Can You Answer These 12 Questions Every American Should Know?

There are certain things every true Patriot should know, and we've compiled a list of twelve. How well can you score? Go ahead and find out!
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What is the birth date of the United States?
September 26, 1786
November 7, 1492
July 4, 1776
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Who is the head of the Executive Branch?
the President of the United States
the Chief of Staff
the Secretary of Defense
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“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”? Who said this?
John F. Kennedy
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
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Which of the following American icons did NOT sign the Declaration of Independence?
Benjamin Franklin
John Hancock
George Washington
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How many branches of the government are there?
4
3
2
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What prevents one branch of government from overstepping its authority?
separation of church and state
congressional oversight
separation of powers
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Who is next in line after the president and vice president if neither can serve to term?
The Speaker of the House
The Secretary of Defense
The Chief Justice
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Who was the only president to serve more than two terms?
James Garfield
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George Washington
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When did America land their first man on the moon?
1969
1971
1966
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What is the U.S. national anthem?
America the Beautiful
This Land Is Your Land
The Star-Spangled Banner
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How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
6
8
9
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How many senators does each state have?
2
3
it depends on the size of the state
Result
Well...we'd be lying if we said we weren't a little disappointed in this score. But don't beat yourself up TOO much - you can easily study up on the most important facts about America, and retake this quiz down the line!

C+, American Amateur

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While you slipped up on a couple of these, don't beat yourself up too much - you still proved you more or less know your stuff when it comes to the "necessary" facts about America. Great work!

B+, American Ace

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You're a real alpha dog when it comes to knowing your stuff about the United States of America! You've proven yourself as a citizen of the U.S., and you're likely very proud to call yourself an American. Great work!

A+, American Alpha

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1
What is the birth date of the United States?
September 26, 1786
November 7, 1492
July 4, 1776
2
Who is the head of the Executive Branch?
the President of the United States
the Chief of Staff
the Secretary of Defense
3
“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”? Who said this?
John F. Kennedy
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
4
Which of the following American icons did NOT sign the Declaration of Independence?
Benjamin Franklin
John Hancock
George Washington
5
How many branches of the government are there?
4
3
2
6
What prevents one branch of government from overstepping its authority?
separation of church and state
congressional oversight
separation of powers
7
Who is next in line after the president and vice president if neither can serve to term?
The Speaker of the House
The Secretary of Defense
The Chief Justice
8
Who was the only president to serve more than two terms?
James Garfield
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George Washington
9
When did America land their first man on the moon?
1969
1971
1966
10
What is the U.S. national anthem?
America the Beautiful
This Land Is Your Land
The Star-Spangled Banner
11
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
6
8
9
12
How many senators does each state have?
2
3
it depends on the size of the state