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Civics (History and Government) questions for the naturalization test – Final part

Preguntas de educación cívica (historia y gobierno) del examen de naturalización – Última parte

Por Estela González Torres
December 2015

Cerramos el año con las últimas preguntas para el examen de naturalización sobre "civismo integrado", más concretamente, geografía, símbolos y fiestas o feriados estadounidenses. Recuerde que la prueba es oral y solo incluye 10 de las 100 preguntas que hemos repasado este año en La Voz. Tiene que responder bien un mínimo de 6 y no olvidar el nombre del oficial USCIS que lo entreviste. Y si tiene 65 años o más y es residente legal permanente de EE.UU. desde hace 20 años o más solo tendrá que estudiar las preguntas marcadas con un asterisco (*).
INTEGRATED CIVICS

A: Geography

88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
▪ Missouri (River)
▪ Mississippi (River)

The Mississippi River runs through 10 U.S. states but the Missouri River is actually longer.

89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States? *
▪ Pacific (Ocean)

It means "peaceful" and is the largest ocean on Earth.

90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
▪ Atlantic (Ocean)

It is the second largest ocean in the world and a major sea route for ships.

91. Name one U.S. territory.
▪ Puerto Rico
▪ U.S. Virgin Islands
▪ American Samoa
▪ Northern Mariana Islands
▪ Guam

A U.S. territory is a partially self-governing piece of land under the authority of the U.S. government. U.S. territories are not states, but they do have representation in Congress.

92. Name one state that borders Canada.
▪ Maine
▪ New Hampshire
▪ Vermont
▪ New York
▪ Pennsylvania
▪ Ohio
▪ Michigan
▪ Minnesota
▪ North Dakota
▪ Montana
▪ Idaho
▪ Washington
▪ Alaska

There are 13 states on the border with Canada, which is 5,000 miles long (8,047 km).

93.    Name one state that borders Mexico.
▪ California
▪ Arizona
▪ New Mexico
▪ Texas

The border is about 1,900 miles (3,058km) long and spans four U.S. states.

94. What is the capital of the United States?*
▪ Washington, D.C.

D.C. has been the capital of the U.S. since 1800.

95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?*
▪ New York (Harbor)
▪ Liberty Island
[Also acceptable are New Jersey, near New York City, and on the Hudson (River).]

The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island, in the New York harbor.

B: Symbols

96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
▪ because there were 13 original colonies
▪ because the stripes represent the original colonies

97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?*
▪ because there is one star for each state
▪ because each star represents a state
▪ because there are 50 states

98.    What is the name of the national anthem?
▪ The Star-Spangled Banner
;
It is based on a poem from the war of 1812.
 
C: Holidays

99.    When do we celebrate Independence Day?*
▪ July 4
It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

100. Name two national U.S. holidays.
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Vocabulario útil
actually [áctchuali] en realidad
border [bórder] frontera
longer [lónguer] más largo/a/s
major [méior] gran
sea route [sí rut] ruta marítima
self-governing [sélf góvernin] autónomo
ships [ships] barcos
spans [spans] se expande
the longest [de lónguest] el/la/los/las más largo/a/s
The Star-Spangled Banner [de star spéingol bénner] la bandera tachonada de estrellas (literalmente)

For more study materials and information, please visit: http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test/study-materials-civics-test

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