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 19-24
Ep. 19 - How many standing rules exist in the US Senate?
Ep. 20 - How many times in our nation's history has one presidential candidate won the popular vote while the other candidate won the electoral college in the same election?
Ep. 21 - When was the Congressional Budget Office formed?
Ep. 22 - The seats on the Senate Intelligence Committee are not allocated according to party strength; the majority party has only a one seat advantage.
Ep. 23 - According to our guest, the framers included the Foreign Emoluments Clause in the Constitution (Article I, Section 9, Clause 8) because they were worried about what?
Running out of space for gifts from foreign governments
Having to give gifts in return
Government officials not being able to refuse gifts they didn't like
Ep. 24 - Why was the very first income tax (in 1861) not collected?
The original equation worked so that everyone got refunds so they didn't bother to collect.
There was no one to take the checks because the IRS didn't exist yet.
With the nation on the brink of the Civil War, the North refused to pay if the South didn't. When the South said they would only pay if the North paid double, they scrapped it.
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