Social Studies Powers Of The Government Quiz

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Social Studies Powers Of The Government Quiz - Quiz

Quiz to help study for the quiz on January 31st, 2017.
Made by Emma Halper


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Select the options that are examples of delegated powers.

    • A.

      Borrow Money

    • B.

      Make Marriage Laws

    • C.

      Conduct Elections

    • D.

      Establish/Maintain Military

    • E.

      Collect Taxes

    • F.

      Make Treaties

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. Establish/Maintain Military
    F. Make Treaties
    Explanation
    The options "Establish/Maintain Military" and "Make Treaties" are examples of delegated powers. Delegated powers are those powers that are specifically granted to the federal government by the Constitution. These powers are not held by the states or the people, but rather are entrusted to the federal government to handle certain important matters on behalf of the entire nation. The power to establish and maintain a military force and the power to make treaties with other countries are both examples of delegated powers because they are explicitly granted to the federal government in the Constitution.

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  • 2. 

    FILL IN BLANKSThe ________ compromise settled a conflict between New Jersey and ________. New Jersey believed that there should be ________ representation for all states. Virginia believed that there should be representation based on ________. The compromise was that there would be equal representation in ________. In the ________ there would be ________ based on population.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Great, great
    Virginia, virginia
    equal, Equal
    population, Population
    The Senate, the senate, The senate, the Senate
    House of Representatives, house of representatives, House of representatives, house of Representatives
    representation, Representation
    Explanation
    The Great Compromise settled a conflict between New Jersey and Virginia. New Jersey believed that there should be equal representation for all states, while Virginia believed that there should be representation based on population. The compromise was that there would be equal representation in the Senate and representation based on population in the House of Representatives.

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  • 3. 

    The president must be 40 years old to serve in office.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The president must be 35 years of age to serve in office.

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  • 4. 

    The president is the commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The president being the commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces is a constitutional power granted by the U.S. Constitution. This means that the president has the ultimate authority and control over the military, including making key decisions regarding national security and military operations. As the commander in chief, the president is responsible for ensuring the defense of the nation and the execution of military policies. This role allows the president to have significant influence and control over the armed forces, making the statement true.

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  • 5. 

    Who presides over the impeachment trial of the U.S. President?

    • A.

      The President

    • B.

      Chief Justice

    • C.

      The Vice President

    • D.

      All Supreme Court Justices

    Correct Answer
    B. Chief Justice
    Explanation
    The Chief Justice presides over the impeachment trial of the U.S. President. This is because the Chief Justice is the head of the judicial branch of government and is responsible for overseeing legal proceedings of national importance, including impeachment trials. The Constitution grants the Chief Justice this role to ensure impartiality and fairness in the process, as they are not directly involved in the political branches of government.

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  • 6. 

    The president steals money from the treasury. Which branch is not involved?

    • A.

      Executive

    • B.

      Legislative

    • C.

      Judicial

    Correct Answer
    A. Executive
    Explanation
    The president is the head of the executive branch, which is responsible for implementing and enforcing laws. In this scenario, the question implies that the president is involved in stealing money from the treasury. Therefore, the executive branch is involved in this unethical act. The legislative branch creates laws, and the judicial branch interprets and applies them, but they are not directly involved in the president's actions of stealing money.

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  • 7. 

    Which article states that in order for an amendment to be passed, 2/3 of The Senate and The House of Representatives, and 3/4 of the States must approve of it. 

    • A.

      Article I

    • B.

      Article II

    • C.

      Article III

    • D.

      Article IV

    • E.

      Article V

    • F.

      Article VI

    • G.

      Article VII

    Correct Answer
    E. Article V
    Explanation
    Article V of the United States Constitution states the process for amending the Constitution. It requires that in order for an amendment to be passed, it must be approved by two-thirds of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, and then ratified by three-fourths of the states. This article outlines the specific steps and requirements for making changes to the Constitution, ensuring that any amendments have widespread support and agreement from both the federal government and the states.

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  • 8. 

    Checks and Balances is..........

    • A.

      A system that prevents one group of people from having all the power in the government.

    • B.

      A system that interprets laws.

    • C.

      A system that creates limits on each branch's powers, providing a balance among the branches.

    • D.

      A system that does not exist in the United States.

    Correct Answer
    C. A system that creates limits on each branch's powers, providing a balance among the branches.
    Explanation
    Checks and Balances is a system that creates limits on each branch's powers, providing a balance among the branches. This system ensures that no single branch of government becomes too powerful and prevents any one group of people from having all the power. It allows each branch to exercise its own authority while also subjecting it to the scrutiny and influence of the other branches. By doing so, it promotes accountability, prevents abuse of power, and maintains a balance of power within the government.

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  • 9. 

    The idea for a bill originates from citizens, groups, Congress, the President, etc. The bill is introduced to the House of Representatives by a member. The bill goes to the House ________ where members hold a hearing with witnesses who testify for or against the bill. The bill is reported to the ________ of the House of Representatives and put on its calendar. The House of Representatives then proceeds to discuss, amend, and vote on the bill. Then the bill is introduced to the ________. The bill goes to the Senate committee where they hold a hearing with witnesses who testify for or against the bill. The bill is reported to the floor of the Senate and put on its ________. The Senate discusses, amends, and votes on the entire bill. If the houses approve different versions of the bill, they merge it. Then they re-vote on the merged bill, and it goes to the ________. If the president approves the bill, it becomes a law. If the President vetoes the bill, it goes back to ________.

    Correct Answer
    committee, Committee
    floor, Floor
    Senate, senate
    calendar, Calendar
    President
    Congress
    Explanation
    The bill is introduced to the House of Representatives by a member and then goes to the House committee where members hold a hearing with witnesses who testify for or against the bill. The bill is reported to the floor of the House of Representatives and put on its calendar. The House of Representatives then discusses, amends, and votes on the bill. After that, the bill is introduced to the Senate. It goes to the Senate committee where they hold a hearing with witnesses who testify for or against the bill. The bill is reported to the floor of the Senate and put on its calendar. The Senate discusses, amends, and votes on the entire bill. If the houses approve different versions of the bill, they merge it. Then they re-vote on the merged bill, and it goes to the President. If the President approves the bill, it becomes a law. If the President vetoes the bill, it goes back to Congress.

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  • 10. 

    Select the options that are principles of the Constitution

    • A.

      Limited Government

    • B.

      Pursuit of Happiness

    • C.

      Majority Rule

    • D.

      Life and Liberty

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Limited Government
    C. Majority Rule
    Explanation
    Limited Government and Majority Rule are both principles of the Constitution. Limited Government refers to the idea that the powers of the government are restricted and defined by the Constitution, ensuring that it does not have unlimited authority over its citizens. Majority Rule, on the other hand, means that decisions are made by a vote of the majority, while still respecting the rights of the minority. Both principles are fundamental to the democratic system established by the Constitution, promoting the protection of individual rights and the fair representation of the people.

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