So how long have you been living in the United States? Maybe you don't live here at all and our system of government is of interest to you. If you don't live here and you want to immigrate to the United States there's a process for becoming what's called a 'Naturalized Citizen'. This process has gotten more complicated, expensive, and drawn out since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Issues of security and verification of those provided the privilege of citizenship has contributed to the complications of getting your green card and then subsequently your citizenship.
The United States government has a special department called the Immigration and Naturalization Service (aka: INS) that deals w/ all issues of immigration ... both legal and illegal. They administer the policies relating to legal citizenship status and the courses of action appropriate for specific cases.
In the Summer of 2007 the INS announced a modified form of the Citizenship test that's part of the process for becoming a Naturalized citizen of the United States. The new modifed questions for the test have been posted on the INS web site
and take effect in Nov 2007.
I've taken the liberty to put this question list into an interactive on-line test that you yourself can take. If you're already a citizen it's just for fun ... but I'll warn you ... it could turn out to be a total embarrasment. If you're not yet a citizen and currently in the midst of the Naturalization process ... the test could be used for practice and improvement of your understanding our our system of government.
It's easy to play ... all you have to do is click the button below labeled "I'm Ready to be Tested" and you'll be provided w/ a popup window that will prompt you with ten (10) actual INS Citizenship Test questions. You can take the test as many times as you choose ... and each time it will include another set of 10 randomly selected questions from the pool of 100 total possible questions.
(Note: You may have to enable popup windows from this site to see the question popup. There are no 'unsolicited' popups on this site so it's safe to enable)