Originally Published in The New York Times
Clinton Cargill - December 3, 2020
The Trump administration adopted changes to the citizenship test that could make it more difficult to pass. The new test draws from 128 possible questions, up from 100, and prospective citizens now have to answer 12 out of 20 questions correctly in order to pass. Previously, passing required correctly answering six out of 10 questions.
You can read our full article about the changes to the citizenship test here.
The quiz below draws from the new or revised questions introduced in 2020. We have converted the questions to multiple choice. You can find all 128 questions on the new test here.
James Madison is famous for many things. Name one.
President during the War of 1812
Fifth president of the United States
Writer of the Declaration of Independence
First Secretary of State
The American Revolution had many important events. Name one.
Washington crossing the Delaware
Battle of Tippecanoe
Battle of Fort Niagara
The Treaty of Ghent
What is the purpose of the 10th Amendment?
It guarantees the rights of criminal defendants.
It states that the powers not given to the federal government belong to the states or to the people.
It abolished slavery.
It prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.
Whom does a member of the House of Representatives represent?
People living in their state
People living in their congressional district
Citizens in their congressional district
Their political party
Who appoints federal judges?
The chief justice
The attorney general
How many Supreme Court justices are usually needed to decide a case?
The Civil War had many important events. Name one.
The Missouri Compromise
The Trail of Tears
The Battle of Little Bighorn
Name one leader of the women’s rights movement in the 1800s.
Mary Baker Eddy
The Nation’s first motto was “E Pluribus Unum.” What does that mean?
We the people
Out of many, one
One nation, indivisible