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Can You Pass The Test?

1. & How many stripes are there on the U.S. flag?

10, 13, 50, 51



2. & Who is the chief justice of the Supreme Court today?

George W. Bush

Alberto Gonzales

Thomas Jefferson

John G. Roberts Jr.



3. & In what year was the Constitution written?






4. & Which of these is guaranteed by the First Amendment?

Freedom of the press

Right to bear arms

Right to happiness

Right to trial by jury


5. & How many Supreme Court justices are there?

3, 7, 10, & 13


6. & What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?

The Preamble

The Bill of Rights

First 10 Amendments

Lewis & ldquo;Scooter & rdquo; Libby


7. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

July 4, 1787

July 4, 1812

July 4, 1876


8. & Which of the following amendments to the Constitution does not address or guarantee voting rights?

19th Amendment

24th Amendment

15th Amendment

7th Amendment


9. What are the 13 original states?


10. & What do the stripes on the U.S. flag mean?

The Cabinet

One for each state in the Union

They represent the 13 original states

One for each article in the Constitution


11. & What is the introduction to the Constitution called?

The Preamble

The Bill of Rights

The Declaration of Independence

The Articles of Confederation


12. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?

9, 10, 13, 27


13. & Which of the following is NOT one of the constitutional requirements to be eligible to become president?

Must be at least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve

Must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years

Must be a natural-born citizen of the United States

Must have served as a governor


14. & Who selects the Supreme Court justices?

The Electoral College

The people

They are appointed by the president

The Senate


15. & How many representatives are there in Congress?

50, 100, 102, 435


16. & Who said & ldquo;Give me liberty or give me death & rdquo;?

George Washington

Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Jefferson

Patrick Henry


17. & Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

In search of gold

To meet the Indians

For religious freedom

To escape the Revolutionary War

18. & Who has the power to declare war?


The president

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

19. & What INS form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?

Form N-200 & ldquo;Petition for Naturalization & rdquo;

N-400 & ldquo;Application for Naturalization & rdquo;

Social Security card


20. & Which of these contains three rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?

Right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness

Freedom of speech, press, religion

Right to protest, protection under the law, religion

Freedom of religion, right to elect representatives, human rights


- Citizen Voices blogger Trina Boice is an author and mother of four who lives in Carlsbad.