Mock Interview Resources

It is incredibly important for students to practice going through a naturalization interview, as it helps them gain confidence, makes them more comfortable in the actual interview, and allows tutors and teachers to know which areas still need more work before the interview with USCIS.

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Mock Interview Forms

Minnesota Literacy Council's Mock Interview Forms are templates that allow teachers, volunteers, and other individuals to easily lead mock interviews with students.

  • Mock Interview Overview- Read before using Mock Interview Form.  Overaching details of how to prepare for the Mock Interview. 
  • Mock Interview Form-  Print off a copy of this before the interview (must also print off one page of the 100 Questions Lists).
  • 100 Questions Lists- The lists are the 100 civics questions broken down into shorter lists of 10 questions each.  Each list has questions from all the different categories, as well as one to two "easy" questions.

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Minnesota Literacy Council Mock Interview Videos

The mock citizenship interview videos produced by the literacy council are intended for use as examples for both citizenship volunteers and students. 

Volunteers- These videos and activities will help you take a deeper look at strategies used in different interviews.  If only watching a couple of videos, start by watching Marina, Juan, and Mue. Read the Volunteer Pre-viewing Materials before you begin, and use the answer keys after you are done to check your answers. 

Teachers- These videos can be used for classroom discussions, and will help students become more familiar with the different styles of interviewers. If only viewing a couple, we recommend watching Marina, Juan, and Nyi.  Read the Teacher Pre-viewing Materials before you begin, and use the answer keys to help inform the class discussion.

Mock Interview Videos Pre-viewing materials Answer Keys
Marina:  High resolution, low resolution* Volunteer pre-viewing handout Volunteer, Classroom discussion
Najat-    High res, low res* Volunteer, Classroom discussion
Juan-     High res, low res* Volunteer, Classroom discussion
Rukia-   High res, low res* Volunteer, Classroom discussion
Mue-     Part 1, Part 2, Debrief Volunteer, Classroom discussion
Nyi-      Part 1, Part 2, Debrief Volunteer, Classroom discussion

*low resolution will load faster than high resolution

Additional Mock Interview Videos