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Citizenship Basic Questions

  1. 1. Citizenship Class Gaby Rinkerman, Director, Community Technology Center
  2. 2. What are the colors of our flag? <ul><li>They are…. </li></ul><ul><li>You are right! </li></ul><ul><li>They are red, white and blue </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do the stars on the flag mean? <ul><li>They mean… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>One for each state </li></ul>
  4. 4. How many stars are there on our flag? <ul><li>There are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are fifty (50) stars. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What colors are the stars on our flag? <ul><li>They are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The stars on our flag are white . </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How many stripes are there on our flag? <ul><li>There are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are thirteen (13) stripes on our flag. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What do the stripes on our flag represent? <ul><li>They represent… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first 13 states. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What colors are the stripes on our flag? <ul><li>They stripes on our flag are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>red and white </li></ul>
  9. 9. How many states are there in the U.S.? <ul><li>There are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>50 states </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do we celebrate on the 4 th of July? <ul><li>We celebrate… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Independence Day </li></ul>
  11. 11. Independence from whom? <ul><li>From… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul>
  12. 12. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War? <ul><li>We fought… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul>
  13. 13. Who was the 1 st President of the U.S.? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Who is the President of the U.S. today? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>George W. Bush </li></ul>
  15. 15. Who is the Vice-President of the U.S. today? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Dick Cheney. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Who elects the President of the U.S.? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>The Electoral College </li></ul>
  17. 17. Who becomes President if the President dies? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Vice-President </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. What is the Constitution? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Supreme Law of the Land. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. What do we call changes to the Constitution? <ul><li>We call them… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Amendments. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. How many changes (Amendments)are there to the Constitution? <ul><li>There are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27 Amendments </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. What are the three branches of our Government? <ul><li>They are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive, Legislative and Judicial. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. What is the legislative branch of our Government? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Congress </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. What makes up Congress? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate and the House of Representatives </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. What makes the federal laws of the U.S.? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congress </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Who elects the Congress? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The citizens of the United States. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. How many senators are there in Congress? <ul><li>There are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>100 senators. (2 from each state) </li></ul>
  27. 27. For how long do we elect each senator? <ul><li>for… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>6 years. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Name the two senators from New Jersey <ul><li>They are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Senator Frank R. Lautenberg </li></ul><ul><li>Senator Robert Menendez </li></ul>
  29. 29. How many voting members are in the House of Representatives? <ul><li>There are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>435 voting members in the House </li></ul>
  30. 30. For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives? <ul><li>For… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>2 years. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>The President </li></ul>
  32. 32. For how long is the President elected? <ul><li>He is elected for… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>4 years. </li></ul>
  33. 33. What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>The Supreme Court </li></ul>
  34. 34. What are the duties of the Supreme Court? <ul><li>They are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>To interpret and explain the laws. </li></ul>
  35. 35. What is the supreme law of the U.S.? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>The Constitution </li></ul>
  36. 36. What is the Bill of Rights? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>the first 10 amendments to the Constitution </li></ul>
  37. 37. What is capital of New Jersey? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Trenton </li></ul>
  38. 38. Who is the Governor of New Jersey? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>John Corzine. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Who becomes president if both the President and the Vice president die? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>The Speaker of the House. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Who is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>John G. Roberts, Jr. </li></ul>
  41. 41. What were the original 13 states? <ul><li>They were… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Georgia </li></ul>
  42. 42. Who said “Give me liberty or give me death”? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Henry </li></ul>
  43. 43. Name some countries that were our enemies during World War II: <ul><li>They were… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Germany, Italy and Japan </li></ul>
  44. 44. What was the 49 th state added to our Union? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska </li></ul>
  45. 45. How many full terms can a President serve? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>2 full terms. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? <ul><li>He was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>a civil rights leader </li></ul>
  47. 47. What are some of the requirements to be eligible to become President? <ul><li>They are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B e a native-born (not naturalized) citizen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be at least 35 years old. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years. </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Why are there 100 Senators in the United States Senate? <ul><li>Because… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each state elects two senators. </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The president nominates judges for the Supreme Court. </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. How many Supreme Court Justices are there? <ul><li>There are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 Supreme Court Justices </li></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Why did the Pilgrims came to America? <ul><li>To… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain freedom of religion </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. What is the Executive of a state government called? <ul><li>It’s called… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Governor. </li></ul></ul>
  53. 53. What is the Executive of a city government called? <ul><li>It’s called… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Mayor. </li></ul></ul>
  54. 54. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American Colonists? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving </li></ul></ul>
  55. 55. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson </li></ul></ul>
  56. 56. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 4, 1776 </li></ul></ul>
  57. 57. What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of Independence? <ul><li>They are … </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. </li></ul></ul>
  58. 58. What is the National Anthem of the U.S.? <ul><li>It is … </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Star-Spangled Banner </li></ul></ul>
  59. 59. Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner? <ul><li>It was written by … </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Francis Scott Key </li></ul></ul>
  60. 60. What is the minimum voting age in the U.S.? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18 years old </li></ul></ul>
  61. 61. Who signs bills into laws? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The President </li></ul></ul>
  62. 62. What is the highest court in the U.S.? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Supreme Court </li></ul></ul>
  63. 63. Who was president during the Civil War? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul></ul>
  64. 64. What did the “Emancipation Proclamation” do? <ul><li>It… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freed the slaves </li></ul></ul>
  65. 65. What special group advises the President? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Cabinet </li></ul></ul>
  66. 66. Which President is called “the Father of our Country”? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>George Washington </li></ul></ul>
  67. 67. Which President was the first Comander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army and Navy? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>George Washington </li></ul></ul>
  68. 68. What was the 50 th state to be added to our Union? <ul><li>It was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hawaii </li></ul></ul>
  69. 69. Who helped the Pilgrims in America? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The American Indians /Native Americans </li></ul></ul>
  70. 70. What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Mayflower </li></ul></ul>
  71. 71. What were the 13 original states of the U.S. called before they were states? <ul><li>They were called… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colonies </li></ul></ul>
  72. 72. What group has the power to declare war? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congress </li></ul></ul>
  73. 73. Name the Amendments that guarantee or address voting rights? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 15 th , 19 th , 24 th and 26 th . </li></ul></ul>
  74. 74. In what year was the Constitution written? <ul><li>The year was… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1787. </li></ul></ul>
  75. 75. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called? <ul><li>They are called… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Bill of Rights </li></ul></ul>
  76. 76. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? <ul><li>The rights of… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All people living in the United States </li></ul></ul>
  77. 77. What is the introduction to the Constitution called? <ul><li>It is called the… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Preamble </li></ul></ul>
  78. 78. Who meets in the U.S. Capitol building? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congress </li></ul></ul>
  79. 79. What is the name of the President’s official home? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The White House </li></ul></ul>
  80. 80. Where is the White House? <ul><li>It is in… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington DC </li></ul></ul>
  81. 81. Name one right or freedom guarantee by the first amendment: <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The right of freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, of assembly, and to petition the Government </li></ul></ul>
  82. 82. Who if Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Military? <ul><li>It is… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The President </li></ul></ul>
  83. 83. In what month do we vote for President? <ul><li>In… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>November </li></ul></ul>
  84. 84. In what month is the new President inaugurated? <ul><li>In… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January </li></ul></ul>
  85. 85. How many times may a Senator or Congressman be re-elected? <ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no limit! </li></ul></ul>
  86. 86. What are the two major political parties in the U.S. today? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Democratic and Republican Parties </li></ul></ul>
  87. 87. What is the executive branch of our Government? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The President, the Cabinet, and departments under the Cabinet members </li></ul></ul>
  88. 88. Where does “freedom of speech” come from? <ul><li>The… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Bill of Rights </li></ul></ul>
  89. 89. What U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form is used to apply for naturalized citizenship? <ul><li>Form… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) </li></ul></ul>
  90. 90. What kind of government does the U.S. have? <ul><li>A… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Republic </li></ul></ul>
  91. 91. Name one of the purposes of the United Nations <ul><li>For… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems or to provide economic aid to many countries </li></ul></ul>
  92. 92. Name one of the benefits of being a citizen of the U.S. <ul><li>To… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain Federal Government jobs, to travel with a U.S. passport, or to petition for close relatives to come to the U.S. to live. </li></ul></ul>
  93. 93. Can the Constitution be changed? <ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, the Constitution can be changed. </li></ul></ul>
  94. 94. What is the most important right granted to U.S. Citizens? <ul><li>The right to… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>vote </li></ul></ul>
  95. 95. What is the White House? <ul><li>It’s the… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President’s official home </li></ul></ul>
  96. 96. What is the United States Capitol? <ul><li>It’s the… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place where Congress meets. </li></ul></ul>
  97. 97. How many branches are there in the U.S. Government? <ul><li>There are… </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 branches </li></ul></ul>
  98. 98. GREAT! You did it! <ul><li>GOOD JOB! </li></ul>