Thursday, December 20, 2007

Civic Test, questions 1-20

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

Because of the length of the test, I am dividing it into 3 segments of 20 questions each. See the previous post for an explanation of the origin of the test. The website for it is Of course, you can take the complete test at that site and they will provide the correct answers.

“Test your knowledge by answering the sixty multiple-choice questions below. You must answer all questions. When you are finished, use the button at the bottom to submit your quiz for scoring. You will be given a score for the number of questions you answered correctly. For those questions you missed, the appropriate answer will be provided. A printable version of the quiz, along with the answers, is available for download for those who register.

1) Jamestown, Virginia, was first settled by Europeans during which period?

 A. 1301-1400
 B. 1401-1500
 C. 1501-1600
 D. 1601-1700
 E. 1701-1800

2) The Puritans:

 A. opposed all wars on moral grounds.
 B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity.
 C. believed in complete religious freedom.
 D. colonized Utah under the leadership of Brigham Young.
 E. were Catholic missionaries escaping religious persecution.

3) The Constitution of the Unite States established what form of government?

 A. Direct democracy
 B. Populism
 C. Indirect democracy
 D. Oligarchy
 E. Aristocracy

4) George Washington’s role in America’s founding is best characterized as:

 A. prudent general and statesman.
 B. influential writer on constitutional principles.
 C. leader of the Massachusetts delegation to the Constitutional congress.
 D. strong advocate for states rights.
 E. social compact theorist.

5) Which battle brought the American Revolution to an end?

 A. Saratoga
 B. Gettysburg
 C. The Alamo
 D. Yorktown
 E. New Orleans

6) Which of the following are unalienable rights referred to in the Declaration of Independence?

 A. Life, liberty, and property
 B. Honor, liberty, and peace
 C. Liberty, health, and community
 D. Life, respect, and equal protection
 E. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

7) Which of the following are in correct chronological order?

 A. The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation
 B. Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Appomattox
 C. Cuban Missile Crisis, Sputnik, Bay of Pigs
 D. Mexican-American War, Louisiana Purchase, Spanish-American War
 E. Prohibition, Boston Tea Party, Reconstruction

8) The phrase that in America there should be a ‘wall of separation’ between church and state appears in:

 A. George Washington’s Farewell Address.
 B. The Mayflower Compact.
 C. the Constitution.
 D. the Declaration of Independence.
 E. Thomas Jefferson’s letters.

9) The War of 1812:

 A. was a decisive victory for the United States over Spain.
 B. was a stalemate.
 C. established America as the leading power in the world.
 D. enhanced Robert E. Lee’s reputation as America’s most talented general.
 E. was confined only to sea battles.

10) The dominant theme in the Lincoln-Douglas debates was:

 A. treatment of Native Americans.
 B. westward expansion.
 C. whether Illinois should become a state.
 D. prohibition.
 E. slavery and its expansion.

11) Abraham Lincoln was elected President during which period?

 A. 1800-1825
 B. 1826-1850
 C. 1851-1875
 D. 1876-1900
 E. 1901-1925

12) In 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed a series of government programs that became known as:

 A. The Great Society.
 B. The Square Deal.
 C. The New Deal.
 D. The New Frontier.
 E. Supply-side economics.

13) The struggle between President Andrew Johnson and the Radical Republicans was mainly over:

 A. United States alliances with European nations.
 B. the nature and control of Reconstruction.
 C. the purchase of Alaska.
 D. whether or not to have a tariff.
 E. whether slavery should be allowed in the Federal Territories.

14) During which period was the American Constitution amended to guarantee women the right to vote?

 A. 1850-1875
 B. 1876-1900
 C. 1901-1925
 D. 1926-1950
 E. 1951-1975

15) Which of the following statements is true about abortion?

 A. It was legal in most states in the 1960s.
 B. The Supreme Court struck down most legal restrictions on it in Roe v. Wade.
 C. The Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that underage women most notify their parents of an impending abortion.
 D. The National Organization of Women has lobbied for legal restrictions on it.
 E. It is currently legal only in the cases of rape or incest, or to protect the life of the mother.

16) The end of legal racial segregation in United States schools was most directly the result of:

 A. the Civil War.
 B. the Declaration of Independence.
 C. the affirmative action policies of the 1980s.
 D. Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
 E. Miranda v. the State of Arizona.

17) The Manhattan Project developed:

 A. urban enterprise zones.
 B. equipment to decipher enemy codes.
 C. fighter planes.
 D. the Apollo lunar module.
 E. the atomic bomb.

18) The line ‘We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal …’ is from:

 A. The Federalist.
 B. the Preamble to the Constitution.
 C. The Communist Manifesto.
 D. The Declaration of Independence.
 E. an inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

19) In The Republic, Plato points to the desirability of:

 A. tyranny.
 B. democracy.
 C. philosopher kings.
 D. commercial republics.
 E. world government.

20) A ‘representative democracy’ is a form of government in which:

 A. all or most citizens govern directly.
 B. a monarch is elected to represent a people.
 C. citizens exhibit wide ethnic and cultural diversity.
 D. a president’s cabinet is popularly elected.
 E. those elected by the people govern on their behalf.”

How are you doing so far?


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