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U.S. Naturalization Test – Elderly Applicants

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 study just the questions below, instead of the standard 100 questions.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

A: Principles of American Government

1. What is the supreme law of the land?*
• (U.S.) Constitution

2. How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have?*
• Twenty-seven (27)

3. What is the economic system of the United States?*
• Capitalism
• Free market economy

B: System of Government

4. Name one power of the U.S. Congress.*
• Writes laws
• Declares war
• Makes the federal budget

5. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?*
• Visit uscis.gov/citizenship/testupdates for the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives

6. The President of the United States is elected for how many years?*
• Four (4) years

7. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*
• Visit uscis.gov/citizenship/testupdates for the name of the President of the United States

8. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?*

• Visit uscis.gov/citizenship/testupdates for the name of the Vice President of the United States

9. Who vetoes bills?*

• The President (of the United States

10. What is the highest court in the United States?*
• Supreme Court

11. Who is the governor of your state now??*
• Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a governor.]

C: Rights and Responsibilities

12. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?*
• The United States
• The flag

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AMERICAN HISTORY

A: Colonial Period and Independence

13. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?*
• American Indians
• Native Americans

14. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?*
• (Thomas) Jefferson

15. George Washington is famous for many things. Name one.*
• “Father of Our Country”
• First president of the United States
• General of the Continental Army
• President of the Constitutional Convention

B: The 1800s

16. Abraham Lincoln is famous for many things. Name one.*
• Freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
• Saved (or preserved) the Union
• Led the United States during the Civil War
• 16th president of the United States
• Delivered the Gettysburg Address

C. Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information

17. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famous for many things. Name one*
• Fought for civil rights
• Worked for equality for all Americans
• Worked to ensure that people would “not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”

18. What major event happened on September 11, 2001 in the United States?*
• Terrorists attacked the United States
• Terrorists took over two planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City
• Terrorists took over a plane and crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia
• Terrorists took over a plane originally aimed at Washington, D.C., and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania

SYMBOLS AND HOLIDAYS

A: Symbols

19. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?*
•  (Because there were) 13 original colonies
•  (Because the stripes) represent the original colonies

B: Holidays

20. Name three national U.S. holidays.*
• New Year’s Day
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
• Presidents Day (Washington’s Birthday)
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Labor Day
• Columbus Day
• Veterans Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Day

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