Archive for October, 2008

Can you pass the test to vote?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

With elections only a few weeks away, candidates are pushing hard to secure every vote.  You probably received your fair share of calls during dinner, too.  As a U.S. citizen, it’s your right to vote.  Citizenship is acquired through birth in the U.S., birth where one or both of your parents are U.S. citizens, or naturalization. 

Recently, immigration officials at USCIS updated the civics test given to applicants who are seeking to citizens.  As part of the naturalization process, the immigration officer will ask applicants up to 10 out of 100 questions.  Applicants must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass.  Try to answer the following ten questions:

  1. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
  2. Who was President during World War I?
  3. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
  4. When was the Constitution written?
  5. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states.  What is one power of the states?
  6. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
  7. Name one American Indian tribe in the U.S.
  8. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  9. We elect a senator for how many years?
  10. If both the President and Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

Did you get 6 out of the 10 right?  If you’re stumped, you can always brush up by studying the updated questions and answers that will be now be given.