U.S. Civics Test – Constitution and Government – Naturalization Quiz

U.S.Civics Test - The Constitution

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To achieve a passing score on the civics test, applicants are required to answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly.

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The Constitution Quiz

 

To achieve a passing score on the civics test, applicants are required to answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly.

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The Constitution Quiz

 

#1. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

The President is the Commander in Chief of the military. The Founding Fathers strongly believed in republican ideals. A republic is a government where a country’s political power comes from the citizens, not the rulers, and is put into use by representatives elected by the citizens. That is why they made the president the commander in chief.

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#2. Which of the following is one right or freedom from the first amendment to the Constitution?

Two clauses in the First Amendment guarantee freedom of religion.

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#3. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

The Constitution separates the government’s power into three branches to prevent one person or group from having too much power. The separation of government into three branches creates a system of checks and balances.

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#4. Which of the following is one of the three parts of Government?

Our federal government has three parts. They are the Executive, (President and about 5,000,000 workers) Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives) and Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts).

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#5. What does the Constitution do?

The Constitution of the United States divides government power between the national government and state governments. The name for this division of power is federalism. Federalism is an important idea in the Constitution. We call the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution the Framers of the Constitution. The Framers wanted to limit the powers of the government, so they separated the powers into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The Constitution explains the power of each branch. The Constitution also includes changes and additions, called amendments. The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights.The Bill of Rights established the individual rights and liberties of all Americans.

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#6. Who is in charge of the executive branch of our Government?

Our federal government has three parts. They are the Executive, (President and about 5,000,000 workers) Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives) and Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts).

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#7. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

A U.S. Senator represents all people of the state. Senators are elected to serve the people of their state for six years. Each of the two senators represents the entire state.””

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#8. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

We elect a U.S. Senator for six years. The Framers of the Constitution wanted senators to be independent from public opinion. They thought a fairly long, six-year term would give them this protection. They also wanted longer Senate terms to balance the shorter two-year terms of the members of the House, who would more closely follow public opinion.

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#9. What is an amendment to the Constitution?

An amendment to the Constitution is a change or an addition.

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#10. Who makes federal laws?

Congress makes federal laws. A federal law usually applies to all states and all people in the United States. Either side of Congress, the Senate or the House of Representatives, can propose a bill to address an issue. If both houses approve the bill, it goes to the president. If the president signs the bill, it becomes a federal law.

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Category
Society
Questions
10
Level
Medium

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