Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?
As people celebrated July 4th this past weekend, we take a look at what it takes to become an American citizen. The U.S. Citizenship test features 100 civics questions, and hopeful American citizens are asked up to 10 of these during an interview. They have to answer six out of the 10 questions correctly to pass the test. http://cnn.it/29aLXCs
- •How many years do we elect a president for?Four years. That's plenty of time for countless puns and pop culture references at the State of the Union address.
- •The House of Representatives has how many voting members?435.
- •Secretary of Interior, Secretary of Communications, Secretary of Energy, or Secretary of Agriculture -- which of these is not a Cabinet-level position?While countries from Brazil to Bhutan do, the U.S. does not have a Secretary of Communications.
- •Who is in charge of the executive branch?The President is the head of state, head of government, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
- •The Afghanistan War, Korean War, Vietnam War or World War I -- which of these was not fought by the United States in the 1900s?The Afghanistan War. The campaign in Afghanistan started covertly on September 26, 2001, just 15 days after the 9/11 attack.
- •What is the name of the national anthem?"The Star-Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, is the national anthem. It was originally called "Defence of Fort M'Henry." Catchy.
- •What piece of land did the U.S. buy from France in 1803?The Louisiana Territory. The U.S. paid France the equivalent of $15 million dollars for this piece of land.
- •How many U.S. Senators are there?100, two per state. Fun fact: The word "senator" comes from the Latin word "senex," meaning "old man."
- •When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?April 15 is otherwise known as Tax Day. Plot twist: This year, Tax Day fell on April 18 due to the observance of Emancipation Day.
- •Who did the United States fight in World War II?Japan, Germany and Italy. These countries were known as the Axis powers. At their peak during World War II, they ruled much of Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa.