Citizenship: Duties, Rights, and Liberties
Session 15: Sample Assessment Items
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1. How does a person become a citizen of the United States?
2. Why are the 1st Amendment freedoms considered the most important by most citizens?
3. What are the differences between the duties and responsibilities of citizens?
4. In what ways does community service contribute to a democratic society?
5. What character traits are exhibited by good citizens in their daily lives?
6. How do the 1st and 14th Amendments to the Constitution protect the fundamental rights of citizens?
Multiple Choice Questions
|“All persons born or naturalized in the United States…are citizens of the United States and the state wherein they reside.”
7. The above excerpt from the Constitution of the United States
A. lists the means for obtaining citizenship.*
B. describes the naturalization process.
C. has led to a less diverse society.
D. is contained in the First Amendment.
8. An important goal of the First Amendment regarding religion is
A. establishing popular religions.
B. collecting taxes for charity work by churches.
C. outlawing certain violent religions.
D. allowing the free exercise of religion.*
9. The right protected in the First Amendment, which guarantees the right to contact public officials to make views known is
A. eminent domain.
B. civic duty.
10. Citizens who do not fulfill their civic duties
A. cannot vote in the next election.
B. must pay higher taxes.
C. face legal consequences.*
D. lose their citizenship.
11. While all citizens have both duties and responsibilities, responsibilities
A. are voluntary actions.*
B. carry consequences if they are not fulfilled.
C. are required actions.
D. are described in the Constitution of the United States.
12. Which of the following would complete the web above?
A. Register and vote*
B. Register for the armed forces
C. Earn income and pay taxes
D. Serve on a jury
13. The most basic responsibility of all citizens is to
A. pay taxes.
B. contribute to the common good.*
C. serve on a jury.
D. volunteer at a school.
14. All of the following are ways citizens can serve their community except
A. become a tutor at an elementary school.
B. volunteer at a nursing home.
C. collect trash along a roadside.
D. watch others organize a blood drive.*
15. The newspaper headline above displays which trait of a good citizen?
16. Polite behavior refers to which trait of a good citizen?
17. The 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution have which of the following in common?
A. Each provides for an income tax.
B. Each allows 18-year-old citizens to vote.
C. Each establishes presidential succession.
D. Each prohibits governments from acting in an unfair manner.*
18. The amendment which requires the national government to provide due process protection is the
A. First Amendment.
B. Fourth Amendment.
C. Fifth Amendment.*
D. Sixth Amendment
19. The fourteenth amendment guarantees due process when dealing with
A. state and local governments.*
B. federal courts.
C. local and foreign governments.
D. military courts.
|Marita begins each day at school with the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag and then stands for the National Anthem.
Marita’s actions show
C. respect for the rights of others.
D. her trustworthiness.