Branches Of Government

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Branches Of Government Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz designed for fifth graders. It is about the different branches of government.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The                             branch consists of the president, vice president and 15 Cabinet-level departments.
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 2. 
    The                             branch consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 3. 
    The                             branch consists of the United States Supreme Court and lower federal courts.
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 4. 
    How many senators are there in the United States?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      435

    • C. 

      100

  • 5. 
    How many members are in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      435

    • C. 

      100

  • 6. 
    What is the main goal of the judicial branch?
    • A. 

      To interpret the nation's laws.

    • B. 

      Make sure that the laws of the United States are obeyed.

    • C. 

      Pass the nation's laws.

  • 7. 
    What is the main goal of the executive  branch?
    • A. 

      To interpret the nation's laws.

    • B. 

      Make sure that the laws of the United States are obeyed.

    • C. 

      Pass the nation's laws.

  • 8. 
    What is the main goal of the legislative branch?
    • A. 

      To interpret the nation's laws.

    • B. 

      Make sure that the laws of the United States are obeyed.

    • C. 

      Pass the nation's laws.

  • 9. 
    Who makes up Congress?
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The Cabinet

    • C. 

      Senates

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 10. 
    The primary power of the executive branch rests with:
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Vice President

  • 11. 
    The judicial branch consists of what two separate levels of courts?
    • A. 

      State and Federal

    • B. 

      Local and State

    • C. 

      Local and Federal

  • 12. 
    The number of representatives is based on:
    • A. 

      Each state has one.

    • B. 

      Each state has two.

    • C. 

      Each state has a different number, with the number determined by the state's population.

  • 13. 
    The number of senators is based on:
    • A. 

      Each state has one.

    • B. 

      Each state has two.

    • C. 

      Each state has a different number, with the number determined by the state's population

  • 14. 
    Why is there a system of check and balances?
    • A. 

      To write checks to people.

    • B. 

      To give a branch a job to do.

    • C. 

      To ensure that no single person or entity had a monopoly on power.

  • 15. 
    The president's power is checked by:
    • A. 

      The Senate

    • B. 

      Vice President

    • C. 

      The House of Representatives

    • D. 

      Congress

  • 16. 
    Congress can do all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Impeach the president.

    • B. 

      Amend the Constitution.

    • C. 

      Veto laws.

    • D. 

      Pass laws.

  • 17. 
    The president cannot do which of the following:
    • A. 

      Choose the Justices of U.S. Supreme Court.

    • B. 

      Choose the Vice President.

    • C. 

      Veto a law.

    • D. 

      Write a bill.

  • 18. 
    The President of the United States resigns.  The Vice President now becomes President.  However, he shortly becomes ill and dies.  Who is now the new President?
    • A. 

      Secretary of State.

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House.

    • C. 

      Secretary of Defense.

  • 19. 
    The Supreme Court is made up of how many Justices?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

  • 20. 
    The Cabinet includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      The heads of 15 executive branch departments

    • B. 

      Other Government officials chosen by the President.

    • C. 

      The Vice President.

    • D. 

      The President.