Typical Citizenship Examination Questions #2

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  1. Who makes the laws in the United States? Congress
  2. What is Congress? The Senate and the House of Representatives
  3. What are the duties of Congress? To make laws
  4. Who elects Congress? The people
  5. How many senators are there in Congress? 100
  6. Can you name the two senators from your state? Senator Jim Risch and Senator Mike Crapo
  7. For how long do we elect each senator? 6 years
  8. How many representatives are there in Congress? 435
  9. For how long do we elect the representatives? 2 years
  10. What is the executive branch of our government? The President, Cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members
  11. What is the judiciary branch of our government? The Supreme Court
  12. What are the duties of the Supreme Court? To interpret laws
  13. What is the supreme law of the United States? The Constitution
  14. What is the Bill of Rights? The first 10 amendments of the Constitution
  15. What is the capital of your state? Boise
  16. Who is the current governor of your state? C.L. Butch Otter
  17. Who becomes President of the U.S.A. if the President and the Vice-President should die? Speaker of the House of Representatives
  18. Who is the chief justice of the Supreme Court? John G. Roberts, Jr.
  19. Can you name the thirteen original states? Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Maryland
  20. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"? Patrick Henry
  21. Which countries were our enemies during World War II? Germany, Italy, and Japan
  22. What are the 49th and 50th states of the Union? Hawaii and Alaska
  23. How many terms can a President serve? 2
  24. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? A civil rights leader
  25. Who is the head of your city government? The Mayor