American Government Final Practice Test

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American Government Final Practice Test

Everything you’ve been studying has led you to this moment – it’s the American Government Final Practice Test! Have you been paying attention in your studies or has it all gone in one ear and out the other? This quiz will put that to the test. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Voting available in any party primary.
    • A. 

      Open Primary

    • B. 

      Closed Primary

    • C. 

      Hybrid Primary

  • 2. 
    Voting available only in your registered party primary.
    • A. 

      Open Primary

    • B. 

      Closed Primary

    • C. 

      Hybrid Primary

  • 3. 
    Can switch parties at any time.
    • A. 

      Open Primary

    • B. 

      Closed Primary

    • C. 

      Hybrid Primary

  • 4. 
    PACs can donate how much per candidate?
    • A. 

      $1000

    • B. 

      $2000

    • C. 

      $2500

    • D. 

      $5000

    • E. 

      $7500

  • 5. 
    Three reasons incumbents win:
  • 6. 
    Two reasons incumbents lose:
  • 7. 
    How many electoral college votes are needed to win presidency?
    • A. 

      318/634

    • B. 

      397/792

    • C. 

      69/138

    • D. 

      270/538

    • E. 

      179/356

  • 8. 
    In order to be elected to the House of Representatives, a person must be how old?
  • 9. 
    In order to be elected to the Senate, a person must be how old?
  • 10. 
    Which of the following are congressional powers?
    • A. 

      Taxation

    • B. 

      Appoint Supreme Court justices

    • C. 

      Set weights and measures

    • D. 

      Issue patents

    • E. 

      Coin money

  • 11. 
    How many members does the House of Representatives have?
  • 12. 
    How many members does the Senate have?
  • 13. 
    How long is a House of Representatives term?
  • 14. 
    How long is a Senate term?
  • 15. 
    The House of Representatives has which of the following?
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House

    • B. 

      President Pro Tempore

    • C. 

      Majority Leader

    • D. 

      Majority Whip

    • E. 

      Minority Leader

  • 16. 
    The Senate has which of the following?
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House

    • B. 

      President Pro Tempore

    • C. 

      Minority Whip

    • D. 

      Majority Leader

    • E. 

      Minority Leader

  • 17. 
    Which type of congressional committee is comprised of members of the Senate and the House?
    • A. 

      Standing

    • B. 

      Joint

    • C. 

      Conference

    • D. 

      Sub-committee

    • E. 

      Ad Hoc

  • 18. 
    Which of the following congressional committees is reconvened with every Congress?
    • A. 

      Standing

    • B. 

      Joint

    • C. 

      Conference

    • D. 

      Select

    • E. 

      Sub-committee

  • 19. 
    Which of the following congressional committees is convened for only one thing?
    • A. 

      Standing

    • B. 

      Special

    • C. 

      Sub-committee

    • D. 

      Joint

    • E. 

      Conference

  • 20. 
    What is a pocket veto?
  • 21. 
    Which branch of government has the power to impeach and requires a majority vote?
    • A. 

      House

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      Judiciary

  • 22. 
    During an impeachment, the Supreme Court Justice presides over which of the following?
    • A. 

      House

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      Judiciary

  • 23. 
    Which of the following has the power to try and requires 2/3 vote to convict?
    • A. 

      House

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      Judiciary

  • 24. 
    Name three powers of the President.
  • 25. 
    Which of the following establishes procedures for filling the vacancy of the presidency and vice-presidency?
    • A. 

      25th Amendment

    • B. 

      15th Amendment

    • C. 

      Presidential Succession Act of 1947

    • D. 

      19th Amendment