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U.S. Government Quiz

How much do you know about the U.S. government? Take this quiz and find out!
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First submittedJuly 21, 2012
Last updatedJuly 21, 2012
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The federal government is divided into three branches.
There are nine justices on the Supreme Court.
Congress consists of two houses.
The governing document of the U.S. is the Constitution
The Vice President presides over the US Senate
The US President's term of office is four years.
A US Senator's term of office is six years.
The US military headquarters is called the Pentagon.
There are 100 members of the US Senate.
There are 435 members of the US House of Representatives.
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The US President must be at least 35 years old.
The United States is a former colony of Great Britain.
The US capital is located at Washington, D.C..
The first American president was George Washington.
The US President's residence is called the White House.
The basic unit of US currency is called the dollar.
The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4, 1776.
The US election day is the first Tuesday in November.
Republicans are one of the major US political parties.
Democrats are the other major US political party.
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level 20
Oct 7, 2012
Election day falls on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. That is why Election Day never falls on November 1st.
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level 54
Jan 16, 2013
Hmm, the former colony should allow for 'The British Empire'...
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level 46
Jul 10, 2015
Britain, the British Empire, and the United Kingdom aren't accepted :(
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level 38
Jan 31, 2017
Yeah, that's really odd. I didn't know that the United Kingdom existed back in 1776, and having "Great" Britain as the only acceptable answer seems trivial. Wouldn't you accept United States for United States of America?