The 3 Branches Of The National Government

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The branches of government have been determined by the ________________________ ?
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Congress

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which is not a branch of the US Government?
    • A. 

      The Legislative

    • B. 

      The Administrative

    • C. 

      The Judicial

    • D. 

      The Executive

  • 3. 
    The legislative branch of government is based in which building?
    • A. 

      The White House

    • B. 

      Independence Hall

    • C. 

      The Pentagon

    • D. 

      The US Capitol Building

  • 4. 
    The Legislative Branch is also knows as the ________________________ ?
    • A. 

      Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Circuit Court

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      The Governor

  • 5. 
    The Legislative Branch is divided into two parts. These parts are called the two ________________.
    • A. 

      Houses of Congress

    • B. 

      Leagues of Congress

    • C. 

      Political Parties

    • D. 

      Caucuses

  • 6. 
    The names of the parts of the US Legislative Branch are called the House of Representatives and the ___________________.
    • A. 

      Assembly

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Executives

  • 7. 
    The Senate consists of how many members?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      450

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      2

  • 8. 
    The current top official in New Jersey's executive branch is ______________________?
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      Christopher Christie

    • C. 

      Jon Corzine

    • D. 

      Danna Redd

  • 9. 
    The current top official in Camden's executive branch is ______________________?
    • A. 

      Angel Fuentes

    • B. 

      Fran Moran

    • C. 

      Danna Redd

    • D. 

      Christopher Christie

  • 10. 
    The number of Members of the US Senate is determined by....?
    • A. 

      Electing 2 Senators from each state

    • B. 

      Electing 1 Senator from each state

    • C. 

      The President appoints the members of the Senate

    • D. 

      The House of Representatives appoints the members of the Senate

  • 11. 
    Members of the US House of Representatives are chosen......
    • A. 

      Through a process of apportionment that determines how many Representatives each state elects according to their population

    • B. 

      Through appointment by US senators who appoint the best leaders of their states

    • C. 

      Through presidential appointment

    • D. 

      Through appointment by the governor

  • 12. 
    According to what you know about geography, which state would elect the most members of the US House of Representatives; New York, North Dakota, Delaware or Montana?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      North Dakota

    • C. 

      Delaware

    • D. 

      Montana

  • 13. 
    According to what you know about geography which state would elect the most members of the US Senate?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      New Jersey

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The New Jersey legislative branch is made up of the State Senate and ____________________?
    • A. 

      The State House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The General Assembly

    • C. 

      The State Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The State of the Union

  • 15. 
    A judge serving in the highest court of the US judicial branch is called a _________________?
    • A. 

      Superior Judge

    • B. 

      Supreme Court Judge

    • C. 

      Supreme Court Justice

    • D. 

      Supreme Court Senator

  • 16. 
    New Jersey does not have a Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    When someone refuses to accept the decision of a court, they may take their case to a higher court in a process called __________________________.
    • A. 

      An appeal

    • B. 

      An argument

    • C. 

      An innocent plea

    • D. 

      A plea bargain

  • 18. 
    The US Constitution requires the US Supreme Court to hear every case that comes before it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The Executive branch is assisted by the heads of major government departments such as the Treasury and the Department of Defense. The heads of the these departments together are knows as _______________________________.
    • A. 

      The Congress

    • B. 

      The Board

    • C. 

      The Cabinet

    • D. 

      The Senate

  • 20. 
    Executive branch department heads are usually know by the title ______________________.
    • A. 

      Minister

    • B. 

      Boss

    • C. 

      Chief

    • D. 

      Secretary

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    The White House is the center of which Government Branch?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 22. 
    In 1971 the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, what was a major argument for this change?
    • A. 

      18 year olds were were fighting our nations wars

    • B. 

      18 year olds would be more politically active than 21 year olds

    • C. 

      In 1971, 18 year olds were smarter than those of previous generations

    • D. 

      There were too few 21 year olds in 1971

  • 23. 
    The President's primary duty is to write laws for the nation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Who may introduce a bill in the US Congress? - (Choose as many as apply.)
    • A. 

      The President

    • B. 

      A member of the US House of Representatives

    • C. 

      A member of the US Senate

    • D. 

      A businessman or businesswoman

    • E. 

      Any US citizen

  • 25. 
    After a bill is introduced it goes to a committee which exists to _________________________.
    • A. 

      Study and report on bills

    • B. 

      Fund the bills

    • C. 

      Rule on the constitutionality of the bills

    • D. 

      Inform the President on the bills contents

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