Thursday, August 7, 2008

Could you pass the test?

Did you know that to become a naturalized citizen of the United States you have to pass a test? There is a reading/writing portion and a civics portion. The questions can be any 10 out of 100.

Some are no brainers like-What are the colors of the American flag.

Others are a little more tricky like-For how long to we elect our Senators?

These are things we learn and then quickly forget. How often do we think about Senators?

So here is a sampling of the Citizenship Test questions. How many can you answer correctly? Could you pass the test? (answers are here)

19. How many amendments are there to the Constitution?
22. What makes up Congress?
25. How many Senators are there in Congress
28. How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?
29. For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives?
32. What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government?
34. What is the supreme law of the United States?
35. What is the Bill of Rights?
38. Who becomes President if both the President and Vice President die?
41. Who said, “Give me liberty or give me death”?
48. Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court?
49. How many Supreme Court Justices are there?
54. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
56. What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of Independence?
58. Who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner?
63. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
64. What special group advises the President?
66. Which President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army and Navy?
71. What group has the power to declare war?
72. Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting rights.
74. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
75. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
76. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
77. Who meets in the U.S. Capitol building?
80. Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment.
81. Who is Commander-in-Chief of the United States military?
84. How many times may a Senator or Congressman be re-elected?
90. Name one of the purposes of the United Nations.
92. Can the Constitution be changed?