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Answer to frequently asked questions about the United States English and Civics Test to become a Citizen.

The United States Citizenship Test or Naturalization test is one of the final steps for Green Card holders to become a naturalized U.S. citizens. This test is composed of two main sections, the English test and the Civics Test. During this exam you will be asked questions to test your ability to speak and write English and also to test your knowledge of U.S. History and U.S. Civics. Most people applying for the United States citizenship must pass this test, however if you are 65 years old or older and have been a legal permanent resident of the United States for 20 or more years, you may be eligible to take a simplified citizenship test, also there some other exceptions for certain people.


There are several civics questions that might be included in the test including history and current government questions. The US government offers many study guides and samples of the questions and answers for the test therefore is very important to have the right information to study and be prepared for the Citizenship test.

Order this FAQ package to find out the answer to several of your citizenship test questions including how to access official citizenship forms?, application filing fees, and general official application information about the English and civics test. View the answer to frequently asked questions about the United States citizenship test, including the following:

  • Where and when do I go to take the citizenship test or naturalization test?
  • What If I am not able to go to my appointment for the test, can I reschedule?
  • Is there a waiver or exemption to be naturalized without taking the English or civics test?
  • Can I take the citizenship test in another language? or only in English?
  • What type of questions are included in the English and civic sections of the citizenship or naturalization test?
  • How will I know if I passed the citizenship test?
  • What happens if I failed the test? can I do it again? How to appeal?
  • Once I pass the naturalization test do I automatically become a United States citizen?

United States Citizenship Test Study Guide

The USCIS have created study guides including sample questions and answers, flash cards, and other materials to help you prepare yourself for the test. Download the FAQ package with links to helpful study materials about U.S. Citizenship Exam.






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U.S. Citizenship Sample Civic Questions:


During your naturalization interview with the USCIS, an officer will ask you to orally answer a set of civics questions. You must answer six out of ten civics questions correctly to be able to pass the civics test. There is a list of 100 civics questions that may appear in the test. Download the Citizenship test for a list of study materials and answer to frequently asked questions about the Citizenship test.

The following are an example of civics questions about American history and the government that may be asked during the Citizenship Test.


American History

  • Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
  • What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
  • Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  • When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
  • There were 13 original states. Name three.
  • Who is the “Father of Our Country”?
  • Who was the first President?
  • What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
  • What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
  • Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.


American Government


  • What is the supreme law of the land?
  • What did the Declaration of Independence do?
  • Name one branch or part of the government.
  • Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?
  • If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  • Who makes federal laws?
  • What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  • What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
  • How many amendments does the Constitution have?
  • What is the highest court in the United States?

The U.S. Naturalization English Test:


Your English skills will be tested in the following 3 ways:

  • Reading
    To test your ability to read in English, you must read one sentence, out of three sentences, in a manner suggesting to the USCIS officer that you understand the meaning of the sentence.


  • Writing
    To test your ability to write in English, you must write one sentence, out of three sentences, in a manner that would be understandable as written to the USCIS officer.


  • Speaking
    Your ability to speak English is determined by your answers to questions normally asked by USCIS officers during the naturalization eligibility interview on Form N-400.


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