Can You Answer 12 U.S. Government Questions?

Do you know enough about the U.S. government to be a politician? Are you knowledgeable enough to call yourself an informed voter? Take this quiz now to find out!
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Question 1/12

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If a foreign-born person becomes a U.S. citizen, that person receives all the rights that a natural-born U.S. citizen receives, except for one. What is that one right that only people born in the United States have?
The ability to vote
The ability to run for President of the United States
The ability to run for any public office
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Question 2/12

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Which amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteed all citizens the right to vote, regardless of sex?
17th
18th
19th
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Question 3/12

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True or False: A convicted felon can run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.
True
False
It depends on which state he or she is from.
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Question 4/12

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What is the oldest age a senator can be before he or she needs to retire? (Hint: Storm Thurmond, pictured, was the oldest U.S. Senator.)
70
85
There is no age limit.
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Question 5/12

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Which President believed that paper money was inherently evil, and that banks held too much unregulated power?
George Washington
Andrew Jackson
Harry Truman
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Question 6/12

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How long is a U.S. senator's term?
4 years
6 years
Unlimited
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Question 7/12

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Who was the first President to have never been elected as Vice President or President?
James Garfield
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
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Question 8/12

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Which of these words is the term for the lengthy speech used by a Senator to halt the passage of a bill?
Referendum
Pocket Vote
Filibuster
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Question 9/12

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What document was the first governing framework of the United States?
Articles of Confederationa
Magna Carta
Constitution
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Question 10/12

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How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
5
7
9
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Question 11/12

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How many branches does the national government consist of?
2
3
4
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Question 12/12

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Which of the following is NOT required for someone to be elected President?
Must have been a U.S. resident for 14 years or more
Must have the support of a political party
Must be a certain age
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1
If a foreign-born person becomes a U.S. citizen, that person receives all the rights that a natural-born U.S. citizen receives, except for one. What is that one right that only people born in the United States have?
The ability to vote
The ability to run for President of the United States
The ability to run for any public office
2
Which amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteed all citizens the right to vote, regardless of sex?
17th
18th
19th
3
True or False: A convicted felon can run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.
True
False
It depends on which state he or she is from.
4
What is the oldest age a senator can be before he or she needs to retire? (Hint: Storm Thurmond, pictured, was the oldest U.S. Senator.)
70
85
There is no age limit.
5
Which President believed that paper money was inherently evil, and that banks held too much unregulated power?
George Washington
Andrew Jackson
Harry Truman
6
How long is a U.S. senator's term?
4 years
6 years
Unlimited
7
Who was the first President to have never been elected as Vice President or President?
James Garfield
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
8
Which of these words is the term for the lengthy speech used by a Senator to halt the passage of a bill?
Referendum
Pocket Vote
Filibuster
9
What document was the first governing framework of the United States?
Articles of Confederationa
Magna Carta
Constitution
10
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
5
7
9
11
How many branches does the national government consist of?
2
3
4
12
Which of the following is NOT required for someone to be elected President?
Must have been a U.S. resident for 14 years or more
Must have the support of a political party
Must be a certain age