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Civics Test Question

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

A: Principles of American Democracy   START  
What is the supreme law of the land?   The constitution  
How many amendments does the Constitution have?   Twenty Seven (27)  
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?   .Life .Libery .Pursuit Of Hapiness  
What is freedom of relgion?   You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion  
B: System of Goverment   START  
Name one branch of government.   .Congress .Legislative .President .Executive .The courts .Judicial  
Who is in charge of the executive branch?   The President  
How many U.S.Snators are there?   one hundred (100)  
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?   Six (6)  
C: Rights and Responsibilities   START  
How old do citizens have to be to vote for president?   eighteen (18) and older  
When must all men register for the Selective Service?   .at age eighteen (18) .between eightenn (18)and twentey six (26)  
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?   April 15  
What is one responsiblity that is only for Untied States Citizens?   .Serve on a jury .Vote in a federal election  
A: Colonial Period and Independence   START  
Who lived in America before the Europeons arrived?   .American Indians .Native Americans  
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?   (Thomas) Jefferson  
When was the Delcration of Independence adopted?   July 4, 1776  
Who was the first President?   (George) Washington  
B: 1800's   START  
Who was President during World War I?   (Woodrow) Wilson  
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?   Communism  
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?   civil rights (movement)  
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?*   ▪ fought for civil rights ▪ worked for equality for all Americans  
A: Geography   START  
Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.   ▪ Missouri (River) ▪ Mississippi (River)  
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?   ▪ Pacific (Ocean)  
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?   ▪ Atlantic (Ocean)  
What is the capital of the United States?*   ▪ Washington, D.C.  
B:Symbols   START  
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?   ▪ because there were 13 original colonies ▪ because the stripes represent the original colonies  
Why does the flag have 50 stars?*   ▪ because there is one star for each state ▪ because each star represents a state ▪ because there are 50 states  
What is the name of the national anthem?   ▪ The Star-Spangled Banner  
Name one state that borders Mexico.   ▪ California ▪ Arizona ▪ New Mexico ▪ Texas  
C: Holidays   START  
When do we celebrate Independence Day?*   ▪ July 4  
Name two national U.S. holidays.   ▪ New Year’s Day ▪ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ▪ Presidents’ Day ▪ Memorial Day ▪ Independence Day ▪ Labor Day ▪ Columbus Day ▪ Veterans Day ▪ Thanksgiving ▪ Christmas  


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