The Great American Citizenship Quiz

The Great American Citizenship Quiz

By Solomon M. Skolnick

Walker & Company, Paperback, 9780802717795, 170pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009


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.

About the Author
Solomon M. Skolnick is the author of a forthcoming book on American history from 1000-2000 A.D. His previous books include The "Home Gardener's Sourcebook" which is an ALA core title for U.S. public libraries, and "Simple Gifts: The Shaker Song," His written and photographic work have appeared in "Fine Gardening Magazine, Harrowsmith's, Country Living, Diversions, The New York Times," and on the web pages of "The History Book Club," He lives in Pleasantville, New York.