Civics Questions for the 65/20 Exemption
1. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
▪ petition the government
2. What is the economic system in the United States?
▪ capitalist economy
▪ market economy
3. Name one branch or part of the government.
▪ the courts
4. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
▪ the Senate and House (of Representatives)
5. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?
▪ Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. Senators.]
6. In what month do we vote for President?
7. What is the name of the President of the United States now?
▪ Donald J. Trump
8. What is the capital of your state?
▪ Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. is not a state and does not have a capital. Residents of U.S. territories should name the capital of the territory.]
9. What are the two major political parties in the United States?
▪ Democratic and Republican
10. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
▪ serve on a jury
▪ vote in a federal election
11. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
▪ eighteen (18) and older
12. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
▪ April 15
13. Who was the first President?
▪ (George) Washington
14. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
▪ freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
▪ saved (or preserved) the Union
▪ led the United States during the Civil War
15. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
▪ World War I
▪ World War II
▪ Korean War
▪ Vietnam War
▪ (Persian) Gulf War
16. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
▪ fought for civil rights
▪ worked for equality for all Americans
17. What is the capital of the United States?
▪ Washington, D.C.
18. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
▪ New York (Harbor)
▪ Liberty Island
19. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
▪ because there is one star for each state
▪ because each star represents a state
▪ because there are 50 states
20. When do we celebrate Independence Day?
▪ July 4