SYMBOLS AND HOLIDAYS – US Citizenship Practice Test Online

What is the capital of the United States?

  • Washington, D.C.

120. Where is the Statue of Liberty?

  • New York (Harbor) 
  • Liberty Island [Also acceptable are New Jersey, near New York City, and on the Hudson (River)

121. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?*

  • (Because there were) 13 original colonies
  • (Because the stripes) represent the original colonies

122. Why does the flag have 50 stars?

  • (Because there is) one star for each state
  • (Because) each star represents a state
  • (Because there are) 50 states

123. What is the name of the national anthem?

  • The Star-Spangled Banner

124. The Nation’s first motto was “E Pluribus Unum.” What does that mean?

  • Out of many, one
  • We all become one

B: Holidays

125. What is Independence Day?

  • A holiday to celebrate U.S. independence (from Britain)
  • The country’s birthday

126. Name three national U.S. holidays.*

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day (Washington’s Birthday)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

127. What is Memorial Day?

  • A holiday to honor soldiers who died in military service

128. What is Veterans Day?

  • A holiday to honor people in the (U.S.) military
  • A holiday to honor people who have served (in the U.S. military)

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