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I failed.


I got questions 1-3, 5-7, 10-12, 14, 18-20 correct. Now that I think back on it, questions 4, 13, 15 and 17 should have been a piece of cake if I'd put more thought into those.

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I got 85% right as well.

Screwed up when the Constitution was written. How many amendments there were to the Constitution. and the correct form for immigrants.


Now, if those were short answer questions, it might be a different story. (although not really)

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You answered 90% of questions correctly. Here's your rating:


0-20%: Maybe you're still thinking too much about the Old Country.


25-40%: Mmmm. Do you really want to be a citizen? This kind of performance isn't going to impress those nice immigration folks.


45-60%: Not too bad, but you really need to break out the civics books again -- word is, the INS is looking for an 80 percent score.


65-80%: Hey, you may make a good citizen yet! Look at your wrong answers and a little revision should do the trick.


85-100%: Welcome to the United States! (And, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)


Scroll down to see answers for each question. Also, please let us know what you think about the quiz. The feedback is appreciated.


1. How many stripes are there on the U.S. flag?



2. Who is the chief justice of the Supreme Court today?


John G. Roberts Jr.

3. In what year was the Constitution written?



4. Which of these is guaranteed by the First Amendment?


Freedom of the press

5. How many Supreme Court justices are there?



6. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?


The Bill of Rights

7. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?


July 4, 1776

8. Which of the following amendments to the Constitution does NOT address or guarantee voting rights?

24th Amendment is not correct.

7th Amendment

9. What are the 13 original states?


Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland

10. What do the stripes on the U.S. flag mean?


They represent the 13 original states

11. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?


The Preamble

12. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?



13. Which of the following is NOT one of the constitutional requirements to be eligible to become president?


Must have served as a governor

14. Who selects the Supreme Court justices?


They are appointed by the president. (NOTE: This is the response given on the official United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Web site. The president selects the justices; however, they must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. If they are rejected by the Senate, then the president must choose a new nominee, who, again, is subject to Senate approval.)

15. How many representatives are there in Congress?



16. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?


Patrick Henry

17. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?


For religious freedom

18. Who has the power to declare war?



19. What INS form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?


Form N-200 "Petition for Naturalization" is not correct.

N-400 "Application for Naturalization"

20. Which of these contains three rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?


Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion

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