How Much Do You Know About American Government? Trivia Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About American Government? Trivia Quiz

Just how much do you know about the American Government? Do you know enough to pass this quiz? The United States federal leadership is composed of three distinct branches. These include the legislature, executive, and judicial. Their powers are vested in the United States constitution, congress, the president, and federal courts. Take this quiz and see how much you know about the American government.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is one of the main titles of the President?
    • A. 

      Admiral

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces

    • D. 

      Attorney General

  • 2. 
    The other title that the President has is
    • A. 

      Chief Executive of the Federal Government

    • B. 

      Your Highness

    • C. 

      Vice President

    • D. 

      Governor of the Federal States

  • 3. 
    What two states are colored?
    • A. 

      Missouri, Oregon

    • B. 

      Ohio, Montana

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania, Idaho

    • D. 

      Tennessee, Nevada

  • 4. 
    What document lays out the President's job titles and duties?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • C. 

      Agreement to Govern a Republic

    • D. 

      The United States Constitution

  • 5. 
    What is a Federal Government?
    • A. 

      A form of government that unites several individual state governments.

    • B. 

      A White House with a President Living inside.

    • C. 

      A Government of the People and By the People

    • D. 

      A Local Government run by a Mayor and Council

  • 6. 
    President Obama recently met with the General in charge of the war in Afghanistan.  When he gave the orders to send an additional 30,000 troops to the area, President Obama was acting in his position as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The President must consult with the Speaker of the House and get her approval before he can authorize the use of nuclear weapons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Does the President have the power to make a budget without needing anyone else's approval?
    • A. 

      Yes, the President is very powerful.

    • B. 

      Yes, but he/she needs to make sure that the American people like the way he/she has spent the tax money.

    • C. 

      No. The President has nothing to do with the budget.

    • D. 

      No. The President presents a proposed budget to the Congress, who can approve, modify, or reject it.

  • 9. 
    Washington DC is a state, located on the East Coast, near Maryland and Virginia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    One of the Fourteen Key Concepts of Government is.....................
    • A. 

      Checking Accounts is Important

    • B. 

      The Public has a Right to Know

    • C. 

      Separation of Powers

    • D. 

      Cultural Education