Sample Test 2

Choose the correct answer.

  1. The U.S. fought agaUSCISt Germany and Japan in which war?
    the Civil War
    World War II
    the American Revolution
    the Korean War

  2. When did the 13 colonies become the United States of America?
    July 4, 1860
    June 6, 1676
    July 4, 1876
    July 4, 1776

  3. Which important document says, "All men are created equal"?
    the Emancipation Proclamation
    the Declaration of Independence
    the Bill of Rights
    the Constitution

  4. What do the stars on the U.S. flag stand for?
    the original 13 colonies
    the 50 states
    the members of the Supreme Court
    the members of the cabinet

  5. What are the names of the two main political parties?
    the Senate and the House of Representatives
    the Union Party and the Confederate Party
    the Progressives and the Socialists
    the Republican Party and the Democratic Party

  6. What holiday did the Pilgrims celebrate for the first time?
    President's Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day

  7. What do the stripes on the U.S. flag stand for?
    the original 13 states
    the first 13 presidents
    the first 13 settlements
    the lucky number "13"

  8. In the 1600's the European settlers in North America were from what country?

  9. Why is Thomas Jefferson famous?
    He was the first president
    He wrote the Declaration of Independence
    He freed the slaves
    He wrote the Emacipation Proclamation

  10. The Bill of Rights gives Americans the right to ...
    own slaves
    travel to any country
    speak freely
    become citizens

  11. How did American women gain the right to vote?
    through a Supreme Court decision
    through a constitutional amendment
    through a presidential decree
    through the Bill of Rights

  12. What is Congress?
    the executive branch
    the Supreme Court
    the 4th branch
    the legislative branch

  13. How many U.S. representatives are there?

  14. What is the highest law of the United States?
    the Congressional Record
    the U.S. Constitution
    the constitution of each state
    the civil code

  15. Who meets in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.?
    the president and vice-president
    the Supreme Court
    the Cabinet

  16. What is the name of the president's official home?
    Camp David
    the Capitol
    the White House
    the palace of honor

  17. Freedom of speech is guaranteed by which important document?
    the Bill of Rights
    the Declaration of Independence
    the Mayflower Compact
    the Emancipation Proclamation

  18. How many terms can a president serve?
    only one

  19. Which branch of government sees that the laws are enforced?
    the judicial branch
    the executive branch
    the legislative branch
    the military branch

  20. What happened on July 4, 1776?
    Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves
    Christopher Columbus came to America
    The Declaration of Independence was signed
    King George gave freedom to the American colonists

copyright Janet F. Dixon, 1997