What Are Some Common Questions Asked in Citizenship Interviews?

Common questions asked during U.S. citizenship interviews include "What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?" and "What is the economic system in the United States?", according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Other questions focus on parentage and loyalty to the country, according to Bridge U.S.

Questions for citizenship interviews can be grouped in four categories, according to Bridge U.S. One set of tests involves the Application for Naturalization form, which is also known as N-400. Typical questions in this category include "Do you have a recorded criminal history?" and "Where are you currently living and working?" During the process, interviewers may ask for personal information such as birth dates and names.

Another set of questions gauges knowledge of U.S. history and civics, according to Bridge U.S. In this category, common questions include "Why do we celebrate Independence Day?" and "Name one problem that led to the Civil War." Other questions include "Who makes federal laws?", "What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?", "What is the highest court in the United States?" and "What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?", according to the USCIS.

Another set of questions tests oral proficiency, according to Bridge U.S. For this reason, answers to questions in this category have to be read out loud. The final set of questions gauge writing skills and thus requires written answers.