December 06, 2005

Citizenship Quiz

FINALLY! A quiz that actually has some real meaning!

You Passed the US Citizenship Test
Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!
Could You Pass the US Citizenship Test?

If an immigrant can pass !00%, it was a little too easy, but it still poses a good bechmark of basic knowledge.

They don't give the answers, and in the spirit of not learning unless you can know where you made a mistake, I have posted the answers under the fold.

1. No limit A senator can be reelected as many times as he/she can convince the electorate that they are the person that represents them the best.

2 January The president elect assumes office on January 1.

3. George Washington There was great debate about this at the time, as many felt that it gave the Executive branch too much power, but as in a family, there can be only ONE head, so it was passed.

4. The Preamble The Declaration of Independence is really nothing more than the first notice of asserting independence from the founding country, but has no real force of law in any respect. The Bill of Rights were added to the Constitution to ensure the rights of the individual would be held paramount.

5 1787 Most people seem to assume that the Constitution sprang fully formed at the cessation of hostilities, in fact, it was a bitterly debated work that many felt was imperfect at the time. Thats one reason that the Bill of Rights was added, as a bulwark against Federal power.

6. Congress As noted in question #3, it was felt that War should be the decision of the People, as represented by the Congress. This was a safeguard to limit the power of the President., so that no one man could embroil us in conflict.

7. Thomas Jefferson He had the input of many other great thinkers of the time in committee debates, but he wrote the basic framework of the document; it was slightly altered and passed out of the committee in the form as it is now known. The single greatest statement of Freedom ever made.

8. Germany, Italy, and Japan The so called "Axis Powers".

9. Vermont Vermont became the 14th State in the Union on the 4 March 1791

10. England You'd think that this was the easiest question on the test, but it's amazing how many high school students get this wrong! Seems that current events has them thinking France...

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