U.S. Constitution, Article 2 Quiz

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U.S. Constitution, Article 2 Quiz

Constitution Test - Part 2


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Bills can begin here
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      Both of these

  • 2. 
    Bills have to make through both the House and Senate in order to make it to the President's desk.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    To accuse someone of a crime is to _____________.
    • A. 

      Impeach

    • B. 

      Filibuster

    • C. 

      Cloture

    • D. 

      Pork barrel

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the Senate?
    • A. 

      Senators have a 6 year term.

    • B. 

      In order to maintain stability in this chamber only 1/3 are rotated out at a time.

    • C. 

      Senator's must be 30 years old, a 9 year citizen, and a resident of the State.

    • D. 

      The Senate approves/gives "advice and consent" on treaties and appointments of hte President.

    • E. 

      The # of Senator's a state receives is based on a state's population.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a power of the president?
    • A. 

      Enforce the law.

    • B. 

      Be commander in chief.

    • C. 

      Veto bills

    • D. 

      Pardon individuals.

    • E. 

      Make the laws.

  • 6. 
    What article of the Constitution covers the legislative branch (Congress)?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

    • E. 

      VII

  • 7. 
    The head of the Department of Justice is called....?
    • A. 

      The Secretary of Justice.

    • B. 

      Attorney General

    • C. 

      Surgeon General

    • D. 

      US Attorney

  • 8. 
    What cabinet department handles foreign affairs?
    • A. 

      Department of the Interior

    • B. 

      Department of State

    • C. 

      Department of Justice

    • D. 

      Department of Health and Human Services

  • 9. 
    Who actually chooses the President?
    • A. 

      The people

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      The electoral college

  • 10. 
    All of Article 2 is about which branch of the US Government?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Executive

    • D. 

      Congress

  • 11. 
    Section 1 of Article 2 establishes that the term (time that they serve) for the position of Vice President and President shall be:
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      4 years

    • C. 

      6 years

    • D. 

      8 years

    • E. 

      Lifetime (as long as they get re-elected!)

  • 12. 
    CHECK THE BOXES to that tell the correct answers. THERE WILL BE MORE THAN ONE! Section 1 of Article 2 creates which offices?
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Senators

    • C. 

      Representatives

    • D. 

      Vice President

    • E. 

      Speaker of the House

    • F. 

      Leader of the Senate

    • G. 

      NONE OF THESE

  • 13. 
    The minimum age to serve as the President or Vice President is:
    • A. 

      30 years old

    • B. 

      25 years old

    • C. 

      35 years old

    • D. 

      45 years old

  • 14. 
    Who is the Commander in Chief of all the armed forces and militia?
    • A. 

      The President

    • B. 

      The Vice President

    • C. 

      The Speaker of the House

    • D. 

      The highest general amongst all the branches of the military

    • E. 

      The governor of each state is the commander for all forces out of their state and no other is above him/her (states' rights)

  • 15. 
    Which of these does the President get to do? CHECK ALL BOXES THAT ARE CORRECT--THERE WILL BE MORE THAN ONE!
    • A. 

      Pardon any criminal, even those convicted of the death penalty

    • B. 

      Make treaties (agreements) with other nations

    • C. 

      Sentence any criminal to death whether they have had a trial or not.

    • D. 

      Pick judges for many courts other than the supreme court (with Senate approval)

    • E. 

      Pick the members of his/her cabinet (advisors), such as Secretary of State

    • F. 

      Break any laws of the United States that he/she feels are necessary, to ensure the safety of the people.

    • G. 

      Pick judges for the supreme court (with Senate approval)

  • 16. 
    What is "Impeachment?"
    • A. 

      The removal of any senator by the President

    • B. 

      The removal of the President from his/her office

    • C. 

      The name of the President's yearly speech about how the nation is doing.

    • D. 

      The trial that determines whether the President is guilty of treason.

  • 17. 
    What is a "State of the Union" address?
    • A. 

      The removal of any senator by the President or its state

    • B. 

      The removal of the President from his/her office

    • C. 

      The name of the President's yearly speech about how the nation is doing.

    • D. 

      The trial that determines whether the President is guilty of treason.

  • 18. 
    Which of these are duties of the President?
    • A. 

      Make suggestions about what laws to pass or things to discuss in Congress

    • B. 

      Review every single trial verdict passed by the Supreme Court, ever.

    • C. 

      Review all cases of sentencing to the Death Penalty in the US to determine whether or not he/she should pardon the criminal.

    • D. 

      Act as head of nation, by hosting other heads of nations when they visit.

    • E. 

      Make sure that the laws of the United States are carried out.

    • F. 

      Give an annual speech called the "State of the Union" address

  • 19. 
    Which section outlines the impeachment process?
    • A. 

      Article 1, Section 1

    • B. 

      Article 2, Section 2

    • C. 

      Article 2, Section 4

  • 20. 
    According to the Constitution, the President must
    • A. 

      Be a man who owns property.

    • B. 

      Be at least 35 years of age.

    • C. 

      Have held one major public office.

    • D. 

      Have lived in the U. S. for at least 20 years.

  • 21. 
    A President can serve no more than _____ years in office.
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      12

  • 22. 
    One of the major flaws in the electoral college system is that
    • A. 

      The winner of the popular vote is not guaranteed the presidency.

    • B. 

      The incumbent President is usually reelected.

    • C. 

      The majority party in Congress has an advantage when the electorate votes.

    • D. 

      Electors are required to vote according to the wishes of their constituency.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is eligible to run for the presidency: a 45-year old banker who was born and raised in Wyoming or a 30-year-old State legislator who was born in Virginia, lived abroad for 10 years, then returned to Virginia?
    • A. 

      The banker

    • B. 

      The State legislator

    • C. 

      Neither a nor b

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 24. 
    The President's military powers
    • A. 

      Are strictly limited to times of war.

    • B. 

      Are shared with Congress.

    • C. 

      Only apply to the use of the United States Army and its weapons.

    • D. 

      May never be used to keep the domestic peace.

  • 25. 
    The president is expected to be responsible for all of the following except
    • A. 

      Presiding over the Senate in case of a tie vote

    • B. 

      Administering the federal bureacracy

    • C. 

      Expressing the nation's sentiments during a time of crisis

    • D. 

      Presenting the Stae of the union address each year

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