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100 Typical Questions (provided by the USCIS)
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  1. What are the colors of our flag?

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  2. How many stars are there in our flag?

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  3. What color are the stars on our flag?

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  4. What do the stars on the flag mean?

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  5. How many stripes are there in the flag?

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  6. What color are the stripes?

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  7. What do the stripes on the flag mean?

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  8. How many states are there in the union?

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  9. What is the 4th of July?

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  10. What is the date of Independence Day?

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  11. Independence from whom?

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  12. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?

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  13. Who was the first president of the United States?

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  14. Who is the president of the United States today?

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  15. Who is the vice president of the United States today?

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  16. Who elects the president of the United States?

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  17. Who becomes president of the United States if the president
    should die?

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  18. For how long do we elect the president?

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  19. What is the Constitution?

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  20. Can the Constitution be changed?

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  21. What do we call a change to the Constitution?

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  22. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?

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  23. How many branches are there in our government?

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  24. What are the three branches of our government?

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  25. What is the legislative branch of our government?

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  26. Who Makes the laws in the United States?

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  27. What is Congress?

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  28. What are the duties of Congress?

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  29. Who elects Congress?

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  30. How many senators are there in Congress?

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  31. Can you name the two senators from your state?


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  32. For how long do we elect each senator?

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  33. How many representatives are there in Congress?

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  34. For how long do we elect the representatives?

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  35. What is the executive branch of our government?


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  36. What is the judiciary branch of our government?

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  37. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?

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  38. What is the supreme law of the United States?

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  39. What is the Bill of Rights?

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  40. What is the capital of your state?


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  41. Who is the current governor of your state?


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  42. Who becomes president of the U.S.A. if the president and the vice president should die?

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  43. Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

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  44. Can you name the thirteen original states?




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  45. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?

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  46. Which countries were our enemies during World War II?

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  47. What are the 49th and 50th states of the union?

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  48. How many terms can a president serve?

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  49. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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  50. Who is the head of your local government?


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  51. According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become president. Name one of these requirements.






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  52. Why are there 100 senators in the United States Senate?

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  53. Who selects the Supreme Court justices?

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  54. How many Supreme Court justices are there?

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  55. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

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  56. What is the head executive of a state government called?

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  57. What is the head executive of a city government called?

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  58. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American colonists?

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  59. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

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  60. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

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  61. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?

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  62. What is the national anthem of the United States?

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  63. Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?

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  64. Where does freedom of speech come from?

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  65. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?

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  66. Who signs bills into law?

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  67. What is the highest court in the United States?

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  68. Who was the president during the Civil War?

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  69. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

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  70. What special group advises the president?

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  71. Which president is called the "Father of our Country?"

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  72. What immigration and Naturalization Service form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?


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  73. Who helped the Pilgrims in America?

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  74. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?

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  75. What were the 13 original states of the United States called?

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  76. Name 3 rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.



















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  77. Who has the power to declare war?

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  78. What kind of government does the United States have?

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  79. Which president freed the slaves?

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  80. In what year was the Constitution written?

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  81. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?

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  82. Name one purpose of the United Nations.


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  83. Where does Congress meet?

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  84. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

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  85. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?

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  86. Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.




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  87. What is the most important right granted to US citizens?

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  88. What is the United States Capitol?

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  89. What is the White House?

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  90. Where is the White House located?

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  91. What is the name of the president's official home?

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  92. Name one right guaranteed by the first amendment.



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  93. Who is the Commander in Chief of the US military?

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  94. Which president was the first Commander in Chief of the US Military?

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  95. In what month do we vote for the president?

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  96. In what month is the new president inaugurated?

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  97. How many times may a senator be re-elected?

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  98. How many times may a congressman be reelected?

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  99. What are the 2 major political parties in the US today?

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  100. How many states are there in the United States?

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