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This year’s Fourth of July holiday commemorates 242 years since the U.S. adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and will once again see thousands of people naturalized as new citizens around the holiday week.

The process of naturalization, or legally becoming a U.S. citizen, entails a lengthy application process through the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency and is outlined in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The article goes on to state the following:

People who are naturalized must be a legal permanent resident for five years, at least 18 years old, and able to write and speak English, among other requirements. They must also “be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States.”

If an applicant meets those requirements and is referred to the next step, he or she will have to pass verbal, written, and civics tests.

The Washington Examiner posted a sample citizenship test, as follows:

See if you can pass an official USCIS 20-question sample test:

PRACTICE TEST

1. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
A – 200
B – 441
C – 100
D – 435

2. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
A – The War of 1812
B – The Revolutionary War
C – World War I
D – The Civil War

3. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
A – The Great Depression
B – Slavery
C – Communism
D – Climate change

4. Name one U.S. territory.
A – Cayman Islands
B – Haiti
C – Bermuda
D – Guam

5. We elect a president for how many years?
A – 2
B – 4
C – 8
D – 10

6. What does the president’s Cabinet do?
A – Makes laws
B – Advises the president
C – Commands the U.S. Armed Forces
D – All of these answers

7. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
A – 9
B – 10
C – 11
D – 12

8. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?
A – George Washington
B – Abraham Lincoln
C – Thomas Jefferson
D – Patrick Henry

9. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
A – Oil
B – Slavery
C – Westward expansion
D – Sugar

10. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
A – Not defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
B – Give up loyalty to other countries
C – Never travel outside the United States
D – Disobey the laws of the United States

11. How old do citizens have to be to vote for president?
A – 21 and older
B – 18 and older
C – 16 and older
D – 35 and older

12. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
A – Because the state’s representatives have seniority in the House of Representatives
B – Because of the geographical size of the state
C – Because of the state’s location
D – Because of the state’s population

13. What is the name of the president of the United States now?
A – Mike Pence
B – Barack Obama
C – George W. Bush
D – Donald J. Trump

14 .What does the judicial branch do?
A – Resolves disputes
B – Reviews laws
C – Decides if a law goes against the Constitution
D – All of these answers

15. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
A – Pacific Ocean
B – Arctic Ocean
C – Atlantic Ocean
D – Indian Ocean

16. We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?
A – 4
B – 6
C – 2
D – 10

17. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
A – Dutch
B – English
C – Canadians
D – Africans

18. In what month do we vote for president?
A – October
B – February
C – November
D – January

19. When was the Constitution written?
A – 1776
B – 1789
C – 1787
D – 1790

20. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
A – Saved (or preserved) the Union
B – Established the United Nations
C – Purchased Alaska
D – Declared war on Great Britain

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