As a celebration of today’s Fourth of July holiday, below are some of the questions that are on the test.
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
2. What does the Constitution do?
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
4. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
5. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
6. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
7. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
8. What is the economic system in the United States?
9. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
10. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
11. Who makes federal laws?
12. How many U.S. senators are there?
13. We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?
14. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
15. We elect a U.S. representative for how many years?
16. Why do some states have more representatives than other states?
17. If the president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
18. If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
19. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
20. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
21. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
22. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
23. There were 13 original states. Name three.
24. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
25. When was the Constitution written?
26. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
27. Who was president during World War I?
28. Before he was president, Dwight Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
29. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
30. Name one American Indian tribe in the U.S.
1. The Constitution
2. Sets up the government; defines the government; protects basic rights of Americans.
3. We the People.
4. Speech; religion; assembly; press; petition the government.
5. Twenty-seven (27).
6. Announced our independence (from Great Britain); declared our independence (from Great Britain); said that the United States is free (from Great Britain).
7. Life; liberty; pursuit of happiness.
8. Capitalist economy; market economy.
9. Checks and balances; separation of powers.
10. The president.
11. Congress; Senate and House (of Representatives); (U.S. or national) legislature.
12. One hundred (100).
13. Six (6).
14. Four hundred thirty-five (435).
15. Two (2).
16. (Because of) the state’s population; (because) they have more people; (because) some states have more people.
17. The vice president.
18. The Speaker of the House.
19. Secretary of Agriculture; Secretary of Commerce; Secretary of Defense; Secretary of Education; Secretary of Energy; Secretary of Health and Human Services; Secretary of Homeland Security; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Secretary of Interior; Secretary of State; Secretary of Transportation; Secretary of Treasury; Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs; Secretary of Labor; Attorney General.
20. Nine (9).
21. Provide schooling and education; provide protection (police); provide safety (fire departments); give a driver’s license; approve zoning and land use.
22. (Thomas) Jefferson.
23. New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia.
24. The Constitution was written; The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.
26. (James) Madison; (Alexander) Hamilton; (John) Jay; Publius.
27. (Woodrow) Wilson.
28. World War II.
30. Cherokee; Navajo; Sioux; Chippewa; Choctaw; Pueblo; Apache; Iroquois; Creek; Blackfeet; Seminole; Cheyenne; Arawak; Shawnee; Mohegan; Huron; Oneida; Lakota; Crow; Teton; Hopi; Inuit.