Quiz: Are You smart Enough To Pass the US Citizenship Exam?

As we celebrate US Independence Day – Fourth of July – quiz yourself to see how much you know about American civics

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The following 10 questions were taken only from the civics portion of the US citizenship exam, which tests applicants on US government knowledge and history. There is also an English language component on the real exam. And the test is not multiple choice – like this one. Applicants must orally answer six out of 10 correct. So, in celebration of America’s independence from Great Britain, see how much you know about US history.

1. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

  • July 4, 1776
  • July 4, 1676
  • July 4, 1767
  • July 4, 1667

2. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

  • A treaty to end the American Civil War
  • An executive order to free slaves in the South
  • An amendment to give blacks the right to vote
  • A supreme court decision that ended segregation

3. What did Susan B Anthony do?

  • First American woman to earn the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Started the American Red Cross
  • First woman to earn a medical degree in US
  • Fought for women’s rights and civil rights

4. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

  • John Jay
  • Antonin Scalia
  • William Rehnquist
  • John Roberts

5. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Which of the following was one of the writers?

  • John Adams
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Jefferson

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