Do You Have What It Takes To Become A US Citizen?

A U.S. Marine receives his Certificate of Naturalization
A U.S. Marine receives his Certificate of Naturalization and a command coin from Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale, deputy commander of support for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2010. Spc. Edward Garibay/DVIDSHUB / Flickr
A U.S. Marine receives his Certificate of Naturalization
A U.S. Marine receives his Certificate of Naturalization and a command coin from Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale, deputy commander of support for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2010. Spc. Edward Garibay/DVIDSHUB / Flickr

Do You Have What It Takes To Become A US Citizen?

As Americans head to the polls to participate in one of their most important civic duties, we test our listeners’ civic knowledge.

Each year people hoping to become U.S. citizens have to take a test, and the test includes a civics portion. The questions rotate each time and according to one recent survey, only about 65 percent of native born Americans would get them right.

So can you name one of the authors of the Federalist Papers? Test your knowledge and see whether you’d pass the US naturalization test!

Carla Piñedo, who is originally from Mexico and Abdinasir Kahin, who is originally from Somalia and a first time voter, have passed it recently. They help Jerome test willing listeners.