Traditional Fourth of July activities in the Tri-Cities include watching a parade, gazing at fireworks and taking the Tri-City Herald "Are You Smarter Than an Immigrant?" quiz.
What? You say you didn't have time to study? Actually, you did. These are the exact same questions from last year.
Hmmm, we wonder how you will do next year?
These questions are lifted directly from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. There are 100 questions on the test. The proctor can ask up to 10. The applicant has to get at least six correct.
How would you do?
Take the test, then if you want to brag about your results, log on to www.tricityherald.com and post your score on the comment section of this editorial.
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
2. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
3. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
4. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
5. What is freedom of religion?
6. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
7. How many U.S. senators are there?
8. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
9. If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
10. What does the president's cabinet do?
11. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
12. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
13. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
14. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
15. What are two rights only for U.S. citizens?
16. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
17. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
18. When must all men register for the Selective Service?
19. Why did the colonists fight the British?
20. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
21. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
22. When was the Constitution written?
23. Who was president during World War I?
24. Who was president during the Great Depression and World War II?
1. The Constitution
2. We the People
3. w Speech or religion
w Petition the government
5. You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
6. w Checks and balances
w Separation of powers
9. Speaker of the House
10. Advises the president
12. w Print money
w Declare war
w Create an army
w Make treaties
13. w Provide schooling and education
w Provide protection (police)
w Provide safety (fire departments)
w Give a driver's license
w Approve zoning and land use
14. w Serve on a jury
15. w Apply for a federal job
w Run for office
w Carry a U.S. passport
16. w Freedom of expression
w Freedom of speech
w Freedom of assembly
w Freedom to petition the government
w Freedom of worship
w The right to bear arms
17. w Give up loyalty to other countries
w Defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
w Obey the laws of the United States
w Serve in the U.S. military, if needed
w Serve the nation, if needed
w Be loyal to the United States
18. At age 18
19. w Because of high taxes (taxation without representation)
w Because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering)
w Because they didn't have self-government
20. Thomas Jefferson
21. July 4, 1776
23. Woodrow Wilson
24. Franklin Roosevelt