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Thursday, January 29, 2015

A woman takes the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the at district office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on January 28, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (John Moore/Getty)

Want to Graduate? Pass a Citizenship Test First

Arizona has become the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring all high school students to pass a citizenship exam in order to graduate from high school. The Civics Education Initiative is the group behind the legislation and they hope to have similar bills passed in as many as 18 states. Former Congressman Frank Riggs currently serves as the president of the Joe Foss Institute, a non-profit group based in Arizona that advocates for greater civics education. He reflects on the new push for schools to adopt the citizenship exam. Do you think you would pass the test? We created a quiz based on the real questions from the U.S. citizenship exam. Test your knowledge here.

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