Monday, March 5, 2012

Citizenship 101 : What Happened In 1787?

Could you pass The US Citizenship Test? Take a stab at a few of these questions and see what folks are up against.

1. What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?
(The right to vote)

2. Who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence?
(Thomas Jefferson)
'Merica.. F*CK YEAH!!

3. How many amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?

4. If both the president and the vice president die, who becomes president?
(The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives) Who at one point was a guy named Newt Gingrich, how terrifying is that prospect?

5. Name the original thirteen colonies.
(Virginia. New Hampshire. Massachusetts. Rhode Island. Connecticut. North Carolina. South Carolina. Pennsylvania. New Jersey. New York. Maryland. Delaware. Georgia)

6. What three qualifications does the U.S. Constitution require of candidates for president?
(1. Native born citizen 2. 35 years of age 3. lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years)

7. In what year was the U.S. Constitution written?

8. Name your U.S. representative and your two senators.
(We have no idea where you live.. good luck with this one)

9. Name the four amendments that guarantee or address voting rights.
(15th, 19th, 24th, 26th)

10. What officials and departments make up the executive branch of the federal government?
(President. Cabinet. Departments under the cabinet members)

11. What is the introduction to the U.S. Constitution called?

12. Whose rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
(Everyone who lives in the United States, whether they are citizens or not)

13. Who was president during the Civil War?
(Abe Lincoln)

14.  Name the river running north to south that divides the United States.
(The Mississippi River)

15. What type of democratic government does the U.S. have?
(A republican form of government or representative democracy)

16. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?
(That all men are created equal)

17. Where is the White House located? (Include the street address)
(1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC) 

1 comment:

  1. I would have missed #9 (had the answer in front of me ;-)

    It would be interesting to see how many "citizens" could get 50% correct.