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Eleventh annual League of Women Voters Civics Bee set for April 7

The eleventh annual League of Women Voters’ Civics Bee will take place Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m., this year with the addition of a fourth team.

Teams from Sudbury, Wayland and Weston will vie for the Civics Bee trophy, joined this year by a Concord-Carlisle team.  The Civics Bee is sponsored by the Leagues in those towns.

The Bee will be held at Weston High School, 444 Wellesley St., in Weston. The Bee is free, and the public is encouraged to come and cheer for their town team.

The special theme section of this year’s Bee is the Bill of Rights. The main focus of the Civics Bee remains to challenge the teams’ overall knowledge of federal, state and local government, with questions in all of those categories.

With four teams, the bee will have a different format this year, with representatives of all four teams on stage at the same time to answer the same questions.

The Civics Bee teams are composed of six middle school students, six high school students and three adults from each town.  The Leagues are currently seeking volunteers for the teams.  If you are interested, contact the League of Women Voters in your town.

The Bee Master, or moderator, will be Jo-Ann Berry of the Acton Area League.

Erik Owens, an associate professor at Boston College, will be the judge.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues.  For additional information, see the state website, www.lwvma.org, or the national website, www.lwv.org.

How would you do in the Civics Bee?  Try this sample quiz:

Question 1

The purpose of a filibuster is to:




Question 2

Before the 17th Amendment to the Constitution how were US Senators from Massachusetts elected?




Question 3

Which Supreme Court case established that the Supreme Court can rule whether a law is Constitutional?




Question 4

Which Constitutional amendment would most likely be cited by an opponent of capital punishment in support of his or her position?




Question 5

Select all of the following men from Massachusetts who signed the Declaration of Independence




Question 6

True or False: If voting on Election Day conflicts with your religious beliefs, you can vote by absentee ballot.




Question 7

If the Speaker of the House succeeds to the Presidency, he or she remains Speaker of the House.




Question 8

What is the primary responsibility of the White House Chief of Staff?




Question 9

What did the Truman Doctrine discourage?




Question 10

Who is the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives?




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