Test Your Newly Acquired Civics Knowledge!
Each week, we cover a few topics in the fascinating world of civics, and this is your chance to show off your skills.
Civics Quiz for Episodes 13-18
Ep. 13 - Where does the word filibuster come from?
Phillip Q. Buster - A man known for his long winded speeches
Derived from the Spanish word filibustero, which means "pirate or robber"
"Buster" is an old nickname for the Senate chamber, so "to filibuster" means to fill up the buster
Portmanteau of "filly" and "buster" meaning to break a horse, or in this case a stubborn senator
Ep. 14 - How many letters did President Franklin D. Roosevelt receive per day after he requested citizens write to him?
Ep. 15 - True or False: We had a Secretary of State before we were officially a nation.
Ep. 16 - What's the term used to describe two techniques employed in partisan gerrymandering?
"Cramming and Jamming"
"Flogging and Jogging"
"Knocking and Blocking"
"Cracking and Packing"
"Thinking and Sinking"
"Gerry and Mandering"
"Walking and Talking"
"Shucking and Jiving"
"Rocking and Socking"
Ep. 17 - Does the President have to specify why they are vetoing a bill?
Ep. 18 - Fill in the blank: "When the President travels, the events are sponsored by_____________."
The White House
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