Happy Independence Day!

4 07 2010

At work on Thursday we took a little quiz, best scores got a gift card to Target. The questions come from the US Citizenship test. I thought I’d share it with you today, see how well you all do! For the record, you have to score at least 80% to become a citizen. There’s 30 questions so that means you need to get 24 correct. The first 20 I found to be easy, but the last 10 were quite difficult. No consulting Father Google!

  1. What is the title of the National Anthem?
    • Oh, Say Can You See
    • God Bless America
    • America the Beautiful
    • The Star Spangled Banner
  2. Which of the following rights is guaranteed by the first amendment?
    • Right to bear arms
    • Right to vote
    • Freedom of religion
    • All of the above
  3. What is the title of the head of a city government?
    • Mayor
    • Governor
    • Chancellor
    • Chairman of the Board
  4. Who has the ability to declare war?
    • The President
    • The Secretary of Defense
    • The Joint Chiefs
    • The Congress
  5. How many full terms may a Senator serve?
    • 1
    • 6
    • 4
    • No term limits for Senators
  6. How many full terms can a President serve?
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    • 6
  7. How many years is a full term for a Representative?
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    • 6
  8. Which amendment sets the minimum voting age to 18?
    • 1st
    • 18th
    • 19th
    • 26th
  9. Who becomes President if both the President and Vice President die?
    • The Speaker of the House
    • The Secretary of Defense
    • The Chief Justice
    • The First Lady
  10. On July 4th, 1776 we declared independence from whom?
    • Germany
    • Great Britain
    • Spain
    • Rome
  11. How amny branches of government do we have?
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • zero
  12. Which is part of the Judicial branch at the federal level?
    • The Supreme Court
    • The Congress
    • The Senate
    • The Presidential Cabinet
  13. Who elects the President of the United States?
    • The House of Representatives
    • The Electoral College
    • The Senate
    • The State Governors
  14. How many states are there?
    • 10
    • 13
    • 50
    • 100
  15. How many stripes are there on the American flag?
    • 10
    • 13
    • 50
    • 100
  16. Who was the President of the United States during the civil war?
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • George Washington
    • Ulysses S Grant
    • Lyndon B Johnson
  17. Who is the current President of the United States?
    • George Bush
    • Barak Obama
    • Hillary Clinton
    • Joe Biden
  18.  Who is the current Vice President of the United States?
    • George Bush
    • Barak Obama
    • Dick Cheney
    • Joe Biden
  19. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
    • to establish a trade route with India
    • to set up fur trade with the natives
    • to establish a new nation
    • to fin religious freedom
  20. How many total Senators are there?
    • 10
    • 13
    • 50
    • 100
  21. The constitution has how may amendments?
    • 23
    • 27
    • 31
    • 33
  22. How many amendments have been proposed officially by Congress but never ratified?
    • none
    • 1
    • 6
    • 12
  23. Which of these amendments is a ratified and current amendment?
    • Declaring it illegal to desecrate the American Flag
    • Equality of rights reguardless of gender
    • Restricting marriage in all States to be between a man and a woman
    • Prohibiting the importing of liquor into States where it is illegal
  24. In what year was the last amendment ratified?
    • 1868
    • 1920
    • 1961
    • 1992
  25. What is the official language of the United States?
    • none
    • Latin
    • English
    • Esperanto
  26. Who was the first Vice President of the United States?
    • George Washington
    • John Adams
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • Andrew Jackson
  27. Who said “Give me liberty or give me death”?
    • Nathan Hale
    • Patrick Henry
    • John Wilkes Booth
    • Thomas Paine
  28. How many Presidents were assassinated while in office?
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    • 6
  29. Which of these presidents was born in Texas?
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Richard Nixon
    • Ronald Reagan
    • George W Bush
  30. How many Presidents have been impeached?
    • none
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4

For the record I got 24 out of 30. I’ll come back and post the answers in a day or two!