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1. Why did the colonists fight the British?
  • because they didn't have self-government
  • all of these answers
  • because the British army stayed in their houses
  • because of high taxes
  • 2. What is the "rule of law"?
  • Everyone must follow the law.
  • Everyone but the President must follow the law.
  • Government does not have to follow the law.
  • All laws must be the same in every state.
  • 3. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  • the Prime Minister
  • the Chief Justice
  • the Speaker of the House
  • the President
  • 4. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
  • the state where you live
  • the President
  • Congress
  • the United States
  • 5. What is the economic system in the United States?
  • none of these answers
  • communist economy
  • capitalist economy
  • socialist economy
  • 6. Name one state that borders Canada.
  • Maine
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Oregon
  • 7. Who signs bills to become laws?
  • the Secretary of State
  • the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  • the Vice President
  • the President
  • 8. Who vetoes bills?
  • the Vice President
  • the President
  • the Speaker of the House
  • the President Pro Tempore
  • 9. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
  • nine (9)
  • ten (10)
  • eleven (11)
  • twelve (12)
  • 10. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
  • all people of the state
  • the state legislatures
  • only the people in the state who voted for the Senator
  • all people of the state who belong to the Senator's political party
  • 11. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
  • The Declaration of Independence was written.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation was written.
  • The Constitution was written.
  • The Virginia Declaration of Rights was written.
  • 12. Who was the first President?
  • George Washington
  • John Adams
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • 13. In what month do we vote for President?
  • January
  • February
  • October
  • November
  • 14. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
  • the Vice President
  • the Secretary of Defense
  • the President
  • the Attorney General
  • 15. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
  • American Indians
  • Floridians
  • no one
  • Canadians
  • 16. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
  • saved (or preserved) the Union
  • established the United Nations
  • declared war on Great Britain
  • purchased Alaska
  • 17. What does the President's Cabinet do?
  • commands the U.S. Armed Forces
  • makes laws
  • all of these answers
  • advises the President
  • 18. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
  • because of the geographical size of the state
  • because of the state's location
  • because of the state's population
  • because the state's Representatives have seniority in the House of Representatives
  • 19. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
  • nine (9)
  • ten (10)
  • eleven (11)
  • twelve (12)
  • 20. What is one reason colonists came to America?
  • to join a civic group
  • none of these answers
  • freedom
  • for the experience traveling across the ocean
  • 21. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
  • Hurricane Andrew struck the United States.
  • The accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant occurred.
  • Terrorists attacked the United States.
  • The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
  • 22. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Franklin Roosevelt
  • Harry Truman
  • 23. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
  • civil rights movement
  • conservation
  • prohibition
  • women's suffrage
  • 24. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  • the President Pro Tempore
  • the Secretary of State
  • the Vice President
  • the Speaker of the House
  • 25. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
  • because the stripes represent the members of the Second Continental Congress
  • because it was considered lucky to have 13 stripes on the flag
  • because the stripes represent the original colonies
  • because the stripes represent the number of signatures on the U.S. Constitution
  • 26. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
  • John Adams
  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • 27. What is the supreme law of the land?
  • the Constitution
  • the Emancipation Proclamation
  • the Declaration of Independence
  • the Articles of Confederation
  • 28. What are the two major political parties in the United States?
  • American and Bull-Moose
  • Democratic and Republican
  • Democratic-Republican and Whigs
  • Reform and Green
  • 29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
  • Joe Biden
  • Barack Obama
  • Dick Cheney
  • Mike Pence
  • 30. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • 31. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
  • sugar
  • westward expansion
  • slavery
  • oil
  • 32. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
  • Congress shall make
  • We the British
  • We the Colonists
  • We the People
  • 33. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
  • checks and balances
  • the President
  • the people
  • freedom of speech
  • 34. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
  • eight (8)
  • four (4)
  • two (2)
  • six (6)
  • 35. What is the name of the national anthem?
  • God Bless the U.S.A.
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • My Country Tis of Thee
  • America the Beautiful
  • 36. Who did the United States fight in World War II?
  • Austria-Hungary, Japan, and Germany
  • the Soviet Union, Germany, and Italy
  • Japan, Germany, and Italy
  • Japan, China, and Vietnam
  • 37. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
  • youngest member of the Constitutional Convention
  • third President of the United States
  • inventor of the airplane
  • U.S. diplomat
  • 38. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
  • one hundred (100)
  • two hundred (200)
  • four hundred thirty-five (435)
  • four hundred forty-one (441)
  • 39. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.
  • Citizens eighteen (18) and older can vote.
  • Citizens seventeen (17) and older can vote.
  • Only citizens with a job can vote.
  • Citizens by birth only can vote.
  • 40. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
  • World War II
  • Civil War
  • Korean War
  • World War I
  • 41. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
  • eighteen (18) and older
  • sixteen (16) and older
  • twenty-one (21) and older
  • thirty-five (35) and older
  • 42. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
  • civil rights movement
  • conservation
  • prohibition
  • women's suffrage
  • 43. Name one right only for United States citizens.
  • freedom of religion
  • attend public school
  • run for federal office
  • freedom of speech
  • 44. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  • to provide schooling
  • to provide police departments
  • to make treaties
  • to issue driver's licenses
  • 45. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
  • Quebec
  • Haiti
  • Alaska
  • the Louisiana Territory
  • 46. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
  • Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of the Treasury
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services and Secretary of the Navy
  • Secretary of Weather and Secretary of Energy
  • Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of History
  • 47. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  • to provide schooling
  • to provide police departments
  • to make treaties
  • to issue driver's licenses
  • 48. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
  • liberty and justice
  • life and pursuit of happiness
  • life and right to own a home
  • life and death
  • 49. Name one state that borders Mexico.
  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • California
  • Florida
  • 50. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
  • ten (10)
  • twenty-three (23)
  • twenty-one (21)
  • twenty-seven (27)
  • 51. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
  • the Vice President
  • the Secretary of Defense
  • the President
  • the Attorney General
  • 52. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
  • ten (10)
  • two (2)
  • four (4)
  • six (6)
  • 53. Name two national U.S. holidays.
  • Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day
  • April Fool's Day and Labor Day
  • Labor Day and Thanksgiving
  • Citizenship Day and Columbus Day
  • 54. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  • to provide schooling
  • to provide police departments
  • to make treaties
  • to issue driver's licenses
  • 55. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
  • Congress shall make
  • We the British
  • We the Colonists
  • We the People
  • 56. Who vetoes bills?
  • the Vice President
  • the President
  • the Speaker of the House
  • the President Pro Tempore
  • 57. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
  • checks and balances
  • the President
  • the people
  • freedom of speech
  • 58. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
  • American Indians
  • Floridians
  • no one
  • Canadians
  • 59. Who is the "Father of Our Country"?
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Patrick Henry
  • George Washington
  • 60. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
  • the Great Depression
  • climate change
  • Communism
  • slavery
  • 61. When was the Constitution written?
  • 1776
  • 1787
  • 1789
  • 1790
  • 62. What is the political party of the President now?
  • Republican Party
  • Democratic Party
  • Independent Party
  • Green Party
  • 63. What is the name of the President of the United States now?
  • Bill Clinton
  • Donald Trump
  • Barack Obama
  • George W. Bush
  • 64. How many U.S. Senators are there?
  • four hundred thirty-five (435)
  • one hundred (100)
  • fifty (50)
  • fifty-two (52)
  • 65. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
  • make treaties
  • create an army
  • provide schooling and education
  • coin or print money
  • 66. Name one state that borders Canada.
  • Maine
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Oregon
  • 67. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
  • December 7, 1787
  • July 4, 1789
  • July 4, 1776
  • March 4, 1789
  • 68. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
  • because the stripes represent the members of the Second Continental Congress
  • because it was considered lucky to have 13 stripes on the flag
  • because the stripes represent the original colonies
  • because the stripes represent the number of signatures on the U.S. Constitution
  • 69. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
  • declared our independence from Great Britain
  • freed the slaves
  • declared our independence from France
  • gave women the right to vote
  • 70. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  • to provide schooling
  • to provide police departments
  • to make treaties
  • to issue driver's licenses
  • 71. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
  • World War I
  • the Revolutionary War
  • the Civil War
  • the War of 1812
  • 72. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
  • the Senate and House of Representatives
  • the House of Representatives and the courts
  • the House of Lords and the House of Commons
  • the Senate and the courts
  • 73. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
  • the Senate and House of Representatives
  • the House of Representatives and the courts
  • the House of Lords and the House of Commons
  • the Senate and the courts
  • 74. What does the Constitution do?
  • all of these answers
  • sets up the government
  • defines the government
  • protects basic rights of Americans
  • 75. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
  • ended World War I
  • freed slaves in most Southern states
  • gave women the right to vote
  • gave the United States independence from Great Britain
  • 76. What is an amendment?
  • the beginning of the Declaration of Independence
  • the Preamble to the Constitution
  • an addition (to the Constitution)
  • an introduction
  • 77. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
  • vote and join a civic group
  • give an elected official your opinion on an issue and join a community group
  • all of these answers
  • write to a newspaper and call Senators and Representatives
  • 78. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
  • July 4
  • March 15
  • May 15
  • April 15
  • 79. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
  • The Declaration of Independence was written.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation was written.
  • The Constitution was written.
  • The Virginia Declaration of Rights was written.
  • 80. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
  • civil rights movement
  • conservation
  • prohibition
  • women's suffrage
  • 81. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
  • Civil War
  • Revolutionary War
  • World War I
  • War of 1812
  • 82. What did Susan B. Anthony do?
  • fought for women's rights
  • founded the Red Cross
  • the first woman elected to the House of Representatives
  • made the first flag of the United States
  • 83. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
  • Joe Biden
  • Barack Obama
  • John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • Anthony Kennedy
  • 84. What is the supreme law of the land?
  • the Constitution
  • the Emancipation Proclamation
  • the Declaration of Independence
  • the Articles of Confederation
  • 85. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • James Madison
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • 86. When do we celebrate Independence Day?
  • July 4
  • March 4
  • June 30
  • January 1
  • 87. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
  • The Declaration of Independence was written.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation was written.
  • The Constitution was written.
  • The Virginia Declaration of Rights was written.
  • 88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
  • Ohio River
  • Rio Grande River
  • Colorado River
  • Mississippi River
  • 89. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
  • make treaties
  • create an army
  • provide schooling and education
  • coin or print money
  • 90. Who makes federal laws?
  • the Supreme Court
  • the President
  • Congress
  • the states
  • 91. Who signs bills to become laws?
  • the Secretary of State
  • the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  • the Vice President
  • the President
  • 92. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
  • never travel outside the United States
  • give up loyalty to other countries
  • disobey the laws of the United States
  • not defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
  • 93. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
  • English
  • Canadians
  • Dutch
  • Africans
  • 94. What is one reason colonists came to America?
  • to join a civic group
  • none of these answers
  • freedom
  • for the experience traveling across the ocean
  • 95. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
  • English
  • Canadians
  • Dutch
  • Africans
  • 96. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
  • July 4
  • March 15
  • May 15
  • April 15
  • 97. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  • the Declaration of Independence
  • the Bill of Rights
  • the inalienable rights
  • the Articles of Confederation
  • 98. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
  • Vietnam War
  • Civil War
  • Spanish-American War
  • World War II
  • 99. What is freedom of religion?
  • You must choose a religion.
  • You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
  • You can't choose the time you practice your religion.
  • No one can practice a religion.
  • 100. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Southern Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean


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