United States Civics Quiz
A fun civics quiz to test your knowledge of American Government! 20 Questions.
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With which country did the United States fight the Revolutionary war (1775-1783)?
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.
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.
Who was the first President of the United States?
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
There are three branches of government. Two are the Executive and Legislative branches. What is the third branch of government?
How many Supreme Court Justices serve on the Supreme Court?
How many years is the term for a US Senator?
Who is the current (2016) Speaker of the House?
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.
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
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
Presidential terms are four years. How many terms can the President serve, in total?
2 (8 years)
3 (12 years)
4 (16 years)
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
What is another term for US Congressmen and Congresswomen?
How many Senators serve in the US Senate?
50 (one from each state).
100 (two from each state).
435 (based on population).
As part of his job, the President vetoes bills sent by Congress. What does "veto" mean?
Approve except for minor revisions.
Send back to Congress for major revisions.
Which of the following is NOT a US political party?
Peace and Freedom party.
Red, White and Blue party.
Socialist Workers party.
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
How many female justices serve on the US Supreme Court?
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