Citizenship Test Answers

These are the answers that the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service will accept for the ten questions we chose.

  1. What does the Constitution do?
    • sets up the government
    • defines the government
    • protects basic rights of Americans
  2. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
    • the Bill of Rights
  3. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
    • 27
  4. What is the economic system in the United States?
    • capitalist economy
    • market economy
  5. Who makes federal laws?
    • Congress
    • Senate and House (of Representatives)
    • (U.S. or national) legislature
  6. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
    • 435
  7. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
    • 6
  8. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
    • provide schooling and education
    • provide protection (police)
    • provide safety (fire departments)
    • give a driver’s license
    • approve zoning and land use
  9. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
    • The Constitution was written
    • The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution
  10. Name one U.S. territory.
    • Puerto Rico
    • U.S. Virgin Islands
    • American Samoa
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Guam