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US Citizenship Civics Practice Test

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US Citizenship Civics Practice Exam

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Question 1
Please name 3 of the 13 original states:
A
Washington, Oregon, and California
B
New York, Kentucky, and Georgia
C
Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina
D
Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida
Question 1 Explanation: 
Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina
Question 2
The Declaration of Independence:
A
Freed the slaves
B
Declared our independence from France
C
Declared our independence from Great Britain.
D
Gave women the right to vote
Question 2 Explanation: 
Declared our independence from Great Britain.
Question 3
Please mark the right or freedom from the 1st Amendment:
A
trial by jury
B
to vote
C
speech
D
to bear arms
Question 3 Explanation: 
speech
Question 4
The Americans can participate in their democracy by:
A
voting and joining a civic group
B
giving an elected official your opinion on an issue and joining a community group
C
all of these answers
D
writing to a newspaper and calling Senators and Representatives
Question 4 Explanation: 
All of these answers.
Question 5
Susan B. Anthony is famous because she:
A
fought for women's rights
B
founded the Red Cross
C
was the first woman elected to the House of Representatives
D
made the first flag of the United States
Question 5 Explanation: 
She fought for women's rights.
Question 6
Please mark  the political party of today's President:
A
Republican Party
B
Democratic Party
C
Independent Party
D
Green Party
Question 6 Explanation: 
The political party of today's President is the Republican Party.
Question 7
The President's Cabinet is responsible for:
A
commanding the U.S. Armed Forces
B
making laws
C
all of these answers
D
advising the President
Question 7 Explanation: 
Advising the President.
Question 8
What is one power of the states according to our Constitution?  
A
making treaties
B
creating an army
C
providing schooling and education
D
coining or printing money
Question 8 Explanation: 
One power is providing schooling and education.
Question 9
US' President during World War I was:
A
Woodrow Wilson
B
Franklin Roosevelt
C
Theodore Roosevelt
D
Warren Harding
Question 9 Explanation: 
Woodrow Wilson.
Question 10
Please mark the description of one of the four amendments the Constitution about who can vote:
A
Citizens eighteen (18) and older can vote.
B
Citizens seventeen (17) and older can vote.
C
Only citizens with a job can vote.
D
Citizens by birth only can vote.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Citizens eighteen (18) and older can vote.
Question 11
Please mark the capital of the United States:
A
Boston, MA
B
Washington, D.C.
C
New York, NY
D
Philadelphia, PA
Question 11 Explanation: 
Washington, D.C.
Question 12
Please name the war fought by the United States in the 1800s:
A
World War II
B
Civil War
C
Korean War
D
World War I
Question 12 Explanation: 
Civil War
Question 13
The Declaration of Independence was written by:
A
George Washington
B
James Madison
C
Thomas Jefferson
D
Abraham Lincoln
Question 13 Explanation: 
Thomas Jefferson
Question 14
Please mark the supreme law of the land:
A
the Constitution
B
the Emancipation Proclamation
C
the Declaration of Independence
D
the Articles of Confederation
Question 14 Explanation: 
The Constitution.
Question 15
The Constitution is responsible for:
A
setting up the government
B
all of these answers
C
defining the government
D
protecting the basic rights of Americans
Question 15 Explanation: 
All of these answers
Question 16
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
A
ended World War I
B
freed slaves in most Southern states
C
gave women the right to vote
D
gave the United States independence from Great Britain
Question 16 Explanation: 
Freed slaves in most Southern states.
Question 17
The ocean on the East Coast of the United States is:
A
the Arctic Ocean
B
the Indian Ocean
C
the Pacific Ocean
D
the Atlantic Ocean
Question 17 Explanation: 
The Atlantic Ocean
Question 18
When one says the Pledge of Allegiance they show loyalty to:
A
the state where they live
B
the President
C
Congress
D
the United States
Question 18 Explanation: 
The United States
Question 19
Name one U.S. territory:
A
Cayman Islands
B
Bermuda
C
Guam
D
Haiti
Question 19 Explanation: 
Guam
Question 20
In the WW2, the US fought against:
A
Austria-Hungary, Japan, and Germany
B
the Soviet Union, Germany, and Italy
C
Japan, Germany, and Italy
D
Japan, China, and Vietnam
Question 20 Explanation: 
Japan, Germany, and Italy.
Question 21
Please name one of the writers of the Federalist Papers which supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution:
A
John Adams
B
George Washington
C
James Madison
D
Thomas Jefferson
Question 21 Explanation: 
James Madison
Question 22
Please name one of the problems that led to the Civil War:
A
sugar
B
westward expansion
C
slavery
D
oil
Question 22 Explanation: 
Slavery
Question 23
Please name one of the problems that led to the Civil War:
A
sugar
B
westward expansion
C
slavery
D
oil
Question 23 Explanation: 
Slavery
Question 24
A U.S. Senator represents:
A
all people of the state
B
the state legislatures
C
only the people in the state who voted for the Senator
D
all people of the state who belong to the Senator's political party
Question 24 Explanation: 
All people of the state.
Question 25
Please mark the number of U.S. Senators:
A
435
B
100
C
50
D
52
Question 25 Explanation: 
100
Question 26
The name of the current President of the United States is:
A
Bill Clinton
B
George W. Bush
C
Joe Biden
D
Donald Trump
Question 26 Explanation: 
Donald Trump
Question 27
Please mark the name of the current Vice President of the United States:
A
Al Gore
B
Dick Cheney
C
Mike Pence
D
Joe Biden
Question 27 Explanation: 
Mike Pence
Question 28
Some states have more Representatives than others because:
A
of the geographical size of the state
B
of the state's location
C
of the state's population
D
the state's Representatives have seniority in the House of Representatives
Question 28 Explanation: 
Because of the state's population
Question 29
Please name two national U.S. holidays:
A
Citizenship Day and Columbus Day
B
Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day
C
April Fool's Day and Labor Day
D
Labor Day and Thanksgiving
Question 29 Explanation: 
Labor Day and Thanksgiving
Question 30
The official who vetoes bills is:
A
the President
B
the Vice President
C
the Speaker of the House
D
the President Pro Tempore
Question 30 Explanation: 
The President
Question 31
The U.S. Representative is elected for:
A
8 years
B
4 years
C
2 years
D
6 years
Question 31 Explanation: 
2 years
Question 32
Please mark who signs bills to become laws:
A
the Secretary of State
B
the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
C
the Vice President
D
the President
Question 32 Explanation: 
The President
Question 33
Please mark what you consider to stop one branch of government from becoming too powerful:
A
checks and balances
B
the President
C
the people
D
freedom of speech
Question 33 Explanation: 
Checks and balances.
Question 34
What is the most important thing done by Abraham Lincoln:
A
He saved (or preserved) the Union
B
He established the United Nations
C
He declared war on Great Britain
D
He purchased Alaska
Question 34 Explanation: 
He saved (or preserved) the Union
Question 35
The Constitution was written in:
A
1776
B
1787
C
1789
D
1790
Question 35 Explanation: 
1787
Question 36
The name of the national anthem is:
A
God Bless the U.S.A.
B
The Star-Spangled Banner
C
My Country Tis of Thee
D
America the Beautiful
Question 36 Explanation: 
The Star-Spangled Banner
Question 37
Please mark the main concern of the United States during the Cold War:
A
the Great Depression
B
climate change
C
Communism
D
slavery
Question 37 Explanation: 
Communism
Question 38
Please mark the two major political parties in the United States:
A
American and Bull-Moose
B
Democratic and Republican
C
Democratic-Republican and Whigs
D
Reform and Green
Question 38 Explanation: 
Democratic and Republican are the two major political parties in the United States.
Question 39
The flag has 50 stars because:
A
there is one star for each president.
B
there is one star for each state.
C
there were 50 original colonies.
D
there were 50 people who originally came to the United States.
Question 39 Explanation: 
Because there is one star for each state.
Question 40
Federal laws are made by:
A
the President
B
the Supreme Court
C
the Congress
D
the states
Question 40 Explanation: 
The Congress.
Question 41
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
A
9
B
10
C
11
D
12
Question 41 Explanation: 
At least 9.
Question 42
The role of the judicial branch is to:
A
resolve disputes
B
decide if a law goes against the Constitution
C
review laws
D
all of these answers
Question 42 Explanation: 
All of these answers.
Question 43
Please mark the event that happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States:
A
Hurricane Andrew struck the United States.
B
The accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant occurred.
C
Terrorists attacked the United States.
D
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
Question 43 Explanation: 
Terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001.
Question 44
Who becomes President if both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve:
A
the President Pro Tempore
B
the Speaker of the House
C
the Secretary of State
D
the Secretary of the Treasury
Question 44 Explanation: 
The Speaker of the House.
Question 45
Martin Luther King Jr is the one who:
A
became a U.S. Senator
B
ran for President of the United States
C
fought for women's suffrage
D
fought for civil rights
Question 45 Explanation: 
Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for civil rights.
Question 46
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called:
A
the Declaration of Independence
B
the Bill of Rights
C
the inalienable rights
D
the Articles of Confederation
Question 46 Explanation: 
The Bill of Rights.
Question 47
The first President was:
A
George Washington
B
John Adams
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
Thomas Jefferson
Question 47 Explanation: 
George Washington
Question 48
The "Father of Our Country" is:
A
Abraham Lincoln
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
Patrick Henry
D
George Washington
Question 48 Explanation: 
George Washington
Question 49
The economic system in the United States is:
A
none of these answers
B
communist economy
C
capitalist economy
D
socialist economy
Question 49 Explanation: 
capitalist economy
Question 50
The two rights in the Declaration of Independence are:
A
liberty and justice
B
life and pursuit of happiness
C
life and right to own a home
D
life and death
Question 50 Explanation: 
Life and pursuit of happiness
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