Trivia Quiz On United States Government And Constitution!

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Trivia Quiz On United States Government And Constitution!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Once the House votes for impeachment, the president
    • A. 

      Must leave office

    • B. 

      Is fined or sentenced to prison

    • C. 

      Is tried by the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Is tried by the Senate

    • E. 

      Must be indicted by a grand jury before being removed from office

  • 2. 
    According to the 25th Amendment, in the event of a vacancy in the vice-presidency,
    • A. 

      The Electoral College elects a new one

    • B. 

      The Speaker of the House is automatically the new vice-president

    • C. 

      The office remains vacant until the next national election

    • D. 

      The Congress picks a new vice-president from a list of names submitted by the president

    • E. 

      The president nominates a replacement, who must be confirmed by both houses of Congress

  • 3. 
    The order of succession to the presidency, should the president be unable to fulfill his or her duties is
    • A. 

      Vice-president, president pro tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created

    • B. 

      Vice-president, Speaker of the House, president pro tempore of the Senate, chief justice of the Supreme Court, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created

    • C. 

      Vice-president, Speaker of the House, president pro tempore of the Senate, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created

    • D. 

      Vice-president, chief justice of the Supreme Court, president pro tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House

    • E. 

      Vice-president, chief justice of the Supreme Court, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created

  • 4. 
    The Presidential cabinet
    • A. 

      Is the electronically locked vault where the president keeps his top secret papers

    • B. 

      Is given tremendous power under the Constitution

    • C. 

      Includes, by law, a minimum of two sitting members of Congress at all times

    • D. 

      Consists of the head of each executive department, plus any additional government officials the president designates

    • E. 

      Can veto actions by the president

  • 5. 
    Cabinet-level executive departments are created by
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      The Constitution

    • C. 

      The President

    • D. 

      Rarely held national referendums

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The budgetary implications of the president's budget are provided to the president by the
    • A. 

      Executive Budget Office

    • B. 

      Department of the Treasury

    • C. 

      Council of Economic Advisors

    • D. 

      Internal Revenue Service

    • E. 

      Office of Management and Budget

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was created in 1947 to coordinate the president's foreign and military policy advisers?
    • A. 

      Department of State

    • B. 

      Department of Defense

    • C. 

      National Security Council

    • D. 

      Department of Homeland Security

    • E. 

      Office of Management and Budget

  • 8. 
    A pocket veto is a situation in which the president 
    • A. 

      Vetos particular items in a spending bill

    • B. 

      Lets a bill die by neither signing nor vetoing it after Congress has adjourned

    • C. 

      Rejects a Congressional override

    • D. 

      Lets a bill become law by neither vetoing nor signing it

    • E. 

      Sends a law back to Congress witht the reasons for rejecting it

  • 9. 
    The Constitution gives the president the power to influence the legislative process through his responsibility to
    • A. 

      Makes laws by decree without the consent of Congress in some situations

    • B. 

      Direct the business of Congress and initiate impeachment

    • C. 

      Report on the state of the union and veto acts of Congress

    • D. 

      Recommend legislation and make appointments

    • E. 

      Manage the economy, lead the party, and deal with national crises

  • 10. 
    In midterm elections, the
    • A. 

      President's coattails are the strongest

    • B. 

      President's party typically gains seats

    • C. 

      President almost always wins reelection; a president who does not is the exception

    • D. 

      President usually does not become involved

    • E. 

      President's party typically loses seats

  • 11. 
    The War Powers Resolution
    • A. 

      Prohibited the president from committing American troops without congressional approval

    • B. 

      Established the chain of command of the armed forces in the event the president is incapacitated

    • C. 

      Gave the president the formal power to declare war in the case of nuclear attack

    • D. 

      Mandated the withdrawal of forces after 60 days unless Congress declared war or granted an extension

    • E. 

      Established the code protocols that launch nuclear missiles in order to prevent accidental or unauthorized missile launches

  • 12. 
    Who was considered the first "television President"?
    • A. 

      FDR

    • B. 

      JFK

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • E. 

      Bill Clinton

  • 13. 
    George W. Bush was elected in 2000 without a plurality of the popular vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The 25th Amendment permits the vice-president to become acting president if the vice-president and the president's cabinet determine that the president is disabled or if the president declares his own disability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False