Citizenship Test Multiple Choice by 6kneY7



DIRECTIONS Choose the best answer and mark your answer choice on your scantron. DO NOT

1. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.   7. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
   A. slavery                                       A. Secretary of Homeland Security and
   B. oil                                              Secretary of the Treasury
   C. sugar                                         B. Secretary of Health and Human Services
   D. westward expansion                               and Secretary of the Navy
                                                    C. Secretary of Weather and Secretary of
2. What are the two major political parties in      D. Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of
   the United States?                                  History
   A. American and Bull-Moose
   B. Democratic and Republican
   C. Democratic-Republican and Whigs            8. What is the supreme law of the land?
   D. Reform and Green                              A. the Constitution
                                                    B. the Articles of Confederation
                                                    C. the Emancipation Proclamation
3. During the Cold War, what was the main           D. the Declaration of Independence
   concern of the United States?
    A. the Great Depression
    B. climate change                            9. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
    C. communism                                    A. because there is one star for each president
    D. slavery                                      B. because there is one star for each state
                                                    C. because there were 50 original colonies
                                                    D. because there were 50 people who
4. Name one war fought by the United States in         originally came to the United States
   the 1800s.
   A. Civil War
   B. Korean War                                 10. If the President can no longer serve, who
   C. World War I                                    becomes President?
   D. World War II                                   A. the President Pro Tempore
                                                     B. the Secretary of State
                                                     C. the Vice President
5. What did the Declaration of Independence          D. the Speaker of the House
    A. declared our independence from Great
       Britain                                   11. Who was the first President?
    B. freed the slaves                              A. George Washington
    C. declared our independence from France         B. John Adams
    D. gave women the right to vote                  C. Abraham Lincoln
                                                     D. Thomas Jefferson

6. How old do citizens have to be to vote for    12. Who was President during World War I?
   President?                                        A. Franklin Roosevelt
   A. eighteen (18) and older                        B. Theodore Roosevelt
   B. sixteen (16) and older                         C. Warren Harding
   C. twenty-one (21) and older                      D. Woodrow Wilson
   D. thirty-five (35) and older
13. Where is the Statue of Liberty?                20. In what month do we vote for president?
    A. Long Island                                     A. January
    B. New York Harbor                                 B. February
    C. San Francisco Bay                               C. October
    D. Boston Harbor                                   D. November

14. What did the Emancipation Proclamation         21. Who lived in America before the Europeans
    do?                                                arrived?
    A. freed the slaves                                A. American Indians
    B. ended World War I                               B. Canadians
    C. gave women the right to vote                    C. Floridians
    D. gave the United States independence from        D. no one
       Great Britain

15. When is the last day you can send in federal   22. We elect a U.S. Representative for how
    income tax forms?                                  many years?
    A. July 4                                          A. eight (8)
    B. March 15                                        B. four (4)
    C. May 15                                          C. two (2)
    D. April 15                                        D. six (6)

16. Who is the current Vice President of the       23. Before he was president, Eisenhower was a
    United States?                                     general in which war?
    A. Al Gore                                         A. Vietnam War
    B. Barack Obama                                    B. Civil War
    C. Dick Cheney                                     C. World War I
    D. Joe Biden                                       D. World War II

17. When was the Declaration of Independence       24. What is the capital of the United States?
    adopted?                                           A. Boston, MA
    A. March 4, 1789                                   B. New York, NY
    B. July 4, 1776                                    C. Philadelphia, PA
    C. July 4, 1789                                    D. Washington, D.C.
    D. December 7, 1787

18. What is one right or freedom guaranteed by     25. Who is the current President of the United
    the 1st Amendment?                                 States?
    A. to bear arms                                    A. Barack Obama
    B. to vote                                         B. Bill Clinton
    C. speech                                          C. George W. Bush
    D. trial by jury                                   D. Joe Biden

19. Who is the "Father of Our Country"?            26. What ocean is on the west coast of the
    A. Abraham Lincoln                                 United States?
    B. George Washington                               A. Arctic Ocean
    C. Patrick Henry                                   B. Atlantic Ocean
    D. Thomas Jefferson                                C. Pacific Ocean
                                                       D. Southern Ocean
27. What is one promise you make when you            34. How many U.S. Senators are there?
    become a United States citizen?                      A. fifty (50)
    A. never travel outside the United States            B. fifty-two (52)
    B. give up loyalty to other countries                C. one hundred (100)
    C. disobey the laws of the United States             D. four hundred thirty-five (435)
    D. not defend the Constitution and laws of the
       United States

28. What is an amendment?                            35. Under our Constitution, some powers
    A. an addition (to the Constitution)                 belong to the federal government. What is
    B. an introduction (to the Constitution)             one power of the federal government?
    C. the Preamble to the Constitution                  A. to make treaties
    D. the beginning of the Declaration of               B. to provide schooling
       Independence                                      C. to issue driver's licenses
                                                         D. to provide police departments

29. What is the longest river in the United          36. Name one American Indian tribe in the
    States?                                              United States.
    A. Ohio River                                        A. Celts
    B. Rio Grande River                                  B. Cherokee
    C. Colorado River                                    C. Zawi Chemi
    D. Mississippi River                                 D. Slavs

30. When must all men register for the Selective     37. Who is the Commander in Chief of the
    Service?                                             military?
    A. at any age                                        A. the President
    B. between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)         B. the Vice President
    C. at age sixteen (16)                               C. the Attorney General
    D. men do not have to register                       D. the Secretary of Defense

31. What does the judicial branch do?                38. Why do some states have more
    A. resolves disputes                                 Representatives than other states?
    B. decides if a law goes against the                 A. because of the state's location
       Constitution                                      B. because of the state's population
    C. reviews laws                                      C. because of the geographical size of the
    D. all of the above                                     state
                                                         D. because the state's Representatives have
                                                            seniority in the House of Representatives
32. Who is the current Chief Justice of the
    United States?
    A. Joe Biden                                     39. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many
    B. Barack Obama                                      years?
    C. John G. Roberts, Jr.                              A. ten (10)
    D. Anthony Kennedy                                   B. two (2)
                                                         C. four (4)
                                                         D. six (6)

33. Who is the leader of the executive branch?       40. When was the Constitution written?
    A. the President                                     A. 1776
    B. the Chief Justice                                 B. 1787
    C. the Prime Minister                                C. 1789
    D. the Speaker of the House                          D. 1790
41. Name one war fought by the United States in    49. What are the two parts of the U.S.
    the 1900s.                                         Congress?
    A. Civil War                                       A. the Senate and the Courts
    B. Revolutionary War                               B. the Senate and House of Representatives
    C. World War I                                     C. the House of Representatives and the
    D. War of 1812                                        Courts
                                                       D. the House of Lords and the House of
42. How many justices are on the Supreme                  Commons
    A. nine (9)                                    50. What is the economic system in the United
    B. ten (10)                                        States?
    C. eleven (11)                                     A. capitalist economy
    D. twelve (12)                                     B. communist economy
                                                       C. socialist economy
43. What group of people were taken to America         D. none of these answers
    and sold as slaves?
    A. English
    B. Canadians                                   51. Under our Constitution, some powers
    C. Dutch                                           belong to the states. What is one power of
    D. Africans                                        the states?
                                                       A. make treaties
44. Who wrote the Declaration of                       B. create an army
    Independence?                                      C. coin or print money
    A. Abraham Lincoln                                 D. provide schooling and education
    B. George Washington
    C. James Madison
    D. Thomas Jefferson                            52. We elect a president for how many years?
                                                       A. two (2)
45. There were 13 original states. Name three.         B. four (4)
    A. New York, Kentucky, and Georgia                 C. eight (8)
    B. Washington, Oregon, and California              D. ten (10)
    C. Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina
    D. Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida       53. What do we call the first ten amendments to
                                                       the Constitution?
46. Who makes federal laws?                            A. the Bill of Rights
    A. the Supreme Court                               B. the inalienable rights
    B. the President                                   C. the Articles of Confederation
    C. Congress                                        D. the Declaration of Independence
    D. the states

47. What did Susan B. Anthony do?                  54. What was one important thing that Abraham
    A. Founded the Red Cross.                          Lincoln did?
    B. Fought for women's rights.                      A. saved (or preserved) the Union
    C. Elected first woman to the House of             B. established the United Nations
       Representatives.                                C. declared war on Great Britain
    D. Made the first flag of the United States.       D. purchased Alaska

48. Name one branch of the government.             55. Name the conflict between the northern and
    A. United Nations                                  southern United States.
    B. Parliament                                      A. Civil War
    C. state government                                B. Revolutionary War
    D. legislative                                     C. War of 1812
                                                       D. World War I
56. What are two rights in the Declaration of    64. What is the "rule of law"?
    Independence?                                    A. Everyone must follow the law.
    A. life and death                                B. All laws must be the same in every state.
    B. liberty and justice                           C. Everyone but the President must follow the
    C. life and pursuit of happiness                    law.
    D. life and right to own a home                  D. Government does not have to follow the

57. Who has the power to veto bills?             65. If both the President and the Vice President
    A. the President                                 can no longer serve, who becomes
    B. the Vice President                            President?
    C. the Speaker of the House                      A. the President Pro Tempore
    D. the President Pro Tempore                     B. the Secretary of State
                                                     C. the Speaker of the House
                                                     D. the Secretary of the Treasury

58. Who is the current Speaker of the House?     66. What is the highest court in the United
    A. Hilary Clinton                                States?
    B. John Boehner                                  A. the Supreme Court
    C. Joe Biden                                     B. the Court of Appeals
    D. Nancy Pelosi                                  C. the District Court
                                                     D. the Federal Court
59. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is
   famous for?                                   67. What does the President's Cabinet do?
   A. U.S. diplomat                                  A. makes laws
   B. inventor of the airplane                       B. advises the President
   C. third President of the United States           C. commands the U.S. Armed Forces
   D. youngest member of the Constitutional          D. all of the above

60. How many amendments does the                 68. What is the political party of the president
    Constitution have?                               now?
    A. ten (10)                                      A. Republican Party
    B. thirteen (13)                                 B. Democratic Party
    C. twenty-one (21)                               C. Independent Party
    D. twenty-seven (27)                             D. Green Party

61. Who signs bills to become laws?              69. What movement tried to end racial
    A. the President                                 discrimination?
    B. the Vice President                            A. civil rights
    C. the Secretary of State                        B. conservation
    D. the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court        C. prohibition
                                                     D. women's suffrage
62. The House of Representatives has how
    many voting members?                         70. What is freedom of religion?
    A. one hundred (100)                             A. You must choose a religion.
    B. two hundred (200)                             B. No one can practice a religion.
    C. four hundred thirty-five (435)                C. You can't choose the time you practice your
    D. four hundred forty-one (441)                     religion.
                                                     D. You can practice any religion, or not
63. What do we show loyalty to when we say the          practice a religion.
    Pledge of Allegiance?
    A. Congress
    B. the President
    C. the United States
    D. the state where you live
71. The idea of self-government is in the first   79. Which of the following is NOT a cabinet
    three words of the Constitution. What are         level position?
    these words?                                      A. Secretary of Labor
    A. We the People                                  B. Secretary of Energy
    B. We the Colonists                               C. Secretary of the Interior
    C. We the Americans                               D. Secretary of Communications
    D. Congress shall make

72. Who was President during the Great            80. Who is the current President of the Senate?
    Depression and World War II?                      A. Barack Obama
    A. Calvin Coolidge                                B. Hillary Clinton
    B. Franklin Roosevelt                             C. Joe Biden
    C. Harry Truman                                   D. John Boehner
    D. Herbert Hoover

73. Who did the US fight in World War II?         81. Which constitutional amendment granted
    A. Japan, Germany, and Italy                      women the right to vote?
    B. Japan, China, and Vietnam                      A. 17th
    C. The Soviet Union, Germany, and Italy           B. 18th
    D. Austria-Hungary, Japan, and Germany            C. 19th
                                                      D. 20th

74. What is the name of the national anthem?      82. Which of the following is a responsibility of
    A. America the Beautiful                          a US citizen?
    B. God Bless the U.S.A.                           A. Vote
    C. My Country Tis of Thee                         B. Serve in the army
    D. The Star-Spangled Banner                       C. Work for the federal government
                                                      D. Attend public, state-funded schools

75. What stops one branch of government from      83. Where was the Constitutional Convention?
    becoming too powerful?                            A. Boston
    A. checks and balances                            B. New York
    B. the President                                  C. Philadelphia
    C. the people                                     D. Washington DC
    D. freedom of speech

76. What does the Constitution do?                84. Name one of the authors of the Federalists
    A. Grants women the right to vote.                Papers.
    B. Frees enslaved African Americans               A. George Washington
    C. Declares independence from Great Britain       B. John Adams
    D. Defines the framework for American             C. Thomas Jefferson
       government.                                    D. James Madison

77. How many senators are elected from each       85. The 2nd Amendment protects US citizens’
    state?                                            right to
    A. 1                                              A. vote
    B. 2                                              B. bear arms
    C. 4                                              C. worship
    D. 10                                             D. own property

78. In what month is the president inaugurated?   86. What did the United States buy from France
    A. January                                        in 1803?
    B. March                                          A. Alaska
    C. November                                       B. Florida
    D. December                                       C. Louisiana
                                                      D. Texas
87. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for          95. Which constitutional amendment abolished
    A. civil rights                                 slavery?
    B. women’s rights                               A. 13th
    C. children’s rights                            B. 14th
    D. environmental rights                         C. 15th
                                                    D. 16th

88. Which state does NOT border Canada?         96. How many Great Lakes are there?
    A. Alaska                                       A. 4
    B. New Jersey                                   B. 5
    C. New York                                     C. 6
    D. Pennsylvania                                 D. 7

89. Which branch of government creates laws?    97. Who was the third President of the United
    A. executive                                    States?
    B. judicial                                     A. Andrew Jackson
    C. legislative                                  B. James Monroe
    D. presidential                                 C. John Adams
                                                    D. Thomas Jefferson

90.Which constitutional amendment lowered       98. Which mountain range is located in the
   the voting age to 18?                            eastern United States?
   A. 24th                                          A. Appalachian
   B. 25th                                          B. Rockies
   C. 26th                                          C. Himalayans
   D. 27th                                          D. Sierra Navadas

91. What river forms a border between the       99. Which of the following is NOT a freedom
    United States and Mexico?                       protected by the 1st Amendment?
    A. Mississippi                                  A. expression
    B. Missouri                                     B. petition
    C. Red                                          C. religion
    D. Rio Grande                                   D. speech

92. Which of the following is NOT a federal     100. When do we as Americans celebrate
    holiday?                                       Independence Day?
    A. Christmas Day                               A. January 1st
    B. Columbus Day                                B. July 4th
    C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day                 C. September 17th
    D. Valentine’s Day                             D. December 25th

93. Who is one of the two current US senators
    from Texas?
    A. David Dewhurst
    B. Jane Nelson
    C. Kay Bailey Hutchison
    D. Rick Perry

94. Which of the following is NOT a cabinet
    level position?
    A. Secretary of State
    B. Secretary of Defense
    C. Secretary of the Military
    D. Secretary of the Treasury

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