Legislative Branch Trivia Quiz

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Legislative Branch Quizzes & Trivia

Directions: Select the best answer to the following questions. When finished leave the certificate on the screen and call the teacher over to record your score. If you do not leave the screen up you will not recieve credit for completing the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In order to be a senator you must
    • A. 

      Be a U.S. citizen for 9 years, live in the state you represent, and be at least 30 years old.

    • B. 

      Be a U.S. citizen for 7 years, live in the state you represent, and be at least 25 years old.

    • C. 

      Have been elected to the House of Representatives first.

  • 2. 
    The U.S. adopted a bicameral system to
    • A. 

      Limit the power of the President.

    • B. 

      Create a compromise between equal and proportional representation.

    • C. 

      Strengthen the legislative branch.

  • 3. 
    The presiding officer of the Senate is
    • A. 

      The Vice President.

    • B. 

      The majority whip.

    • C. 

      The minority whip.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      100 Representatives and 535 Senators.

    • B. 

      Cabinet members selected by the President.

    • C. 

      100 Senators and 535 Representatives.

  • 5. 
    Congress gets its legal powers from
    • A. 

      The President.

    • B. 

      The Constitution.

    • C. 

      The Declaration of Independence.

  • 6. 
    Congress gets its political power from
    • A. 

      The constituents.

    • B. 

      The Constitution.

    • C. 

      The President.

  • 7. 
    Impeach means
    • A. 

      An official has been accused of a crime.

    • B. 

      An official has been removed from office.

    • C. 

      An official has been promoted.

  • 8. 
    The elastic clause
    • A. 

      Allows Congress to intervene in the clothing industry.

    • B. 

      Allows Congress to veto the President.

    • C. 

      Allows Congress to do what is "necessary and proper" to protect the U.S.

  • 9. 
    The only two Presidents to be impeached are
    • A. 

      Bill Clinton and Andrew Jackson.

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy.

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon.

  • 10. 
    A filibuster can be brought to an end with
    • A. 

      Presidential intervention.

    • B. 

      A ruling by the Supreme Court.

    • C. 

      A 3/5 vote by congress, known as cloture.