USA Rammi Sinak (Citizenship) Sok Duhmi Hna Caah

Naturalization Test For US Citizenship (US Rammi Sinak Camepuai)

Prepared by Chin American Forum

Chokhlei Cattialtu| 11 June 2017 (On Sunday)>|| USA rammi sinak (Citizenship) sok tik ah theih dingmi siseh mirang holh ah chambaunak a ngeimi caah siseh a tthahnem taktak dingmi a si. USA rammi sinak caah biahalnak hi 2010 kum lio biahalnak (Question) kha Chin American Forum nih an rak lehmi kha kan von postmi cu a si. Biahalnak (Questions) hna cu kum fatin te an i khat ko hna. President ttuanmi le State uktu min tibantuk (rian a tlaitu a minung) lawng khi an i dang le si ko. USA rammi sinak sok hi an sattik chin lengmang caah hawi bantukin mirang a thiam ve lomi caah hi ca hi a tthahnem taktak dingmi a si. Mirang ca a thiammi zong nih zeibantuk biahalnak (Question) dah an tuahmi timi theih na duh ahcun rel ve hrimhrim.

*Biahalnak 10 chungah 6 na thiam ahcun na awng.

A: Principles of American Democracy

1. What is the supreme law of the land? (Ramchung phung nganbik?)

the Constitution (Phunghram)

2. What does the Constitution do? (Phunghram nih zeidah atuah?)

sets up the government (Cozah a ser/dirh)

3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? (Phunghram ah mahte uknak ruahnak biafang 3 aum. Zeidah an si?)

We the People (Kanmah minung nih)

4. What is an amendment? (Remhmi cu zei dah asi?)

a change (to the Constitution) (Phunghram remh/chapmi)

5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? (US Phunghram i remhmi hmasat bik 10 hi zeitindah kan oh?)

the Bill of Rights (Cotin ding Ca)

6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?* (Remhnak Pakhatnak ah aa telmi pakhat?)

speech (duh paoh chim khawhnak), silole

religion (duhmi biaknak paoh hman khawhnak)

7. How many amendments does the Constitution have? (Phunghram ah remhmi zeizat dah aum?)

twenty-seven (27)

8. What did the Declaration of Independence do? (Luatnak Ca nih zeidah arak chuah ter?)

announced our independence (from Great Britain) (Great Britain sinin kan luat cang tiah athanh)

9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? (Luatnak Ca chung ummi Cotin ding 2?)

life (nunnak)

liberty (luatnak)

10. What is freedom of religion? (Duhmi biaknak paoh hman khawh timi cu zeidah asi?)

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion. (Na duhmi biaknak paoh na hman khawh, or zei biaknak hmanh ngei loin na um kho)
11. What is the economic system in the United States?* (US hmanmi chawleh ning hi zeidah asi?)

market economy (thil cawk-zuar chawleh ning)

12. What is the “rule of law”? (Zulh ding phung ti cu zeidah asi?)

No one is above the law (Phung nakin asang deuh hohmanh an um lo).

B: System of Government

13. Name one branch or part of the government.* (Cozah tteng pakhat)

Congress or President (executive)

14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? (Zei nihdah Cozah tteng pakhat lianngan tuk lo ding in atuah?)

checks and balances (zoh tthannak le ingit ternak)

15. Who is in charge of the executive branch? (Biakhiaktu tteng ah angan bik?)

the President

16. Who makes federal laws? (Cozahpi phung ho nih dah atuah?)


17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?* (US Congress phun hnih zeidah an si?)

the Senate (Cunglei Inn) and House (of Representatives) (Tanglei Inn)

18. How many U.S. Senators are there? (Senators zeizat dah an um?)

one hundred (100)

19. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? (U.S. Senator pawl hi kum zeizat ca dah thim ansi?)

six ( kum 6)

20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?* (Na umnak Peng i Senator pakhat min)

Pengkhat le Pengkhat aa dang lai.

21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members? (Tanglei Inn ah chungtel zeizat dah an um?)

four hundred thirty-five (435)

22. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? (Tanglei Inn Aiawhtu hi kum zeizat ca in dah kan thim hna?)

two (kum 2)

23. Name your U.S. Representative. (Na umnak hmun Aiawhtu.)

Pakhat le pakhat aa dang cio lai.

24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent? (US Senator nih ho dah a aiawh?)

All people of the State (Peng “State” chung ummi vialte)

25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states? (Zei caahdah Peng khat le Peng khat nih an ngeihmi hna Aiawhtu an i zah lo?)

(because) some states have more people (Milu tam deuh ruangah)

26. We elect a President for how many years? (Kum zeizat ca indah President kan thim?)

four (4)

27. In what month do we vote for President?* (Zeitik thla ahdah President kan thim?)


28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?* (Tu lio President min?)

Donald Trump

29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? (Vice President min?)

Mike Pence

30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President? (President nih rian a ttuan khawh lo tikah ho dah President ah a cang?)

the Vice President

31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President? (President le Vice President nih an ttuan khawh lo tikah ho dah President ah a cang?)

the Speaker of the House (Tanglei Inn Biachimtu)

32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military? (Ralbawi nganbik ho dah asi?)

the President

33. Who signs bills to become laws? (Biakhiah mi phung cang ding in ho nih dah min a thut?)

the President

34. Who vetoes bills? (Ho nih dah biahkhiah a hnawh khawh?)

the President

35. What does the President’s Cabinet do? (President bawmtu nih zeidah a tuah?)

advises the President (President ruahnak an cheuh)

36. What are two Cabinet-level positions? (President bawmtu pahnih in?)

Secretary of Education

Secretary of Homeland Security

Secretary of State

Vice President

37. What does the judicial branch do? (Biakhiak Tteng nih zeidah atuah?)

reviews laws (phung a zoh/fianter)

38. What is the highest court in the United States? (US ah zei biakhiahnak zung dah asang bik?)

the Supreme Court

39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court? (Biakhiahnak Zung Sangbik ah biakhiaktu zeizat dah an um?)

nine (9)

40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now? (Biakhiak Bawi Nganbik ho dah asi?)

John Roberts

41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government? (Kan Phunghram ning in Cozah nih tuahnak nawl tampi an ngei. An nawl ngeihmi pakhat in?

to print money (phaisa an tuah)

42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states? (Kan Phunghram ning in Peng hna nih nawlngeihnak an ngeih ve. Cu nawlngeihnak pakhat tein?

give a driver’s license (Mawttaw monghnak laisen an chuah)

43. Who is the Governor of your state now? (Na umnak Peng Uktu ho dah asi?)

Aa dang cio lai

44. What is the capital of your state?* (Na umnak Peng Khualipi?)

Aa dang cio lai.

45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?* (US i Ramkhelrian bu ngan pahnih?)

Democratic and Republican

46. What is the political party of the President now? (Atu lio President i patti?)

Republican (Party)

47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? (Tanglei Inn Biachimtu min?)

Paul Ryan

C: Rights and Responsibilities

48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them. (‘Ho dah vo a thla kho’ timi kongah Phunghram remhmi 4 aum. Pakhat cu zeidah asi?)

Citizens eighteen (18) and older (can vote) (Rammi 18 cung paoh vo thlak khawh asi).

You don’t have to pay (a poll tax) to vote (Vo thlak dingah man pek ahau lo)

Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.) (Rammi paohpaoh nih thlak khawh asi)

A male citizen of any race (can vote). (Rammi pa, zei bantuk miphun asi zongah, vo thlak khawh asi)

49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?* (US Rammi lawnglawng nih rian angeihmi pakhat?)

vote in a federal election (Ramhuap Cozah thimnak ah vo thlak)

50. Name one right only for United States citizens. (US Rammi nih cotin ding pakhat?)

vote in a federal election (Ramhuap thimnak ah vo thlak)

51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States? (US ram chung ummi paohpaoh i cotin ding pahnih in?)

freedom of expression (Zalong tein hmuhter khawhnak)

freedom of speech (Zalong tein chimrel khawhnak)

freedom of worship (Zalong tein biak khawhnak)

52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? (Biakamnak kan chim tikah kan langh ter duhmi zeidah asi?)

the United States, silole the flag (Thantaar)

53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen? (US Rammi na hung si tikah zeidah bia na kammi pakhat asi?)

give up loyalty to other countries (Ramdang tlaihchannak hlawt)

defend the Constitution and laws of the United States (US Phunghram kilven)

obey the laws of the United States (US phunglam vialte zulh ding)

54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?* (President caah vo thlak dingah kum zeizat dah si aherh?)

eighteen (18) and older (18 ri in acung lei)

55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? (Democracy ah American pawl an i tel khawhnak lam pahnih?

Vote (vo thlak)

join a political party (Ramkhelrian bu ah luh)

call Senators and Representatives (Senator le Representative biakchonh)

run for office (Thimnak ah icuh ve)

write to a newspaper (Thawngpangca sinah ca ttial)

56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?* (A hnubik ngunkhuai kuat tthan ni?

April 15

57. When must all men register for the Selective Service? (Aherh ahcun ralkap tlak dingah zei tik ahdah min pek asi?

between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26) (kum 18 in 26 kar)


A: Colonial Period and Independence

58. What is one reason colonists came to America? (Zei ruangah dah ramuktu pawl US ah an peem? Pakhat in)

Freedom (Zalawnnak caah)

religious freedom (Biaknak zalawnnak ruahah)

59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? (Europe pawl an phak hlanah America ah ho dah khua arak sa?)

Native Americans

60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? (Zei bantuk miphun dah an rak tlaih hna i sal ah America ah an rak zuar hna?)

Africans (Africa rammi)

61. Why did the colonists fight the British? (Zei ruangah dah mipeem pawl nih Mirang an rak doh hna?)

because of high taxes (taxation without representation) (Ngunkhuai tamtuk pek ruangah)


because they didn’t have self-government (Mahte uknak an ngeih lo ruangah)

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? (Luatnak Ca ho nih dah arak ttial?)

(Thomas) Jefferson

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? (Zeitik ahdah Luatnak Ca an rak cohlan?)

July 4, 1776

64. There were 13 original states. Name three. (Ahramthawk bik Peng 13 chung in Peng 3?)

New Hampshire


Rhode Island


New York

New Jersey





North Carolina

South Carolina


65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention? (Phunghram Kong Tonnak ah zeidah an rak tuah?)

The Constitution was written. (Phunghram an rak ttial)
66. When was the Constitution written? (Zeitik kum ahdah Phunghram an rak ttial?)


67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers. (Federalist Papers nih U.S. Phunghram can ternak dingah abawmh. A ttialtu min pakhat?)

(James) Madison

(Alexander) Hamilton

(John) Jay


68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? (Benjamin Franklin amin thannak pakhat?)

U.S. diplomat (US Cozah aiawhtu) started the first free libraries (Hmasabik zapi caruuk tuahtu)

69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”? (Kan Ram i kan Pa bik?)

(George) Washington

70. Who was the first President?* (A voi 1nk President?)

(George) Washington

B: 1800s

71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? (France sinin US nih an cawkmi hmun?)


72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s. (1800 lioah US nih rak tukmi ral pakhat?)

Mexican-American War

Civil War

Spanish-American War

73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South. (US Chaklei le Thlanglei an rak i tuknak ral?)

the Civil War

74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War. (Ramchung Ral thawhnak aruang pakhat?)

slavery (Sal)

75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?* (Abraham Lincoln nih arak tuahmi thil biapi pakhat?)

freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation) (Sal luat ternak) or saved (or preserved) the Union (Rampi i tthennak in akhamh)

76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? (Luatternak Phuannak nih a tuahmi?)

freed the slaves (Sal a luat ter hna)

77. What did Susan B. Anthony do? (Susan B. Anthony nih zeidah arak tuah?)

fought for women’s rights (Nu pawl cotin ding caah a ttuan)

C: Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information

78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.* (1900s lio ah US nih tukmi ral pakhat?)

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

(Persian) Gulf War

79. Who was President during World War I? (World War I lio ah ho dah President arak si?)

(Woodrow) Wilson

80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? (Great Depression le Ralpi II lio ah ho dah President arak si?)

(Franklin) Roosevelt

81. Who did the United States fight in World War II? (Ralpi II lio ah US nih ho dah arak doh?)

Japan, Germany, and Italy

82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in? (Eisenhower cu President arak si hlanah Ralbawi arak si. Zei ral lioah?)

World War II

83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? (Cold War lioah US nih an rak dohmi zeidah asi?)

Communism (Communist Uknak)

84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination? (Zei cawlcanghnak nih dah miphun thleidannak a dongh ter?)

civil rights (movement) (Zapi cotin ding cawlcanghnak)

85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?* (Martin Luther King, Jr nih zeidah arak tuah?)

fought for civil rights (Zapi nih cotin ding co cio awk ah a rak ttuan)

86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States? (Sept 11, 2001 ah zeibantuk thil pipa dah US ah arak cang?)

Terrorists attacked the United States. (Lainawng pawl nih US an doh)

87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States. (American Indian phun min pakhat?)










A: Geography

88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States. (US ah asau bikmi tiva pakhat?)

Missouri (River) or Mississippi (River)
89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States? (US Nitlak leiah zei rili dah aum?)

Pacific (Ocean)

90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States? (US Nichuah leiah zei rili dah aum?)

Atlantic (Ocean)

91. Name one U.S. territory. (US ngeihmi hmun pakhat)

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands

American Samoa

Northern Mariana Islands


92. Name one state that borders Canada. (Canada he ramri aa hrawmmi Peng pakhat in?


New Hampshire


New York





North Dakota





93. Name one state that borders Mexico. (Mexico he ramri aa hrawmmi Peng pakhat in?)



New Mexico


94. What is the capital of the United States?* (US Khualipi?)

Washington, D.C.

95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?* (Luatnak Zukttuh umnak?)

New York (Harbor)
[Angah tthiammi pawl: New Jersey, near New York City, and on the Hudson (River).]

B: Symbols

96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes? (Ziah US Thantaar nih riin 13 angeih?)

because there were 13 original colonies (Ahmasabik Peng hi Peng 13 an rak si caah)

97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?* (Ziah US Thantaar ah arfi 50 aum?)

because there are 50 states (Peng 50 aum caah).

98. What is the name of the national anthem? (US rampi hla zeidaha si?)

The Star-Spangled Banner

C: Holidays

99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?* (Zei tikah dah Luatnak Ni puai kan tuah?)

July 4

100. Name two national U.S. holidays. (US Zungkharni 2 in?)

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Presidents’ Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veterans Day




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