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Civics, 4th grade
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1. Refer to the cartoon above (note: the word apathy in the cartoon means "not caring"). What is the message of the cartoon?
Democracy could be in danger if people do not vote.
People like to get all of their political ideas from television.
People do not care whether they have the right to freedom of speech.
It is hard to be a candidate for President.

2. In democracies citizens elect people to make laws for them because
that way they know who the most popular people are
that way the most popular people are the ones who get to make the laws
most people already agree about what laws they should have
it is easier than having everyone vote on every decision

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3. The statue shown above is a symbol of

4. Who has the right to vote in the United States?
Citizens of other countries who are visiting the United States
Everybody in the United States who reads English
Everyone who has taken a course in United States government
Citizens of the United States who are at least 18 years old

5. What are the three parts of the federal (national) government of the United States?
Republican, Democrat, and Independent
Legislative, executive, and judicial
Local, state, and federal
State, national, and international

6. The purpose of the United Nations is to
give money to governments to explore outer space
help countries to develop nuclear bombs
promote international peace and security
sponsor international events like the Olympic Games

7. What is the President's role in making laws?
The President can rewrite some parts of the Constitution.
The President can declare laws unconstitutional.
The President can sign congressional bills into law.
The President can remove members of Congress from office.

8. Which of the following is true about laws in the United States?
Laws must be applied to everyone equally.
Judges can make laws.
Large states make more laws than small states.
It takes two years for a law to go into effect.

9. What is an important reason why many people in the United States might want to lower taxes?
To increase the size of the federal government
To help families save more money
To help the government pay off the national debt
To increase United States trade with other nations

10. A student notices that the playing fields at her school have become littered with trash. How could she best show her civic responsibility?
Complain to her friends that no one at the school cares about the way it looks.
Ignore the mess and take her friends to play in an area that is still clean.
Organize local scout troops to clean up the playing fields.
Call the police to report that the school's fields are dirty.