When a foreign national seeks to become a United States citizen they must apply for naturalization (the process by which U.S. citizenship is conferred to a noncitizen), attend an interview before Citizenship and Immigration Services, and pass the citizenship exam. This citizenship exam consists of 100 possible questions of our country’s history, government, and civics. To pass, a person much answer six out of ten questions correctly, or earn a 60%.
Earlier this month, Arizona became the first state in the nation to pass legislation requiring its high school students to pass the citizenship exam before they are allowed to graduate. Several other states are following Arizona’s lead: “North Dakota’s House of Representatives has passed a comparable bill, and its Senate approved it Tuesday; legislators in Indiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and seven other states have recently introduced similar initiatives.” See how well you can do on the test by taking a mock test here.