FOLLOWING is our annual two-part summer feature on the questions U.S. naturalization candidates can be asked during a citizenship interview, as provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has updated its question list somewhat.
Here are the first 50, with answers – our issue coming out on Wednesday, August 13 will contain the rest.
1. What are the colors of our flag?
2. What do the stars on the flag mean?
3. How many stars are there on our flag?
4. What color are the stars on our flag?
5. How many stripes are there on our flag?
6. What do the stripes on the flag represent?
7. What colors are the stripes on the flag?
8. How many states are there in the union
9. What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
10. Independence Day celebrates independence
11. What country did we fight during the
12. Who was the first president of the U.S.?
13. Who is the president of the U.S. today?
14. Who is the vice president of the U.S. today?
15. Who elects the president of the U.S.?
16. Who becomes president if the
17. What is the Constitution?
18. What do we call changes to the Constitution?
19. How many changes, or amendments, are there
to the Constitution?
20. What are the three branches of our
21. What is the legislative branch of our
22. What makes up Congress?
23. Who makes the federal laws in the United
24. Who elects Congress?
25. How many senators are there in Congress?
26. For how long do we elect each senator?
27. Name two senators from your state.
28. How many voting members are in the House
29. For how long do we elect each member of
the House of Representatives?
30. Who is the head of the Executive branch of
the U.S. government?
31. For how long is the president elected?
32. What is the highest part of the Judiciary branch
of our government?
33. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
34. What is the supreme law of the U.S.?
35. What is the Bill of Rights?
36. What is the capital of the state you live in?
37. Who is the current governor of the state you
38. Who becomes president if both the president
and vice president die?
39. Who is chief justice of the Supreme Court?
40. What were the original 13 states?
41. Who said, “Give me liberty or give me
42. Name some countries that were our enemies
during World War II.
43. What was the 49th state added to our union
44. How many full terms can a President serve?
45. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
46. What are some of the requirements to be
eligible to become president?
47. Why are there 100 senators in the U.S. Senate?
48. Who nominates
judges for the
49. How many
justices are there?
50. Why did the
Pilgrims come to
1. Red, white and
2. One for each state.
3. There are 50 stars.
4. The stars are white.
5. There are 13 stripes.
6. The first 13 states.
7. The stripes are red
8. 50 states.
9. Independence Day.
from Great Britain.
11. We fought Great
Britain in the
12. George Washington.
13. George W. Bush.
14. Dick Cheney.
15. The Electoral
16. The vice president.
17. The supreme law
of the land.
19. 27 amendments.
20. Executive, Judicial
22. The Senate and
the House of
24. The citizens of
25. There are 100 sen-
ators in Congress,
two from each state.
26. Six years.
27. In New York,
28. There are 435
in the House of
29. Two years.
30. The president.
31. The president is
elected for four
32. The Supreme
33. To interpret and
explain the laws.
34. The Constitution.
35. The first 10
36. In New York,
37. In New York,
38. The speaker of
39. John G. Roberts.
40. Virginia, Massa-chusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecti-cut, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl-vania, Delaware, and Georgia
41. Patrick Henry.
42. Germany, Italy
44. Two full terms.
45. A civil rights
46. A candidate for
• be a native-born,
• be at least 35
years old, and
• have lived in the
U.S. for at least
47. Each state elects
48. The president
for the Supreme
49. There are nine
50. To gain religious