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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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?
Bugsy Siegel
John Gotti
Al Capone

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

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What appliance is taxed in England?
Washing machine

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

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

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

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

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Which state has the most millionaires?
New York

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How many U.S. states have no income tax?
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