Quiz: Do You Know US Census History?

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Quiz: Do You Know US Census History?

Would you like to enhance your knowledge about US census history? Take this interesting quiz This quiz talks about what government paper entails: the United States counts its people's population, when the first US census performed, who collects the information, the number of states counted in the first census, and the most extensive census ever taken. This quiz will explain the history of the United States census. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    Data from the U.S. census are used for apportioning the U.S. House of Representatives.  The nation's founding fathers also considered the census for what other activity?
    • 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

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