Separation Of Powers: US Constitution Trivia Quiz

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Separation of powers is a political dogma in which a constitutional government is divided into three different branches namely a legislative, an executive, and a judiciary, where powers and responsibilities are assigned according to abilities. Just to prevent misuse and conflict, powers are distributed according to branches. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the separation of powers in the United States. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The official advisors to the President are the...
    • A. 

      Posse.

    • B. 

      Supreme Court.

    • C. 

      Legislative Branch.

    • D. 

      Cabinet.

  • 2. 
    The primary role of the Judicial Branch is...
    • A. 

      To enforce the laws.

    • B. 

      To make the laws.

    • C. 

      To sign or veto laws, and make sure that they are carried out.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    The primary role of the Legislative Branch is...
    • A. 

      To enforce the laws.

    • B. 

      To make the laws.

    • C. 

      To sign or veto laws, and make sure that they are carried out.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    The primary role of the Executive Branch is...
    • A. 

      To enforce the laws.

    • B. 

      To make the laws.

    • C. 

      To sign or veto laws, and make sure that they are carried out.

    • D. 

      Choices A & B

  • 5. 
    The Federal Government…
    • A. 

      Divides power three ways.

    • B. 

      Has approximately the same power as the states.

    • C. 

      Is the model that most states imitate.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not true:
    • A. 

      The President can veto laws.

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court can veto amendments.

    • C. 

      Congress can impeach judges.

    • D. 

      Congress can impeach the President.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not true:
    • A. 

      All three branches are equal in power.

    • B. 

      A system of “Checks and Balances” keeps the branches equal.

    • C. 

      Each branch can check another branch.

    • D. 

      The President has final say in all matters.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT true:
    • A. 

      Congress can reject a President’s cabinet appointment.

    • B. 

      Congress can override a Presidential veto.

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court can appoint it’s own judges.

    • D. 

      The President picks Supreme Court Judges.

  • 9. 
    Before it is a “law”, it is a...
    • A. 

      Bill.

    • B. 

      Amendment.

    • C. 

      Filibuster.

    • D. 

      Judicial.

  • 10. 
    A Presidential election is not official until...
    • A. 

      Everyone gets to vote.

    • B. 

      The President declares it fair.

    • C. 

      Congress votes for final approval.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    In class, Mr. P. compared "power" in a Federal system to...
    • A. 

      Pizza.

    • B. 

      House of Burgers (Mmmmmm!)

    • C. 

      A package of Skittles.

    • D. 

      A bowl of M&M's to be shared.

  • 12. 
    "Checks and Balances"...
    • A. 

      Keeps all three branches equal.

    • B. 

      Keeps the U.S.A. equal with other nations.

    • C. 

      Makes the Executive branch the most powerful branch.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    In class, Mr. P. compared "Checks and Balances" to...
    • A. 

      A Bowl of M&M's.

    • B. 

      Rock-Paper-Scissors.

    • C. 

      Pizza.

    • D. 

      None of the above.