100 Question U.S. Civics Quiz enter Can you pass this 100-question U.S. Civics Quiz? Give it a try! Most questions are taken right from the U.S. Naturalization Exam. All have multiple choice answers. Please choose the BEST answer. buy modafinil usa Step 1 of 14 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT - Principles of American Democracy (1 of 2) 7% This quiz matches the U.S. Immigration exam as closely as possible. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete this quiz.1. What is the supreme law of the land?*The Supreme CourtThe Declaration of independenceThe U.S. ConstitutionUniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)2. What does the Constitution do?*Sets up the governmentDefines the limits of governmentProtects basic rights of AmericansAll of the above3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?*Liberty for allJustice for allWe the peopleWe the citizens4. What is an amendment?*It's a change to the Constitution.It's a vote in Congress.It's part of the Electoral College.It's the process by which Supreme Court Justices are chosen.5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?*The Bill of RightsThe Bill of LadingThe Ten CommandmentsThe List of Ten6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*Right to bear armsRight to voteRight to free exercise of religionRight to a speedy trial 7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?*273310518. What did the Declaration of Independence do?*Declared our independence (from France)Ended the American RevolutionFormed a pact with Great BritainDeclared our independence (from Great Britain)9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?*Free Press, LifeLiberty, Right to VoteLife, LibertyFree speech, Pursuit of happiness10. What is freedom of religion?*You can practice (or not practice) any religion, as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others.You cannot practice any religion.You can practice any religion, regardless of others' rights.You must practice a state mandated religion.11. What is the economic system in the United States?*Black marketUnderground railroadCapitalist, Free marketSocialist, Communist12. What is the "rule of law"?*Everyone must follow the law.Leaders must obey the law.No one is above the law.All of the above. 13. Which are the three branches of government?.*Army, Navy, Air ForceLegislative, Executive, JudicialSupreme Court, President, AgricultureJudicial, Congress, Senate14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?*The PresidentMartial lawThe U.S. MilitaryChecks and balances15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?*Secretary of DefenseThe Commerce SecretaryThe Supreme CourtThe President16. Who makes federal laws?*The FBIThe Department of JusticeCongressThe Attorney General17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?*President, Supreme CourtFBI, CIADepartment of Justice, Department of EducationSenate, House of Representatives18. How many U.S. Senators are there?*43521005019. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?*246820. How many Senators are elected from each state?*648221. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?*94351001222. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?*2468 23. What determines the number of Representatives a state will have?*The Supreme CourtAgriculturePopulationLand mass24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?*All the people of the countryHalf the people of their stateAll the people of their stateHalf the people of the country25. Which location has *non-voting* representation in Congress?*District of ColumbiaHawaiiCubaAlaska26. We elect a President for how many years?*4261227. In what month do we vote for President?*AprilNovemberOctoberJanuary28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*Donald TrumpNancy PelosiGeorge BushMike Pence29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?*Donald TrumpDick CheneyMike PenceHillary Clinton30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?*The Secretary of StateThe Speaker of the HouseThe First LadyThe Vice President31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?*The First LadyA special election is held.The Secretary of StateThe Speaker of the House32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?*The First LadyThe PresidentThe Secretary of DefenseThe Vice President 33. Who signs bills to become laws?*The PresidentThe Attorney GeneralThe Vice PresidentThe President's secretary34. Who vetoes bills?*The Vice PresidentThe PresidentThe Speaker of the HouseThe Senate Majority Leader35. What does the President’s Cabinet do?*They clean the White House.They advise the President.They make laws.They tell the President what he must do.36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?*Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of CommerceSecretary of Defense, Secretary of EducationAttorney General, Vice PresidentAll of the above are correct.37. What does the judicial branch do?*Decide the Constitutionality of lawsFederal law enforcementAuthorize military actionWrite and pass new legislation38. What is the highest court in the United States?*The Presidential CourtThe U.S. Supreme CourtState Supreme CourtFederal Court39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?*91261840. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?*Antonin ScaliaSonia SotomayorClarence ThomasJohn Roberts41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?*To print moneyTo create an armyTo declare warAll of the above are correct42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?*To establish and print currencyTo declare war on other countriesTo provide schooling and educationTo make treaties 43. Who is the chief executive of a state?*The GovernorThe SenatorThe State ComptrollerThe Lieutenant Governor44. How many U.S. states are there?*5051574845. What are the two major political parties in the United States, now?*Democratic and RepublicanGreen and RepublicanLibertarian and CommunistRepublican and Libertarian46. What is the political party of the President now?*CommunistDemocraticLibertarianRepublican47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?*Paul RyanJoe BidenHillary ClintonNancy Pelosi 48. Which Constitutional Amendment related to voting rights for women?*1st2nd19th27th49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*Gun ownershipMandatory military servicePay a poll taxServe on a jury50. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?*CongressThe FlagThe U.S. MilitaryThe President51. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?*give up loyalty to other countriesobey the laws of the United Statesdefend the Constitution and laws of the United StatesAll of the above are correct52. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?*21182535 53. Which is a way that Americans can participate in the U.S. political process?*publicly defame a political opponentthrow rocks at public officescommit voter fraudpublicly support or oppose an issue or policy54. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?*April 15thJanuary 1stApril 1stDecember 31st55. When must all men register for the Selective Service?*at age 55at age 16at age 18at age 2156. What are two rights of all American citizens?*right to succeed, right to pursue happinessright to vote, right to a jobright to bear arms, right to free speechright to free speech, right to health care57. Which Constitutional Amendment makes it illegal to institute a poll tax?*24th27th11th17th 58. What is one reason colonists came to America?*health careeducationreligious freedomlibraries59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?*FrenchNative American IndiansChineseVikings60. What group of people was sold as slaves and taken to America?*AfricansItalianAustraliansMexicans61. Why did the colonists fight the British?*because of high taxesbecause the British invaded Polandbecause they wanted a new KingAll three answers above are correct62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?*George WashingtonBenjamin FranklinThomas JeffersonJohn Adams63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?*September 17, 1789July 4, 1776December 7th, 1941July 1, 177664. Which were three of the original 13 states?*New York, New Jersey, MaineNew Hampshire, Pennsylvania, VirginiaVirginia, Georgia, FloridaMassachusetts, California, Florida65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?*The Constitution was written.The Constitution was ratified.The Magna Carta was signed.The Declaration of Independence was written.66. When was the Constitution written?*198717761787180267. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.*Thomas JeffersonJames MadisonGeorge WashingtonBenjamin Franklin68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?*Invented the Cotton GinFirst Postmaster General of the United StatesDiscovered gravity.Third President of the United States69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?*Abraham LincolnGeorge WashingtonThomas JeffersonBenjamin Franklin70. Who was the first President?*Thomas JeffersonBenjamin FranklinGeorge WashingtonSamuel Adams 71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?*the Northwest TerritoryCanadaAlaskathe Louisiana Territory72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.*Spanish-American WarThe American RevolutionThe French and Indian WarWorld War II73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.*The Civil WarThe American RevolutionThe French and Indian WarWorld War I74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.*abortionslaveryreligious freedomtaxation without representation75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?*Invented the Cotton Ginled the United States during the American Revolutionled the United States during the Civil Warled the United States during the War of 181276. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?*ended the American Revolutioncreated state bordersfreed the slavesended World War II77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?*fought for women's rightstaught Helen Kellerinvented the Polio vaccinediscovered electricity 78. Which is a war fought by the United States in the 1900s?*The American RevolutionThe Civil WarThe War of 1812World War I79. Who was President during World War I?*Woodrow WilsonRichard M. NixonHarry TrumanJohn F. Kennedy80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?*Thomas JeffersonWoodrow WilsonWilliam Jefferson ClintonFranklin Roosevelt81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?*Japan, Germany, and ItalyChina, Japan and TurkeyEngland, Germany and RussiaJapan, Germany, and Canada82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?*World War IIThe American RevolutionThe Korean WarWorld War I83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?*CommunismClimate ChangeCapitalismEnergy Shortage84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?*Animal RightsWomen's RightsGay MarriageCivil Rights85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?*fought for marriage equalityfought for civil rightsfought for women's right to votefought for higher minimum wage86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001?*the Titanic sankthe stock market crashedterrorists attacked Londonterrorists attacked the United States87. Which is NOT an American Indian tribe?*CherokeeChitimachaHookahMohegan 88. What are the two longest rivers in the United States?*Ohio, Rio GrandeMississippi, OhioMissouri, MississippiMissouri, Hudson89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?*ArcticIndianAtlanticPacific90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?*AtlanticPacificIndianArctic91. Which is NOT a U.S. territory?*GuamAmerican SamoaCubaPuerto Rico92. Which states border Canada?*Idaho, Washington, CaliforniaNew Jersey, New Hampshire, VermontNorth Dakota, Montana, IowaMaine, New Hampshire, Vermont93. Which is state that borders Mexico?*ArizonaLouisianaMississippiOklahoma94. What is the capital of the United States?*Miami, FLLos Angeles, CANew York, NYWashington, D.C.95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?*Washington, D.C.Hoboken, NJLiberty Island, NYStaten Island, NY 96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?*a baker's dozenthirteen original coloniesthirteen original flavorsthirteen Founding Fathers97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?*50 original colonies50 founding fathers50 U.S. states50 original signers98. What is the name of the national anthem?*Star Spangled BannerForever She WavesLand of the FreeHome of the Brave 99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?*April 15thJuly 4thJune 4thJanuary 1st100. Which are two national U.S. holidays?*Memorial Day, Bring Your Daughter to Work DayNew Year’s Day, Groundhog DayLabor Day, Lady Gaga DayThanksgiving, ChristmasCommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.