The Civics Education Initiative proposes that all high school students take and pass the 100-question US Citizenship Civics test, from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the test that all new US immigrants must learn.

The full 100-question US Citizenship Civics test is available here: Full Citizenship Test

Can you pass the test? Try these random questions from the test and see how well you do.

WHO'S Involved - National Board of Advisors

  • Unfortunately today, too few students are learning basic civics. In Arizona and Oklahoma studies, for example, the vast majority of high school students failed the same basic civics test that 91% of those applying for U.S. citizenship passed. That's why we need to pass the Civics Education Initiative in all 50 states. Joe Mantegna
    Award-Winning Actor
  • If we want our political process more open and free, with a truly informed citizenry, our young people need to learn real-time civics and real history....that way they can take pride in our country based on the complexities, and the richness, and the real contradictions in the American story. Carl Bernstein
    Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist and Author
  • The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and a basic understanding of it is essential. Understanding the core principles that were enshrined by the Founders, helps to keep the American Dream alive today. Eric Greitens
    Former U.S. Navy Seal & Author
  • The people who favor this have widely differing political beliefs, but they share the belief that it is important for all Americans to know about the first principals of our constitutional government. Betsy Dalrymple
    First Lady of the State of North Dakota
  • Let's make this something that all Americans can get behind, because it's about our country's future, and our children's knowledge of the past to lead them to the future that's important. Bob Holden
    Former Governor of Missouri
  • Think of it: People from all over the world legally immigrating to the United States, many speaking different languages, are passing this basic American history and civics test – in English – while too few of our own students can. Dennis DeConcini
    Former U.S. Senator from Arizona
  • The success of our republic depends on an informed and engaged citizenry Jon Kyl
    Former U.S. Senator from Arizona
  • ... Rudolph W. Giuliani
    Former Mayor of New York City
  • ... Richard Riley
    Former U.S. Secretary of Education


The Civics Education Initiative is a program of the Civics Proficiency Institute a 501(c)(4) organization affiliated with the Joe Foss Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating informed, engaged citizens through civics education and awareness.

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