U.S. Citizenship Quiz #2

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Ten Questions from the redesigned USCIS Exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the Constitution do?

    • A.

      It freed the slaves.

    • B.

      It sets up the government.

    • C.

      It said all men are created equal.

    Correct Answer
    B. It sets up the government.
    Explanation
    The Constitution sets up the government. This document outlines the structure and powers of the government, including the three branches - legislative, executive, and judicial. It establishes the system of checks and balances, defines the rights and responsibilities of the government and its citizens, and provides a framework for governing the country. While the Constitution does not specifically address the issue of slavery or state that all men are created equal, it does provide the basis for ensuring equal protection under the law and has been used as a tool to fight for civil rights and equality.

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  • 2. 

    We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    C. Two
    Explanation
    A U.S. Representative is elected for a term of two years. This is specified in the United States Constitution, which states that members of the House of Representatives shall be chosen every second year by the people of each state. This shorter term is intended to ensure that representatives remain accountable to their constituents and that the House of Representatives, as a whole, can more quickly respond to the changing needs and sentiments of the American people.

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  • 3. 

    Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

    • A.

      World War II

    • B.

      The Civil War

    • C.

      The French and Indian War

    Correct Answer
    B. The Civil War
    Explanation
    The Civil War was a war fought by the United States in the 1800s. It took place from 1861 to 1865 and was fought between the Northern states (Union) and the Southern states (Confederacy) over issues including slavery and states' rights. This war had a significant impact on the nation, resulting in the abolition of slavery and the preservation of the Union.

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  • 4. 

    Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general.  What war was he in?

    • A.

      World War I

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      The War on Terror

    Correct Answer
    B. World War II
    Explanation
    Before becoming President, Dwight D. Eisenhower served as a general. He was not involved in World War I, as he was still a student at that time. However, he played a significant role in World War II. Eisenhower served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe, leading the successful invasion of Normandy on D-Day. His leadership and strategic skills were instrumental in the Allied victory in World War II. Therefore, the correct answer is World War II.

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  • 5. 

    Name one state that borders Canada.

    • A.

      Louisiana

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    C. New York
    Explanation
    New York is the correct answer because it is one of the states that shares a border with Canada. The state of New York is located in the northeastern part of the United States and it shares a border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. This border is formed by the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Ontario. Therefore, New York is geographically positioned to have a direct border with Canada.

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