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?





           Petition the Government

How many amendments does the Constitution have?


What did the Declaration of Independence do?

           Announced our independence from Great Britain


What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?



           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.





           The Courts



What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

           Checks and balances

           Separation of powers

Who makes federal laws?


           Senate and House of Representatives

           U.S. Legislature

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


         House of Representatives

How many U.S. Senators are there?



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



Who is your state’s U.S. Senator?

         Bill Nelson

         Marco Rubio

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?



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



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?



In what month do we vote for President?



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?



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