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 (6) 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.

Another resource is available at USA Learns. Here you can find free U.S. citizenship instruction online.

Certain applicants, because of their age and time as a permanent resident, 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.

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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
An Introduction to U.S. History and Civics for Immigrants

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
U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship
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
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
A Pocket Study Guide

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.