Are You Smarter Than an Average American? This Quiz Will Find Out!

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Are You Smarter Than an Average American? This Quiz Will Find Out!
The United States is one of the largest and most influential countries in the world. However, not everyone knows about its history, politics, and culture. Let's see if you're smarter than the average American. The result may surprise you!

Where in the Constitution are rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to assemble found?

The first amendment

They aren't in the Constitution

The first two amendments

Amendments 1 through 4

Which were the first two political parties in the U.S.?

The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans

The Democrats and the Republicans

The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists

The Libertarians and the Green Party

Which of the Colonists' complaints was the biggest contributor to the American Revolution?

High taxes

The tyrannical king

Fishing rights

No representation in Parliament

Which philosopher's work most influenced the Founding Father's ideas about government?

Rene Descartes

Thomas Hobbes

John Locke

Plato

Which ancient civilization's government is the American government most similar to?

China

Egypt

Rome

Athens

Which Native American tribe greeted and helped the Pilgrims when they first arrived?

The Cherokee

The Wampanoag

The Navajo

The Patuxet

What are concurrent powers?

Powers shared by the federal and state governments

Powers shared between municipalities

Powers shared by more than one branch of the federal government

The powers of two different government jobs held by one person

Who was the only president who did not belong to a political party?

George Washington

Teddy Roosevelt

Abraham Lincoln

Andrew Jackson

Who was the first president to be a natural born citizen of the U.S.?

Rutherford B. Hayes

Martin Van Buren

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

Who elects the U.S. president?

The Electoral College

The citizens of the U.S.

Adult citizens of the U.S.

Congress

In which part of the bicameral legislature is representation linked to population?

Neither

Both

The Senate

The House

How many votes are needed to break a filibuster in the Senate?

66

75

60

51

If a Senate vote is tied, what happens?

The president casts the tie breaking vote

The Vice President casts the tie breaking vote

The bill is defeated

The Speaker of the House casts the tie breaking vote

Who controls the federal budget?

Congress

The President

Tom, from Accounting

The Courts

What is a strict constructionist?

Somebody who believes in stringent building codes

Somebody who believes that the Constitution should be interpreted according to modern understandings

Somebody who believes that the Constitution's amendments are invalid

Somebody who believes the Constitution should be interpreted narrowly and literally, in accordance with the Founders' understandings

What are the three equal, independent branches of the American government?

Executive, Legislative, Judicial

Executive, Legislative, Congressional

Security, Legislative, Judicial

President, Congress, Police

What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution collectively known as?

The Freedom Amendments

The Articles of Confederation

The Bill of Rights

Habeus Corpus

What did Paul Revere yell during his famous ride?

"The British are coming!"

"Give me liberty of give me death!"

"The King's men are coming!"

Nothing

Who was the first president to live in the White House?

John Adams

Abraham Lincoln

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Where did the Pilgrims land?

Dighton Rock

Nobody knows

Plymouth Rock

The area that would become Jamestown

What does the Juneteenth holiday celebrate?

The end of slavery in the U.S.

The start of the Civil Rights movement

The first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

The end of the Civil War

How many presidents have died on the fourth of July?

2

3

1

What was Uncle Sam's real name?

He's a made-up character

Samuel Wilson

Samuel Clemens

Brad Storch

What was the first city in America?

Saint Augustine

Boston

Jamestown

Philadelphia

When did America make Christmas a holiday?

1776

1870

1800

1790

Where was the first capital of the United States located?

Pittsburgh

Washington D.C.

New York

Boston

What was Christopher Columbus trying to find?

Proof that the world is round

America

Adventure

A shortcut to India

Who was the first European to discover America?

Christopher Columbus

John Jameson

Amerigo Vespucci

Leif Erikson

When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

July 4, 1776

August 2nd, 1776

July 4, 1777

September 3, 1776

Who was the first American president?

George Washington

Bryan Adams

Peyton Randolph

John Adams

Need more studying

While your knowledge does not reach the level of the average American. But this is not a bad thing, you have something to strive for. A little study and a couple of books, and you will be on top! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Average American

Your knowledge is quite consistent with the level of the average American. You know just as much about this country and the world. But this is not a reason to stop. Keep learning and discover something new, then your IQ will be on top! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Smarter than average American

Your level of knowledge is higher than that of the average American. You know more about this country and the world in general. You can be proud of this result, but this is not a reason to stop. Keep learning and discover something new, then your IQ will be even higher! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Where in the Constitution are rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to assemble found?
1 / 30
Which were the first two political parties in the U.S.?
2 / 30
Which of the Colonists' complaints was the biggest contributor to the American Revolution?
3 / 30
Which philosopher's work most influenced the Founding Father's ideas about government?
4 / 30
Which ancient civilization's government is the American government most similar to?
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Which Native American tribe greeted and helped the Pilgrims when they first arrived?
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What are concurrent powers?
7 / 30
Who was the only president who did not belong to a political party?
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Who was the first president to be a natural born citizen of the U.S.?
9 / 30
Who elects the U.S. president?
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In which part of the bicameral legislature is representation linked to population?
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How many votes are needed to break a filibuster in the Senate?
12 / 30
If a Senate vote is tied, what happens?
13 / 30
Who controls the federal budget?
14 / 30
What is a strict constructionist?
15 / 30
What are the three equal, independent branches of the American government?
16 / 30
What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution collectively known as?
17 / 30
What did Paul Revere yell during his famous ride?
18 / 30
Who was the first president to live in the White House?
19 / 30
Where did the Pilgrims land?
20 / 30
What does the Juneteenth holiday celebrate?
21 / 30
How many presidents have died on the fourth of July?
22 / 30
What was Uncle Sam's real name?
23 / 30
What was the first city in America?
24 / 30
When did America make Christmas a holiday?
25 / 30
Where was the first capital of the United States located?
26 / 30
What was Christopher Columbus trying to find?
27 / 30
Who was the first European to discover America?
28 / 30
When was the Declaration of Independence signed?
29 / 30
Who was the first American president?
30 / 30

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