Introduction To The 3 Branches Of Government

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Introduction To The 3 Branches Of Government

Students will assess their knowledge and understanding of the Branches of US Government


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the head of the Executive Branch?
    • A. 

      Chief Justice

    • B. 

      President of the Senate

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 2. 
    What are the branches of the Federal Government?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      Executive

    • D. 

      Justices

    • E. 

      Judicial

    • F. 

      Lawyers

    • G. 

      Legislative

  • 3. 
    Which Branch(es)is/are given the power to make law?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      Legislative

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a part of the Executive Branch of Government?
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Justices

    • C. 

      Vice President

    • D. 

      Advisers (Cabinet)

  • 5. 
    If the President does not like a bill sent to him by Congress, he can refuse to sign it.  Refusing to sign it is called, what?
    • A. 

      Nixing it

    • B. 

      Abdicating it

    • C. 

      Aborting it

    • D. 

      Vetoing it

  • 6. 
    Can the President declare war on another country?
    • A. 

      Yes, because he is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Services.

    • B. 

      No, the President needs the approval of Congress.

  • 7. 
    Can the President authorize the use of military troops overseas without declaring war?
    • A. 

      Yes, the President has the ability to deploy troops without declaring war.

    • B. 

      No, only if the Congress declares war, first.

  • 8. 
    What requirements must be met in order to be elected President of the United States.
    • A. 

      The person must be at least 35 years old.

    • B. 

      The person must be male.

    • C. 

      The person must be a natural-born citizen

    • D. 

      The person must be a naturalized citizen

    • E. 

      The person must have lived in the US for 14 years prior to becoming President.

    • F. 

      The person must have ties to wealthy families throughout the country.

  • 9. 
    The Supreme Court was established in Article 1 of the Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Congress was established by the Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Including the Chief Justice, how many Justices are on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

    • E. 

      9

    • F. 

      10

  • 12. 
    What is the term of a Justice on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      4 years

    • C. 

      Lifetime

  • 13. 
    How many members are in the House of Representatives and how long is their term in office?
    • A. 

      50 for 6 years, each

    • B. 

      435, for 2 years each

    • C. 

      100 for 4 years each

  • 14. 
    Which are special duties that only a Congress-person can perform?
    • A. 

      They can levy and collect taxes

    • B. 

      They can suggest legislation.

    • C. 

      They can declare war

    • D. 

      They can pardon a criminal.

    • E. 

      They can make rules controlling commerce between states and with foreign nations.

    • F. 

      They can call out the militia to enforce federal laws, suppress lawlessness, or repel invasion.

  • 15. 
    How many Senators does each state have to represent them, and how long are they elected for?
    • A. 

      Each state gets one Senator per 500,000 citizens. They serve for six years.

    • B. 

      Each state gets 2 Senators and they serve for 4 years.

    • C. 

      Each state gets 2 Senators and they serve for 6 years.

    • D. 

      Each state gets one Senator per 500,000 citizens. They serve for 2 years.

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