Thursday, July 3, 2008

"Don't wanna be an American Idiot!"- Green Day

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!






In Honor of 4th of July I have posted some questions from the revised Citizenship test, and provided the answer key at the bottom. I got an 80% which means I didn't pass, I could not be a citizen. . . . how sad! Anywho 85% or above gets you the right to call yourself an American!



Good Luck!







Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?


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?


1776
1787
1876
1812


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
9
10
13


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


The Preamble


The Bill of Rights


First Ten Amendments


Lewis “Scooter” 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?


Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Zealand, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland


Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland


Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland


Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland, Washington, D.C.


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 of 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, "Give me liberty or give me death"?


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?


Congress


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 "Petition for Naturalization"


"N-400 "Application for Naturalization"


Social Security card


FD-258


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


Right to life, right to liberty, right to the pursuit of happiness


Freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion


Right to protest, right to protection under the law, freedom of religion


Freedom of religion, right to elect representatives, human rights









Answer Key-



1. 13

2. John G. Roberts Jr.

3. 1787

4. Freedom of Press

5. 9

6. Bill of Rights

7. July 4th, 1776

8. 7th Amendment

9. Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland

10. 13 Original States

11.The Preamble

12. 27

13. Must have served as a governor

14. They are appointed by the president

15. 435

16. Patrick Henry

17. Religious Freedom

18. Congress

19. "N-400 "Application for Naturalization"

20. Freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion








I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday and blah blah blah, but mainly I hope nobody lights anything on fire! I think we have enough of that going on right now! But if by chance you do, I hope it's an experience worth blogging about! Wear sunscreen and have a Happy 4th of July!


Peace Out!!!!


7 comments:

Reinkei said...

I love how alot of Americans can't even get 50% on the citizen test.

You got those photos off msn! I saw those earlier. Such gorgeous pictures.

YAY for three day weekends!

Carolyn said...

Brent passed! He can be an American citizen. I was too afraid to take it myself...so I made him do it. Love your post!

Crisdee said...

it's funny, I took my citizenship test in January and passed!! thank goodness I remember the answers.. I passed again!! :)

angie said...

yeah i passed....holla! pretty much guessed on some.

krystind said...

ewe. i did NOT pass.

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