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 Declaration of independenceUniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)The U.S. ConstitutionThe Supreme Court2. 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?*We the citizensWe the peopleJustice for allLiberty for all4. What is an amendment?*It's a change to the Constitution.It's a vote in Congress.It's the process by which Supreme Court Justices are chosen.It's part of the Electoral College.5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?*The Bill of RightsThe Ten CommandmentsThe List of TenThe Bill of Lading6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*Right to voteRight to a speedy trialRight to free exercise of religionRight to bear arms 7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?*513327108. What did the Declaration of Independence do?*Formed a pact with Great BritainEnded the American RevolutionDeclared our independence (from Great Britain)Declared our independence (from France)9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?*Free speech, Pursuit of happinessLiberty, Right to VoteFree Press, LifeLife, Liberty10. 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 can practice any religion, regardless of others' rights.You must practice a state mandated religion.You cannot practice any 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?.*Supreme Court, President, AgricultureJudicial, Congress, SenateArmy, Navy, Air ForceLegislative, Executive, Judicial14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?*Checks and balancesThe U.S. MilitaryMartial lawThe President15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?*The Supreme CourtSecretary of DefenseThe Commerce SecretaryThe President16. Who makes federal laws?*CongressThe FBIThe Department of JusticeThe Attorney General17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?*FBI, CIASenate, House of RepresentativesDepartment of Justice, Department of EducationPresident, Supreme Court18. How many U.S. Senators are there?*25043510019. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?*268420. How many Senators are elected from each state?*624821. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?*10012943522. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?*4862 23. What determines the number of Representatives a state will have?*Land massPopulationThe Supreme CourtAgriculture24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?*All the people of the countryAll the people of their stateHalf the people of their stateHalf the people of the country25. Which location has *non-voting* representation in Congress?*HawaiiCubaDistrict of ColumbiaAlaska26. We elect a President for how many years?*1226427. In what month do we vote for President?*AprilNovemberOctoberJanuary28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*Mike PenceGeorge BushDonald TrumpNancy Pelosi29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?*Hillary ClintonMike PenceDonald TrumpDick Cheney30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?*The Vice PresidentThe First LadyThe Secretary of StateThe Speaker of the House31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?*A special election is held.The Secretary of StateThe Speaker of the HouseThe First Lady32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?*The First LadyThe PresidentThe Vice PresidentThe Secretary of Defense 33. Who signs bills to become laws?*The PresidentThe President's secretaryThe Attorney GeneralThe Vice President34. Who vetoes bills?*The Vice PresidentThe Senate Majority LeaderThe PresidentThe Speaker of the House35. What does the President’s Cabinet do?*They advise the President.They tell the President what he must do.They clean the White House.They make laws.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?*Authorize military actionFederal law enforcementWrite and pass new legislationDecide the Constitutionality of laws38. What is the highest court in the United States?*Federal CourtState Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme CourtThe Presidential Court39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?*91861240. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?*Clarence ThomasAntonin ScaliaSonia SotomayorJohn 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 provide schooling and educationTo declare war on other countriesTo make treatiesTo establish and print currency 43. Who is the chief executive of a state?*The GovernorThe SenatorThe Lieutenant GovernorThe State Comptroller44. How many U.S. states are there?*5748505145. What are the two major political parties in the United States, now?*Libertarian and CommunistDemocratic and RepublicanRepublican and LibertarianGreen and Republican46. What is the political party of the President now?*RepublicanCommunistLibertarianDemocratic47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?*Nancy PelosiPaul RyanJoe BidenHillary Clinton 48. Which Constitutional Amendment related to voting rights for women?*2nd19th1st27th49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*Serve on a juryPay a poll taxGun ownershipMandatory military service50. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?*CongressThe PresidentThe FlagThe U.S. Military51. 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?*25183521 53. Which is a way that Americans can participate in the U.S. political process?*publicly support or oppose an issue or policythrow rocks at public officespublicly defame a political opponentcommit voter fraud54. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?*April 1stApril 15thJanuary 1stDecember 31st55. When must all men register for the Selective Service?*at age 21at age 18at age 16at age 5556. What are two rights of all American citizens?*right to free speech, right to health careright to bear arms, right to free speechright to succeed, right to pursue happinessright to vote, right to a job57. Which Constitutional Amendment makes it illegal to institute a poll tax?*24th11th27th17th 58. What is one reason colonists came to America?*religious freedomlibrarieseducationhealth care59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?*Native American IndiansFrenchVikingsChinese60. What group of people was sold as slaves and taken to America?*MexicansAustraliansItalianAfricans61. 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?*John AdamsBenjamin FranklinThomas JeffersonGeorge Washington63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?*December 7th, 1941July 1, 1776July 4, 1776September 17, 178964. Which were three of the original 13 states?*New York, New Jersey, MaineVirginia, Georgia, FloridaMassachusetts, California, FloridaNew Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?*The Constitution was written.The Magna Carta was signed.The Constitution was ratified.The Declaration of Independence was written.66. When was the Constitution written?*180217761987178767. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.*James MadisonBenjamin FranklinGeorge WashingtonThomas Jefferson68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?*Invented the Cotton GinThird President of the United StatesFirst Postmaster General of the United StatesDiscovered gravity.69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?*George WashingtonThomas JeffersonAbraham LincolnBenjamin Franklin70. Who was the first President?*George WashingtonSamuel AdamsBenjamin FranklinThomas Jefferson 71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?*Alaskathe Northwest Territorythe Louisiana TerritoryCanada72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.*Spanish-American WarWorld War IIThe American RevolutionThe French and Indian War73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.*World War IThe French and Indian WarThe American RevolutionThe Civil War74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.*slaverytaxation without representationabortionreligious freedom75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?*Invented the Cotton Ginled the United States during the War of 1812led the United States during the Civil Warled the United States during the American Revolution76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?*ended the American Revolutionended World War IIfreed the slavescreated state borders77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?*discovered electricityfought for women's rightsinvented the Polio vaccinetaught Helen Keller 78. Which is a war fought by the United States in the 1900s?*World War IThe Civil WarThe American RevolutionThe War of 181279. Who was President during World War I?*John F. KennedyWoodrow WilsonRichard M. NixonHarry Truman80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?*Franklin RooseveltThomas JeffersonWilliam Jefferson ClintonWoodrow Wilson81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?*Japan, Germany, and ItalyJapan, Germany, and CanadaEngland, Germany and RussiaChina, Japan and Turkey82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?*World War IIWorld War IThe American RevolutionThe Korean War83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?*CapitalismEnergy ShortageCommunismClimate Change84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?*Gay MarriageWomen's RightsAnimal RightsCivil Rights85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?*fought for women's right to votefought for marriage equalityfought for civil rightsfought for higher minimum wage86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001?*the stock market crashedterrorists attacked Londonthe Titanic sankterrorists attacked the United States87. Which is NOT an American Indian tribe?*ChitimachaHookahCherokeeMohegan 88. What are the two longest rivers in the United States?*Missouri, MississippiMississippi, OhioOhio, Rio GrandeMissouri, Hudson89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?*PacificIndianAtlanticArctic90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?*AtlanticIndianArcticPacific91. Which is NOT a U.S. territory?*CubaAmerican SamoaGuamPuerto Rico92. Which states border Canada?*North Dakota, Montana, IowaIdaho, Washington, CaliforniaNew Jersey, New Hampshire, VermontMaine, New Hampshire, Vermont93. Which is state that borders Mexico?*MississippiLouisianaArizonaOklahoma94. What is the capital of the United States?*New York, NYWashington, D.C.Miami, FLLos Angeles, CA95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?*Washington, D.C.Liberty Island, NYStaten Island, NYHoboken, NJ 96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?*thirteen original flavorsa baker's dozenthirteen original coloniesthirteen Founding Fathers97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?*50 original signers50 original colonies50 U.S. states50 founding fathers98. What is the name of the national anthem?*Land of the FreeHome of the BraveStar Spangled BannerForever She Waves 99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?*July 4thJanuary 1stApril 15thJune 4th100. Which are two national U.S. holidays?*Thanksgiving, ChristmasNew Year’s Day, Groundhog DayLabor Day, Lady Gaga DayMemorial Day, Bring Your Daughter to Work DayCommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.