The Washington Post records and archives congressional votes in its Votes Database. You can check every vote since 1991. The database also archives votes by selected topic, such as impeachments and nominations.
The handbook is part of Channel One's "what's going on & why you should care" package. Included are a quizzes on First Amendment rights, oddities surrounding the Constitution (which state is misspelled on the document?) and the U.S. citizenship test. Other features include a government guide and a service that every iPod-carrying student (yes, that's almost redundant) should take advantage of: download the Constitution.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the new Immigration and Naturalization Service. Guides to immigration laws, information on human trafficking, migration reports and forms are just some of its Web resources. It also has a nifty history, genealogy and education section and a naturalization practice test, our first citizenship test.
This sample test is part of a 1996 feature on the test. The story explains that there is no official test. It is up to each district office and individual interviewers to determine whether the would-be American knows enough about U.S. government and history. Most district offices give applicants a list of 100 sample questions - and the answers.
"What's Your American IQ?" starts by asking what the stars on the flag mean. Hint: There are 50 of them.
In its bid to bolster democracy, the clerk-treasurer's office in Douglas County, Nev., posted all 100 sample questions - and answers. Here's one to spark a deeper discussion: Who has the power to declare war?
This quiz from Fact Monster, a division of Pearson Education, starts with a softball question: How many states are in the union?
This test also gives all 100 sample questions. It starts easy (what are the colors on the flag?), proceeds to the debatable (what's a citizen's most important right?) and includes a few that test your recall of grade-school history lessons (name the 13 original states).