Citizenship Test

CitizenQuestion.doc

Lately, there has been articles that supposedly were used to restrict voters from voting that couldn't prove they had a third grade education. They were struck down by the court because they discriminated against a particular race. After looking at the questions, I'm glad I have a high school diploma. I don't think I could pass it. However, politics over the past several years convinces me that we should probably revisit that practice. And, yes, it discriminates. Against those who vote without really being interested in what the US is about.

Here are the questions that a US citizen should be able to answer. The first four they must be able to answer. They are instructed to answer with the most correct answers. They must score 80% on the test.

  1. Who is the President of the United States?
  1. Bush
  2. Clinton
  3. Obama
  4. Reid
  5. Roberts
  6. Pelosi
  7. Boehner
  8. Biden
  9. None of the above
  1. Who is the Vice President?
  1. Bush
  2. Clinton
  3. Obama
  4. Reid
  5. Roberts
  6. Pelosi
  7. Boehner
  8. Biden
  9. None of the above
  1. Who is the Speaker of the House?
  1. Bush
  2. Clinton
  3. Obama
  4. Reid
  5. Roberts
  6. Pelosi
  7. Boehner
  8. Biden
  9. None of the above
  1. Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
  1. Bush
  2. Clinton
  3. Obama
  4. Reid
  5. Roberts
  6. Pelosi
  7. Boehner
  8. Biden
  9. None of the above
  1. Who succeeds the President if he dies or is incapacitated?
  1. Bush
  2. Clinton
  3. Obama
  4. Reid
  5. Roberts
  6. Pelosi
  7. Boehner
  8. Biden
  9. None of the above
  1. If both the President and his successor die or incapacitated, who succeedes them?
  1. Bush
  2. Clinton
  3. Obama
  4. Reid
  5. Roberts
  6. Pelosi
  7. Boehner
  8. Biden
  9. None of the above
  1. The United States is a
  1. Democracy
  2. Republic
  3. Kingdom
  4. Empire
  5. None of the above
  1. The economic system of the US is
  1. Communism
  2. Socialism
  3. Capitalism
  4. Methodism
  5. None of the above
  1. According to the Declaration, inalienable rights are granted by
  1. God
  2. G_d
  3. Allah
  4. Creator
  5. All of the above
  6. None of the above
  1. The Constitution defines the government as having these main parts:
  1. Internal Revenue Service, Justice Department,  and State Department
  2. Supreme Court, Congress, President
  3. President, State Department, Department of Defense
  4. President, Senate, House of Representatives
  1. "Separation of church and state" is found in
  1. Sharia Law
  2. State Law
  3. United Nation Law
  4. The Constitution
  5. None of the above
  1. The "Bill of Rights" is part of
  1. Sharia Law
  2. State Law
  3. United Nation Law
  4. The Constitution
  5. None of the above
  1. The supreme law of the land as it applies to individuals is
  1. Sharia Law
  2. State Law
  3. United Nations Law
  4. The Constitution
  5. The jury
  6. None of the above
  1. How many Senators are there?
  1. 567
  2. 2 from each state
  3. the total of Senators allocated by population in each state
  4. 100
  5. None of the above
  1. How many Representatives are there?
  1. 567
  2. 2 from each state
  3. the total of Representatives allocated by population in each state and territory
  4. 100
  5. None of the above
  1. The Constitution gives the power to declare war to the
  1. Supreme Court
  2. President
  3. Department of Defense
  4. Congress
  5. United Nations
  6. None of the above
  1. The Congress
  1. Makes laws
  2. Executes the laws
  3. Determines whether laws are Constitutional
  4. None of the above
  5. a.,b.,c., of the above
  1. The President
  1. Makes laws
  2. Executes the laws
  3. Determines whether laws are Constitutional
  4. None of the above
  5. a.,b.,c., of the above
  1. The Supreme Court
  1. Makes laws
  2. Executes the laws
  3. Determines whether laws are Constitutional
  4. None of the above
  5. a.,b.,c., of the above
  1. The first geographical area of the following of North America to ban slavery was
  1. Vermont
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Georgia
  5. New York
  6. Maryland
  7. Virginia

Notes:

Some of the questions have more than one correct answer. Credit is given if the one chooses any one of the correct answers.