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Powers Granted To The Legislative, Executive, And Judicial Branches

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Powers Granted To The Legislative, Executive, And Judicial Branches

This a quiz that will ask questions about the powers given to each branch of government by the Constitution. The purpose of this quiz is to ensure understanding about the different branches and the power held by each of them.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Legislative Branch has to power to declare war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Pardoning people convicted of crimes is a power reserved for which branch of government?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 4. 
    What body is head of the Judicial Branch?
    • A. 

      The Senate

    • B. 

      The House of Representatives

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court

  • 5. 
    Although not outlined in the Constitution, the Supreme Court secured for itself the power to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Executive

  • 7. 
    The Legislative Branch has no power to impeach the president, or any other executive member.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    As a way to check the power of the Judicial Branch, members must be appointed by what other branch of government?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      House of Representatives

  • 9. 
    The president has the power of veto.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of these is not a power given to the president?
    • A. 

      Nominating people for federal offices

    • B. 

      Sending and receiving foreign ambassadors

    • C. 

      Negotiating treaties with other nations

    • D. 

      Deciding conflicts between state governments

  • 11. 
    The Supreme Court does not have appellate jurisdiction over cases heard in lower courts?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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