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Civics practice quiz: trivia questions test! Citizens of a country have specific duties and responsibilities to their country, and one of them is ensuring they vote in the candidate who has their interest at heart. Do you know what you should do when you go to the voter? What is your right as a citizen, and how to ensure they are not denied? Take this quiz and learn some of the vocabulary used in civics study.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An immigrant is someone who did what?

    • A.

      Came From Another Country

    • B.

      Came From Another School

    • C.

      Went To Another Church

    • D.

      Went To Another Country

    Correct Answer
    A. Came From Another Country
    Explanation
    An immigrant is someone who came from another country. This means that they left their home country and relocated to a different country to live permanently. Immigrants often move to a new country in search of better opportunities, to reunite with family, or to escape difficult circumstances in their home country. The process of immigration involves obtaining legal permission to live and work in the new country, and immigrants often face challenges and adjustments as they adapt to a new culture and way of life.

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  • 2. 

    What is another word for a list of names of people who are trying to change something?

    • A.

      Form

    • B.

      Petition

    • C.

      Documentation

    • D.

      Address Book

    Correct Answer
    B. Petition
    Explanation
    A petition is a formal written request signed by a group of people, expressing their support or opposition to a particular cause or issue. It typically includes a list of names of individuals who are advocating for a change. Therefore, a list of names of people who are trying to change something can be referred to as a petition.

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  • 3. 

    If I cut and paste from the internet to create a paper for school, what could I be guilty of?

    • A.

      Loitering

    • B.

      Truancy

    • C.

      Littering

    • D.

      Plagiarism

    Correct Answer
    D. Plagiarism
    Explanation
    If someone cuts and pastes from the internet to create a paper for school, they could be guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism refers to the act of using someone else's work, ideas, or words without giving them proper credit. By copying and pasting from the internet, the person is not acknowledging the original source and is presenting it as their own. This is considered unethical and a form of academic dishonesty.

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  • 4. 

    In a lawsuit, what is the legal term for a person who files a complaint against someone?

    • A.

      Bailiff

    • B.

      Petitioner

    • C.

      Defendant

    • D.

      Plaintiff

    Correct Answer
    D. Plaintiff
    Explanation
    In a lawsuit, the legal term for a person who files a complaint against someone is a plaintiff. The plaintiff initiates the legal action by bringing a complaint or claim against the defendant, seeking a legal remedy or resolution. The plaintiff is responsible for presenting evidence and arguments to support their case and prove that the defendant is liable for the alleged wrongdoing or harm.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following might you find on a ballot?

    • A.

      Trade Deficit

    • B.

      Proposition

    • C.

      Executive Privilege

    • D.

      Veto

    Correct Answer
    B. Proposition
    Explanation
    A proposition is a term commonly used in the context of voting and elections. It refers to a proposed law or policy that is put forward for the public to vote on. On a ballot, voters may find various propositions that they can vote either in favor of or against. These propositions can cover a wide range of topics, such as changes to existing laws, new regulations, or constitutional amendments. Therefore, it is likely to find a proposition listed on a ballot during an election.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following terms means "the number or amount constituting a proportional share"?

    • A.

      Nomenclature

    • B.

      Quantity

    • C.

      Quota

    • D.

      Numeral

    Correct Answer
    C. Quota
    Explanation
    The term "quota" refers to the number or amount that represents a proportional share. It is commonly used to allocate a specific portion or proportion of something to individuals or groups. In this context, "quota" is the most appropriate term that fits the given definition. "Nomenclature" refers to a system of naming or classifying things, "quantity" refers to the amount or number of something, and "numeral" refers to a symbol or figure representing a number.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following means "approve"?

    • A.

      Teetotaler

    • B.

      Ratify

    • C.

      Veto

    • D.

      Legislate

    Correct Answer
    B. Ratify
    Explanation
    The word "ratify" means to approve or confirm something, usually through a formal process. It is commonly used in the context of approving or confirming a decision, agreement, or treaty. The other options, teetotaler, veto, and legislate, do not have the same meaning as "approve." A teetotaler refers to someone who abstains from alcohol, veto means to reject or refuse to approve something, and legislate means to make or enact laws. Therefore, the correct answer is "ratify."

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  • 8. 

    How many candidates will compete in a second-round or runoff election?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    In a second-round or runoff election, only the top two candidates from the first round will compete. This is because the purpose of a runoff election is to determine a clear winner when no candidate receives a majority of the votes in the initial round. By eliminating all other candidates except for the top two, the runoff ensures that the final result represents the preferences of the majority of voters. Therefore, the correct answer is "Two".

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  • 9. 

    What does the President use to prevent a bill from becoming a law?

    • A.

      Vita

    • B.

      Veto

    • C.

      Visa

    • D.

      Vote

    Correct Answer
    B. Veto
    Explanation
    The President uses a "veto" to prevent a bill from becoming a law. A veto is the power to reject a proposed law passed by the legislature. By exercising a veto, the President can effectively block the bill from becoming law, forcing it to go through additional steps and potentially requiring a supermajority vote to override the veto. This allows the President to have a significant role in the legislative process and ensures a system of checks and balances between the executive and legislative branches of government.

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  • 10. 

    What does "habeas corpus" translate to in English?

    • A.

      Finders Keepers

    • B.

      You Have The Body

    • C.

      Seize The Day

    • D.

      Buyer Beware

    Correct Answer
    B. You Have The Body
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You Have The Body." "Habeas corpus" is a Latin term that translates to "you have the body" in English. This legal principle ensures that a person cannot be held in custody without being brought before a court to determine the legality of their detention.

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  • 11. 

    What number on an addressed envelope helps the Post Office to deliver the mail more quickly?

    • A.

      House Number

    • B.

      Zip Code

    • C.

      Return Address

    • D.

      Area Code

    Correct Answer
    B. Zip Code
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Zip Code". The Zip Code on an addressed envelope helps the Post Office to deliver the mail more quickly because it provides a specific location identifier. Zip Codes divide the country into different regions, allowing the Post Office to sort and route mail more efficiently. By including the Zip Code, the Post Office can quickly determine the destination of the mail and deliver it to the correct post office for further processing and delivery.

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  • 12. 

    What must be on almost every letter for it to be delivered by the Post Office?

    • A.

      Zip Code

    • B.

      Glue

    • C.

      A Stamp Or Metered Postage

    • D.

      Return Address

    Correct Answer
    C. A Stamp Or Metered Postage
    Explanation
    To ensure that a letter is delivered by the Post Office, it must have a stamp or metered postage. This is because the cost of postage needs to be paid in order for the letter to be processed and delivered to the intended recipient. Without a stamp or metered postage, the letter will not be considered valid and may not be processed by the Post Office.

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  • 13. 

    What public building in a city or town lends its citizen's books?

    • A.

      Animal Shelter

    • B.

      Fire Station

    • C.

      Town Or City Hall

    • D.

      Library

    Correct Answer
    D. Library
    Explanation
    A library is a public building that lends books to citizens. It is a place where people can borrow books, access information, and engage in reading and learning activities. Libraries are essential in providing access to knowledge and promoting literacy within a community. They offer a wide range of books and resources for people of all ages and interests.

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  • 14. 

    What should a person driving a car do when coming to a red light?

    • A.

      Stop

    • B.

      Move With Caution

    • C.

      Go

    • D.

      Go Fast

    Correct Answer
    A. Stop
    Explanation
    When a person driving a car comes to a red light, they should stop. This is because a red light indicates that they must halt their vehicle and wait until the light turns green before proceeding. Stopping at a red light ensures the safety of both the driver and other road users, preventing potential accidents or collisions at intersections. It is important to obey traffic signals and follow the rules of the road to maintain order and prevent chaos on the streets.

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  • 15. 

    What kind of doctor takes care of animals?

    • A.

      Pediatrician

    • B.

      Veterinarian

    • C.

      Dentist

    • D.

      Orthodontist

    Correct Answer
    B. Veterinarian
    Explanation
    A veterinarian is a doctor who specializes in providing medical care for animals. They diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries in various types of animals, including pets, livestock, and wildlife. They also perform surgeries, administer vaccinations, and provide preventative care. A veterinarian plays a crucial role in ensuring the health and well-being of animals, much like a pediatrician does for children. Dentists and orthodontists, on the other hand, specialize in oral health care for humans and are not qualified to provide medical care for animals.

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