Stutzman's Legislative Branch Practice Test

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Legislative Branch Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is the major job of the Legislative Branch?
    • A. 

      Enforce laws

    • B. 

      Review and Interpret laws

    • C. 

      Make laws

  • 2. 
    What are the 2 sections of Congress?
    • A. 

      Executive & Legislative

    • B. 

      Senate & House of Representatives

    • C. 

      Judicial, Executive, Legislative

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Each state has how many Senators?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      Determined by population

  • 5. 
    Each state has how many House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      Determined by population

  • 6. 
    How many members are in the Senate?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      435

  • 7. 
    How many members are in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      435

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      20 yrs, old, U.S. Citizen for 5 years, lives in their state

    • B. 

      25 yrs. old, U.S. Citizen for 7 years, lives in their state

    • C. 

      30 yrs old, U.S. Citizen for 9 years, lives in their state

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      20 yrs, old, U.S. Citizen for 5 years, lives in their state

    • B. 

      25 yrs. old, U.S. Citizen for 7 years, lives in their state

    • C. 

      30 yrs old, U.S. Citizen for 9 years, lives in their state

  • 10. 
    What is the term of office for Senators?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      4 years

    • C. 

      6 years

  • 11. 
    What is the term of office for House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      4 years

    • C. 

      6 years

  • 12. 
    The President serves are the President of the Senate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Vice President serves as the Speaker of the House?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      (Make sure you know this one)

  • 14. 
    Who are current IL Senators?
    • A. 

      Barack Obama & Joe Biden

    • B. 

      Dick Durbin & Mark Kirk

    • C. 

      Jerry Costello & Jesse Jackson

  • 15. 
    Who are current IL House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      Barack Obama & Joe Biden

    • B. 

      Dick Durbin & Mark Kirk

    • C. 

      Jerry Costello & Jesse Jackson

  • 16. 
    What MUST begin in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      Supreme Court Justice appointments

    • B. 

      Revenue Bills

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which Constitutional Article describes the Legislative Branch?
    • A. 

      Article 1

    • B. 

      Article 2

    • C. 

      Article 3

  • 19. 
    How many terms may a Senator serve?
    • A. 

      2 terms

    • B. 

      4 terms

    • C. 

      Unlimited

  • 20. 
    How many terms may a House of Representative serve?
    • A. 

      2 terms

    • B. 

      4 terms

    • C. 

      Unlimited

  • 21. 
    Who is the current Speaker of the House?
    • A. 

      President Obama

    • B. 

      Vice President Joe Biden

    • C. 

      Representative John Boehner

  • 22. 
    Who is the current President of the Senate?
    • A. 

      President Obama

    • B. 

      Vice President Joe Biden

    • C. 

      Representative John Boehner

  • 23. 
    Who is the current President Pro Tempore of the Senate?
    • A. 

      Senator Dick Durbin

    • B. 

      Senator Jesse Jackson

    • C. 

      Senator Daniel Inouye

  • 24. 
    Which branch of our government has the power to Declare War?
    • A. 

      Executive Branch

    • B. 

      Legislative Branch

    • C. 

      Judicial Branch

  • 25. 
    Illinois current has 42 U.S. Houseof Representatives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    How often is a U.S. Census taken?
    • A. 

      5 years

    • B. 

      10 years

    • C. 

      15 years

  • 27. 
    To override a Presidential VETO, ________ of Congress must agree.
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      3/4

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Hire individuals to provide statistics and graphs to persuade members.

    • B. 

      Bribe or give expensive gifts to members

    • C. 

      Inform committee members about the negative side effects of some products.

  • 29. 
    Enumerated or expressed powers are those that are actually stated in the Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Implied powers are those understood to be powers give to a branch of government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    A RESERVED power for the Federal Government is to coin (make) money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    A RESERVED power for the State Government is to coin (make) money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    A RESERVED power for the Federal Government is to create and manage education.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    A RESERVED power for the State Government is to create and manage education.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Nebraska is the only state that does NOT have a ________________ Congress
    • A. 

      Unicameral

    • B. 

      Bicameral

    • C. 

      Tricameral

  • 36. 
    ____________ is a tactic used to delay a vote by members of Congress.
    • A. 

      Filibuster

    • B. 

      Quorum

    • C. 

      Elastic Clause

  • 37. 
    A quorum is proposed law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    A quorum requires that a majority must be present for a vote in Congress. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Elastic Clause gives Congress the power to make all laws that are necessary and proper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Writ of Habeas Corpus gives Congress the power to make all laws that are necessary and proper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    ExPost Facto Law prohibits Congress from voting itself a pay raise during their term. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    The 27th Amendment prohibits Congress from voting itself a pay raise during their term. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Impeachment is a power given only to the executive branch allowing the president the choice of NOT signing a bill into law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Impeachment is the term for when a federal employee is charged with a crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False