A Statewide Effort to Promote Informed Citizenship and Start a Dialogue about the Constitution

The NH Bar Foundation and the NH Bar Association are collaborating on the continuation of an adult-focused civics education and awareness initiative, Civics in Action (CIA). CIA started in 2011 with presentations to 58 Rotary Clubs around the state of the program, “Can You Pass the Test?” which asked audiences the same questions posed to those seeking US citizenship. The presentation provokes answers to the questions: Do most citizens know enough about US government to pass this test themselves? What does that say about our level of awareness as citizens in a democracy?

Can You Pass the Test?

The naturalization self-test is a study tool to help you test your knowledge of U.S. history and government. The actual civics test is NOT a multiple choice test. The civics test is an oral test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test. This practice test contains 25 questions.

Resources for Ambassadors

Civics in Action

Financial Support for Civics in Action is provided by

New Hampshire Bar Foundation