Study Materials for the Civics Test

There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During the naturalization interview, applicants will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions in English. You must answer correctly six of the 10 questions to pass the civics test in English.

Several study tools are available to help you prepare. To get started, see the resources below. Visit the U.S. Government Bookstore to purchase USCIS products and publications.

* If you are 65 years old or older and have been a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States for 20 or more years, you may study just the questions that have been marked with an asterisk.

Certain applicants, because of their age and time as an LPR are exempt from the English requirements for naturalization and may take the civics test in the language of their choice. For more information, see exceptions and accommodations.

INFORMATION UPDATE: On the naturalization test, some answers may change because of elections or appointments. For the answers to these specific questions, please visit the Civics Test Updates page. 

Civics Questions and Answers for the Naturalization Test

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Official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test.
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Official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test.
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Official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test.

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Official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test in MP3 audio format.

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Official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test in MP3 audio format.

Videos

The USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test

Short video providing an overview of the naturalization process and test.

A Promise of Freedom

Video highlighting U.S. history, civics, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test

Civics Flash Cards
Easy-to-use downloadable flash cards containing each of the 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers on the naturalization test.
Civics Flash Cards (Spanish)
Easy-to-use downloadable flash cards containing each of the 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers on the naturalization test in Spanish.
Civics Flash Cards (Red) - Cut-out
Printer-friendly version of the Civics Flash Cards with cut-out instructions.

Interactive Practice Exercises

Preparing for the Oath

Online videos and activities highlight museum objects from the Smithsonian Institution to help you prepare for the civics test.

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Practice your knowledge of U.S. history and government.

Study Booklets

Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons

Study booklet containing short lessons based on each of the 100 civics questions and answers on the naturalization test.

Preparing for the Naturalization Test

This pocket study guide contains the list of 100 civics questions and answers for the naturalization test as well as the English reading and writing vocabulary.