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Citizenship Quiz
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by Elizabeth Sturm
| 20 Questions
1
1 pt
Who is considered to be the "Father of Our Country"?
A George Washington
B Alexander Hamilton
C Thomas Jefferson
D James Madison
E Christopher Columbus
2
1 pt
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
A George Washington
B Alexander Hamilton
C Thomas Jefferson
D James Madison
Christopher Columbus
3
1 pt
What is the supreme law of the land?
A The Executive Branch
B The Constitution
C The Honor System
D The Bill of Rights
E The Magna Carta
4
1 pt
The notion of self-government is present in the first three words of the Constitution. What are the three words?
A United we stand...
B Give me your...
C We the people...
D Congress shall make...
E You have the...
5
1 pt
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called...
A Article One
B The Bill of Rights
C The Declaration of Independence
D The Federalist Papers
E The Preamble
6
1 pt
How many amendments does the Constitution have in total?
A 1
B 10
C 27
D 50
E 142
7
1 pt
What is one right or freedom NOT provided by the First Amendment?
A Speech
B Religion
C Assembly
D Pursuit of Happiness
E Petition the Government
8
1 pt
How many U.S. senators are there and how long is a senator's term?
A 50 senators; 2 years
B 50 senators; 6 years
C 100 senators; 2 years
D 100 senators; 6 years
9
1 pt
What other position does the commander in chief of the military hold?
A President
B Vice President
C Speaker of the House
D Secretary of State
E Secretary of Defense
10
1 pt
Why do some states have more representatives than other states?
A States with more people have more representatives
B States with more land have more representatives
C Each state has the same number of representatives
D Each state's number of representatives is random
11
1 pt
If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
A Attorney General
B House Majority Leader
C Speaker of the House
D Secretary of State
E Secretary of Defense
12
1 pt
Which of the following is not a branch of government?
A Executive
B Legislative
C Financial
D Judicial
13
1 pt
What stops any one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
A Executive Orders
B The United Nations
C The National Security Agency
D A system of checks and balances
E Journalists and the national media
14
1 pt
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government, and some powers belong to the states. Which is not a power of the federal government?
A print money
B provide driver's licenses
C declare war
D create an army
E make treaties
15
1 pt
How old must a citizen be to vote for president?
A 16
B 17
C 18
D 21
E 25
16
1 pt
What is the economic system in the United States?
A Socialist
B Communist
C Capitalist
D Mercantilist
E Laissez-faire
17
1 pt
What is the capital of the United States?
A Philadelphia, PA
B Annapolis, MD
C New York, NY
D Washington, DC
E Juneau, AK
18
1 pt
What do the stripes on the American flag represent?
A The number of signatures on the Declaration of Independence
B The number of signatures on the Constitution
C The original 10 colonies
D The original 13 colonies
E Nothing
19
1 pt
Which of the following is not a federal holiday?
A Memorial Day
B Election Day
C Independence Day
D Labor Day
E Veterans Day
20
1 pt
What is the political party of the current president?
A Republican
B Democrat
C Independent
D Green
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