02 Jun Civics 101: Would you pass the test to become a United States Citizen, part 2
Two weeks ago, I wrote my first blog on Civics 101. It consisted of the first 25 questions (out of 100), for the “Civics flash cards for the naturalization test.” In today’s blog, you will be quizzed on questions 26-50. People who would like to become legal citizens of the United States of America are asked ten out of 100 questions. They must correctly answer six to become United States Citizens. Allowances are made for the elderly and handicapped.
1. We elect a president for how many years? Four
2. In what month do we vote for a president? November
3. What is the name of the President of the United States now?
4. What is the name of the Vice-President of the United States now?
5. If the president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
6. If both the president and vice-president can no longer serve, who becomes president? The Speaker of the House of Representatives
7. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military? The President
8. Who signs bills to become laws? The President
9. Who vetoes bills? The President
10. What does the President’s Cabinet do? Advises the President
11. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
Secretaries of: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, Veterans’ Affairs, Attorney General, Vice-president.
12. What does the Judicial Branch do? Reviews laws, explains laws, resolves disputes, decides if a law goes against the Constitution.
13. What is the highest court in the Unites States? The Supreme Court
14. How many justices are on the Supreme Court? Nine (eight associate justices and one chief justice.)
15. Who is the Chief Justice of the Unites States now? John Roberts Jr.
16. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
Print money, declare war, create an army, make treaties.
17. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
Provide schooling and education, provide protection (police,) provide safety (fire department,) give a driver’s license, approve zoning and land use.
18. Who is the governor of your state now? Answers will vary. If you don’t know find out!
19. What is the capital of your state? Answers will vary. If you don’t know find out.
20. What are the two major political parties in the Unites States?
Republican and Democrat
21. What is the political party of the president now? Democrat
22. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
23. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.
1. Citizens 18 years of age and older can vote.
2. You don’t have to pay (a poll tax) to vote.
3. Any citizen can vote. (male or female)
4. A male citizen of any race can vote.
24. What is one responsibility that is only for Unites States citizens?
Serve on a jury, vote in a federal election.
25. Name one right only for Unites States citizens.
Vote in a federal election, run for federal office.
Hope you passed this portion of your test. If you struggled, keep quizzing yourself. In my last blog of this series (Civics 101, part 4), I will attach a short video clip. This video does not explain anything about Unites States Civics or History, but you will see why it’s important to know it and understand it. It will tie in nicely with our celebration of the Fourth of July!