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Question 1: The decoration is awarded to an individual who performs an outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the ________.
United StatesPhilippinesCanadaAlaska

Question 2: A Congressional Gold Medal is created by the ________ to specifically commemorate the person and achievement for which the medal is awarded.
United States dollarUnited States MintDollar coin (United States)Penny (United States coin)

Question 3: Another similarly named decoration is the ________, presented by NASA for extraordinary accomplishment to the mission of United States space exploration.
Alan ShepardCongressional Space Medal of HonorChrista McAuliffeNeil Armstrong

Question 4: Congressional Gold Medals are also considered "non-portable", meaning that they are not meant to be worn on a uniform or other clothing, but rather displayed much like a ________.
The Football AssociationNational Hockey LeagueTrophyPremier League

Question 5: ________
Awards and decorations of the United States governmentUnited States Coast GuardUnited States Department of DefenseDefense Intelligence Agency

Question 6: The chief difference between the two is that the Freedom Medal is personally awarded by the ________ (executive branch), and Congressional Gold Medals are awarded by acts of the Congress (both houses).
President of the United StatesUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States NavyMilitary history of the United States

Question 7: ________
United StatesList of Congressional Gold Medal recipientsRonald ReaganGerald Ford

Question 8: [1] The medal was first awarded in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress to then-General George Washington and John Paul Jones during the ________.
New York and New Jersey campaignUnited StatesAmerican Revolutionary WarSaratoga campaign

Question 9: A Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress and is, along with the ________, the highest civilian award in the United States.
President of the United StatesRonald ReaganPresidential Medal of FreedomJohn F. Kennedy

Question 10: The Gold Medal and the ________ are generally considered to carry the same level of prestige (though significantly fewer Gold Medals have been awarded).
President of the United StatesUnited StatesRonald ReaganPresidential Medal of Freedom

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