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Sample Question Answer % Correct
Name one branch or part of the government.Congress...
84%
Name one state that borders Canada.Maine...
83.4%
Who is in charge of the executive branch?the President
81.2%
Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the military?the President
81.2%
Who signs bills to become laws?the President
81.2%
Who vetoes bills?the President
81.2%
What is the capital of your state? [capital] Try a capital quiz!
79.3%
Who is the 'Father of Our Country'?George Washington
77.6%
Who was the first President?George Washington
77.6%
We elect a President for how many years?Four
77.6%
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.War of 1812...
77.3%
Name one of the 13 original states.New Hampshire...
75.1%
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?Preserved the Union...
74.3%
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?the Vice President
74.3%
What is one Cabinet-level position?Secretary of Agriculture...
74.3%
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?18 and older
73.8%
When must all men register for the Selective Service?18 years old
73.8%
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?Two
72.7%
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.World War II...
72.4%
Name one national U.S. holiday.Memorial Day...
67.7%
Where is the Statue of Liberty?New York Harbor
67.1%
In what month do we vote for President?November
66%
What is the name of the President of the United States now?Barack H. Obama
65.7%
Name one state that borders Mexico.Texas...
64.9%
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?Nine
64.6%
What ocean is on the East Cost of the United States?Atlantic Ocean
64.4%
What is the highest court in the United States?the Supreme Court
64.4%
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?Speech, religion, etc...
64.1%
What is one reason colonists came to America?Freedom...
63.8%
What is the capital of the United States?Washington, D.C.
63%
What is one way that Americans can participate in their democracy?Vote...
62.7%
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?Pacific Ocean
62.2%
What is the political party of the President now?Democratic Party
62.2%
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?Six
61.9%
Sample Question Answer % Correct
Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.Missouri (or Mississippi)
61.6%
Who makes federal laws?Congress
61.6%
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?American Indians...
61%
When do we celebrate Independence Day?July 4
60.5%
Who did the United States fight in World War II?Japan, Germany, and Italy
60.5%
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
60.5%
Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.The Civil War
59.9%
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?Franklin D. Roosevelt
58.8%
What did Susan B. Anthony do?Fought for women's rights...
58.8%
What is a right of everyone living in the United States?Freedom of expression...
58.8%
Name one problem that led to the Civil War.Slavery...
58.3%
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?World War II
58%
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?The Bill of Rights
58%
How many U.S. Senators are there?One hundred
58%
Name one U.S. territory.Puerto Rico..
57.7%
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?the Speaker of the House
57.7%
What is the name of the national anthem?The Star-Spangled Banner
56.9%
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?the United States
56.6%
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?Civil Rights Movement
56.4%
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?Thomas Jefferson
55.8%
Why does the flag have 50 stars?One star for each state
55.2%
Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.Cherokee...
53.6%
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?the state's population
52.2%
What are the two major political parties in the United States?Democratic and Republican
52.2%
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?Africans
51.9%
How many amendments does the Constitution have?27
51.9%
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?Louisiana Territory
51.7%
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?the Senate and the House of Representatives
49.4%
Name your U.S. Representative. [rep]Representative (I hope you find out if you don't know)
48.9%
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?Checks and balances
48.6%
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?13 Original Colonies
48.1%
When was the Constitution written? (year)1787
46.7%
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?Freed the slaves
46.1%
Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now? [sen]Senator (I hope you find out if you don't know)
46.1%
Sample Question Answer % Correct
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?We the People
45.9%
What is the supreme law of the land?the Constitution
45.6%
Who was President during World War I?Woodrow Wilson
43.4%
Name one of the writers of the Federalist Papers.James Madison...
41.4%
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?Communism
38.1%
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?April 15
37.6%
What is an amendment?a change to the Constitution
37.3%
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?435
35.9%
Why did the colonists fight the British?High taxes (Taxation without representation)...
35.6%
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?John Boehner
34.8%
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?John G. Roberts, Jr.
33.4%
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
29.8%
Who is the Governor of your state now? [gov]Governor (I hope you find out if you don't know)
28.5%
There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.Voting age set to 18 years...
28.5%
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?U.S. diplomat...
25.1%
What is one promise you make when you become a US citizen?Be loyal to the US...
23.5%
What is the economic system in the United States?Capitalist (or Market) economy
21%
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?July 4, 1776
19.1%
What is one power of the federal government according to the Constitution?Print money...
18%
What is one power of the states, according to the Constitution?Provide schooling and education...
15.2%
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?The Constitution was written
14.9%
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?Fought for Civil Rights
14.6%
Who does a U.S. Senator represent?All the people of the state
13%
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?Terrorists attacked the United States
12.7%
What did the Declaration of Independence do?Declared our Independence from Great Britain
8.6%
What does the President's Cabinet do?Advises the President
8.3%
Name one right only for United States citizens.Run for federal office...
7.2%
What is freedom of religion?Freedom to practice any religion, or not practice a religion
6.4%
What is the 'rule of law'?Everyone must follow the law
3.6%
What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?Vote in a federal election...
2.5%
What does the Constitution do?Sets up the government...
2.2%
What does the judicial branch do?Reviews laws...
1.9%

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