Fifth Grade Government Quiz 12.4.13

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Fifth Grade Government Quiz 12.4.13

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who were the framers of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      The Judicial Branch

    • B. 

      The Executive Branch

    • C. 

      The Founding Fathers

    • D. 

      The Legislative Branch

  • 2. 
    Why did the Founding Fathers want to form the type of government that they did?
    • A. 

      They wanted to be remembered forever

    • B. 

      They did not want to allow one person to have too much authority or control

    • C. 

      They wanted to control the country

    • D. 

      They did not want to have to re do the Constitution

  • 3. 
    The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Our government is based on separation of powers  which means
    • A. 

      Two branches of government

    • B. 

      Three branches of government

    • C. 

      Four branches of government

    • D. 

      One branch of government

  • 5. 
    Each branch of government has its own responsibilities as they work together to make the country run smoothly.  This is done through
    • A. 

      Elections

    • B. 

      Appointments

    • C. 

      The courts

    • D. 

      Checks and balances

  • 6. 
    The three branches of the U.S. Government are the legislative, judicial and executive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The legislative branch of government is made up of
    • A. 

      The Congress and government agencies

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court

    • C. 

      The President

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The two parts of Congress are the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court Justices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Each Congress lasts for
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      4 years

  • 10. 
    We are currently in the _____th Congress.
  • 11. 
    Representation in the House is based on population and representation in the Senate is based on population.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The number of Representatives is based on the number of districts in the state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Executive Branch of government is made up of the court system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    There are ___ Representatives in the House.
  • 15. 
    Which are jobs that only the House can do?
    • A. 

      Say yes or no to any treaties the President makes

    • B. 

      Be the official head of the military

    • C. 

      Start laws that make people pay taxes

    • D. 

      Decide if a government official should be put on trial before the Senate if he/she commits a crime against the Country.

  • 16. 
    Each Senator serves a term of 
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      4 years

    • C. 

      6 years

    • D. 

      8 years

  • 17. 
    There are ___ Senators.
  • 18. 
    Which of the below is NOT a special job that only Senators can do?
    • A. 

      Say yes or no to any people the President recommends for jobs such as cabinet officers, Supreme Court Justices and Ambassadors.

    • B. 

      Can hold a trial for a government official who does something very wrong

    • C. 

      Start laws that make people pay taxes

    • D. 

      Say yes or no to any treaties the President makes

  • 19. 
    The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Supreme Court is made up of ___ Justices.
  • 21. 
    The Supreme Court Justices are appointed by the President and must be approved by the Senate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which President below was later appointed Chief Justice?
    • A. 

      George Bush

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      William Taft

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 23. 
    The primary duty of the Congress is to write, debate and pass bills.  They are then passed on to the President for approval.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which branch of government is the one that makes sure that the laws of the United States are obeyed?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Who is the head of the Executive Branch of government?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court Justice

    • B. 

      The Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      The head of the Senate

    • D. 

      The President

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