Apr 16, 2017
Happy Pascha! A
Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Eastern Orthodox Christian
I wrote this quiz for several
reasons. First, to honor Central/Eastern European-American
Heritage. Second, to showcase the diversity in the American
christian community. Third, to celebrate Easter.
In the past, Western Christians
and the Eastern Orthodox have been divided by religion, history,
and politics, but as Americans, we are united as one people, and
this year, we are celebrating Easter on the same day.
I would also like to introduce,
Branka and Tony, from Canada and the former Yugoslavia. Branka is a
longtime colleague who currently Projects Coordinator for OUTREACH
AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE NETWORK (otan.us) and recently became a new US
- Colonists came to America for
- Freedom of religion is that
you can practice any religion or not practice a
- America bought the
Louisiana Territory from France in
- The two parts of the US Congress
are the Senate and the House of
Feinstein is one of the two US senators from the state of
- Donald Trump is
the current President of the United States.
- Mike Pence is
the current Vice-President of the United States.
- Jerry Brown is
the current Governor of California.
- The two major political parties
are Democratic and Republican parties.
- The President's Cabinet
advises the President.
- Ro Khanna is
the US Representative of San Jose/Milpitas, California.
- Two ways that Americans can
participate in their democracy are join a civic group and
join a community group.
CREDIT: Listen to a great interview with Vlade
Vivek and Vlade: From New Arrivals To Kings
- Former Sacramento Kings center
and current general manager Vlade Divac is interviewed by his boss,
majority owner Vivek Ranadive, in this StoryCorps segment. They
talk a little basketball but mostly focus on their shared
experience as immigrants.