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  • 1. 

    Legislative branch can impeach:

    • A.

      People from the Executive Branch.

    • B.

      The Legislative Branch

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    The legislative branch has the power to impeach both people from the executive branch and members of the legislative branch themselves. Impeachment is a process by which a government official is charged with misconduct and can be removed from office. This power is an important check and balance in a democratic system, allowing the legislative branch to hold both branches of government accountable for their actions.

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  • 2. 

    What branch overrides vetoes?

    • A.

      Judicial

    • B.

      Legislative

    • C.

      Executive

    Correct Answer
    B. Legislative
    Explanation
    The legislative branch overrides vetoes. This is because the legislative branch, which consists of the Congress, has the power to pass laws. If the President vetoes a bill, meaning they reject it, the legislative branch can override this veto by voting again and achieving a two-thirds majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. This allows them to pass the bill into law despite the President's objection.

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  • 3. 

    Who approves appointments from the executive branch?

    • A.

      Senate

    • B.

      HOR

    • C.

      Judiciary

    Correct Answer
    A. Senate
    Explanation
    The Senate approves appointments from the executive branch. This is a check and balance mechanism in the government system, ensuring that the executive branch does not have absolute power in appointing officials. The Senate's role is to review and confirm or reject appointments made by the President, ensuring that qualified and suitable individuals are selected for important positions within the government. This process helps to maintain accountability and prevent any potential abuse of power.

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  • 4. 

    Who can veto bills?

    • A.

      Legislative Branch

    • B.

      Executive Branch

    • C.

      Judicial Branch

    Correct Answer
    B. Executive Branch
    Explanation
    The executive branch can veto bills. This is because the executive branch, which is headed by the president or the governor, has the power to reject or veto bills that are passed by the legislative branch. This allows the executive branch to prevent a bill from becoming a law if they believe it is not in the best interest of the country or if it conflicts with their policy agenda. The veto power serves as a check and balance on the legislative branch's power to create laws.

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  • 5. 

    Who appoints judges?

    • A.

      Executive Branch

    • B.

      Legislative Branch

    • C.

      Judicial Branch

    Correct Answer
    A. Executive Branch
    Explanation
    The executive branch appoints judges. This is because the executive branch is responsible for the administration and enforcement of laws, and appointing judges falls under this domain. The President or the Governor, depending on the level of government, typically has the authority to nominate and appoint judges to the judiciary. This ensures a separation of powers and allows for a system of checks and balances within the government.

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  • 6. 

    Judicial review and declaring a law unconstitutional is a check to what, from who?

    • A.

      Judicial Branch->Executive Branch

    • B.

      Judicial Branch->Legislative Branch

    • C.

      Legislative Branch->Judicial Branch

    • D.

      Legislative Branch->Executive Branch

    • E.

      Executive Branch->Legislative Branch

    • F.

      Executive Branch->Judicial Branch

    Correct Answer
    B. Judicial Branch->Legislative Branch
    Explanation
    Judicial review and declaring a law unconstitutional is a check by the Judicial Branch on the Legislative Branch. This means that the Judicial Branch has the power to review laws passed by the Legislative Branch and determine if they are in line with the Constitution. If a law is found to be unconstitutional, the Judicial Branch can declare it null and void, effectively checking the power of the Legislative Branch to create laws that go against the Constitution.

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  • 7. 

    Judicial review and declaring presidential actions unconstitutional is a check to what, from who?

    • A.

      Judicial Branch->Executive Branch

    • B.

      Judicial Branch->Legislative Branch

    • C.

      Legislative Branch->Judicial Branch

    • D.

      Legislative Branch->Executive Branch

    • E.

      Executive Branch->Legislative Branch

    • F.

      Executive Branch->Judicial Branch

    Correct Answer
    A. Judicial Branch->Executive Branch
    Explanation
    Judicial review and declaring presidential actions unconstitutional is a check by the Judicial Branch on the Executive Branch. This means that the Judicial Branch has the power to review the actions of the President and declare them unconstitutional if they violate the laws or the Constitution. This serves as a way to ensure that the Executive Branch does not exceed its powers and acts within the boundaries set by the Constitution.

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