Searching For A Citizenship Practice Test
If you're studying to become a United States citizen, or even if you just want to check up on your knowledge about basic civics, you may want to take a citizenship practice test. With a simple search, you should be able to find plenty of them on the Internet.
Many of these on-line practice tests are free, but in many cases, the people who publish them use them to promote their citizenship courses. These courses may be offered by independent home-study outfits, community colleges, or adult education centers.
Some of these quizzes may be a bit outdated, though. There are at least a couple of them that ask who the current President, Vice President, and Chief Justice are, but won't accept the names of the current office holders as correct answers. Aside from that, a new set of exam questions was implemented a couple of years ago. Some of the practice tests still cover the old set of questions. Check around at different sites, though, and you'll find quizzes that cover the current set of questions. (Unlike what you may be used to when studying for an exam, you'll be able to see the exact, actual questions that will be on the exam. The government freely releases them to the public.)
You may also see some questions that are erroneous in other ways. For example, there's at least one on-line test that asks about who must be a "native born" citizen. The answer that is accepted as correct is "presidents". But, if you look at the Constitution, you'll see that the correct wording should be "natural born" citizen. (Constitutional scholars will tell you that there is a difference between the two.)
All of the on-line citizenship practice tests cover topics about the federal government. But, some practice tests will also cover state topics. Of these, some will include state-specific questions, like who are the senators from a specific state, in with the general tests. Others will allow you to select your state-of-residence from a drop-down list, so that the test will only include state-specific questions about your own state.
About the Citizenship Exam
The actual citizenship exam will consist of a mixture of ten multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions. These questions will be drawn from a pool of 100 questions, that are freely available for public viewing. You'll see questions about the design of the U. S. Flag, how the branches of the federal government are set up, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, U. S. Geography, and American history. You may also see some questions about the naturalization process.
A simple Internet search will help you find a current, error-free citizenship practice test that can help you pass the real exam.