Bar Exam 4-1-14

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Bar Exam 4-1-14

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  • 1. 
    1. Who has the power to declare war? 
    • A. 

      The President

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      The Commander in Chief

    • D. 

      Congress

  • 2. 
    1. Who has the power to print and coin money? 
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      The House of Representatives

    • C. 

      The President

    • D. 

      The Senate

  • 3. 
    1. Who is the commander in chief of the U.S. military forces?
    • A. 

      The Speaker of the House

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      The Commander of the Armed Forces

    • D. 

      The President of the Senate

  • 4. 
    1. What is the length of a term of office for members of the United States Senate?
    • A. 

      Two Years

    • B. 

      Four Years

    • C. 

      Six Years

    • D. 

      Eight Years

  • 5. 
    1. What is the length of a term of office for members of the U.S. House of Representatives? 
    • A. 

      Two Years

    • B. 

      Four Years

    • C. 

      Six Years

    • D. 

      Eight Years

  • 6. 
    1. What is the length of a term of office for the president of the United States? 
    • A. 

      Two Years

    • B. 

      Four Years

    • C. 

      Six Years

    • D. 

      Eight Years

  • 7. 
    1. How old must one be to hold the office of president of the United States?
    • A. 

      18 years old

    • B. 

      35 years old

    • C. 

      40 years old

    • D. 

      45 years old

  • 8. 
    1. How many justices on the Supreme Court are there?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      9

  • 9. 
    1. What is the length of the term of office for justices of the U. S. Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      25 years

    • C. 

      35 years

    • D. 

      Lifetime

  • 10. 
    1. Who has the power to settle disputes between different states? 
    • A. 

      The Senate

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      The Federal Courts

    • D. 

      The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • 11. 
    1. Who has the power to propose a law to raise revenue (a tax law)?
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      The State Legislatures

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court

  • 12. 
    1. Who must approve judges, cabinet members, and ambassadors that the president appoints to government positions? 
    • A. 

      The Vice President

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Senate

  • 13. 
    1. Who has the power to veto laws? 
    • A. 

      The President

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court

    • C. 

      The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The Senate

  • 14. 
    1. How many amendments have been made to the Constitution? 
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      23

    • D. 

      27

  • 15. 
    1. How many members of Congress are there? 
    • A. 

      421

    • B. 

      515

    • C. 

      254

    • D. 

      535

  • 16. 
    1. What is the “supreme law of the land”?  
    • A. 

      Any law made directly by the people

    • B. 

      The Constitution

    • C. 

      The Decisions of the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Any law made by Congress

  • 17. 
    1. Who has the power to nominate ambassadors, public ministers, or other officers of the United States, such as members of the cabinet?  
    • A. 

      The Congress

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      The Secretary of State

    • D. 

      The President

  • 18. 
    1. How old must a person be to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives? 
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      35

  • 19. 
    1. What fraction of states must ratify an amendment to the Constitution? 
    • A. 

      More than 1/2

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      9/13

  • 20. 
    1. How many branches does the American government have? 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      1

  • 21. 
    Which amendment guarantees women's sufferage?
    • A. 

      18th Amendment

    • B. 

      19th Amendment

    • C. 

      22nd Amendment

    • D. 

      23rd Amendment

  • 22. 
    What description best fits the meaning of the phrase "Checks and Balances"?
    • A. 

      Managing the nation's economy and debt.

    • B. 

      Separating powers between the different branches of government.

    • C. 

      Having an equal number of senators from each state, while representation is proportional in the House.

    • D. 

      Each branch of government can stop or restrain the other branches of government.