U.S. Government Trivia Questions

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  • 1. 
    In 2003, the Supreme Court upheld a ruling that lengthened existing copyrights by how many years?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      10

  • 2. 
    Who, in 2005, began "Operation Supreme Court Freedom" to pray for vacancies on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      Dr. James Dobson

    • B. 

      Pat Robertson

    • C. 

      Billy Graham

    • D. 

      Jerry Falwell

  • 3. 
    In 2004, the Secretary of HHS declared what an illness, allowing Medicare coverage?
    • A. 

      Obesity

    • B. 

      Acne

    • C. 

      Male-Pattern Baldness

    • D. 

      Athlete's Foot

  • 4. 
    Before it becomes a law, what is a piece of legislation called?
    • A. 

      Candidate

    • B. 

      Bill

    • C. 

      Book

    • D. 

      Debate

  • 5. 
    What Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right to petition?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Tenth

    • C. 

      Third

    • D. 

      Fifth

  • 6. 
    Which Amendment gives U.S. citizens the right to bear arms?
    • A. 

      40th

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      15th

    • D. 

      First

  • 7. 
    The 21st Amendment to the Constitution repeals what other Amendment?
    • A. 

      18th

    • B. 

      First

    • C. 

      Tenth

    • D. 

      Twelfth

  • 8. 
    What amendment to the U.S. constitution gives us freedom of religion?
    • A. 

      The 27th Amendment

    • B. 

      The First Amendment

    • C. 

      The 22nd Amendment

    • D. 

      The Ninth Amendment

  • 9. 
    What does the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. constitution guard against?
    • A. 

      Unreasonable Search

    • B. 

      Guns

    • C. 

      Alcoholism

    • D. 

      Self-Incrimination

  • 10. 
    What amendment to the U.S. Constitution assures the right to a trial by jury?
    • A. 

      First Amendment

    • B. 

      Sixth Amendment

    • C. 

      Fourth Amendment

    • D. 

      Fifth Amendment

  • 11. 
    What is it called if Congress is not in session and a President does nothing with a bill?
    • A. 

      A Pocket Veto

    • B. 

      Laziness

    • C. 

      A Pass Over

    • D. 

      A Neglected Bill

  • 12. 
    How many bills did George Washington veto?
    • A. 

      Twenty

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      One

  • 13. 
    What is an "amendment"?
    • A. 

      An English Paper

    • B. 

      A Newspaper Article

    • C. 

      A Book

    • D. 

      A Change To Something

  • 14. 
    What does the word "ratify" mean?
    • A. 

      Process

    • B. 

      Approve

    • C. 

      Deny

    • D. 

      Calculate

  • 15. 
    In 2001, the USA Patriot Act left Congress how many votes shy of unanimous bipartisan support?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Ten

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