Below are 10 of 100 questions taken from the test that one must pass in order to become a naturalized US citizen. I use the test as a diagnostic tool when I teach government. The difference here is that the students have to answer 99 questions instead of 10(we don't worry about the question which asks about which form you use to apply for citizenship.)
If you're not a US citizen, go ahead and take the test(this means you, Tez and others). I'm always curious about how much those who were educated outside the US know about our government and history.
- What is the Constitution?
- What do the stripes on the flag mean?
- Who elects the President?
- Name the two senators from your state(and please identify the state). For those outside the US, name two current US senators.
- What makes up the Executive branch of government?
- Who becomes President if both the President and Vice-President die in office(5 bonus points if you can name the person who currently holds that position)?
- Name one Constitutional requirement for becoming President.
- What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
- Why are there 100 senators in the US Senate?
- Name three rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
There is no time limit, and you all are on the honor system not to google the answers.