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U.S. Citizenship Test Questions

Can you answers these questions that appear on the test to become a U.S. citizen?
Last updated: September 13, 2017
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What is the capital of the United States?
Washington D.C.
What is the name of the national anthem?
The Star-Spangled Banner
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
Louisiana Territory
What are the first three words of the Constitution?
We The People
What five freedoms are protected in the first amendment?
Speech
Religion
Assembly
Press
Petition the Government
What are the three branches of the U.S. government?
Legislative
Executive
Judicial
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
House of Representatives
Senate
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve,
who becomes President?
Speaker of the House
What are the two major political parties?
Democratic
Republican
What must all men register for at age 18?
Selective Service
Who wrote the Federalist Papers?
Alexander Hamilton
James Madison
John Jay
Who was president during WWI?
Woodrow Wilson
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level ∞
May 8, 2013
Don't freak out if you didn't do well. The real test is much easier for several reasons and you only have to get 60% right to pass.
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level 46
May 17, 2013
I guess I wouldn't make a good American, only got a 50%...
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level 68
May 19, 2013
The Nevada Bar Exam only requires that you get two thirds of the ethics questions right. I always figured that this was just about the right level of ethics to expect.
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level 65
Nov 23, 2013
Me neither, ouch.
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level 41
Apr 15, 2018
You can take the quiz again, though
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level 71
Oct 3, 2013
59.9%. So close, but it's back to Tasmania for this wombat....
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level 24
Apr 7, 2014
59%? At least its higher than Tasmania's literacy rate.
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level 60
Jun 3, 2015
If you insist in including the Devils, I'm not surprised.
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level 71
Feb 8, 2016
That's a bit rich sk1995...for someone who clearly struggles with numeracy.
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level 42
Apr 15, 2018
Of course you would take offense to that, Wombat
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level 22
Apr 18, 2018
wombats are from Australia and tasmanian devils are from tasmania (which is geographically distinct from Australia...)
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level 22
Feb 8, 2016
YAYY i can be a citizen!! tbh everyone should take this quiz because there are too many people who probably can't pass this. I almost forgot some stuff
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level 57
Apr 15, 2018
Oh thrill, I became a U.S. citizen, who wants to buy it off me? The bidding starts at 50 cents.
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level 35
Apr 15, 2018
if u give me your citizenship i'll make good use of it..... i would love to be american
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level 46
Apr 15, 2018
I got 100%. It took me a bit on the 5 freedoms because I was only taught Speech, Religion, Assembly and Press in school.
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level 58
Apr 18, 2018
83%! Now where's my new passport?
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level 44
May 11, 2013
Redress of grievances should work for the first amendment freedoms question.
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level 74
May 13, 2013
That was my exact answer..."Redress of grievances"
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level ∞
May 20, 2013
Will work now!
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level 80
May 21, 2013
Yay, I can be a citizen!

This test reminded me of the ToEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), though-- most native English speakers I know will fail that test spectacularly, and I expect the average US citizen would score about 50% on this.
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level 73
Jun 24, 2013
I actually teach people how to pass the TOEFL, and most native speakers of English would pass very easily. Are you sure you're talking about the TOEFL?
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level 80
Jun 24, 2013
Perhaps it's changed in recent years. I taught TOEFL prep in Hong Kong from 2001-2002, and a large portion was focused on the technical terms for parts of speech and sentence composition. I administered the test to a group of ≈100 British expatriate form 5 students, and the average score was abysmal.
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level 73
Jun 24, 2013
hm... yeah... that doesn't sound right at all. Either we're talking about completely different tests or it was in fact totally changed. The TOEFL tests your ability to effectively function in a college classroom in English- it measures your ability to understand English language (written and spoken) and communicate in a way that can be understood (through both writing and speaking). These are skills that basically every literate speaker of English has. There are no technical questions about English grammar, and in fact grammar is not even considered in the grading criteria unless yours is so bad that it renders your writing unintelligible.
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level 73
Jun 24, 2013
Also, I only missed Hamilton. When I retook the quiz and intentionally got only 50% of the answers right, it says that I scored in the 23rd percentile, so, I imagine that *most* Americans do better than 50%. The average score is 16 which is 67%, enough to pass the test barely.
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level 80
Jun 24, 2013
Some faith in humanity restored :)
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level 43
Jun 24, 2013
That's among people who will sit here and take quizzes for fun...probably not a very representative sample of Americans as a whole.
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level 22
Jul 18, 2013
yeah but that's not a random sampling of Americans. Its just the population jetpunk users who have taken the quiz, not a random sampling of Americans.
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level 73
Jul 10, 2015
Right, which is why I used words like "imagine" and "most" to make it clear this was just a guess. You might also want to consider the fact that we've got a large number of international visitors on the site, as well, probably bringing down the average.
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level 59
Apr 15, 2018
Or increasing the scores. I have never been to the US and still got 17, and that was partially because I couldn't be bothered to think any more. I could have got more if I hadn't quit.
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level 73
Apr 17, 2018
If non-Americans are so good at answering questions about America then why are they always complaining on quizzes that feature questions related to America that there is no Earthly way they could have possibly known the answers and demanding some sort of apology?
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level 15
Feb 18, 2014
I'm afraid so. I got 88 but I really should have known all of them. For freedom I said "association" but the test said it was "assembly" so i think I'll just take a mulligan on that one. Like I really remembered who wrote the Federalist Papers. I'll just take the hit on that. At least with that score it probably does qualify me to be Californian.
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level 43
Oct 2, 2015
I kept trying 'assemble' because I feel like we learned the text as 'freedom to assemble' or maybe I just changed it to that in my head, but regardless even that didn't work for 'assembly' which seems silly to me.
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level 49
Jan 15, 2015
I got a 75 % cause I kept misspelling assembly lol
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level 44
Feb 9, 2016
I also kept thinking freedom to assemble and tried different versions of assemble peacefully assemble, right to assemble, etc. I missed John Jay because I absolutely have no recollection of learning about him.
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level 68
May 29, 2013
wondering what the answers to many of these questions have to do with a proper appreciation of what it means to be American...
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level 73
Jun 24, 2013
Which of them don't? Most seem pretty strongly correlated to appreciating American values actually, others are related to civic responsibility, and others are just basic U.S. history.
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level 44
Feb 9, 2016
i completely concur
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level 55
Apr 15, 2018
The one about who was president during WW1 is fairly obscure and is more general knowledge than demonstrating American-ness. As a life-time UK citizen, I'd have to look up who was the British Prime Minister for the same period (Asquith and Lloyd George - thank you Jetpunk).
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level 73
Apr 15, 2018
That one I'd file under basic US history. It's definitely something Americans would learn as children in elementary school. It's not asking too much for naturalized citizens to have a similar level of knowledge. If they know Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Wilson, Eisenhower, Truman, Nixon, Kennedy, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Obama... that's pretty basic. Coolidge, Arthur, Taylor or Harrison.. that's more obscure.
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level 73
Jun 24, 2013
Great idea for a quiz.
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level 71
Jun 24, 2013
Surely 'judiciary' should be more acceptable than or as acceptable as 'judicial'?
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level ∞
Jun 25, 2013
I suppose I can accept that one.
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level 59
Mar 10, 2014
Not to carp, but the same goes for "legislature" which was my first guess for that answer.
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level 44
Jun 24, 2013
100% with 1:51 left. It took me a little while to remember "Petition the government" and "John Jay" but the rest I knew immediately. Good thing I paid attention in American history class :) Just my opinion here, but I don't think we should have people memorize only the two big political parties to become citizens. Either make them know all the parties so they can be more informed, or don't make them learn the parties at all and have them figure it out once they're citizens. Telling people to memorize just two parties reenforces the two party system that is a large contributor to Washington's inability to get anything done.
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level 5
Dec 19, 2013
I agree with you
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level 67
Feb 19, 2014
John Jay took me forever, and I only came up with his name after running through pretty much every one of the Founding Fathers, even the ones I knew were wrong (like Ben Franklin). It makes me sad that so many people miss the first amendment list, though :(
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level 67
Feb 11, 2016
got john jay but didn't know the other 2...learned of john jay because of the baseball player for the st cardinals with the same name
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level 42
Jun 24, 2013
Can I just point out that the picture for this contains the answer to one of the questions.
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level 73
Jun 24, 2013
So no reason to miss it...yet 34% do...
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level 73
Jun 24, 2013
The picture for nearly every quiz gives away one of the answers.
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level 57
Jun 24, 2013
Better than the one we have in Britain... "Do you know how to claim benefits?". "Are you aware of the European Human Rights Legislation to allow you to screw cash from the government" etc.
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level 48
Dec 20, 2013
You really need to get your facts from somewhere other than the Daily Mail
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level 52
Feb 9, 2016
I've never actually seen the British one. Is it easier or tougher than the American one?
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level 35
Apr 15, 2018
to be honest it looks much easier.... the questions seem more modern, with several obvious answers, and lots of questions about applying for citizenship ... 75% pass mark. No questions on points of law
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level 57
Apr 15, 2018
I took the British one (Australian expat living in Britain) a couple of years ago. Some hard questions, some easy. Some totally irrelevant to everyday life (eg. 'What was the name of the common Iron Age dwelling?')
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level 63
May 8, 2016
Nice tantrum.
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level 25
Jun 24, 2013
I put star spangle banner - I think that should have counted.
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level 56
Jun 24, 2013
But that's not the title of the national anthem...
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level 62
Jun 24, 2013
Men don't need to register for the draft anymore...do they? My excuse is I have two daughters...
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level 36
Jun 24, 2013
Yes, it is still a requirement. Once a male reaches the age of 18 he must register for selective service.
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level 16
Jun 24, 2013
The draft is still here, but it was last activated in the Vietnam War.
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level 23
Feb 8, 2016
its also automatic when you register to vote
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level 69
May 18, 2016
It's likely to become true for women soon now that there is no limitation on their combat service.
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level 40
Jun 24, 2013
Shouln't it be Washington DC and not just Washington?
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level 73
Jun 24, 2013
Only if you wouldn't accept "New York" unless it was written "New York, NY," and would not accept "Los Angeles" unless written "Los Angeles, CA."
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level 15
Nov 15, 2013
But there is Washington State and Washington D.C even I know that and I'm not American! Therefore people may be miss lead to thinking they are the same place
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level 33
Nov 19, 2013
@BeccaScorer20 I agree with @kalbahamut. Also, Americans know the difference and don't often say the whole Washington, D.C. thing. That's like saying The People's Republic of China every time you want to speak about China. Yes, it's the complete and correct name, but colloquially our capital is just referred to as Washington or just D.C. Being from the Philadelphia area, I know we usually just refer to it as D.C.
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level 74
Apr 16, 2018
Usually the two are said in a context that can easily be derived from the rest of the sentence. If not, I am more likely to assume it is the national capital. I usually say "Washington state" if there's any question. "My cousin lives in Washington" meaning D.C., versus "My cousin lives in Washington state." When in doubt, people can always ask which one is meant.
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level 51
Jun 24, 2013
Wow, I knew enough to get 88%! While politics really isn't my thing, US History is worth knowing
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level 40
Jun 24, 2013
could gathering be accepted?
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level 43
Feb 8, 2016
I was going to ask the same thing. I tried "gather", "gather peacefully", and "protest" but I did not get assembly.
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level 35
May 6, 2016
That would be nice. I tried gather, gathering, assemble, and assembling...
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level 45
Jun 25, 2013
Guess I'm not going to be an American...
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level 67
Feb 11, 2016
you aren't missing much
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level 25
Jul 8, 2017
LMAO
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level 43
Oct 6, 2017
Haha
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level 73
Oct 6, 2017
Right that's why nobody ever tries to become one and nobody ever immigrates there. Makes perfect sense.
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level 68
Apr 15, 2018
Unless you want to pursue an academic or creative career. Or you have an unexplicable urge to live in shabby places with nothing to see in them, like New York, Boston, or San Francisco. Or you want to exchange your literal war zone in the Third World with a figurative one. Or your religion is watching people throwing balls into hoops instead of kicking them into goals.
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level 58
Apr 17, 2018
LMAO indeed. the jokes just keep coming.
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level 21
Jun 25, 2013
87%, I know my country well enough to be a citizen!
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level 63
Aug 15, 2017
83% I'm a second-class citizen. But I would've been a better citizen if freedom of "worship" was accepted in place of freedom of "religion".
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level 20
Jun 25, 2013
71% :) Guess I'm fit to be a citizen
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level 12
Jun 26, 2013
God I feel stupid. I also said congregation opposed to assembly.
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level 33
Jun 29, 2013
i would not pass if i were testing to become an american citizen...let's just leave it at that
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level 40
Jun 30, 2013
LOL... didn't do very well. I thought it was all about guns. :)
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level 73
Jul 5, 2013
Are Australian citizenship tests all about bashing Americans?
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level 52
Feb 9, 2016
Well that, learning how to properly put shrimp on the barbie and threatening to kill dogs
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level 50
Feb 13, 2016
Barnaby's deputy PM now. Hooray!
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level 59
Oct 8, 2017
They should be.
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level 74
Feb 9, 2016
That's the second amendment, Ozchris.
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level 25
Jul 18, 2013
i missed one because i put assemble not assembly...
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level 22
Aug 22, 2013
Almost got them all... I couldn't remember freedom to petition the government for the life of me
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level 32
Sep 2, 2013
peacefully assemble should be accepted for assembly
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level 76
Feb 8, 2016
I first tried "peaceably assemble," as that's how it appears in the First Amendment. I got it, of course, but I think peaceably assemble should count.
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level 15
Nov 15, 2013
21% guess i'll have to stay in GREAT Britain
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level 40
Feb 8, 2016
17%, beat you
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level 31
Feb 11, 2016
I don't blame you, you're not missing much.
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level 59
Oct 8, 2017
Lucky you. I'm staying at home... With that maniac Trump... help me...
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level 33
Nov 19, 2013
100% with 2:19 left to spare...'Merica!
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level 37
Dec 5, 2013
lol!
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level 33
Dec 5, 2013
wow only one missed is president of WW1!
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level 20
Jan 18, 2014
100%.......Does that mean I'm a good American?
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level 43
Feb 10, 2014
peaceably assemble should be accepted...
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level 35
Feb 18, 2014
I got an 83% - not bad for my age! Shame on me though, I should've gotten them all right but the last one, considering this is exactly what we are studying in history now...
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level 39
Feb 22, 2014
I tried 'service' for what all men must register for at 18. I think that should count.
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level 55
Mar 15, 2014
75% not bad for a brit
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level 23
Apr 12, 2014
I typed in Louisiana several times and got no response from the quiz
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level 79
May 25, 2014
67% (if 60% is good enough for a pass, then I'm through!) -- executional? I knew it, but I didn't know the word for it. Same for the assembly one. On the other hand never heard of the Federalist Papers!
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level 48
Jun 16, 2014
Gosh, Speaker of the House seems and odd choice, must be a very different role in the US than to our Speaker of the House of Commons in the UK.
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level 39
Jul 3, 2017
I believe that the 3rd in line behind the Vice President used to be the Secretary of State, but had to be changed when we had a SOS who was not a US citizen by birth.
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level 59
Jun 16, 2014
100% with 2:20 on the clock. USA here I come!! (UK national) Actually the first time I did the test I had no idea about the authors of the Federalist papers. Still think "legislature" should be accepted, particularly if "judiciary" is allowed.
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level 57
Nov 20, 2016
Still thinking about coming here after the election we just had?
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level 18
Apr 19, 2018
why wouldn't they want to come we got a great president in office. #MAGA2020
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level 55
Jun 16, 2014
Why take this test when you can just dance in through the almost completely undefended southern border? Seems like a lot of work for nothing.
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level 50
Aug 10, 2014
Because then you won't have to live the rest of your life wondering 'Am I going to be caught and thrown out?' I prefer legality. Of course, I have no worries. I'm American-born.
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level 73
Jul 10, 2015
Record numbers of people have been deported by INS and the border patrol in the past decade, destroying lives, breaking up families, costing an enormous amount of money and resources... I guess there's that.
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level 73
Jul 10, 2015
Not to mention all the people who end up dead, raped, robbed, blackmailed or kidnapped/ransomed on their way across.
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level 31
Feb 11, 2016
Los nachos muy...er, disgusting, señor. Maybe we shouldn't hop the cerca and just leave them Yankees to themselves, er....'Murica!
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level 55
Jul 6, 2014
I want to live in America and looks like I can! 24/24!
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level 50
Aug 10, 2014
Only missed Senate, Wilson, and Madison. Totally blanked on them. Luckily, it's still 88%, so even if I DID have to take the test(which I don't, being born in the US has its advantages, like maybe being president, and not having to take citizenship tests), I would pass. The end.
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level 50
Oct 21, 2014
Okay, this time around I got Senate, thankfully, but missed Executive branch, Madison, and Wilson. 88%.
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level 47
Oct 27, 2014
100% 1:42 left. It helps to teach it!
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level 80
Feb 24, 2015
I almost got Speaker and House Majority Leader confused
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level 74
Mar 3, 2015
23/24 - couldn't think of "Petition the Government" - not that it does any good.
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level 25
Apr 5, 2015
I would make a terrible American, I got 6 :(
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level 26
Apr 13, 2015
only missed John Jay as an author of the federalist papers
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level 75
Apr 25, 2015
I've been teaching American Government for 7 years. I give the full exam to my students on the first day of class, just so I can see how much they know coming into the class. To date, I've only had about 15 students pass it on the first go. :/
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level 67
Feb 11, 2016
what grade?
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level 66
Jun 3, 2015
100% on my first try with 2:50 left. Who wasted their college years on a political science degree NOW, huh mom? ;-)
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level 57
Jun 3, 2015
I like the joke that Bush said "The Presidential branch, the Congressional branch and the Supreme branch".
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level 68
Jun 12, 2015
I was afraid that I'd miss one, but actually very easy if you are a US civics nerd.
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level 20
Jul 3, 2015
As an American citizen who enjoys learning about the government... I have never heard of John Jay. Other than that we're good.
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level 20
Nov 12, 2015
wow first try 88% im pretty bad
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level 38
Nov 17, 2015
Gathering and assembly should be the same thing
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level 58
Feb 8, 2016
Yeah, there are a number of synonyms for assembly that ought to be accepted.
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level 39
Jul 3, 2017
Why? - Synonyms for the actual words used, somehow dilutes it, don't you think?
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level 59
Feb 7, 2016
I got 22 and I have no intention of becoming a US citizen. (not sure I'm entirely happy being a UK citizen some days!). Got a lot of them from watching West Wing - best American drama ever written in my opinion.
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level 58
Feb 8, 2016
The only ones I missed were two of the Federalist Paper authors, which I knew at one point when I studied them. I hope I qualify as a US citizen.
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level 54
Feb 8, 2016
Denied at the border, back to Europe it is!
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level 57
Feb 8, 2016
They'll still accept you, just not as a citizen.
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level 55
Feb 8, 2016
Accept "representatives" "representative" or "reps" or something? Also, probably would have failed (scarcely 60% after some guessing), good thing I'm not American probably
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level 55
Feb 8, 2016
Easy-peasy!!
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level 55
Feb 8, 2016
Guess I'm an American through-and-through...and just learned this stuff in Civics class
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level 56
Feb 8, 2016
wrote star spRangled banner SMH...
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level 46
Feb 8, 2016
Thank you 'Olympus has Fallen' for educating me that the speaker of the house becomes president next!
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level 73
Feb 8, 2016
We found one thing that movie was good for. And they said it couldn't be done!
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level 53
Oct 6, 2017
Though the jury is still out on quite a few others...
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level 74
Feb 10, 2016
A history lesson for any who are interested: There was nothing in the original constitution about presidential succession other than giving Congress the right to determine it. A federal statute in 1792 listed the President pro tempore of the Senate next in line followed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In 1886 a new statute provided for succession to go through members of the president's cabinet, beginning with the first post created, Secretary of State. In 1947 Truman convinced Congress to pass a new statute, basically returning to the former statute except changing the order from President pro tem of the Senate to making Speaker of the House first with the Cabinet last. None of these have been used. Some argue that the Constitution prohibits members of Congress from being appointed president, but the statute has not been challenged in the courts. The 20th and 25th amendments deal with filling presidential vacancies, but do not extend beyond the vice-president.
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level 31
Feb 8, 2016
lol i got 21 percent
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level 69
Feb 8, 2016
The musical Hamilton has helped me out with the authors of the Federalist papers
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level 67
Feb 11, 2016
hope it didn't make you believe jefferson was actually black
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level 64
Apr 16, 2018
Same! "In the end, they wrote eighty-five essays, in the span of six months. John Jay got sick after writing five. James Madison wrote twenty-nine. Hamilton wrote... the other FIFTY-ONE!"
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level 47
May 27, 2018
I was literally about to quote that lol
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level 44
Feb 8, 2016
I am not going to be an American
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level 52
Feb 8, 2016
Surely you would be able to accept "assemble" under the First Amendment. Ya know, the "right of the people peaceably to assemble".
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level 37
Feb 8, 2016
Its interesting how I know the answers to almost all these questions, yet I've never even so much as heard of the Federalist papers. I do think its strange that the president during WW1 is considered relevant on a citizenship test. I can see WW2 mattering, but I fail to see the relevance of Woodrow Wilson being president during WW1.
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level 30
Feb 8, 2016
This is obsolete. Just walk past the border patrol, cuss at him in Spanish, claim to be a victim of oppression, promise to vote Democrat, and live off public assistance.
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level 5
Feb 8, 2016
Welp. Looks like I can't become a US citizen
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level 45
Feb 8, 2016
Knew all of them but Selective Service. Not sure even what that is, although I'm only 13.
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level 14
Feb 9, 2016
I got a 100% on my first try! :)
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level 37
Feb 9, 2016
Since the word "Assembly" does not appear anywhere in the United States Constitution and the word "Assemble" does, can you accept Assemble? I did not get that because I did not try assembly. Assembly is what states have in some of their levels of Government. Great quiz though!
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level 47
Feb 9, 2016
How about adding 'gather' as an option for assembly
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level 30
Feb 10, 2016
i only managed 10....does than mean i can't be an american ;-)
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level 75
Feb 10, 2016
Am I the only one who first tried "Publius" for the Federalist Papers question?
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level 51
Sep 9, 2016
I did, but I figured it wouldn't work...good think I remembered they other potential pseudonym, at least according to John Hodgman: Mad JayMilton
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level 20
Feb 12, 2016
Got 14/24 - I am not American
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level 36
Feb 12, 2016
I knew most of these. Yay APUSH!
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level 55
May 3, 2016
100%! Guess I've done my country proud!
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level 45
May 16, 2016
Hey can house speaker be accepted for speaker of the house because like, i gave up after it didn't accept it
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level 32
Jun 13, 2016
83%... I didn't know two of the first amendment rights and two federalist paper authors.
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level 70
Sep 22, 2016
Only got 22 of 24. Do I have to leave? :-)
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level 62
Nov 20, 2016
I don't think I'd be able to become a citizen. I only got 14
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level 47
Feb 13, 2017
happy to get 17 not being an american
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level 58
Mar 1, 2017
So what is the pass mark for becoming a citizen? Not that I'm interested...
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level 67
Apr 19, 2017
7/24. I guess I'm not getting in...
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level 28
May 29, 2017
It seems unfair to make immigrants take this test when there are a bunch of american born citizens who can't even answer all these questions. I mean as long as they're not a criminal just let them in, haven't they already proven themselves worthy by undergoing their journey? This country was built by immigrants for immigrants. I apologize for turning this lovely quiz site into my soapbox.
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level 39
Nov 8, 2017
Correction. This country was built by slaves and indentured servants. Immigrants enter a country willingly, they are not dragged in kicking and screaming.
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level 58
Apr 15, 2018
The Statue of Liberty needs to be scrapped, it isn't representative.
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level 58
Apr 17, 2018
never was. just a gift between countries with a pretty poem added to the base.
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level 73
Apr 17, 2018
It's not a difficult quiz. You don't have to get 100% of the answers right. If you want citizenship, study, pass... it's not that onerous. It's much easier getting citizenship in the United States than it is in most countries. Any person born in the United States is granted citizenship automatically- something else that is fairly uncommon around the world. And if you are a US citizen then there is mandatory education and you would learn all this stuff during the course of that mandatory education. So... I don't think your comment makes much sense.
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level 37
Jun 9, 2017
I only missed religion. Face palm.
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level 57
Jun 22, 2017
Yeesh, only 71%. Guess I better study up!
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level 52
Jul 14, 2017
Nothing any grade schooler shouldn't know. Sadly most natural born citizens don't know it or have forgotten these answers over the years!
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level 52
Sep 28, 2017
Sadly, only 58%. Guess I'm not good enough to be a US citizen.
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level 73
Oct 6, 2017
When my brother in law went in to finalize his citizenship he spent the week before studying, even though he was equivalent of a German professorial PHD in History concentrating on German/US relations. He went in to see the federal judge and after a few minutes discussing his background was asked do you want to give your oath now or in a public ceremony. He was incredulous and asked "I don't have to take the test?" The judge more or less said, "Dr Fischer given your background there is no reason to waste your time or the US government's time, but if you want a test here you go. Who is the president of the United States?"
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level 57
Oct 6, 2017
Why is it called house of representatives? Why isn't there the house of the senate? Sounds dumb I guess, best I can figure.
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level 59
Oct 7, 2017
This is because Senators sit in a Senate. There is no equivalent word for the Representatives, they do not sit in a Reprate (although it's full of reprobates). Calling the chambers "houses" comes from the English Parliament, with its House of Commons and House of Lords. But in the US Congress, only one of the two chambers is called a House, so it gets the advantage of being known as The House. And on this quiz, House on its own gets you the point,.
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level 24
Oct 8, 2017
83% and I'm not American and I don't get why anyone needs to know most of this stuff to become a citizen. Although my country's citizenship test is just as arbitrary and pointless.
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level 34
Oct 8, 2017
Lucky i was born there
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level 32
Jan 13, 2018
suprised only 89% get the parties
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level 45
Jan 16, 2018
I bet you that most Trump voters can't pass this test
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level 39
Mar 4, 2018
Oh, but they are "American" they will never have to take it!
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level 30
Apr 15, 2018
Trump voter here! (Got 96%). I missed John Jay; the name crossed my mind but I dismissed it. Wasn’t he also the first Secretary of the Treasury?
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level 69
Apr 23, 2018
No, he was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I'm sure you got a higher score than Trump would get.
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level 58
Apr 15, 2018
I guess 6 is not that great. Oh well!
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level 58
Apr 15, 2018
71% but I don't want to become one.
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level 66
Apr 15, 2018
To late!
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level 51
Apr 15, 2018
I got 100 %
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level 66
Apr 15, 2018
A test is not a test if the questions are known before the test. Any fool can pass a test such as that. Anybody with evil intent would pass this test easily because they would be coached to do so. It is a completely irrelevant and comical procedure.
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level 64
Apr 15, 2018
It's meant to see if people have an understanding of American history and its government. The real test has 10 random questions and they're given orally, you don't have to write anything.
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level 56
Apr 15, 2018
This is just a sampling of the test. The goal is to demonstrate a knowledge of American society. Even if you only memorize the freedoms of the First Amendment for the test, you still know them. So that's important.
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level 77
Apr 15, 2018
92%. So does that mean I can be an American now?
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level 67
Apr 15, 2018
I would bet that Trump could not pass this test.
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level 44
Apr 15, 2018
He couldn't pass a psychological test.
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level 67
Apr 15, 2018
I'm sure that the questions on either test would be based on "fake news" just to make him look bad.
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level 44
Apr 15, 2018
24/24 with 3:30 remaining. Not too shabby.
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level 21
Apr 15, 2018
Can protest be accepted for assembly?
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level 45
Apr 15, 2018
100% sure that most patriotic red white and blue blood Americans wouldn't pass this test
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level 57
Apr 15, 2018
Can you make "house speaker" work too?
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level 20
Apr 16, 2018
I'm a citizen! 67%.
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level 46
Apr 16, 2018
One of first amendment freedoms is to peaceably assemble. Assembly is accepted but not assemble or peaceably assemble.
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level 48
Apr 17, 2018
The word that you are looking for is "peacefully." The word you use, peaceably, makes no sense in that context.
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level 43
Apr 17, 2018
I'd better stay German then....only 15 out of 24 .....
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level 48
Apr 17, 2018
Can you accept "assemble" for assembly (saying 'The right to assemble' actually makes more sense) and allow just the word "Representatives" for the House of Representatives as well?
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level 36
Apr 17, 2018
can you accept 'legislature' for legislative please
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level 25
Apr 17, 2018
embarrassed/proud that I only got who wrote the federalist papers because of Hamilton the Musical... can't be the only one surely!
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level 55
Apr 18, 2018
Oops. Only one I didn't get was John Jay. I graduated from John Jay H.S. in San Antonio, Texas. I feel a bit sheepish.
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level 3
Apr 18, 2018
Assemble and assembly should both count
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level 37
Apr 18, 2018
I see Juan printing this: Madre we are into Americana... :D
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level 42
Apr 18, 2018
46%...go me. Looks like I'm staying in Oz for the foreseeable future!
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level 34
Apr 21, 2018
John Jay - DAMMIT! 96%
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level 47
Jun 23, 2018
Shoutout to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton for half of these answers
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level 46
Sep 10, 2018
I don't see "Unlimited Campaign Contributions" among the list of things the 1st Amendment protects.
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