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The Hardest Questions on the US Citizenship Test

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Name your U.S. representative.

There are 435 possible answers, but only one correct answer per person living in a certain area. You just have to look up who represents your district in the House of Representatives. For example, if you live in Maryland’s seventh district, your representative is Elijah Cummings.

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When was the Constitution written?

Maybe this is among the most difficult questions because people automatically think 1776, which was the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. The correct answer is 1787.

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Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

How often do you hear about the Supreme Court in the news? And even when you do, the justices are rarely singled out (with the exception of Trump’s two nominees.) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is John Roberts. (The only other name that may have been easier to remember is John Smith.)

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Who is one of your state’s U.S. senators now?

There are 100 possible answers as there are 100 senators in Congress. Each state has two, and you just have to know one of them. For example, if you live in New York, you can answer either Kirsten Gillibrand or Chuck Schumer.

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How many amendments does the Constitution have?

It’s just a number you have to remember and there is no trick to it. The correct answer is 27.

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