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What is the name of the President of the United States now? Donald Trump
83.7%
Barack Obama
0.6%
George Bush
0.3%
Hillary Clinton
0.3%
What is the capital of the United States? Washington, D.C.
83.6%
New York City
0.8%
Los Angeles
0.3%
Chicago
0.3%
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do? Fought for civil rights and equality for all Americans
83.6%
Played electric guitar and sang the blues
0.5%
Wrote many books such as Carrie, Cujo, and The Shining
0.5%
Hosted a nightly television talk show on CNN
0.5%
Why does the flag have 50 stars? The stars represent the 50 states
83.5%
Betsy Ross had just that many star appliques
0.5%
To honor the Hawaii police force
0.3%
To indicate that two business partners should share profits equally
0.5%
When do we celebrate Independence Day? July 4
83.3%
January 1
0.4%
May 5
0.7%
June 6
0.6%
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? American Indians
82.8%
Dinosaurs
0.4%
Martians
0.4%
Nobody
0.8%
What are the two major political parties in the United States? Democratic and Republican
82.8%
Labour and Conservative
0.3%
Socialist and Communist
1%
Green and Libertarian
0.4%
Why does the flag have 13 stripes? The stripes represent the 13 original colonies
82.6%
Betsy Ross had just that much red and white fabric
0.5%
The Founding Fathers wanted to prove they were not superstitious
0.6%
The flag was designed by bakers
0.4%
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? Africans
82.6%
Europeans
1.1%
Asians
0.5%
Australians
0.3%
What is the highest court in the United States? Supreme Court
82.3%
Appellate Court
0.3%
District Court
0.4%
Federal Court
2.1%
What is the capital of your state? (Correct answers vary by location. Please answer this question based on the honor system.) Yes, I know the correct answer for my location
82%
No, I do not know the correct answer
2.9%
Who was the first President? George Washington
82%
Ben Franklin
0.7%
John Adams
0.7%
Thomas Jefferson
1.2%
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? We the people
81.8%
In the beginning
0.8%
Four score and
1.5%
Our country shall
1.1%
Where is the Statue of Liberty? Near New York City
81.8%
Near San Francisco
0.4%
Near Washington, D.C.
1.7%
Near Boston
0.4%
Who is in charge of the executive branch? President
81.7%
King or Queen
0.5%
Prime Minister
2.1%
Emperor or Dictator
0.7%
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States? Terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
81.4%
Presidential election results were disputed, so all the votes were recounted
1.1%
The BP oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico
0.4%
Terrorists bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City
1.8%
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? United States and its flag
81.3%
The state or territory where you live
1.5%
The President
1%
The Supreme Court
0.9%
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President? 18
81.2%
16
0.5%
19
0.5%
21
2.3%
We elect a President for how many years? 4
81.2%
2
1.7%
6
1.1%
8
1.1%
Name the U.S. war between the North and the South. Civil War, or War Between the States
81.1%
Mason-Dixon War
0.7%
Yankee-Rebel War
1.2%
Canada-Mexico War
1.9%
Name one (or more) of the two longest rivers in the United States. Mississippi or Missouri
80.6%
Ohio or Tennessee
0.5%
Colorado or Rio Grande
2.9%
Arkansas or Columbia
0.8%
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? Bill of Rights
80.6%
Ten Commandments
3%
Points of Light
0.5%
Dewey Decimal System
0.5%
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President? Vice President
80.5%
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
0.5%
Speaker of the House
3.1%
Secretary of State
0.5%
What are two (or more) rights in the Declaration of Independence? Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
80.3%
Truth, honor, and the American way
2.3%
Health, wealth, and wisdom
1.2%
Free cigarettes, iPhones, and health care
1%
What is the name of the national anthem? Star-Spangled Banner
80.3%
America the Beautiful
1.2%
God Bless America
2.6%
This Land Is Your Land
0.6%
Name one (or more) branch or part of the government. Executive, Legislative, or Judicial
79.8%
Parliament, Prime Minister, or Monarch
1.1%
FBI, CIA, or IRS
2.3%
Army, Navy, or Air Force
1.9%
What is the political party of the President now? Republican
79.7%
Democratic
4.3%
Libertarian
0.5%
Socialist
0.4%
What was one (or more) important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? Led the US during the Civil War, and saved the union
79.3%
Invented the log cabin and Lincoln logs
1.7%
Designed the Lincoln Continental automobile
1.9%
Founded the city of Lincoln which is the capital of Nebraska
1.8%
Name one (or more) state that borders Mexico. California, Arizona, or Texas
79%
Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming
2%
Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida
2.1%
Kentucky, Missouri, or Tennessee
1.5%
What is freedom of religion? You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion
79%
You can choose to practice any one of the seven government-approved religions
3.5%
Worship services must be free, so no admission fees
0.7%
Religious leaders are free to make whatever rules they want
1.5%
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? Louisiana Territory
78.7%
Mississippi Territory
3.3%
California Territory
1.7%
Alabama Territory
1.2%
What movement tried to end racial discrimination? Civil rights movement
78.7%
Labor movement
0.5%
Temperance movement
0.7%
Human rights movement
5%
Who did the United States fight in World War II? Japan, Germany, and Italy
78.6%
USSR and China
1.8%
England, France, and Spain
3.1%
Iran, Turkey, and India
0.9%
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states? Because states have different populations
78.2%
Because states have different land areas
2%
Because states joined the US in different years
1.3%
All states have the same number of Represenatives
3.8%
Who is the “Father of Our Country”? George Washington
78.2%
Ben Franklin
3%
John Adams
2.4%
James Madison
1.8%
When must all men register for the Selective Service? At age 18
78%
At age 21
3.2%
At age 16
2.3%
At age 19
1.3%
In what month do we vote for President? November
77.9%
January
2.3%
September
2.9%
March
1.9%
There are several reasons colonists came to America. Which of the following is NOT among these reasons? American football
77.8%
Political liberty
1.2%
Religious freedom
4%
Economic opportunity
1.9%
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? Mike Pence
77.6%
Joe Biden
4.3%
Dick Cheney
1.5%
Tim Kaine
1.1%
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? Communism
77.5%
Global warming
1.4%
Water and air pollution
1.6%
Oil and energy
4.2%
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? Checks and balances, or separation of powers
77.5%
Citizens can protest laws they don't like
3.5%
The media, or investigative journalism
1.1%
The United Nations may intervene
2.6%
What is an amendment? A modification or addition to the Constitution
77.3%
A special trial
0.7%
A secret communication between government officials
1.9%
An executive order
5.2%
What are two (or more) ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? Vote, join a political party, help with a campaign, run for office
77.3%
Compete for the US team in the Olympics and other international sporting events
1.7%
Know all the words to the National Anthem and the Gettysburg Address
1.5%
Display the flag on national holidays and other days of national significance
3.8%
Who signs bills to become laws? President
77.2%
Vice President
0.9%
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
5%
Secretary of Laws
1.3%
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States? Pacific
76.8%
Atlantic
6.7%
Indian
0.7%
Arctic
0.8%
Who vetoes bills? President
76.6%
Vice President
1.6%
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
5.4%
Treasurer of the United States
1.1%
Who is the Governor of your state now? (Correct answers vary by location. Please answer this question based on the honor system.) Yes, I know the correct answer for my location
76.4%
No, I do not know the correct answer
8.4%
Who makes federal laws? Congress
76.1%
Parliament
1.6%
Citizens vote in special elections
1.5%
The state legislatures
5.5%
What is one (or more) promise you make when you become a United States citizen? Give up loyalty to other countries, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
76%
Agree with everything the President, Congress, and Supreme Court says and does
6%
Agree to never move to any other country
0.9%
Agree to never divulge the secret 'US citizens' handshake
1.6%
There are many national U.S. holidays. Which of the following are NOT among these holidays? Valentine's Day and Halloween
75.8%
New Year's Day and Memorial Day
2.7%
Labor Day and Veterans Day
3.1%
Thanksgiving and Christmas
2.7%
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? Franklin Roosevelt
75.8%
George Washington
1.6%
Abraham Lincoln
2.1%
John Kennedy
5.6%
What is the “rule of law”? Everyone must follow the law, including leaders and the government
75.3%
The Supreme Court must make the laws
3%
The President must make the laws
2%
The Congress must make the laws
4.7%
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776
74.7%
June 4, 1776
7.3%
July 6, 1774
2%
June 6, 1774
1.3%
What is one (or more) right or freedom from the First Amendment? Freedom of speech, press, religion, or assembly
74.7%
Right to bear arms
7%
Right to a speedy and public trial
1.9%
Right to a jury trial in civil matters of $20 or more
1.2%
What is the supreme law of the land? Constitution
74.5%
Declaration of Independence
8.6%
Bible
0.6%
Monroe Doctrine
1.4%
What is the economic system in the United States? Capitalism or market economy
74.5%
Socialism
3.2%
Communism
4.6%
Libertarianism
2.4%
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one (or more) power of the states? Provide schools, police and fire departments, and driver's licenses
74.4%
Declare war on other states
2.2%
Make treaties with foreign countries
2.1%
Print money, and maintain checks and balances over the IRS
6.4%
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States? Atlantic
74.4%
Pacific
8.3%
Indian
1.1%
Arctic
1.5%
There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Which of the following is NOT among these amendments? Non-citizens with valid identification can vote
74.3%
Citizens of age 18 and older can vote
5.5%
Citizens of any race can vote
1.8%
Citizens of any gender can vote
3%
Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now? (Correct answers vary by location. Please answer this question based on the honor system.) Yes, I know the correct answer for my location
73.3%
No, I do not know the correct answer
11.2%
How many amendments does the Constitution have? 27
73.3%
10
4.9%
50
3.4%
435
3.1%
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress? Senate and House of Representatives
73.2%
House of Lords and House of Commons
0.9%
Elders and Deacons
0.5%
Democrats and Republicans
9.7%
Who is the Commander in Chief of the military? President
73.1%
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1.8%
Secretary of Defense
6.7%
Secretary of War
3.2%
What does the President’s Cabinet do? Advises the President
72.9%
Securely contains the President's dishes, linens, tools, or medicine
1.9%
Writes speeches for the President
1.9%
Handles all correspondence and paperwork for the President
8.2%
Name one (or more) war fought by the United States in the 1900s. World War I, World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam War
72.8%
Mexican-American War, Civil War, or Spanish-American War
7.9%
French-Indian War, Revolutionary War, or Quasi-War
2.9%
Seven Years War, Thirty Years War, or Hundred Years War
1.2%
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms? April 15
72.8%
July 4
1.9%
May 5
4.9%
December 31
5%
What are two (or more) rights of everyone living in the United States? Freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and expression
71.5%
Vote in a federal election, and run for federal office
11.4%
Get a US passport, and cross the border whenever and wherever you want
1.4%
Free housing, health care, and college tuition
1%
There were many American Indian tribes in the United States. Which of the following were NOT among these tribes? Aztec, Inca, and Maya
71.1%
Cherokee, Choctaw, and Seminole
3.7%
Apache, Navajo, and Ute
5.2%
Cheyenne, Crow, and Sioux
4.6%
What does the judicial branch do? Review and explain laws, and resolve disputes
70.7%
Recommend new laws to Congress
6.9%
Amend the Constitution when the states disagree
5.2%
Oversee national security
2.3%
Name your U.S. Representative. (Correct answers vary by location. Please answer this question based on the honor system.) Yes, I know the correct answer for my location
69.4%
No, I do not know the correct answer
15.2%
What did Susan B. Anthony do? Fought for women's rights and civil rights
69.1%
Designed and sewed the first US flag
7.5%
Led slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad
3.8%
Founded the American Red Cross
4.3%
What did the Declaration of Independence do? Announced our freedom and independence from Great Britain
69.1%
Announced our freedom and independence from Europe
9.4%
Freed the slaves
5.7%
Warned Europe not to interfere with the Americas
0.8%
Name one (or more) U.S. territory. Puerto Rico or Guam
68.8%
Cuba or Jamaica
2.2%
Panama or Philippines
1.7%
Alaska or Hawaii
12.3%
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed slaves in the Confederate states
68.7%
Warned Europe not to interfere with the Americas
1.3%
Proclaimed that continual US expansion was both justifiable and inevitable
5.9%
Announced that the US was a free and independent nation
8.7%
Many states border Canada. Which of the following are NOT among these states? Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma
67.4%
Washington, Idaho, and Montana
5.3%
Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
6.8%
Minnesota, Michigan, and Ohio
5.1%
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
67%
Benjamin Franklin
5.7%
George Washington
5.4%
John Adams
6%
Who does a U.S. Senator represent? All people of the state
66.9%
The people who voted for him/her
1.8%
The people of his/her district
7.7%
All US citizens
8.5%
How many justices are on the Supreme Court? 9
66.6%
7
7.5%
11
7.9%
5
2.6%
What are two (or more) Cabinet-level positions? Attorney General and Secretary of State
66.5%
Postmaster General and Legal Secretary
2.8%
Executive Secretary and Private Secretary
9.3%
Office Secretary and Personal Secretary
5.9%
The House of Representatives has how many voting members? 435
65.9%
100
10.5%
50
3.5%
366
4.9%
There are several reasons why the colonists fought the British. Which of the following is NOT among these reasons? Slavery
65.7%
High taxes, or taxation without representation
7.6%
Soldiers of the British army were quartered in their houses
8.4%
They wanted self-government
3.3%
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President? Speaker of the House
65.4%
Vice President
2%
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
3.6%
Secretary of State
13.8%
What does the Constitution do? Arranges the federal government and protects basic rights of Americans
65.4%
Declares that the US is a free and independent nation
15.5%
Warns Europe not to interfere with the Americas
0.7%
Instructs each state how to arrange its state government
3.3%
Who was President during World War I? Woodrow Wilson
64.9%
Theodore Roosevelt
14.4%
George Washington
3%
Abraham Lincoln
2.6%
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one (or more) power of the federal government? Print money, declare war, create an army, or make treaties
64.8%
Provide schools, police and fire department, and emergency services
8.7%
Issue licenses for drivers, businesses, and hunting and fishing
2.4%
Collect property taxes and sales taxes
8.8%
Name one (or more) war fought by the United States in the 1800s. Mexican-American War, Civil War, or Spanish-American War
64.3%
World War I, World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam War
9.3%
French-Indian War, Revolutionary War, or Quasi-War
8.9%
Seven Years War, Thirty Years War, or Hundred Years War
2.2%
Benjamin Franklin is famous for many things. Which of the following is NOT among these things? Explored the Oregon Trail, and fought at the Alamo
63.6%
US ambassador to France, and first Postmaster General
7.4%
Wrote 'Poor Richard's Almanac', and started the first free libraries
7%
Invented the lightning rod, bifocals, and Franklin stove
6.1%
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now? John Roberts
63%
Clarence Thomas
6.8%
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
8.2%
Judge Reinhold
6.9%
How many U.S. Senators are there? 100
62.4%
50
9%
435
13.1%
1776
0.7%
What happened at the Constitutional Convention? The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution
62.1%
The Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence
18.2%
Several Founding Fathers were observed smoking, drinking, spitting, cursing, and dancing
1.9%
The Founding Fathers agreed that 'What happens in Philadelphia, stays in Philadelphia'
2.4%
Several problems led to the Civil War. Which of the following is NOT among these problems? Taxation without representation
58.9%
Slavery
8.7%
Economic reasons
11.1%
States' rights
5.8%
What is one (or more) responsibility that is only for United States citizens? Serve on a jury, and vote in a federal election
58.5%
Pay taxes, and work in the US
9.4%
Obey all federal, state, and local laws
16%
Do volunteer work
0.9%
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in (as a general)? World War II
57.7%
World War I
17.4%
Korean War
5.5%
Vietnamese War
4.3%
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? 6
52.8%
2
14.8%
4
13.3%
8
4.4%
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? 2
52.3%
4
14.1%
6
14.9%
8
3.7%
There were 13 original states. Which of the following are NOT among these states? Maine, Vermont, and West Virginia
52.3%
New York, New Jersey, and New Hampshire
8.3%
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
18.8%
Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
5.3%
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one (or more) of the writers. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay
52.1%
George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson
18%
Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, and John Hancock
8.3%
Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, and Nathan Hale
6.2%
Name one (or more) right that is only for United States citizens. Vote in a federal election, and run for federal office
46%
Vote in a state election, and run for state office
13.2%
Freedom of speech, religion, assembly, expression
25.2%
Travel on airplanes, and drive on interstate highways
0.9%
When was the Constitution written? 1787
38.4%
1776
29.1%
1778
7.8%
1789
10%
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? Nancy Pelosi
32.1%
Paul Ryan
46.6%
Orrin Hatch
1%
John Boehner
5.2%

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