On November 30, 2006, USCIS Director Emilio Gonzalez announced the release of 144 questions and answers for the pilot test of a new naturalization exam. According to Director Gonzalez, the goal of the new exam is to "inspire immigrants to learn about the civic values of this nation" rather than just memorize facts to pass a test. The new questions focus on the concepts of democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. USCIS will administer the pilot test to about 5,000 volunteer citizenship applicants in 10 cities in early 2007. During the trial period, volunteers who incorrectly answer a pilot question can immediately take the current exam. USCIS will use the pilot to identify any problems with the exam and refine it before it is fully implemented in the spring of 2008. The USCIS news release is accompanied by a fact sheet, a list of the pilot questions, and a list of the current questions.