How Well Do You Know Your Country?

With the government looking at a new citizenship test, The Monitor felt it would be interesting to see how readers would do with the new questions. While the government is looking to move away from the multiple-choice format, this quiz uses it.

Give this 40-question quiz a shot and see how you do. It's not too hard, and some of it is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but these are all questions being considered for the new United States citizenship test.

Created by: Adam Wratten of themonitor.com
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What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
Male
Female
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
The Bible
The Constitution
Congress
Entertainment Weekly
2. What does "We the People" mean in the Constitution?
The people wrote it
We are people
The power of government comes from the people
The people have nothing to do with government
3. What do we call changes to the Constitution?
Modifications
Changes
New things
Amendments
4. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
The Ten Commandments
The Bill of Rights
The First Part
Ten Rules to Go By
5. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
18
12
27
25
44
10
6. Which of these is a freedom granted by the First Amendment?
Speech
Dance
Bear Arms
7. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Free slaves
Say that the U.S. is free from Great Britain
Say that the U.S. is free from Spain
Allow the creation of independent films
Started indie rock
8. What type of economic system does the U.S. have?
Free market
Democratic
Communist
Republican
Socialist
9. What are the three branches or parts of the government?
Executive, entertainment, and judicial
High council, senate, and emperor
Judicial, supreme chancellor, and magical
Executive, legislative, and judicial
10. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
The Vice President
The President
The Supreme Court Justices
Speaker of the House
Senate Majority Leader
11. Who makes federal laws?
Congress
The President
The Supreme Court
The States
City Councils
12. How many United States Senators are there?
50
25
67
99
100
103
13. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
2
4
6
8
10
12
14. How many U.S. Senators does each state have?
2
4
6
8
10
12
15. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
100
275
435
50
183
337
16. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
2
4
6
8
10
12
17. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
All people of the state
Individual counties
Individual districts
Multiple states in their area
18. Who does a U.S. Representative represent?
All people of the state
All people of the district
States in their area
Single counties
19. What decides each state's number of U.S. Representatives?
The square-mileage of the state
The population of the state
The number of cities in the state
The number of cattle in the state
Whatever the governor decides
20. We elect a President for how many years?
2
4
6
8
10
12
21. How old must a President be?
35 or older
25 or older
18 or older
45 or older
22. Who is the President now?
George W. Bush
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
John Kerry
23. Who is the Vice President now?
Al Gore
Joseph Lieberman
Dan Quayle
Dick Cheney
George W. Bush
George H.W. Bush
24. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
The Vice President
The Speaker of the House
The Secretary of State
The Attorney General
The Surgeon General
25. Who becomes President if both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve?
The Speaker of the House
The Secretary of State
The Surgeon General
The Attorney General
Colonel Sanders
26. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the military?
The Secretary of State
The President
The Vice President
The Attorney General
The Secretary of Defense
27. How many full terms can a President serve?
2
4
6
8
1
3
28. What is a veto?
When the president rejects a bill
When congress scratches a bill
When somebody spreads their toes into a "V"
29. What does the judicial branch do?
Makes laws
Reviews and explains laws
Removes laws
Sends people to jail
30. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
8
9
7
10
12
5
31. Who is the Governor of your state?
Ann Richards
George W. Bush
Rick Perry
Kinky Friedman
Chris Bell
David Dewhurst
32. What are the two major political parties in the U.S. today?
Republican and Democrat
Green Party and Libertarian
Republican and Whigs
Democrats and Green Party
Libertarian and Republican
33. When must all males register for the Selective Service?
16
17
18
19
20
21
34. What is the "rule of law"?
Laws are optional
Laws only apply to some
Laws are measured
Everybody must obey the law
35. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
April 1
March 30
Octember 32
April 15
April 16
January 1
36. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
January 1, 1892
May 5, 1492
September 16, 1975
April 15, 1879
37. When was the Constitution drafted?
1700
1745
1787
1792
1801
1850
38. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
Germans
Africans
Italians
Japanese
Chinese
French
39. Where did most of America's colonists come from before the Revolution?
England
France
Spain
Germany
Wales
Ireland
40. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
The 40-years War
The French and Indian War
The Civil War
The War of the Worlds
The Battle for Bunker Hill
The Day the Music Died

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