Sunday, March 08, 2009

Are you smarter than a 7th grader?



Miss C has been studying for her trimester final in history class, and they have been studying the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and basic function of the federal government. It's kind of amazing to realize how fundamental this stuff is, and yet how it's not stuff most people know off the top of their heads. So, in the great Blog Quiz tradition, here's a Federal Government quiz to see whether you can match up to a 7th grade history student!

1. What are the three branches of the US government?

2. What are two requirements to be president?

3. Which house of Congress can propose bills to impose taxes?

4. Name 4 rights guaranteed by the 1st Amendment.

5. Which amendment gives you the right not to be searched without a warrant?

6. Which amendment protects your right to own a gun?

7. Which amendment provides that you cannot be tried twice for the same crime?

8. What is required to override a presidential veto of a bill?

9. Can you name your two senators?

10. How many members are in the House of Representatives?

11. Which two amendments granted voting rights to groups who had not been able to vote, and what are the groups?

12. Which amendment outlawed slavery?

13. What are 3 things that the states may regulate, and the federal government may not?

14. How many people are there in the President's cabinet? How many of the positions can you name (by job title)?

15. How old do you need to be to be a senator?

16. How old do you need to be to be a member of the House of Representatives?

17. The legislative branch is empowered to impeach the president. What is the House's role, and what is the Senate's role?

18. Which branch of government ratifies treaties with other countries?

19. Which branch of government has the power to pardon convicted criminals?

20. What is the 16th amendment?

Answers tomorrow. Pat yourself on the back and consider yourself a good citizen if you can answer most of these!

1 comment:

Kristin L said...

I know that I knew this stuff once upon a time, but I suck now. I know my Governor and Mayor, but not my Senators and I can't match the amendments to their numbers to save my life! A seventh grader would kick my butt.