The Great American Citizenship Quiz
Revised and Updated
By Solomon M. Skolnick
(Walker & Company, Paperback, 9780802717795, 176pp.)
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
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The ultimate civics lesson for citizens and would-be citizens alike—now completely revised and updated for the new citizenship test.Do you think you know American history? You might be surprised. T he Great American Citizenship Quiz, which has now been revised to reflect the new citizenship test to take effect October 1, 2009, provides the core questions and answers about our history that anyone seeking citizenship needs to know—plus much more: hundreds of intriguing stories and facts behind the answers, many of them new to this edition, which will add sparkle to your historical vocabulary and deepen your appreciation for our form and method of government. How many verses are there in “The Star-Spangled Banner”? Who was the first woman appointed to the Cabinet? How does the Electoral College really work? I ncluding appendices with the entire texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Amendments, and the Emancipation Proclamation, The Great American Citizenship Quiz is essential reading for anyone aspiring to citizenship and a vital pocket history for Americans of all ages.
Solomon M . Skolnick’s work has appeared in the New York Times and many other publications. His books include Simple Gifts: The Shaker Song.