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Fun Informative American Government Civics Quiz for Progressives and Conservatives Who Vote

Updated on October 16, 2017

Basic Civics Test

Ever get the feeling that our presidents, senators and congressmen have never cracked a basic Civics book? This short fun Civics Quiz will show how much or how little you know about the branch of political science concerned with how government works and what the rights, duties and responsibilities of citizens and elected officials are.

In a typical high school Civics class of the 1960s, you would've learned enough to pass this Civics quiz with flying colors. Along the way, a good Civics teacher might've included a bit of history, as well. Likewise, this Civics test includes some questions along these lines. If you attended school in the 1960s, there's a good chance you will ace this quiz. Are you smarter than a 1960s 9th grader? :) If you enjoy voting, three POLLS follow the quiz! :) Hope you enjoy my Civics Quiz trivia questions and answers! If you do, you can challenge others by sending them the URL or by clicking one of the buttons displayed such as Google Plus, Facebook or Twitter. Thank you! Who knows more about Civics? Liberals? Conservatives? Find out, here. :)
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Think You Know Civics? - Can You Do As Well on This Civics Quiz As A 1960s Ninth Grader?

Do you remember what they made you learn about the way our government works when you were a high school freshman? Care to make a prediction as to how well you will do on this Civics Quiz?

How many of these basic Civics Quiz questions do you think you will answer correctly?

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The Political Spectrum

On a scale of 1 to 6 with 1 being "very liberal" and 6 being "very conservative," how would you rate yourself?

On a scale of 1 to 6 with 1 being very liberal and 6 being very conservative, where do you fall?

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Civics Quiz Plus a Little US History


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Politics, the American Government in Action - A Fun Board Game For Political Animals!

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Politics, the American Government in Action
Politics, the American Government in Action

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Civics Quiz Results - How Much Did You Know?

Did you know as much about our system of government as you thought you did? Let us know how well did you do on my Civics Test? Then keep reading. (More polls below!)

How well did you do?

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Writings Of The Founding Fathers - Of The United States of America

Get insights into the great minds who established the framework for our form of government.

Is Civic Passe? - In The Age of Obama and Trump?

The political ground seems to be shifting beneath our feet. Is a thorough knowledge of how our government works outmoded in the Age of Obama and Trump?

Is Civics passe?

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New American Citizen Shirt with US Flag Motif

Patriotic shirt for a new American Citizen includes your original nationality.  Sample pictured says "Iraqi by birth; AMERICAN by choice!" with a Stars and Stripes motif for the dominant word, "American."  For a better view,click the blue text below.
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Do You Love America and Our System of Government?

Here's Your Hat!

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Do Responsibilities Come With The Vote - Do Voters Have A Duty To Understand The Process?

How important is a knowledge of basic Civics to the voting process? Should voters understand the system before casting a vote?

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On a scale of 1 to 6 with 6 being very important, how important is a knowledge of Civics?

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Does Understanding Our System of Government Improve Our Ability To Make Choices?

Generally speaking, do you believe a democracy is well-served or not well-served when people who know little or nothing about basic Civics vote?

(Please understand that I am in no way suggesting that people be disenfranchised for failing to understand the process.)

Is a democracy well-served or not well-served when voters do not understand our system of government?

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Did you learn some things you didn't know? Or did you remember all this stuff from high school?

How Did You Do On This Basic Civics Test? - Ready To Challenge A Friend?

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      Dina 2 years ago

      Ppl like you get all the braisn. I just get to say thanks for he answer.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Did pretty well. Pay attention, friends, this is your country!

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      stick-man lm 4 years ago

      That was fun!!

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Great Quiz. Thank you.

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Great quiz!

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Thanks for the quiz

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      vinodkpillai lm 4 years ago

      I did better than I expected, which means I tripped up here and there and learnt a thing or two. Great fun - I love quizzes. Thanks!

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      I got all but the last one right. I should have read it better.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I missed the one about the president being required to live in the U.S. for 14 years. Should have guessed it though, since the age requirement is 35. Got the rest of the questions right ... whew!

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      Bebopis 5 years ago

      I learned a few thanks

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      It was good learning.

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      christineallen 5 years ago

      Learned a lot as a non-American, but as I did American History about 40 years ago I should have done better.

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      Average

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      yes thank you...interesting...:)P

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      GenesisLabs 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your quiz.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      7 is okay.

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      SellClean 5 years ago

      Missed one. Senators having a 6 year term is too long!

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Missed the one aboiut FDR ... Thought it was 4 terms

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      8 out of 10. This is a great quiz. I'm going to have my 16 year old take it.

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      pretty good

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      jasminesphotogr 5 years ago

      I'm a little rusty, but didn't do too bad. :)

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Much remembering to do to truly do well or worse, study it again. Great quiz.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      I missed more than I should have!! No excuses either! But I totally enjoyed the quiz and your page!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I got 9 out of 10. I do appreciate that you wrote this lens and it would help if more people understood how important this subject is.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      enjoyed my time spent here tonight, squidliked it, love quiz's and polls.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I did better than I expected on this civics quiz. It was a great review. Thank you!

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      Candace Bacon 6 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      I only missed one. Great quiz!

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      sagebrushmama 6 years ago

      Not bad, only missed one!

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      sujaysen 6 years ago

      Beyond my expectation.

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      Bernie 6 years ago from Corbin, KY

      not as bad as i thought i would

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      Not that good as I wished but I'll do better next time!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @JoyfulPamela2: Thanks for taking my civics Quiz, Pamela! I really enjoyed perusing your awardwinning lens on the Lewis and Clark expedition. It is loaded with interesting info and links for history and geography buffs to explore.

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Not bad, but not good either ~ 7 /10. Thanks for the fun quiz!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @KDimmick: Thanks for taking it, KD! You've got quite a collection of A1 lenses displayed on your lens entitled, "Time To Fly & Spread The Blessings." I recognized a lot of my favorites on your long list of Angel Blessed lenses and went to take a closer look at a couple I'd never seen before.

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      KDimmick 6 years ago

      Badly, but then there was a lot of guessing going on!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @ohcaroline: Hi, Caroline! Thank you very much for taking my Civics Quiz. The secret to doing welling on my Quiz is to dine on brain food such as thick crust pizza before you sit down to take it. :) I enjoyed your "Thin Crust Pizza Is Better" lens. But I still like thick crust pizza better. I'd encourage any who has an opinion on the subject to head over to your lens and cast a vote!

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I missed 4...I should have done better.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @maxnic11: Thanks for taking it. I just took your Christmas Quiz and got only 60%. Nice mix of questions.

      But I think you need to add more that I know the answer to so I can raise my score.

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      maxnic11 7 years ago

      Did worse than i thought!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @KimGiancaterino: Hi Kim! Yes, FDR was elected to the office four times...but died in 1944 while serving his 4th term. So, he only served three complete term. It was a bit of a sneaky question. :) Thanks for taking the quiz!

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      I overanalyzed a couple of these ... I thought FDR served 4 terms and didn't remember the 14-year residency requirement for President. Great quiz ... keep 'em coming!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @anonymous: Thanks for taking it. You sure know how to write a provocative title. Thoroughly enjoyed your "HOT! Bikinis, Bikinis, and More"!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Achieved a 70% score.

      ...and yes I learned a couple of things.

      Thanks for the quiz.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @stephenteacher: If graded on a curve, that's probably not a bad score, Stephen. Thanks for taking it! As a Sarah Palin supporter (for kingmaker, if not necessarily for the top office of the land) I enjoyed your Sarah lens. She is one powerfully attractive lady, as can be seen from the photo in the Intro module of that lens.

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      Stephen Carr 7 years ago from Corona, CA

      Great quiz! Missed 3, darn it!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @ChemKnitsBlog2: Hi Chemknits! Thank for plunging into my Civics quiz. I'll bet you did a whole lot better on my Civic Quiz than I did on your Harry Potter Quiz. It would've helped if I had seen a read a few HP books and seen a few HP movies first, I think!

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      I did okay! better than expected anyway ;)

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      The Afrikan 7 years ago

      @Swisstoons: have you taken mine? :)

      i got 4/10... but to be fair, i live north of the border. that was hard though... just saying

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @anonymous: I'm glad you're enjoying my quizzes, Susie! I enjoy creating them, too. And I think I have taken at least over half of the ones offered here at Squidoo. Thanks for taking them!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @jenms lm: Thank you for taking my Civics Quiz, Jen! I agree! I've just come from your excellent Edgar Allen Poe lens; the perfect lens to visit this Halloween month!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Bring on more questions please, I'm having fun and getting pretty confident!

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      jenms lm 7 years ago

      Another 10/10. Though I would be worried about anyone over the age of 18 in the US who couldn't get at least half of those correct.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @jodijoyous: Thank you for taking it, Jodi! I am not surprised that you aced it. I suspect you probably drank a pot of Chinese green tea beforehand. Speaking of which...people should check out your lens on green tea! Then they should make a pot...and come back and retake my quiz to see if it helped to improve their respective scores! Thanks again for stopping by!

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      jodijoyous 7 years ago from New York

      Aced it!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @joanhall: With your involvement in homeschooling, Joan, somehow, I am not surprised! :) Thank you for taking the test! I've just returned from reading your excellent lens on using red clover.

      You've convinced me. I'm ready to try some.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      @glenbrook: Thanks for taking my Civics Quiz! I've just come from your Valiant lens. Anyone with an interest in automobiles should visit your lensmasters page to check out your vintage auto lenses.

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      That was fun! I aced it.

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      glenbrook 7 years ago

      Didn't do as well as I should have.