Quiz: Do You Know US Census History?

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  • 1. 
    What governing document requires the United States to take a census of the population?
    • A. 

      Magna Carta

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • D. 

      Constitution

    • E. 

      Mayflower Compact

  • 2. 
    The first U.S. census was conducted on the first Monday of August, in what year?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1790

    • C. 

      1848

    • D. 

      1902

    • E. 

      1945

  • 3. 
    From the 1790 through 1870 censuses, who was responsible for visiting each household to collect census data?
    • A. 

      Federal Judges

    • B. 

      Customs Clerks

    • C. 

      U.S. Marshals

    • D. 

      Congressional Staff

    • E. 

      Soldiers

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Collecting taxes from states to repay war debt

    • B. 

      Planning political campaign events

    • C. 

      Locating military installations

    • D. 

      Identifying cities to connect with canals

    • E. 

      Map routes for roads

  • 5. 
    The First U.S Census was conducted on?
    • A. 

      1820

    • B. 

      1777

    • C. 

      1920

    • D. 

      1790

  • 6. 
    The number of states counted in the first census was:
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      18

  • 7. 
    The census was mailed to all homes in which year?
    • A. 

      1928

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1920

    • D. 

      1930

  • 8. 
    In which year the U.S population surpassed 100 million?
    • A. 

      1860

    • B. 

      1920

    • C. 

      1940

    • D. 

      1930