PRAXIS II Citizenship Education: Content Knowledge Exam (0087 and 5087)

The PRAXIS II Citizenship Education: Content Knowledge Exam (0087 and 5087) is taken by candidates interested in teaching secondary level citizenship education. The exam consists of 115 multiple choice questions: 28 questions cover United States History, 28 questions cover World History, 21 questions cover Government/Civics/Political Science, 19 questions cover Geography, 19 questions cover Economics. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.

The United States History section of the exam covers geography, the history of Native Americans, U.S. wars, and the building of the nation.

The World History section of the exam covers the prehistoric era, the rise of civilizations through 500 C.E., international relationships, political and industrial revolutions, values, rivalry, and growth during the 1900’s, and the current status of global relationships.


The Government/Civics/Political Science section of the exam covers types of governments and their election processes; political parties, ideas, and theories; politics and government of the United States; global relations, organizations, and legal aspects of international affairs.

The Geography section of the exam covers the creation and use of maps from the vantage of space, map types and their characteristics, longitude and latitude, economic patterns of cities and larger areas, characteristics of regions, physical features of the Earth, plate tectonics, erosion, weather populations, languages, politics, and environmental concepts.

The Economics section of the exam covers microeconomics and macroeconomics, supply and demand, scarcity, production, markets, income distribution, economic performance, employment, banking, and investments.

PRAXIS II Citizenship Education: Content Knowledge Practice Questions