Have you ever had a mentor? What did that person teach you? Have you ever been a mentor to someone else?
Do you think you could pass the US Citizenship Exam? Try a practice quiz. What kind of information do you think should be in a citizenship exam? Do you think history is the most important? What else should a person know?
Maria's father also thinks college is unrealistic because she will likely get married and have children soon anyway. Is this a common attitude in you country? What obstacles do young people in your country face when it comes to graduating from high school or going to college?
Have you ever "pulled an all nighter"? How do you typically study for a test?
Would you ever trade in your current citizenship for another country's?
If what ways are you different from your parents? Do you have similar or different lifestyles and goals?
You have the opportunity to redesign the citizenship test either for the US or your own country. Write the test questions you think are important.
Describe someone who was an important mentor in your life. What did you learn from them?