The Legislative Branch Of US Government: Quiz

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The Legislative Branch Of US Government: Quiz

The legislative branch of our government quiz. This branch of the government is home to congress. There is a process through which proposals are taken before they are made into law, and the top official is called the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Do take up the quiz below and get to see how much you know about the basics of the branch and the how it attains its functions!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Great Compromise created
    • A. 

      A bicameral legislative branch

    • B. 

      A top-down judicial branch

    • C. 

      An executive branch that would be more powerful than the other branches of government

  • 2. 
    Article I of the U.S. Constitution sets out the _______ and _________ of Congress.
    • A. 

      Size and shape

    • B. 

      Size and funciton

    • C. 

      Structure and function

  • 3. 
    The House of Representatives is designed to be responsive to the People's needs. Therefore, it was designed to be elected directly and its members have _____ terms of office.
    • A. 

      Long

    • B. 

      Capped

    • C. 

      Brief

  • 4. 
    The Senate was designed to allow learned people to participate in government.  Originally, Senators were selected by _______.
    • A. 

      House Members from State Delegations

    • B. 

      State Legislatures

    • C. 

      Appointment by the exective branch

  • 5. 
    The Senate is designed to do what is right for the country rather than what is popular at any given moment.  Therefore, terms of office for senators are________.
    • A. 

      Long

    • B. 

      Brief

    • C. 

      Capped

  • 6. 
    Please select the correct order to indicate how a bill becomes a law: I. A Bill is Introduced II. It may be vetoed by the President or Signed into Law III. Since both houses must pass identical bills, the bill goes to a conference committee IV. The bill is debated V. The bill is voted upon by members who are present.
    • A. 

      V, III, II, I, IV

    • B. 

      I,II, III, IV, V

    • C. 

      I, III, IV, V, II

  • 7. 
    How many Congressional Districts are there in the United States?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      435

    • C. 

      100

  • 8. 
    The main duty of the United States Congress is to ________.
    • A. 

      Pass federal laws.

    • B. 

      Collect taxes.

    • C. 

      Declare war

  • 9. 
    Congress has several Delegated Powers.  These include:
    • A. 

      Coining money, declaring war, and interpreting the law.

    • B. 

      Collecting taxes, declaring war, and appropriating money.

    • C. 

      Levy taxes, deploy the army, and regulate interstate commerce.

  • 10. 
    The "Necessary and Proper" clause of the Constitution gives Congress ____________ powers.
    • A. 

      Explicit

    • B. 

      Inferred

    • C. 

      Implied

  • 11. 
    Some non-legislative powers of Congress inlcude:
    • A. 

      Electoral Powers, Impeachment Power, and Treaty Power

    • B. 

      Confirmation Power, War Powers, and Investigative Power

    • C. 

      Ombudsman Powers, Governing Powers, and Telekinetic Powers

  • 12. 
    What is Congressional Oversight?
    • A. 

      The responsibility of Congress to spend the People's Money responsibly.

    • B. 

      The responsibility of Congress to make sure the Executive Branch carries out laws that have been passed.

    • C. 

      The Responsibility of Congressmen and Congresswomen to attend a majority of the votes that come onto the House floor.

  • 13. 
    Congress is sturctured according to _________ and ____________, neither of which are mentioned in the Constitution.
    • A. 

      Political Party Membership and Popularity

    • B. 

      Political Party Membership and IQ Test Results

    • C. 

      Political Party Membership and Committees.

  • 14. 
    The Vice President presides over the Senate, but his only job is to
    • A. 

      Cast votes as a tie-breaker.

    • B. 

      Call the body to order.

    • C. 

      Introduce the daily agenda.

  • 15. 
    The Speaker of the House.
    • A. 

      Is 2nd in line to the Presidency

    • B. 

      Assigns bills to committees

    • C. 

      Both a and b are correct

  • 16. 
    The Majority Leader in the House  has exactly the same __________ as the Majority Leader in the Senate.
    • A. 

      Neither b or c

    • B. 

      Responsibility

    • C. 

      Office

  • 17. 
    A whip....
    • A. 

      Is the third in charge in each house

    • B. 

      "whips" his party members into shape

    • C. 

      Schedules bills for debate

  • 18. 
    Committee Chairmen
    • A. 

      Are appointed

    • B. 

      Are elected

    • C. 

      Are powerless

  • 19. 
    The President Pro Tempore in the Senate is
    • A. 

      The Assistant to the Vice President

    • B. 

      4th in line for the Presidency

    • C. 

      Is powerless