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.

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  1. What is the supreme law of the land?
  2. What does "We the People" mean in the Constitution?
  3. What do we call changes to the Constitution?
  4. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  5. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
  6. Which of these is a freedom granted by the First Amendment?
  7. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
  8. What type of economic system does the U.S. have?
  9. What are the three branches or parts of the government?
  10. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  11. Who makes federal laws?
  12. How many United States Senators are there?
  13. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
  14. How many U.S. Senators does each state have?
  15. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
  16. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
  17. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
  18. Who does a U.S. Representative represent?
  19. What decides each state's number of U.S. Representatives?
  20. We elect a President for how many years?
  21. How old must a President be?
  22. Who is the President now?
  23. Who is the Vice President now?
  24. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  25. Who becomes President if both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve?
  26. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the military?
  27. How many full terms can a President serve?
  28. What is a veto?
  29. What does the judicial branch do?
  30. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
  31. Who is the Governor of your state?
  32. What are the two major political parties in the U.S. today?
  33. When must all males register for the Selective Service?
  34. What is the "rule of law"?
  35. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
  36. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
  37. When was the Constitution drafted?
  38. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
  39. Where did most of America's colonists come from before the Revolution?
  40. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.

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