UPDATED WITH ANSWERS (below).
Included in a recent newsfeed sent by The Great Larwyn was this item from Sphere.
It’s a 1954 8th Grade civics quiz. The child who took the test scored 98%.
Get your 8th grader to take the test — or take it yourself.
Here are the questions.
Here’s a way to measure just how far our public school system has fallen since 1954.
1. List the Cabinet positions and the people who hold those positions at the present time.
2. List the names of the Justices of the Supreme Court.
3. Tell the provisions of each of the Amendments to the Constitution:
4. What is the Bill of Rights?
5. Who is the President of the United States? ______ Who is the Vice President of the United States? ______
6. How many branches of government are there? ______ Is one more powerful than another?_______
7. What is an unwritten law? _________
8. Two things necessary to any good government are _________
9. The plan of government in the U.S. is in the _________
10. A constitutional law is ___________
11. An unconstitutional law is ____________
12. A law is declared unconstitutional by the __________ branch.
13. The president chooses a cabinet in order to __________
14. The Constitution grants all lawmaking powers to ___________ branch.
15. The two houses of Congress are ___________
16. The Constitution established two houses of Congress because _______________
17. The number of representatives from each state is determined by ______________
18. The Speaker of the House is ___________________
19. How is the Speaker of the House determined?
20. The number of Senators from each state is ______
21. A Senator is elected for _______ years?
22. The presiding officer of the Senate is ___________
23. The vice-president does not have a vote in the Senate unless _________
24. A president pro-tempore is ____________
25. The life of each Congress is ________ years
26. Congress convenes in regular session on ___________
27. Congress is currently in its ____________ session
28. When may the President call Congress into special session? ________
29. The power to enforce the laws is given to ____________
30. The president’s term of office is _________
31. If a president dies while in office, he is succeeded by __________
32. The president must be a ______________ citizen
33. How old must a president be to qualify? _________
34. The oath of office is administered to the president by _____________
35. The oath of office is taken on what date? _________________
36. The president can make treaties if _____________________
37. The highest law of the land is _________________
38. The Supreme Court may annul laws if ____________
39. A quorum in Congress is ____________
40. A filibuster is ____________________
41. The number of Supreme Court Justices is ___________
42. A writ if habeus corpus is _______________
43. A Bill of Attainder is ______________
44. An ex post facto law is ______________
45. A reprieve is ____________
46. A pardon is ______________
47. Who regulates inter-state commerce?
48. What is naturalization?
49. What is piracy?
50. Does a dictator consider the welfare of the people? _____________
51. Can a government function without the power to raise money? _________
52. Do wealth and power alone make a nation happy? ___________
53.Why was the Constitution written?
54. What happens when the Constitution is ignored?
55. Write the preamble to the Constitution.
Andrea, if I was in ANY public office, I would make a test on the Constitution MANDATORY for graduating from high school. A student gets two chances. To pass, a student must get a “B” (85). Anything below is considered failure.
Fail on the second test…NO DIPLOMA and you take a summer course on the Constitution with a third chance at the test.
The student on this test you showed would get their diploma NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS!
Bob The Patriot
And especially look at QUESTION 80!