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1. What is the supreme law of the land?
The U.S. Constitution
The Declaration of independence
The Supreme Court
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)

2. What does the Constitution do?


Sets up the government
Defines the limits of government
Protects basic rights of Americans
All of the above

3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the


Constitution. What are these words?
We the people
We the citizens
Liberty for all
Justice for all

4. What is an amendment?
It's a change to the Constitution.
It's a vote in Congress.
It's the process by which Supreme Court Justices are chosen.
It's part of the Electoral College.

5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?


The Bill of Lading
The Bill of Rights
The Ten Commandments
The List of Ten

6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?


Right to free exercise of religion
Right to bear arms
Right to vote
Right to a speedy trial

7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?


10
33
51
27

8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?


Declared our independence (from Great Britain)
Declared our independence (from France)
Formed a pact with Great Britain
Ended the American Revolution

9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?


Life, Liberty
Liberty, Right to Vote
Free speech, Pursuit of happiness
Free Press, Life

10. What is freedom of religion?


You can practice (or not practice) any religion, as long as it
doesn't infringe on the rights of others.
You can practice any religion, regardless of others' rights.
You must practice a state mandated religion.
You cannot practice any religion.
11. What is the economic system in the United States?

Capitalist, Free market


Socialist, Communist
Black market
Underground railroad

12. What is the "rule of law"?


Everyone must follow the law.
Leaders must obey the law.
No one is above the law.
All of the above.

13. Which are the three branches of government?.


Legislative, Executive, Judicial
Judicial, Congress, Senate
Supreme Court, President, Agriculture
Army, Navy, Air Force

14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too


powerful?
The U.S. Military
Checks and balances
Martial law
The President

15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?


The Supreme Court
The President
The Commerce Secretary
Secretary of Defense

16. Who makes federal laws?

Congress

The FBI

The Attorney General

The Department of Justice

17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?


Senate, House of Representatives
Department of Justice, Department of Education
FBI, CIA
President, Supreme Court

18. How many U.S. Senators are there?


2
100
435
50

19. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?


2
4
6
8

20. How many Senators are elected from each state?


2
4
6
8

21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?


100
435
12
9

22. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?

4
6
8

23. What determines the number of Representatives a state will


have?
Population
Land mass
Agriculture
The Supreme Court

24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?


Half the people of their state
Half the people of the country
All the people of their state
All the people of the country

25. Which location has *non-voting* representation in Congress?


District of Columbia
Alaska
Cuba
Hawaii

26. We elect a President for how many years?


2
4
6
12

27. In what month do we vote for President?


January
April
October
November

28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?
Joe Biden
Barack Obama
Nancy Pelosi
George Bush

29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States
now?
Joe Biden
Barack Obama
Dick Cheney
Hillary Clinton

30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?


The Vice President
The Speaker of the House
The Secretary of State
The First Lady

31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer
serve, who becomes President?
The Secretary of State
The First Lady
The Speaker of the House
A special election is held.

32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?


The President
The Vice President
The Secretary of Defense
The First Lady

33. Who signs bills to become laws?

The President's secretary

The Vice President


The Attorney General
The President

34. Who vetoes bills?


The President
The Vice President
The Speaker of the House
The Senate Majority Leader

35. What does the Presidents Cabinet do?


They tell the President what he must do.
They advise the President.
They make laws.
They clean the White House.

36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?


Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Education
Attorney General, Vice President
All of the above are correct.

37. What does the judicial branch do?


Decide the Constitutionality of laws
Write and pass new legislation
Authorize military action
Federal law enforcement

38. What is the highest court in the United States?


The U.S. Supreme Court
State Supreme Court
Federal Court
The Presidential Court

39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?


6
9
12
18

40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?


Clarence Thomas
Antonin Scalia
Sonia Sotomayor
John Roberts

41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal


government. What is one power of the federal government?
To print money
To create an army
To declare war
All of the above are correct

42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What
is one power of the states?
To declare war on other countries
To provide schooling and education
To establish and print currency
To make treaties

43. Who is the chief executive of a state?


The Governor
The Lieutenant Governor
The State Comptroller
The Senator

44. How many U.S. states are there?

48

50
51
57

45. What are the two major political parties in the United States,
now?
Democratic and Republican
Republican and Libertarian
Libertarian and Communist
Green and Republican

46. What is the political party of the President now?


Republican
Democratic
Libertarian
Communist

47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of


Representatives now?
Joe Biden
Nancy Pelosi
Paul Ryan
Hillary Clinton

48. Which Constitutional Amendment related to voting rights for


women?
1st
2nd
19th
27th

49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States


citizens?
Serve on a jury
Pay a poll tax
Mandatory military service
Gun ownership

50. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of


Allegiance?
The U.S. Military
The President
The Flag
Congress

51. What is one promise you make when you become a United
States citizen?
give up loyalty to other countries
obey the laws of the United States
defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
All of the above are correct

52. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?


18
21
25
35

53. Which is a way that Americans can participate in the U.S.


political process?

publicly defame a political opponent

throw rocks at public offices

publicly support or oppose an issue or policy

commit voter fraud

54. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
January 1st
December 31st
April 15th
April 1st

55. When must all men register for the Selective Service?
at age 16
at age 18
at age 21
at age 55

56. What are two rights of all American citizens?


right to bear arms, right to free speech
right to vote, right to a job
right to succeed, right to pursue happiness
right to free speech, right to health care

57. Which Constitutional Amendment makes it illegal to institute a


poll tax?
11th
17th
24th
27th

58. What is one reason colonists came to America?

religious freedom

health care

education
libraries

59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?


Native American Indians
Vikings
Chinese
French

60. What group of people was sold as slaves and taken to America?
Australians
Africans
Mexicans
Italian

61. Why did the colonists fight the British?


because of high taxes
because the British invaded Poland
because they wanted a new King
All three answers above are correct

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?


John Adams
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?


July 1, 1776
July 4, 1776
September 17, 1789
December 7th, 1941
64. Which were three of the original 13 states?

Virginia, Georgia, Florida


New York, New Jersey, Maine
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Massachusetts, California, Florida

65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?


The Constitution was written.
The Declaration of Independence was written.
The Constitution was ratified.
The Magna Carta was signed.

66. When was the Constitution written?


1776
1787
1802
1987

67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S.


Constitution. Name one of the writers.
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
George Washington

68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?


First Postmaster General of the United States
Third President of the United States
Invented the Cotton Gin
Discovered gravity.

69. Who is the Father of Our Country?

Benjamin Franklin

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

Abraham Lincoln

70. Who was the first President?


Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Samuel Adams

71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
Alaska
the Northwest Territory
the Louisiana Territory
Canada

72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
The American Revolution
The French and Indian War
Spanish-American War
World War II

73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
The Civil War
The American Revolution
The French and Indian War
World War I

74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.


religious freedom
slavery
taxation without representation
abortion
75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

Invented the Cotton Gin


led the United States during the War of 1812
led the United States during the American Revolution
led the United States during the Civil War

76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?


created state borders
freed the slaves
ended the American Revolution
ended World War II

77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?


fought for women's rights
taught Helen Keller
invented the Polio vaccine
discovered electricity

78. Which is a war fought by the United States in the 1900s?


World War I
The American Revolution
The Civil War
The War of 1812

79. Who was President during World War I?


Woodrow Wilson
Harry Truman
John F. Kennedy
Richard M. Nixon

80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War
II?

Thomas Jefferson

Franklin Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson

William Jefferson Clinton

81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?
China, Japan and Turkey
England, Germany and Russia
Japan, Germany, and Canada
Japan, Germany, and Italy

82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war


was he in?
The Korean War
World War I
World War II
The American Revolution

83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United
States?
Communism
Capitalism
Climate Change
Energy Shortage

84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?


Civil Rights
Animal Rights
Women's Rights
Gay Marriage

85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?


fought for women's right to vote
fought for civil rights
fought for marriage equality
fought for higher minimum wage

86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001?


terrorists attacked the United States
the stock market crashed
the Titanic sank
terrorists attacked London

87. Which is NOT an American Indian tribe?


Cherokee
Chitimacha
Mohegan
Hookah

88. What are the two longest rivers in the United States?
Missouri, Mississippi
Mississippi, Ohio
Missouri, Hudson
Ohio, Rio Grande

89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?


Atlantic
Pacific
Indian
Arctic

90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?


Atlantic
Pacific
Indian
Arctic

91. Which is NOT a U.S. territory?


Guam
American Samoa
Puerto Rico
Cuba

92. Which states border Canada?


Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont
North Dakota, Montana, Iowa
Idaho, Washington, California

93. Which is state that borders Mexico?


Louisiana
Arizona
Oklahoma
Mississippi

94. What is the capital of the United States?


Washington, D.C.
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL

95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?


Liberty Island, NY
Staten Island, NY
Washington, D.C.
Hoboken, NJ

96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

thirteen original colonies

thirteen Founding Fathers


thirteen original flavors
a baker's dozen

97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?


50 U.S. states
50 original colonies
50 founding fathers
50 original signers

98. What is the name of the national anthem?


Star Spangled Banner
Forever She Waves
Land of the Free
Home of the Brave

99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?


June 4th
July 4th
April 15th
January 1st

100. Which are two national U.S. holidays?


New Years Day, Groundhog Day
Labor Day, Lady Gaga Day
Thanksgiving, Christmas
Memorial Day, Bring Your Daughter to Work Day