Sample Citizenship Quiz

 

1. Who elects the president of the United States?

                        American people

Electoral College

                        House of Representatives   

                        U.S. Senate

 

2. How many changes or amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?

                        10

                        18

                        27

                        32

 

3. How long is each term for a U.S. senator?

                        2 years

                        4 years

5 years

6 years

 

4. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?

Pass laws

Interpret and explain laws

Oversee Congress and the President

Write laws

 

5. Who becomes president if both the president and vice president die?

                        Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

President Pro-Tem of the Senate

Speaker of the House

Secretary of State

 

6. Which is NOT a requirement to be president?

Be elected by the American people

Be a natural-born citizen

Have lived in the United States for at least 14 years

Be at least 35 years old.

 

7. Who nominates judges to serve as Supreme Court justices?

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

President

                        Speaker of the House

Majority leaders of the two political parties

 

8. How many Supreme Court justices are there?

7

8

9

11

 

 

9. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Paine

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

 

10. Who has the power to declare war?

Congress only

President only

Both president and Congress must declare war

Senate only

 

11. In what year was the U.S. Constitution written?

1776

1782

1787

1790

 

12. What kind of government does the United States have?

                        Democracy

Republic

Commonwealth

Confederacy

 

 

 

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Citizenship Quiz    Source: Immigration and Naturalization Service.

 

1.  The Electoral College elects the president of the United States.

2.  There are 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

3.  Each U.S. senator's term lasts 6 years.

4.  The Supreme Court interprets and explains laws.

5.  The Speaker of the House becomes president if the president and vice-president cannot serve.

6.  Being elected by the American people is not a requirement to become president because the Electoral    college elects the president.

7.  The president nominates Supreme Court justices.

8.  The Supreme Court has nine justices.

9.  Thomas Jefferson was the primary writer of the Declaration of Independence.

10. Only Congress has the power to declare war.

11. The Constitution was written in 1787.

12. The United States is a republic.

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