Citizenship quiz

November 2, 2012 

Citizenship quiz

You didn’t really think the test would be that easy, did you? These questions from the official U.S. citizenship test may prove a tougher test.

1. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

2. Name North Carolina’s U.S. senators.

3. Why do some states have more U.S. representatives than others?

4. “The Federalist Papers” supported the passage of the Constitution. Name one of its authors.

5. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

6. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

7. How many voting members are in the U.S. House of Representatives?

8. Name the original states.

9. How many justices are on the U.S. Supreme Court?

10. Who is the chief justice of the United States?

Answers:

1. 27; 2. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan; 3. Because the number of representatives is based on the state’s population in the most recent Census; the larger the population, the more representatives; 4. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, or the pseudonym Publius, used by all three; 5. She fought for women’s rights and civil rights; 6. Each stripe represents one of the original 13 colonies; 7. 435; 8. In order of their entry into the Union, they are Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island; 9. Nine; 10. John G. Roberts Jr.

Source: Naturalization Self Test

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