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United States Civics Quiz

A fun civics quiz to test your knowledge of American Government! 20 Questions.

 
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1

With which country did the United States fight the Revolutionary war (1775-1783)?

  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • China
  • Russia

2

What is the purpose of the United States Constitution?

  • Sets up treaties with Europe.
  • Establishes independence from foreign powers.
  • Sets up the laws of government.
  • Sets up the Military command structure.

3

What do the thirteen stripes on the U.S. flag represent?

  • The original 13 ships that came from England.
  • The 13 founders of the US Government.
  • The first 13 laws of the land.
  • The original 13 colonies.

4

Who was the first President of the United States?

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • John Adams

5

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • John Adams

6

There are three branches of government. Two are the Executive and Legislative branches. What is the third branch of government?

  • Congressional
  • Senatorial
  • Judicial
  • Lobbyist

7

How many Supreme Court Justices serve on the Supreme Court?

  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • 12

8

How many years is the term for a US Senator?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

9

Who is the current (2016) Speaker of the House?

  • Paul Ryan
  • John Boehner
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Joe Biden

10

What is the Bill of Rights?

  • The first ten amendments to the Constitution.
  • The first ten lines of the Declaration of Independence.
  • An agreement between the US and the American Indians.
  • Laws to protect people from government fraud.

11

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

  • The Secretary of Defence
  • The Secretary of State
  • The President of the US
  • The Vice President of the US

12

Besides the President, who else makes up the Executive Branch?

  • The Vice President and the Speaker of the House
  • The Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House
  • The Vice President and Cabinet Secretaries
  • The Vice President and the Senate Majority Leader

13

Presidential terms are four years. How many terms can the President serve, in total?

  • 2 (8 years)
  • 3 (12 years)
  • 4 (16 years)
  • Unlimited

14

The U.S. Congress consists of two houses. What are they?

  • Pentagon and Senate
  • House of Representatives and Senate
  • House of Representatives and Pentagon
  • Pentagon and State Department

15

What is another term for US Congressmen and Congresswomen?

  • Lobbyists
  • Lawmakers
  • Justices
  • Washington elites

16

How many Senators serve in the US Senate?

  • 50 (one from each state).
  • 100 (two from each state).
  • 435 (based on population).
  • Varies .

17

As part of his job, the President vetoes bills sent by Congress. What does "veto" mean?

  • Approve
  • Approve except for minor revisions.
  • Send back to Congress for major revisions.
  • Reject completely.

18

Which of the following is NOT a US political party?

  • Libertarian party.
  • Peace and Freedom party.
  • Red, White and Blue party.
  • Socialist Workers party.

19

How many years did the US Congress's longest serving Representative, John Dingall, Jr. of Michigan, serve?

  • over 25 years
  • over 39 years
  • over 49 years
  • over 59 years

20

How many female justices serve on the US Supreme Court?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

 

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