam

14. Which President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army and Navy?
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington*
Patrick Henry

15. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
To serve the President as Cabinet members
To write laws
To execute laws
To interpret and explain the laws*

16. Who elects the President of the United States?
Congress
The Cabinet
The Supreme Court
The electoral college*

17. Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
Christopher Columbus
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
The American Indians/Native Americans*

18. Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting rights.
1st, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Amendments
1st, 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments
15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments*

19. What is the White House?
The place where Congress meets
George Washington's birth place
Where the Supreme Court meets
The President's official home*

20. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?
Benjamin Franklin
Patrick Henry*
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson

21. How many stripes are there on our flag?
51
13*
50
10

22. What color are the stars on our flag?
Blue
Gold
Red
White*

23. Who is the President of the United States today?
John G. Roberts, Jr.
George W. Bush*
Bill Clinton
Dick Cheney

24. What kind of government does the United States have?
A Republic*
An Aristocracy
A Monarchy
A Parliamentary Democracy

25. What is the Bill of Rights?
The first part of the Declaration of Independence
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Preamble
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution*

26. Who is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
William Rehnquist
Warren Burger
John G. Roberts, Jr.*
Alberto Gonzales

27. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
18*
21
16
35

28. Which President is called the "Father of our Country"?
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington*
George W. Bush

29. For how long do we elect each Senator?
2 years
6 years*
4 years
8 years

30. What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?
Right to live in the United States
Right to work in the United States
Right to vote*
Right to happiness

31. Can the Constitution be changed?
Yes*
No
Yes, but only by the Supreme Court
Yes, but only by the President of the United States

32. In what year was the Constitution written?
1812
1787*
1876
1776

33. What is the Legislative Branch of our Government?
The Supreme Court
The Presidency
Congress*
The Cabinet members

34. What is the supreme law of the United States?
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution*
The Magna Carta
The Bill of Rights

35. In what month is the new President inaugurated?
July
January*
November
June

36. Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.
Attend U.S. schools
Right to work in the U.S.
Obtain health care
Travel with a U.S. passport*

37. How many Supreme Court Justices are there?
9*
3
10
13

38. What are some of the requirements to be eligible to become President?
There are no requirements
Be a native-born, not naturalized citizen, be at least 45 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 20 years
Be a native-born, not naturalized citizen, be at least 35 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years*
Be a native-born, not naturalized citizen, be at least 25 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years

39. Who makes the Federal laws in the United States?
The President
The Cabinet
Congress*
The Supreme Court

40. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
The Santa Maria
The Bill of Rights
The Mayflower*
The Nina

41. What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of Independence?
Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press
That all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness*
That there are three branches of government
That there should be checks and balances within the government

42. How many changes, or amendments, are there to the Constitution?
13
9
27*
10

43. What is the United States Capitol?
A suburb of Washington, D.C.
Where the Supreme Court meets
The President's official home
The place where Congress meets*

44. Who elects Congress?
The electoral college
The citizens of the United States*
The Governors
The President and his Cabinet

45. What is the national anthem of the United States?
America, The Beautiful
The Star-Spangled Banner*
This Land Is Your Land
God Bless America

46. Who is the Vice President of the United States today?
Dick Cheney*
George W. Bush
Condoleezza Rice
Al Gore

47. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
September 17, 1787
July 14, 1776
July 4, 1786
July 4, 1776*

48. What colors are the stripes on the flag?
Red and blue
Blue and white
White
Red and white*

49. What was the 50th state to be added to our Union (the United States)?
Hawaii*
Alaska
Delaware
California

50. Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court?
The electoral college
The Senate
The President*
The Vice President

51. What is the head executive of a city government called?
Governor
Mayor*
Congressman
Superintendent

52. What do the stripes on the flag represent?
One for each state in the Union
One for each Article of the Constitution
The first 13 states*
One for each of the Founding Fathers

53. For how long is the President elected?
2 years
4 years*
6 years
There is no limit

54. What are the three branches of our government?
Democratic, Republican, and Independent
Department of Justice, Department of State, and Department of Defense
Senate, House of Representatives, and Supreme Court
Legislative, Executive, and Judicial*

55. What is the highest court in the United States?
The President
The Congress
District Court
The Supreme Court*

56. What is the Executive Branch of our Government?
The President, the Cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members*
The House of Representatives and the Senate
The states
The Supreme Court

57. What do we call changes to the Constitution?
Ratifications
Articles of Confederation
Amendments*
Alterations

58. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
To escape the Revolutionary War
In search of gold
To meet the Indians
To gain religious freedom*

59. How many Senators are there in Congress?
There are 100 Senators in Congress, 2 from each state.*
There are 50 Senators in Congress.
There are 435 Senators in Congress.
The number is based on the size of the population.

60. What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government?
The Constitution
The Supreme Court*
The President
Congress

61. Name some countries that were our enemies during World War II.
Germany, Japan, and Switzerland
Germany, Japan, and the Soviet Union
Germany, Italy, and France
Germany, Italy, and Japan*

62. What is the executive of a state government called?
Governor*
President
Senator
Mayor

63. What makes up Congress?
Cabinet members
The Senate and the House of Representatives*
Supreme Court Justices
The Capitol building

64. What do the stars on the flag mean?
One for each of our Founding Fathers
One for each Article of the Constitution
One for each state*
They are not symbolic of anything

65. Who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner?
Francis Scott Key*
Katharine Lee Bates
Irving Berlin
Thomas Jefferson

66. Name one of the purposes of the United Nations.
For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems*
To settle civil wars
To govern the world
To protect the United States

67. Who is Commander-in-Chief of the United States military?
The Secretary of State
The Secretary of Defense
The Vice President
The President*

68. Who becomes President if the President dies?
His/her spouse
The Secretary of State
The Vice President*
The Speaker of the House

69. Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?
The Speaker of the House
The Cabinet
The President*
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

70. Why are there 100 Senators in the United States Senate?
Because the House of Lords on which the Senate is modeled has 100 members
Because it must have half the number of the Representatives
Each state elects 2 Senators*
Tradition

71. Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment.
Right to the pursuit of happiness
Freedom of speech*
Right to trial by jury
Right to vote

72. Who becomes President if both the President and Vice President die?
The Speaker of the House*
The Secretary of the Treasury
President pro tempore of the Senate
The Secretary of State

73. Who was the first president of the United States?
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington*
Patrick Henry

74. How many stars are there on our flag?
50*
51
52
100

75. What U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services form is used to apply for naturalized citizenship?
Form N-200 "Petition for Naturalization"
Form N-400 "Application for Naturalization"*
Form AR-11 "Alien's Change of Address Card"
Social Security Card

76. What special group advises the President?
Advisory Board
The Cabinet*
The Supreme Court
The electoral college

77. What are the two major political parties in the United States today?
The House of Representatives and the Senate
Federalist and Reform
Bull-Moose and the Whigs
Democratic and Republican*

78. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
The Preamble*
The Articles of Confederation

79. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American colonists?
Columbus Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving*

80. Where does freedom of speech come from?
The President
The Bill of Rights*
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Declaration of Independence

81. What is the name of the President's official home?
The Mayflower
Monticello
The White House*
The United States Capitol

82. Who meets in the U.S. Capitol building?
The President
City Council
Congress*
The Supreme Court

83. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
France
Germany
Great Britain*
Japan

84. What are the colors of our flag?
Red, white, and blue*
Red, white, and black
Red and white
Red and blue

85. What is the Constitution?
Oath of allegiance
The supreme law of the land*
The Declaration of Independence
The Star-Spangled Banner

86. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Ended the Civil War
Freed the slaves*
Freed the Indians
Ended World War II

87. Who was President during the Civil War?
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln*
John F. Kennedy
George Washington

88. How many times may a Senator or Congressman be re-elected?
Once
There is no limit*
6 times
4 times

89. What were the 13 original states of the United States called before they were states?
Provinces
Regions
Colonies*
Countries

90. For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives?
6 years
There is no limit
4 years
2 years*

91. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
All people living in the United States*
Registered voters
The President
Native-born citizens

92. How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?
100
102
435*
50

93. What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving
Independence Day*
Washington's Birthday