At World Relief, we like to say that the immigration system is like navigating a maze that is also a minefield. There are lots and lots of ways that you can go wrong and irreparably damage your chances to reach your goal of becoming a permanent resident or Citizen of the United States.
One aspect of the immigration process is the citizenship test.
The U.S. citizenship exam, which tests an applicant’s knowledge of U.S. history and government, is given orally during the U.S. citizenship interview.
The citizenship test consists of 100 questions. However, during the interview, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer will ask the applicant only 10 of the 100 questions, and the applicant must answer 6 out the 10 questions correctly in order to pass the civics test.
And, even though you can take the citizenship test twice before you are no longer eligible to become a citizen, it remains one of the more challenging components of the process.
Test your U.S. Civic knowledge
Interested to see how difficult the test might be and if you would pass on your first or second try? Download the 100 questions and study them. When you feel ready to try take the quiz below.
As you're studying and preparing to take the quiz remember many immigrants who are taking this test are doing so in a second, third or even fourth language and the test is being administered orally. For many, this will be in our native language as well as taken by "pen and paper."