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Naturalization Test Updates for the Civics Portion

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"If you are planning on becoming a US citizen, then you will be required to pass a Naturalization Test. The naturalization test is taken in 2 parts: English and Civics."
Written by My Visa Source Team
Published on:  Apr 12, 2021
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If you are planning on becoming a US citizen, then you will be required to pass a Naturalization Test. The naturalization test is taken in 2 parts: English and Civics. 

If you applied for Naturalization on or after December 1, 2020, and before March 1, 2021, and you are scheduled to take the test before April 19, 2021, you have the option to take the 2008 or 2020 version of the civics test. 

Anyone else will be required to take the 2008 version of the Civics test. 

What is the 2020 Civics Test Version?

Under the Trump administration, there were changes made to the Civics test. Previously, the naturalization test had only 10 questions out of a list of 100 questions. The 2020 version was conducted as an oral test and required the officials to ask 20 questions out of a total of 128 civics test questions. 

To pass the 2020 test version, you were required to answer at least 12 questions correctly. 

It is advised that you practice and prepare before taking the naturalization test and have your immigration lawyer prepare you for answers. 

What Are Some Sample Questions for the Naturalization Test?

Here are some sample questions that are asked during the naturalization test:

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Announced and declared our independence and stated that the US is free

All three declarations were implied 'from Great Britain'.

What are the 2 parts of the US government?

The Senate and House (of Representatives)

What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

  • The United States
  • The Flag

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

Name 1 problem that led to the American Civil War

  • Slavery
  • Economic reasons
  • States’ rights

Who was the President of the United States during World War I?

Woodrow Wilson

Name 1 of the 2 longest rivers in the United States?

  • Missouri
  • Mississippi

Why does the American flag have 50 stars?

To represent the 50 states

When is American Independence Day celebrated each year?

July 4th

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