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Test your citizenship IQ

February 27, 2007

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St. Louis Cardinals baseball star Albert Pujols, a native of the Dominican Republic, became a U.S. citizen this month after passing a test. How would you do on a citizenship test? Here are 10 questions from a list of those commonly asked. Pujols scored 100 percent on his citizenship test. See if you can do as well.

1. What do the stars and stripes on the U.S. flag represent?

2. What do we call a change to the Constitution?

3. What are the three branches of our federal government?

4. How many senators are there in Congress?

5. Can you name the 13 original states?

6. What are the 49th and 50th states of the Union?

7. What is the head executive of a state government called?

8. What's the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?

9. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?

10. What are the two major political parties in the United States today?











Answers

1. There is one star for each state in the Union and one stripe for each of the original 13 states.2. An amendment.3. Legislative, executive and judiciary.4. 100.5. Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island and Maryland.6. Hawaii and Alaska.7. Governor.8. The Mayflower.9. The Preamble.10. Democratic and Republican.Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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