Quiz: Shockingly Few Americans Will Pass This Basic Taxes Test. Can You?

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Do you have what it takes to talk taxes?

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the history and trivia of taxation in countries around the world!

 Apr 10, 2018

1 of 20Pick your answer!

When is Tax Day in the U.S.?
February 2nd
May 24th
April 15th

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The word, "tax" is derived from the Latin word, "taxo" which means:
“I value"
"I pay"
"I owe"

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Which department oversees the IRS?
The Department of Agriculture
The Department of Homeland Security
The Department of the Treasury

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The Boston Tea Party was a famous tea party held by George Washington. True or False?
True
False

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What Jewish holiday is rooted in the tax struggles of the ancient Hebrews?
Hanukkah
Purim
Passover

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What does the inscription over the entrance to the IRS building in Washington, D.C. say?
“Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society"
"Two things are certain—death and taxes"
"No taxation without representation"

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Who shot the apple off his son’s head as punishment for tax resistance?
William Tell
George Washington
Alexander Hamilton

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Which article of clothing is exempt sales tax in Texas?
Socks
Cowboy boots
Shorts

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Excise taxes are referred to as:
Fun taxes
Sin taxes
Vice taxes

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The 16th Amendment states that Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes. True or False?
False
True

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Which ancient document is mostly about taxes?
The Elephantine Papyri
The Rosetta Stone
The Codes of Ur Nammu

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Which mobster was brought down by the IRS?
Al Capone
John Gotti
Bugsy Siegel

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What bodily fluid did the Roman Emperor tax in the 1st century?
Saliva
Semen
Urine

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What appliance is taxed in England?
Washing machine
Toaster
Television

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What country does not impose income or property taxes on its citizens?
Haiti
The Cayman Islands
Bermuda

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Who protested excessive taxes by riding a horse naked through the streets?
Lady Godiva
Queen Victoria
Joan Of Arc

17 of 20Pick your answer!

What type of hair did Peter the Great place a tax on in 1705?
Chest hair
Beards
Armpit hair

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There have been over 4,500 changes to the tax code over the last decade. True or False?
True
False

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Which state has the most millionaires?
New York
California
Connecticut

20 of 20Pick your answer!

How many U.S. states have no income tax?
15
7
2
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