Social Studies Quiz: Can You Pass This Exam?

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  • 1. 

    How long is a House of Representative's term? How old do they have to be? And how many members are there?

    • A.

      4 yrs, 26 yrs old and 436

    • B.

      5 yrs, 35 yrs old and 534

    • C.

      2 yrs, 25yrs old and 435

    • D.

      2 yrs, 25 yrs old and 345

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 yrs, 25yrs old and 435
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 yrs, 25 yrs old and 435. Members of the House of Representatives serve a term of 2 years. To be eligible for the position, they must be at least 25 years old. There are a total of 435 members in the House of Representatives.

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  • 2. 

    Who has the power to settle disputes between the states and throughout the U.S?

    • A.

      Legislative Branch

    • B.

      Executive Branch

    • C.

      Judicial Branch

    Correct Answer
    C. Judicial Branch
    Explanation
    The Judicial Branch has the power to settle disputes between the states and throughout the U.S. This branch of government is responsible for interpreting and applying the law, ensuring that it is fairly and justly enforced. The Judicial Branch consists of the Supreme Court and other federal courts, which have the authority to resolve disputes and make final decisions on legal matters. By having this power, the Judicial Branch plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance of power and upholding the rule of law in the United States.

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  • 3. 

    Which branches members serve for life and can declare laws unconstitutional?

    • A.

      Legislative Branch

    • B.

      Executive Branch

    • C.

      Judicial Branch

    Correct Answer
    C. Judicial Branch
    Explanation
    The Judicial Branch is the correct answer because its members serve for life and have the power to declare laws unconstitutional. This branch is responsible for interpreting and applying the law, and its independence from political pressures ensures that it can make impartial and fair decisions. By declaring laws unconstitutional, the Judicial Branch acts as a check on the power of the Legislative Branch, ensuring that laws are in compliance with the Constitution.

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  • 4. 

    How long does the President serve? How old must the president be? And does he have the power to declare war?

    • A.

      4 yrs, 35 yrs old, and no

    • B.

      4 yrs, 30 yrs old, and no

    • C.

      4 yrs, 30 yrs old and yes

    • D.

      4 yrs, 35 yrs old and yes

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 yrs, 35 yrs old, and no
    Explanation
    The President serves for a term of 4 years. The President must be at least 35 years old. However, the President does not have the power to declare war.

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  • 5. 

    Who has the power to propose laws and amendments and can re-vote if the president veto's?

    • A.

      Cabinet

    • B.

      Congress

    • C.

      Supreme and Federal Courts

    Correct Answer
    B. Congress
    Explanation
    Congress has the power to propose laws and amendments and can re-vote if the president vetoes them. As the legislative branch of the US government, Congress consists of two houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Members of Congress, including senators and representatives, are elected by the people to represent their interests and make decisions on their behalf. This includes proposing and passing laws, as well as having the ability to override a presidential veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of Congress.

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  • 6. 

    Does the House of Representatives have the power to propose a law to raise revenue? And do they have the sole power of impeachment? And do they command the army and navy?

    • A.

      Yes, no, yes

    • B.

      Yes, yes, yes

    • C.

      Yes, yes, no

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes, yes, no
    Explanation
    The House of Representatives does have the power to propose a law to raise revenue. This is stated in Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution, which gives the House the exclusive authority to initiate revenue bills. Additionally, the House does have the sole power of impeachment, as stated in Article I, Section 2, which grants the House the authority to bring charges against federal officials. However, the House does not command the army and navy. This power is given to the President, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, as stated in Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these things can the president do?

    • A.

      Serve for life and declare war

    • B.

      Approve treaties w/ foreign countries and propose a law to raise revenue and settle disputes involving the U.S.

    • C.

      Nominate judges for the supreme court and command the army and navy and nominate officers for the U.S.

    Correct Answer
    C. Nominate judges for the supreme court and command the army and navy and nominate officers for the U.S.
    Explanation
    The president has the power to nominate judges for the Supreme Court, command the army and navy, and nominate officers for the U.S. These are all powers granted to the president by the Constitution. The president plays a crucial role in shaping the judiciary by nominating judges for the Supreme Court, who then undergo a confirmation process by the Senate. The president also serves as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, with the authority to command the army and navy. Additionally, the president has the power to nominate officers for various positions within the U.S. government.

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  • 8. 

    Who can preside over an impeachment trial of the President? And who can approve or veto laws? Name their branches too.

    • A.

      Chief Justice, Judicial and President, Executive

    • B.

      Senate, Legislative and President, Executive

    • C.

      Chief Justice, Judicial and Senate, Legislative

    Correct Answer
    A. Chief Justice, Judicial and President, Executive
    Explanation
    The Chief Justice, who belongs to the Judicial branch, can preside over an impeachment trial of the President. The President, who belongs to the Executive branch, can approve or veto laws.

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  • 9. 

    Name the 3 branches and what they do?

    • A.

      Executive, makes laws~ Legislative, enforces laws ~Judicial Interprets laws

    • B.

      Legislative, makes laws~ Executive, interprets laws ~ Judicial, Enforces laws

    • C.

      Legislative, Makes laws~ Executive, Enforces laws~ Judicial, Interprets laws

    Correct Answer
    C. Legislative, Makes laws~ Executive, Enforces laws~ Judicial, Interprets laws
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Legislative, Makes laws~ Executive, Enforces laws~ Judicial, Interprets laws. The legislative branch is responsible for creating laws, the executive branch is responsible for enforcing laws, and the judicial branch is responsible for interpreting laws.

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