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First Amendment Knowledge

What do you know about the separation of church and state? Be sure to read the correct answers in the messages after taking the poll.
The U.S. Constitution says that the United States was founded as a Christian nation, based on the sovereign authority of God
in the First Amendment
in Section VI
in the Preamble
nowhere
How many times does the word "God" appear in the U.S. Constitution?
0
1
3
6
How many times does the Declaration of Independence refer to Christianity or Jesus?
0
1
3
8
The US Constitution guarantees religious liberty for
Christians
all religions
atheists & agnostics
all of the above
Where did the separation of church and state originate?
France
Soviet Union
United States of America
Nazi Germany
What does the First Amendment say about religion?
nothing
the US is founded upon Christian principles
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting free exercise thereof
that there is no national religion, but each state may set up its own religious practices
The phrase "wall of separation between church and state" originated with
the Soviet constitution
a dissenting opinion by former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter
a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson
a speech by President Ulysses S. Grant
Clarence Darrow in the Scopes trial
Which early colonies practiced freedom of religion?
the Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts
the colony in Virginia
Roger Williams' Providence settlement
all of them
The Puritans escaped religious persecution and, in their own colony, allowed religious freedom for
everyone
all Christians
Puritans only
Puritans and Anglicans
". . . the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; . . ." Where does this phrase appear?
The U.S. Communist party platform
A speech by Abraham Lincoln
American Jewish Congress
U.S. treaty signed by President Adams
Richard Dawkins
By an Act of Congress, U.S. currency has carried the motto "In God We Trust" since
the very beginning
1862
1914
1957
The Pledge of Allegiance, first published in 1892, has included the words "under God" since
1892
1914
1942
1954
Who made the following statement? "Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . We need believing people."
Pat Robertson
Abraham Lincoln
Adolf Hitler
Rev. Jerry Falwell
In 1890, bible reading was outlawed from Wisconsin schools. Who was responsible?
a Lutheran family
a Roman Catholic family
an atheist family
a Jewish family
The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed student-initiated prayers at high-school football games in 2000. Who were the plaintiffs in that lawsuit?
Roman Catholic and Mormon families
two Jewish families
a Unitarian (agnostic) family
an atheist organization
According to the "Lemon test," in order to be constitutional, a law or public act must:
have a secular purpose
have a primary effect that neither advances nor inhibits religion
not result in excessive governmental entanglement with religion
all of the above
All American Presidents have been practicing Christians
True
False
The U.S. Constitution says there shall be no religious test for public office
True
False
John Adams declared Christmas to be a national holiday
True
False
A president, being sworn in, is required to place a hand on the Holy Bible and say "so help me, God."
True
False
Since the First Amendment deals with "Congress," states are free to advance religion if they wish.
true
False
This poll was created on 2009-06-05 14:41:18 by DDH52