Would you pass this U.S. citizenship test?

Immigrants applying to become U.S. citizens must pass a citizenship test that asks questions related to American history and government, and now high school students in Arizona will be required to pass the same test to graduate. Here at VOXXI we wanted to quiz you to see how well you’d perform on that same test. The Arizona State Legislature on Thursday approved a bill requiring high school students to take the citizenship test. The same day, newly elected Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed the bill into law. The proposal requires high school students to correctly answer 60 out of 100 questions on the citizenship test. Meanwhile, immigrants applying for citizenship are required to correctly answer six out of 10 questions. “I think this is an education bill that brings our state together,” Ducey said in a video shortly after signing the bill. “It talks about the fundamentals that all of our children should know, and it’s a great first step towards educational excellence in the state of Arizona.” SEE ALSO: How a weird law gives one group American nationality but not citizenship Arizona is the first state to pass such bill amid efforts by the Civics Education Initiative, a national campaign, to encourage state lawmakers to pass legislation requiring high school students to pass the same exam given to immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship. At least 18 states have joined the effort. The goal of the Civics Education Initiative is to get every state to make passing the civics exam a requirement to graduate high school by Sept. 17, 2017. That’s the day the nation will celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Currently, more than 97 percent of immigrants succeed in passing the test. In comparison, only 65 percent of native-born Americans can pass the test by answering at least six out of 10 questions correctly. That’s according to a national survey by the Center for the Study of the American Dream. Would you be able to pass the U.S. citizenship test? Test yourself by answering these 10 questions and check your answers below. (The answers are at the bottom of this article.) ANSWERS: 1. 27 amendments 2. Provide schooling and education 3. July 4 4. The Bill of Rights 5. The Star-Spangled Banner 6. 435 7. 6 years 8. President 9. April 15 10. 9The post Would you pass this U.S. citizenship test? appeared first on Voxxi.

Arizona has become the first state to require all high school students to pass a 100-question U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate. (Shutterstock photo)

Immigrants applying to become U.S. citizens must pass a citizenship test that asks questions related to American history and government, and now high school students in Arizona will be required to pass the same test to graduate. Here at VOXXI we wanted to quiz you to see how well you’d perform on that same test.

The Arizona State Legislature on Thursday approved a bill requiring high school students to take the citizenship test. The same day, newly elected Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed the bill into law. The proposal requires high school students to correctly answer 60 out of 100 questions on the citizenship test. Meanwhile, immigrants applying for citizenship are required to correctly answer six out of 10 questions.

“I think this is an education bill that brings our state together,” Ducey said in a video shortly after signing the bill. “It talks about the fundamentals that all of our children should know, and it’s a great first step towards educational excellence in the state of Arizona.”

SEE ALSO: How a weird law gives one group American nationality but not citizenship

Arizona is the first state to pass such bill amid efforts by the Civics Education Initiative, a national campaign, to encourage state lawmakers to pass legislation requiring high school students to pass the same exam given to immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship. At least 18 states have joined the effort.

The goal of the Civics Education Initiative is to get every state to make passing the civics exam a requirement to graduate high school by Sept. 17, 2017. That’s the day the nation will celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Currently, more than 97 percent of immigrants succeed in passing the test. In comparison, only 65 percent of native-born Americans can pass the test by answering at least six out of 10 questions correctly. That’s according to a national survey by the Center for the Study of the American Dream.

Would you be able to pass the U.S. citizenship test? Test yourself by answering these 10 questions and check your answers below. (The answers are at the bottom of this article.)

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ANSWERS:

1. 27 amendments

2. Provide schooling and education

3. July 4

4. The Bill of Rights

5. The Star-Spangled Banner

6. 435

7. 6 years

8. President

9. April 15

10. 9

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