What Do You Know About US Politics?

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Politics of United States of America is both intriguing and educating. Regarding the fact that USA is currently the world's superpower, you should take this quiz to know more about US politics.


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  • 1. 

    How many members are there in the United States Senate?

    • A.

      70

    • B.

      80

    • C.

      90

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    D. 100
    Explanation
    The United States Senate has 100 members. Each state is represented by two senators, regardless of the state's population. This ensures that each state has equal representation in the Senate, regardless of its size.

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  • 2. 

    How many members are there in the United States House of Representatives?

    • A.

      436

    • B.

      435

    • C.

      434

    • D.

      433

    Correct Answer
    B. 435
    Explanation
    The United States House of Representatives consists of 435 members. Each state is allocated a certain number of representatives based on its population, with the total number of representatives being fixed at 435 since 1913. This ensures proportional representation and allows for fair representation of all states in the House. Therefore, the correct answer is 435.

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  • 3. 

    What makes up the Legislative Branch? 

    • A.

      Senate and House of Reps

    • B.

      House of Reps and Judicial System

    • C.

      Senate and Judicial System

    • D.

      Judicial System alone

    Correct Answer
    A. Senate and House of Reps
    Explanation
    The Legislative Branch is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. These two bodies work together to make and pass laws. The Senate is made up of two senators from each state, while the House of Representatives is based on the population of each state. Together, they represent the interests and concerns of the American people and ensure a balance of power within the government.

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  • 4. 

    How many amendments are there in the United States Constitution?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      27

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      23

    Correct Answer
    B. 27
    Explanation
    There are 27 amendments in the United States Constitution. Amendments are changes or additions made to the original text of the Constitution. These amendments are made to address various social, political, and legal issues that arise over time. The process of amending the Constitution is intentionally difficult to ensure that changes are carefully considered and reflect the will of the people. These amendments have addressed important issues such as civil rights, voting rights, and the balance of power between the federal and state governments.

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  • 5. 

    What kind of government does the United States use? 

    • A.

      Monarchy

    • B.

      Republic

    • C.

      Democracy

    • D.

      Gerontocracy

    Correct Answer
    B. Republic
    Explanation
    The United States uses a republic form of government. In a republic, the power is held by the people and their elected representatives, who make decisions on their behalf. This system ensures that the government is accountable to the people and allows for the protection of individual rights and freedoms. Unlike a monarchy, where power is inherited, or a gerontocracy, where power is held by the elderly, a republic is based on democratic principles and the rule of law.

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  • 6. 

    'We the People', this phrase is the opening of which founding document?

    • A.

      The Constitution

    • B.

      The Declaration Of Independence

    • C.

      The Bill Of Rights

    • D.

      The Rules and Regulations

    Correct Answer
    A. The Constitution
    Explanation
    The phrase "We the People" is the opening line of the United States Constitution. This document outlines the fundamental principles and framework of the government, establishing the rights and responsibilities of the citizens. It serves as the supreme law of the land, guiding the nation's governance and ensuring the protection of individual liberties.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the only president to serve more than two terms? 

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • D.

      Ulysses S. Grant

    Correct Answer
    B. Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Franklin D. Roosevelt is the correct answer because he is the only president in U.S. history to serve more than two terms. He was elected for four terms, serving from 1933 until his death in 1945. This was made possible by the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which limited presidents to two terms, being ratified after his presidency. George Washington served two terms, Theodore Roosevelt served one full term and part of a second term, and Ulysses S. Grant served two terms.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first president to live in the White House?

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      John Adams

    • D.

      Andrew Jackson

    Correct Answer
    C. John Adams
    Explanation
    John Adams was the first president to live in the White House. He moved into the newly constructed White House in November 1800, during his presidency. Prior to that, George Washington served as the first president of the United States, but he did not live in the White House as it was still under construction during his term. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson served as presidents after Adams and also lived in the White House during their respective presidencies.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first president born outside the United States?

    • A.

      Franklin Pierce

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      Benjamin Harrison

    • D.

      William Howard Taft

    Correct Answer
    B. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was the first president of the United States and he was born in Virginia, which is within the United States. Therefore, the correct answer cannot be George Washington.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first president to be impeached?

    • A.

      Bill Clinton

    • B.

      Calvin Coolidge

    • C.

      Andrew Johnson

    • D.

      Richard Nixon

    Correct Answer
    C. Andrew Johnson
    Explanation
    Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. He was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1868 for violating the Tenure of Office Act, which restricted the president's power to remove certain officeholders without Senate approval. The impeachment process against Johnson was initiated due to political disagreements and conflicts with the Republican-controlled Congress. Although Johnson was impeached, he narrowly avoided removal from office when the Senate fell one vote short of the necessary two-thirds majority.

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