The quickest way to have everyone become an instant politician is mention that you are a registered Republican.
I see people glance at the hair and skin and then prepare for the barrage of insults about my choice of registration. When they ask why I’m a Republican, I usually flip it to ask why they are Democrat. They sputter something about Martin Luther King Jr and Barack Obama.
For the armchair politicians, here’s a quiz to determine how well you know politics.
Taken from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, these are the questions asked to those who want to become a United States Citizen. The summer helper in our office could only answer two of these.
- How many can you answer?
- Name one branch or part of the government.
- What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
- Who is in charge of the executive branch?
- Who makes federal laws?
- What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
- How many U.S. Senators are there?
- We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
- Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now? Bonus: What about the District of Columbia?
- The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
- We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
- Name your U.S. Representative.
Answers to these questions tomorrow plus another set.