Another of our Burundi refugees has become a United States citizen! Forty-eight of our refugees are avidly working toward their citizenship through newly organized programs at St. Leo.
Our Monday ESL class has moved to 10:00 am-noon on Saturdays to better accommodate more individuals who must be tutored in speaking and reading English as well as United States Civics. The volunteers from Monday night will be joined by new volunteers able to make it on Saturdays along with volunteers from the Junior League. In addition to all that, a drumming program incorporating citizenship concepts is being held for our senior refugees.
To test your own civics knowledge, visit www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test.
Scroll down to the Civics Test section and click on “100 civics questions on the naturalization test”. For some questions, the person taking the test may only have to answer one or a few of the options listed. Here are a few examples of the questions with answers to test your own civics skills!
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
▪ the Constitution
2. What does the Constitution do?
▪ sets up the government
▪ defines the government
▪ protects basic rights of Americans
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
▪ We the People
4. What is an amendment?
▪ a change (to the Constitution)
▪ an addition (to the Constitution)
5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
▪ the Bill of Rights
6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*
▪ petition the government