Questions I failed--do you know the correct answers?:
- How many amendments to the Constitution are there? (not 21)
- What does the 1st amendment give us? (not keep and bear arms)
- When must all men register for the selective service? (not never--I didn't even know what that was!)
- How many justices are on the supreme court? (not 12)
- Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? (not George Washington)
- We elect a US Senator for how many years? (not 2)
- Name a writer of the Federalist Papers (people who supported the Constitution).(not John Adams)
- Why did the colonists fight the British? (not JUST because of high taxes)
Questions I totally guessed and got right--do you know the answers?:
- Who was president during WWI?
- How many US Representatives are there? (the correct choice had actually been presented several questions earlier, so I took a stab that they might have given me a hint)
- We elect a US Representative for how many years?
- Before he was president, Eisenhower was a general in which war?
- When was the Constitution written?
- Who is the Chief Justice of the United States right now? (half the choices were Obama and Biden, so it was a 50/50 guess between two people that 30 minutes later I don't remember their names)
- What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? (the two choices I guessed between were diplomat and youngest constitution person)
- What is the name of the Speaker of the House right now? (hmm...Pelosi or Boehner? no idea.)
- Who was president during the Great Depression and WWII?
- Name one state that borders Mexico. (I knew Alabama and Florida didn't; it was 50/50 between Arkansas and California--and yes, I am a little embarrassed I didn't know this one offhand)
Questions I had to think about for a while, but eventually figured out using logic:
- Who is in charge of the executive branch? (since the President can veto and sign into law...and on the off chance that wasn't right, the President can stay an execution...I figured between those two, the President had to be the one in charge)
- Who did the US fight against in WWII? (actually didn't use logic on this one--I remembered a story arc in "Bomb Girls" where an Italian-by-birth and Canadian since the age of 2 was arrested for reading an Italian newspaper--and they say TV can't teach us anything constructive!)
- Where is the Statue of Liberty? (almost guessed Long Island, then lalala..."In New York Harbor stands a lady with her torch raised to the sky...")
- What happened at the Constitutional Convention? (this one was a "if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and swims like a duck--it's a duck" questions)
- What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? (this one was process of elimination--I almost guessed liberty and justice, but at the last minute remembered they are in the pledge. one choice was life and death--duh, not! one was life and the right to own a home, but that didn't sound "declaration-ish", so I figured life and pursuit of happiness was right--then I remembered the third one is liberty!)
Take the quiz--see how well YOU do (and I already gave you five answers right here, although I'm not certain the same 96 questions are given every time)!