77 Questions

Practice quiz

• 1.
Each state has how many Senators?
• A.

4

• B.

2

• C.

6

• 2.
The length of term of office for Senators.
• A.

5

• B.

2

• C.

6

• 3.
A Senator must be a citizen of the U.S. for how long?
• A.

8

• B.

7

• C.

9

• 4.
The President of the Senate is?
• A.

Speaker of the House

• B.

Vice-President

• C.

President

• 5.
• A.

Senate

• B.

President

• C.

Congress

• D.

House of Representatives

• 6.
Who has the power to delare war?
• A.

President

• B.

Congress

• C.

Senate

• D.

Chief Justice

• 7.
Congress can NOT tax?
• A.

Citizens

• B.

Polls

• C.

Property

• D.

Money

• 8.
Decisions the states are forbidden to make?
• A.

Tax increase

• B.

Going to war

• C.

Coin money

• D.

Election

• 9.
Who presides over impeachment trials?
• A.

Congress

• B.

House of Representatives

• C.

Senate with chief Justice on the bench

• D.

President

• 10.
How is the number of electors for each state decided?
• A.

Voting

• B.

Number of representatives + Senators = Number of Electors

• C.

President decides

• D.

House of Representatives decides

• 11.
Inauguration Day is:
• A.

Depends on the year

• B.

January 20th

• C.

January 19th

• D.

New president picks

• 12.
The former President's term of office offically ends:
• A.

Day before inauguration

• B.

After inauguration

• C.

Noon on inauguration day

• D.

End of inauguration day

• 13.
The term of a President is how long?
• A.

2 years

• B.

4 years

• C.

6 years

• D.

8 years

• 14.
A President can serve how many terms?
• A.

4

• B.

2

• C.

6

• D.

5

• 15.
A President can serve how many years?
• A.

6

• B.

4

• C.

2

• D.

8

• 16.
The minimum age for a President?
• A.

30

• B.

25

• C.

35

• D.

45

• 17.
How long must a President live in the US for?
• A.

5 years

• B.

10 years

• C.

14 years

• D.

2 years

• 18.
A requirement for the President is:
• A.

Must be born in Washington DC

• B.

Must be a natural born US citizen

• C.

Parents must be US citizens

• D.

Must be married

• 19.
If a current President can no longer due their job, who becomes the President?
• A.

Speaker of the House

• B.

Chief Justice

• C.

Vice-President

• D.

• 20.
The President can make a treaty with only the agreement of who?
• A.

1/2 of Congress

• B.

Vice-President

• C.

Majority of Senate

• D.

Supreme Court

• 21.
Who nominates Judges of the Supreme Court?
• A.

Vice-President

• B.

People vote

• C.

President

• D.

Jury

• 22.
How many justices are there on the Supreme Court?
• A.

24

• B.

8

• C.

9

• D.

6

• 23.
• A.

9

• B.

4

• C.

8

• D.

14

• 24.
How long do judges serve on the bench?
• A.

8 years

• B.

2 terms

• C.

Life

• D.

Until they quit

• 25.
Who settles questions about the interpretation of the Constitution?
• A.

President

• B.

Vice-President

• C.

Judge

• D.

Supreme Court

• 26.
The Bill of Rights is made up of?
• A.

Articles

• B.

Rules

• C.

First 10 amendments

• D.

Laws

• 27.
How is the President decided on if no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes?
• A.

Senate

• B.

People re-vote

• C.

House of Representatives

• D.

Supreme Court

• 28.
What determines whether or not you are a citizen?
• A.

Move here when 1 year old

• B.

Natural born

• C.

Pass constitution test

• D.

Move here by age 35

• 29.
How many articles are there in the Constitution?
• A.

6

• B.

27

• C.

7

• D.

10

• 30.
How many amendments are there in the Constitution?
• A.

7

• B.

18

• C.

27

• D.

15

• 31.
What amendment was later replealed?
• A.

17

• B.

27

• C.

18

• D.

15

• 32.
What did the Nineteenth Amendment state?
• A.

Some women can vote

• B.

All women can vote

• C.

Women cannot vote

• D.

Only men can vote

• 33.
The fifth amendment states:
• A.

Women can vote

• B.

You have the right to due process of the law

• C.

You can go to the supreme court

• D.

You can tax the people

• 34.
What amendment guarantess all citizens the right to vote?
• A.

27

• B.

7

• C.

5

• D.

15

• 35.
Who is the Commander in chief of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard?
• A.

Vice-President

• B.

Chief Commander

• C.

President

• D.

Congress

• 36.
How many branches are there in our government?
• A.

2

• B.

4

• C.

3

• D.

6

• 37.
The 3 branches of government are:
• A.

Congress, House of Representatives, Senate

• B.

President, Vice-President, Chief Justice

• C.

Legislative, Executive, Judicial

• D.

Executive, Supreme, Legislative

• 38.
The head of the executive branch is?
• A.

Senate

• B.

Congress

• C.

President

• D.

Vice-President

• 39.
The Legislative branch is also called?
• A.

Supreme Court

• B.

Cabinet

• C.

Congress

• D.

Group

• 40.
The two houses are made up of :
• A.

President & Vice-President

• B.

Supreme Court and Justices

• C.

House of Representatives & Senate

• D.

House of Representatives & judges

• 41.
Who makes the laws for the United States?
• A.

President

• B.

Supreme Court

• C.

Jury

• D.

Congress

• 42.
How is it decided how many representatives each state receives?
• A.

Voting

• B.

President appoints

• C.

State decides

• D.

Population

• 43.
A count of our population or census is taken every how many years?
• A.

Every year

• B.

Once a year

• C.

Every 10 years

• D.

Every 5 years

• 44.
Who presides over the House of Representatives?
• A.

President

• B.

Chief Justice

• C.

Speaker of the House

• D.

Congress

• 45.
• A.

Vice-President

• B.

Senators

• C.

Congress

• D.

Supreme Court

• 46.
What rights do citizens have when put on trial?
• A.

To have a jury

• B.

Lawyer

• C.

Voting

• D.

Time limit

• 47.
What must happen to be tried for treason?
• A.

Innocent until proven guilty

• B.

Right to a lawyer

• C.

Absolute evidence

• D.

Trial by jury

• 48.
Congress cannot make laws concerning what?
• A.

Taxes

• B.

Voting

• C.

Speech

• D.

Religion

• 49.
When may a persons' property be searched?
• A.

Anytime

• B.

With police

• C.

In 10 days

• D.

With a search warrant

• 50.
What rights does a person have if accused of a crime?
• A.

Trial by jury, innocent until proven guilty

• B.

Legal counsel

• C.

Doesn't have to go to jail

• D.

• 51.
How often must Congess meet each year?
• A.

Twice a year

• B.

Every month

• C.

Once a year

• D.

Three times a year

• 52.
How many members of Congress must be present to conduct business?
• A.

Half

• B.

More than half

• C.

All

• D.

3/4

• 53.
One of the two houses of Congress cannot adjourn for moe than ____________without consent from the other house?
• A.

2 days

• B.

10 days

• C.

3 days

• D.

1 day

• 54.
Where do tax bills originate? (money bills)
• A.

Both houses

• B.

House of Representatives

• C.

Senate

• D.

President

• 55.
Congress can pass a law over a Presidential veto with __________?
• A.

Majority of the vote

• B.

Anytime

• C.

2/3 vote of both houses

• D.

2/3 vote of one house

• 56.
A President has how long to sign a bill before it becomes law?
• A.

1 day

• B.

Month

• C.

Week

• D.

10 days

• 57.
When a bill is vetoed but the President does not sign it, what is it called?
• A.

Expost facto

• B.

Elastic clause

• C.

Pocket veto

• D.

Amendment

• 58.
The law that protects a person from being punished for something that is not against the law when it was done.
• A.

Elastic Clause

• B.

Pocket Veto

• C.

Expost Facto

• D.

Bill of Attainer

• 59.
Three powers of Congress:
• A.

Tax, make laws, interpret laws

• B.

Coin money, delcare war, make rules concerning conterfeit money

• C.

Coin money, write taxes, declare war

• D.

Declare war, make laws, decide elections

• 60.
After a bill leaves the House of Representatives, it goes to the ?
• A.

Congress

• B.

President

• C.

Supreme Court

• D.

Senate

• 61.
Who presents a bill to Congress?
• A.

People

• B.

Senators

• C.

Congressmen

• D.

Lawyers

• 62.
Type of law that punishes without a trial?
• A.

Expost facto

• B.

Elastic clause

• C.

Bill of attainer

• D.

Pocket veto

• 63.
Main function of the Judicial branch?
• A.

Judges the laws

• B.

Enforces the laws

• C.

Makes the laws

• 64.
Executive branch main function?
• A.

Write the laws

• B.

Make the laws

• C.

Enforce the laws

• 65.
Legislative branch main function:
• A.

Enforce the laws

• B.

Make the laws

• C.

Judge the laws

• 66.
Who administers the oath of office to the President on Inauguration day?
• A.

Vice-President

• B.

Priest

• C.

Chief Justice of Supreme Court

• D.

Congress

• 67.
Supreme Law of the Land is :
• A.

Bill of Rights

• B.

Amendments

• C.

Constitution

• D.

Bill of Attainer

• 68.
Section of the constitution that gives Congress the power to pass laws "necessary and proper" to fulfill its other duties.
• A.

Pocket veto

• B.

Expost facto

• C.

Elastic clause

• D.

Amendment

• 69.
Bicameral is :
• A.

2 judges

• B.

2 houses

• C.

2 supreme courts

• D.

2 constitutions

• 70.
• A.

2

• B.

17

• C.

15

• D.

1

• 71.
The number of presidential electors a state gets is:
• A.

Bases on population

• B.

100

• C.

50

• D.

Senators + representatives

• 72.
Member of the House of Representatives must be at least _____years old.
• A.

45

• B.

30

• C.

35

• D.

25

• 73.
How long must a member of the House of Representatives be a citizen of the United States?
• A.

10

• B.

Natural born

• C.

7

• D.

5

• 74.
The war in which the colonies won their independence from England was called the:
• A.

American War

• B.

Battle of Gettysburg

• C.

Revolutionary War

• 75.
The term for a representative from the House?
• A.

4

• B.

8

• C.

6

• D.

2

• 76.
Total members in the House of Representatives?
• A.

534

• B.

425

• C.

435

• D.

453

• 77.
Total number of members in the Senate?
• A.

50

• B.

435

• C.

100

• D.

10

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