Legislative Branch Quiz Questions

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Legislative Branch Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    A member of the House of Representatives must be...
    • A. 

      At least 21 years old.

    • B. 

      College educated.

    • C. 

      A member of either the Republican OR Democratic party.

    • D. 

      A resident of the state that they represent.

  • 2. 
    Violations of the rules of Congress may result in...
    • A. 

      Suspension.

    • B. 

      Expulsion.

    • C. 

      Impeachment.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    The amount of time that Congress meets is called a...
    • A. 

      Term.

    • B. 

      Session.

    • C. 

      Season.

    • D. 

      Quarter.

  • 4. 
    Meetings in the House of Representatives are run by...
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House.

    • B. 

      House President.

    • C. 

      Vice President.

    • D. 

      Speaker Pro-Tempore.

  • 5. 
    A member of the Senate must be...
    • A. 

      College educated.

    • B. 

      At least 30 years old.

    • C. 

      A U.S. citizen for at least five years.

    • D. 

      A member of either the Republican OR Democratic party.

  • 6. 
    The two-house legislature was created by...
    • A. 

      Bicameral.

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

    • C. 

      The Great Compromise.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    The amount of time that a member of Congress serves is called a...
    • A. 

      Session.

    • B. 

      Term.

    • C. 

      District.

    • D. 

      Constituent.

  • 8. 
    The people that a member of Congress represent are called.
    • A. 

      Constituents.

    • B. 

      Homies.

    • C. 

      Legislators.

    • D. 

      Nione of the above.

  • 9. 
    The official count of the population of the United States is the...
    • A. 

      Great Annual Count.

    • B. 

      Great Count-up.

    • C. 

      Census.

    • D. 

      Great Count of the People.

  • 10. 
    The top member of the party with the MOST members is the...
    • A. 

      Minority Leader.

    • B. 

      Majority Leader.

    • C. 

      Party Whip.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    Before a bill can be voted on by the full house, it must first pass...
    • A. 

      The proper committee.

    • B. 

      Congress.

    • C. 

      The President.

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court.

  • 12. 
    There are how many representatives in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      50.

    • B. 

      100.

    • C. 

      300.

    • D. 

      435.

  • 13. 
    Sometimes, Congress will add one of these to a bill, even though it has nothing to do with the original bill.
    • A. 

      A hopper.

    • B. 

      A rider.

    • C. 

      A veto.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    A "filibuster" is a...
    • A. 

      Member of Congress who will retire soon.

    • B. 

      Procedure where a vote in the Senate is delayed until people stop debating the bill (talking).

    • C. 

      Special committee dealing with a unique problem.

    • D. 

      Bill that has already been voted on.

  • 15. 
    Citizens can create a law through this process:
    • A. 

      Referendum

    • B. 

      Filibuster.

    • C. 

      Initiative (petition).

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    After a bill passes BOTH houses of Congress, it must...
    • A. 

      Be signed by the President into law.

    • B. 

      Be voted on by the Supreme Court.

    • C. 

      Be approved by 38 (3/4ths) of the states.

    • D. 

      Be approved by 38 (3/4ths) of the governors.

  • 17. 
    If the President rejects a bill, it is called a...
    • A. 

      Filibuster.

    • B. 

      Referendum.

    • C. 

      Cloture.

    • D. 

      Veto.

  • 18. 
    If the Vice-President is not there, who runs the meeting in the Senate?
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House.

    • B. 

      Majority Whip.

    • C. 

      Majority Leader.

    • D. 

      President Pro-Tempore.

  • 19. 
    The primary job of the Vice-President is...
    • A. 

      Speaker of the Senate.

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House.

    • C. 

      Review bills before they come to the President.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 20. 
    TRUE OR FALSEA bill can be introduced in either the House of Representatives OR the Senate.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE