50 Question U.S. Civics Quiz more info here Can you pass this 50-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. see page 1. What is the "supreme law of the land"?*The Supreme CourtThe Declaration of independenceThe President of the United StatesThe U.S. Constitution2. What is one purpose of the U.S. Constitution?*Protects the basic rights of AmericansDefines state lawsDeclares warEstablishes treaties3. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?*The List of TenThe Ten CommandmentsThe Bill of LadingThe Bill of Rights4. Which is a right or freedom from the First Amendment?*Right to avoid taxesRight to free exercise of religionRight to voteRight to bear arms5. What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?*Formed an alliance with South AmericaFreed the slavesAnnounced our independence from Great BritainAnnounced our independence from Germany 6. What is the economic system in the United States?*SocialistAnarchistFascistCapitalist7. Which is a branch of the U.S. government?*FinancialLegislativeAuthoritativeParliament8. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?*President and Supreme CourtSenate and House of RepresentativesParliament and House of CommonsState Legislature and Senate9. How many U.S. Senators are there?*100506043510. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?*Half the people of the stateAll people of the stateOnly people in their Congressional DistrictAll the people of the country 11. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?*4355355010012. What is the term, in years, for a U.S. Representative?*864213. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?*Lower populationHigher populationLarger economyMore land mass14. Who is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. military?*The PresidentThe Chief Justice of the Supreme CourtThe Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffThe Secretary of Defense15. What is the highest court in the United States?*The U.S. Court of AppealsThe U.S. Supreme CourtThe Court of CongressThe Supreme Court of the largest state 16. What are the two major political parties in the United States?*Republican and ConstitutionRepublican and LaborDemocratic and RepublicanDemocratic and Libertarian17. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?*The ConstitutionThe flag of the United StatesThe United NationsThe President of the United States18. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?*April 15thOctober 1stDecember 31stApril 1st19. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?*Thomas JeffersonGeorge WashingtonGouverneur MorrisJohn Adams20. Who is considered the "Father of Our Country"?*George WashingtonJames MadisonBenjamin FranklinThomas Jefferson 21. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?*American IndiansItaliansVikingsMexicans22. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?*July 4th, 1775July 4th, 1776September 17th, 1787December 7th, 194123. Which was NOT one of the original thirteen American colonies?*GeorgiaNew YorkMaineNew Hampshire24. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?*The state governors met to discuss war with Great BritainAmerica was presented with the Statue of Liberty, from the FrenchThe Declaration of Independence was signedThe U.S. Constitution was written25. In what year was the Constitution written?*1492178719411776 26. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Who was one of the writers?*Alexander HamiltonJohn Quincy AdamsGeorge WashingtonThomas Paine27. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is NOT famous for?*Becoming the 1st Postmaster General of the United StatesBeing a U.S. DiplomatBecoming the 3rd U.S. PresidentBuilding the first free libraries28. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?*The Northwest TerritoryThe State of AlaskaThe Louisiana TerritoryThe Southwest Territory29. Which is a war that the U.S. Fought in the 1800s?*The Mexican-American WarWorld War 1World War 2The French and Indian War30. Which was the U.S. war between the North and the South?*The Civil WarThe Vietnam WarThe Korean WarThe American Revolution 31. Which was NOT one of the reasons for the Civil War?*Abolition of slaveryReligious freedomEconomic reasonsStates rights32. Which was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?*Led the U.S. During the American RevolutionFreed the slavesDeclared war with GermanyThe New Deal33. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?*Ended the French and Indian WarEnded the War of 1812Freed the slavesDeclared war with Great Britain34. What is Susan B. Anthony famous for?*Sewed the first American flagTaught and helped Helen KellerRan the Underground RailroadFought for women's voting rights35. Who was President during World War I?*Franklin D. RooseveltWoodrow WilsonHarry S. TrumanHerbert Hoover 36. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?*Woodrow WilsonFranklin D. RooseveltHarry S. TrumanHerbert Hoover37. Who did the United States fight in World War II?*Russia, China and North KoreaJapan, Germany and ItalyChina, Japan and GermanyRussia, Japan and Vietnam38. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?*ProhibitionTea PartyCivil RightsWomen's Suffrage39. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?*PacificIndianAtlanticArctic40. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?*AtlanticIndianPacificArctic 41. Which of the following is a U.S. territory.*British Virgin IslandsAmerican DominionWest IndiesGuam42. Which are the two longest rivers in the United States?*Hudson, MissouriColorado, HudsonMissouri, MississippiOhio, Mississippi43. Which is NOT an American Indian tribe in the United States?*NavajoIroquoisCherokeeWackamo44. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?*Islamic terrorists attacked Canada.The United States went to war with Iran.Islamic terrorists attacked the United States.The stock market crashed.45. Which state shares a border with Canada?*New JerseyMichiganNevadaCalifornia 46. Which state shares a border with Mexico?*OklahomaNevadaCaliforniaLouisiana47. Where is the Statue of Liberty?*DelawareConnecticutNew YorkMassachusetts48. What do the U.S. Flag's thirteen stripes represent?*The number of U.S. SenatorsThe length of the American RevolutionThe number of original coloniesThe number of U.S. Wars49. What do the U.S. Flag's fifty stars represent?*The men who died at NormandyThe number of U.S. RepresentativesThe number of cannons at Fort McHenryThe number of U.S. States50. What is the name of the U.S. national anthem?*The Star Spangled BannerAmerica the BeautifulStars and StripesBattle Hymn of the RepublicPhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.