Basic Knowledge Test About Government! Trivia Quiz

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How good is your basic knowledge test about government? There is a certain way in which power is divided into different branches of the government with each having their own roles to play. Do you know the power for each branch and the executive office? Worry not as the quiz below is perfect for testing out just how much you know and add on to it. Do give it a shot and all the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Under the Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, which of the following institutions has the primary responsibility for conducting foreign affairs?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      The president

    • D. 

      Congress and the Supreme Court

  • 2. 
    Which of the following will have a major effect on presidential power?
    • A. 

      The times and circumstances in which that power is being exercised

    • B. 

      The policy area involved

    • C. 

      Divided government

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    When George W. Bush sent the American military into Iraq in 2003, he was performing which presidential role?
    • A. 

      Commander-in-chief

    • B. 

      Chief executive

    • C. 

      Chief of state

    • D. 

      Chief legislator

  • 4. 
    Which of the following functions is true of the president's staff?
    • A. 

      Guards the president's time

    • B. 

      Serves as a link with Congress and the executive departments

    • C. 

      Advises the president on political affairs and deals with the press

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following organizations is a part of the Executive Office of the President, which consists of six key agencies and serves the president directly?
    • A. 

      The National Security Council

    • B. 

      The Office of Management and Budget

    • C. 

      The Council of Economic Advisers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which vice president succeeded to the presidency through the death or resignation of an incumbent or by-election in the twentieth century?
    • A. 

      Harry Truman

    • B. 

      Lyndon Johnson

    • C. 

      George Bush

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    This first lady of the United States was subpoenaed in January 1996 to answer questions about Whitewater before a federal grand jury.
    • A. 

      Nancy Reagan

    • B. 

      Hillary Rodham Clinton

    • C. 

      Barbara Bush

    • D. 

      Rosalynn Carter

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is correct concerning the Nixon-Agnew administrations' relationship with the press?
    • A. 

      It would accept only written questions from the press

    • B. 

      It instituted "live" unedited TV news conferences

    • C. 

      To an extent that exceeded any modern predecessors, it considered the press a political target.

    • D. 

      It limited appearances for the press to "photo opportunities"