US Basic Civics Test MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

41. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

  1. The President
  2. Checks and balances
  3. The people
  4. Freedom of speech

42. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

  1. The Speaker of the House
  2. The Prime Minister
  3. The President
  4. The Chief Justice

43. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance

  1. The United States
  2. The President
  3. Congress
  4. The state where you live

44. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President

  1. Thirty-five (35) or older
  2. Sixteen (16) or older
  3. Twenty-one (21) or older
  4. Eighteen (18) or older

45. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government

  1. To provide police departments
  2. To issue drivers licenses
  3. To make treaties
  4. To provide schooling

46. What is one right or freedom granted by the First Amendment

  1. Trial by jury
  2. To vote
  3. To bear arms
  4. Speech

47. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

  1. We the People
  2. Congress shall make
  3. We the British
  4. We the Colonists

48. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy

  1. Write to a newspaper and call Senators and Representatives
  2. Give an elected official your opinion on an issue and join a community group
  3. Vote and join a civic group
  4. All of these answers

49. What is freedom of religion? Choose one

  1. You cant choose the time you practice your religion
  2. You must choose a religion
  3. You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion
  4. No one can practice a religion

50. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for

  1. Youngest member of the Constitutional Convention
  2. Inventor of the airplane
  3. Third President of the United States
  4. U.S. diplomat
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