Take the Test Just For Fun to Celebrate C├ęsar's Citizenship
Posted: 11/26/2012
Author: Town of Century

Below is a sampling of  U.S. Citizenship test questions regarding government.  How many can you answer correctly?

 

What does the Constitution do?           

           Sets up the government

           Defines the government

           Protects basic rights of Americans

 

What is the supreme law of the land?

           The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.

 

What is an amendment?

           A change or addition to the Constitution

 

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

           Speech

           Religion

           Assembly

           Press

           Petition the Government


How many amendments does the Constitution have?

           27


What did the Declaration of Independence do?

           Announced our independence from Great Britain

 

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

           Life

           Liberty

           Pursuit of happiness

 

What is the “rule of law”?

           Everyone must follow the law.

           Leaders must obey the law.

           Government must obey the law.

           No one is above the law.

 

Name one branch of the government.

           Congress

           Legislative

           President

           Executive

           The Courts

           Judicial

 

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

           Checks and balances

           Separation of powers


Who makes federal laws?

           Congress

           Senate and House of Representatives

           U.S. Legislature


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

           Senate

         House of Representatives


How many U.S. Senators are there?

         100

 

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

         Six

 

Who is your state’s U.S. Senator?

         Bill Nelson

         Marco Rubio


The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

         435

 

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

         Two

 

Name your U.S. Representative.

         Jeff Miller

 

Why do some states have more Representatives than others?

         Because some states have more people

 

We elect a President for how many years?

         Four

 

In what month do we vote for President?

         November

 

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

         The Vice President

 

If both the President and Vice President can no longer serve who becomes President?

         The Speaker of the House

 

What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

         John Boehner

 

What does the President’s Cabinet do?

         Advise the President

 

What is the highest court in the U.S.

         The Supreme Court

 

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

         Nine

 

Who is the Chief Justice of the U.S.?

         John Roberts

 

Under our Constitution, what powers belong to the federal government?

         To print money

         To declare war

         To create an army

         To make treaties

 

Under our Constitution, what powers belong to the states?

         To provide schooling and education

         To provide protection (police)

         To provide safety (fire department)

         To give a driver’s license

         To approve zoning and land use

 

Name one right only for U.S. citizens.

         Vote in a federal election

         Run for federal office