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  1. Civics Test for Citizenship History and Government 100 Questions

  2. Question 1What is the supreme law of the land? the Constitution Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  3. Question 2What does the Constitution do? sets up the government Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  4. Question 3The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? We the People Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  5. Question 4What is an amendment? a change to the Constitution Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  6. Question 5What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? the Bill of Rights Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  7. Question 6What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  8. Question 7How many amendments does the Constitution have? twenty-seven (27) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  9. Question 8What did the Declaration of Independence do? announced our independence from Great Britain Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  10. Question 9What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? life, liberty, pursuit of happiness Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  11. Question 10What is freedom of religion? You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion. Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  12. Question 11What is the economic system in the United States? capitalist economy Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  13. Question 12What is the “rule of law”? Everyone must follow the law. No one is above the law. Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  14. Question 13Name one branch or part of the government. Congress—legislative President—executive Courts—judicial Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  15. Question 14What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? checks and balances separation of powers Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  16. Question 15Who is in charge of the executive branch? the President Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  17. Question 16Who makes federal laws? Congress (Senate and House of Representatives) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  18. Question 17What are two parts of the U.S. Congress? the Senate the House of Representatives Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  19. Question 18How many U.S. Senators are there? one hundred (100) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  20. Question 19We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? six (6) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  21. Question 20Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators? (answers will vary) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  22. Question 21The House of Representative has how many voting members? four hundred thirty-five (435) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  23. Question 22We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? two (2) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  24. Question 23Name your U.S. Representative? (answers will vary) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  25. Question 24Who does a U.S. Representative represent? all the people of the state Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  26. Question 25Why do some states have more Representatives than other states? because some states have more people Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  27. Question 26We elect a President for how many years? four (4) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  28. Question 27In what month do we vote for President? November Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  29. Question 28What is the name of the President of the United States now? Barack Obama Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  30. Question 29What is the name of the Vice President now? Joe Biden Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  31. Question 30If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President? the Vice President Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  32. Question 31If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President? the Speaker of the House Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  33. Question 32Who is the Commander and Chief of the military? the President Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  34. Question 33Who signs bills to become law? the President Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  35. Question 34Who vetoes bills? the President Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  36. Question 35What does the President’s Cabinet do? advises the President Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  37. Question 36What are two Cabinet-level positions? Secretary of Defense Secretary of Education Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  38. Question 37What does the judicial branch do? reviews laws Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  39. Question 38What is the highest court in the United States? the Supreme Court Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  40. Question 39How many justices are on the Supreme Court? nine (9) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  41. Question 40Who is the Chief Justice of the United States? John G. Roberts, Jr. Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  42. Question 41Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government? to print money, to declare war, to create an army, to make treaties Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  43. Question 42Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the state? provide schooling and education provide protection (police) provide safety (fire department) give a driver's license approve zoning and land use Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  44. Question 43Who is the Governor of your state? (answers will vary) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  45. Question 44What is the capital of your state? (answers will vary) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  46. Question 45What are the two major political parties in the United Sates? Democratic and Republican Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  47. Question 46What is the political party of the President now? Democratic Party Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  48. Question 47What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? Nancy Pelosi Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  49. Question 48There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them. Citizens 18 and older can vote. You don’t have to pay to vote. Any citizen can vote. (men and women) A male citizen of any race can vote. Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  50. Question 49What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens? serve on a jury vote Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship