According to surveys conducted by Citizenship Coach – the premier online citizenship test resource – below are the top 5 questions that citizenship candidates have trouble answering correctly:
5. There were 13 original states. Name three.
Reason: They have problems remembering the names of all the 13 original states.
Tips: Just try to remember the easiest answers: North Carolina, South Carolina, New York
4. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
Reason: Mistaken this question with “When was the Constitution written?”
(Silly) Tips: “Adopted” start with “A”, as in “Act now!”. Therefore it happens within a day (July 4, 1776) On the other hand, “Written” start with “W” as in “Wait!”. Therefore it happens in a year (1787). This tip sounds silly, but it helps.
3. Who is the Governor of your state? or Name your US Representative.
Reason: Lack of information, or study outdated information
Tips: Make sure to go to www.citizenshipcoach.com and click on the “Resources” tab, then scroll down and select your state to get the correct answer. This web page also gives you a link to go search for your Representative name by zip code.
2. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? or We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
Reason: Mistaking Senator for Representative and vs.
(Silly) Tips: Remember this: the person with the shorter title serves longer – I know, it’s silly… The word “Senator” is shorter than the word “Representative”. So, Senators serve 6 years and Representatives serve only 2 years before they have to face election again.
1. Who was President during World War I? Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
Reason: Foreigners, especially those who come from Asia, have problems remembering American/European names.
(Silly) Tips: Woodrow Wilson can be remembered as “WWi” or “WW1” (turn “i” into “1”)
There you have them – the 5 most often incorrectly answered questions on the new citizenship test. Did we say those tips are “silly”? Each person has a different way to remember something. You can try them out to see if they work for you!
From surveys in classrooms, we have come up with a list of the top 5 hardest citizenship test questions that many people have problems remembering the answers for. We will let you know which ones they are, but before doing that, we want to hear from you! By the way, we’re only talking about the new/revised/updated naturalization exam. Just come to our website to get the newest citizenship questions. To tell us yours choices, just post a reply below.
We’ll announce the “Top 5 Hardest Citizenship Test Questions”, according to Citizenship Coach’s audience in the near future! See if your picks of questions are the same as those we have in our secret list! You’ll be surprised!