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Here’s what is in the civics test required for US naturalization

On Behalf of | Aug 10, 2022 | Immigration Law

If you are seeking naturalization in the U.S. (U.S. citizenship), congratulations! It may have been a challenging road, but you are nearing the end of your journey.

The final step toward U.S. citizenship is an interview with an officer from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You will be assessed on your ability to speak and understand English. This is called the English test. You will also be assessed on your basic understanding of American history and government. This is called the civics test.

The great news is that the USCIS publishes all of the possible test questions, along with answers for those that don’t vary based on what state you live in. You simply need to memorize these 100 test questions and their answers, and you will have no problem passing. The USCIS officer will ask up to 10 questions, all of which are on the list. As long as you answer six correctly, you pass.

What are the questions?

Here is a link to all 100 questions. We will summarize the basic categories and answer the state-specific ones in this blog post.

The questions cover a wide variety of issues, but the answers are generally clear and concise. There may be more than one correct answer to some of the questions, but you only need to know the ones published by the USCIS. The USCIS even recommends you use the answers they have published instead of getting creative about your answers.

State-specific questions and other questions without published answers

These answers are current for California residents as of Aug. 1, 2022:

Q: Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?

A: Dianne Feinstein or Alex Padilla

Q: Name your U.S. Representative

A: Use this website’s zip code field to look up your U.S. Representative

Q: What is the name of the President of the United States now:

A: Joe Biden

Q: What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now:

A: Kamala Harris

Q: How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

A: Nine

Q: Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

A: John Roberts

Q: Who is the Governor of your state now?

A: Gavin Newsom

Q: What is the capital of your state?

A: Sacramento

Q: What is the political party of the President now?

A: Democratic

Q: What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

A: Nancy Pelosi

There is no guarantee that the 10 questions above will be the ones you are asked, so be familiar with the whole list of 100 questions.

If you are considering naturalization, contact Yew Immigration Law Group. We have years of experience helping people come to live and work in the United States.