US Government Branches, Powers, Checks And Balances

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US Government Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which branch of US government can propose amendments to the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 2. 
    Which branch of US government can propose bills?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 3. 
    Which branch of US government can declare executive actions unconstitutional?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 4. 
    Which branch of US government has the person who serves as commander and chief of the military?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 5. 
    Which branch of US government can formally accuse Justices of crimes related to his/her duties?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 6. 
    Which branch of US government has the power of impeachment?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 7. 
    Which branch of US government can declare laws unconstitutional?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 8. 
    Which branch of US government has the power to sign treaties?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 9. 
    Which branch of US government ratifies (approves) treaties?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 10. 
    Which branch of US government gets its power from Article One of the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 11. 
    Which branch of US government gets its power from Article Two of the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 12. 
    Which branch of US government gets its power from Article Three of the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 13. 
    Which branch of US government has the power to raise an army and navy?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 14. 
    Which branch of US government nominates cabinet members?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 15. 
    Which branch of US government approves presidential cabinet nominations?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 16. 
    Which branch of government has the ability to pardon people that violate federal laws?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 17. 
    In which branch of US government is Congress?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 18. 
    In which branch of US government is the President?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 19. 
    In which branch of US government is the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 20. 
    In which branch of US government is the Senate?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 21. 
    In which branch of US government is the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 22. 
    Which branch of US government can declare war?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 23. 
    Which branch of US government can declare treaties unconstitutional?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 24. 
    Which branch of US government has the power of Judicial Review?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 25. 
    Which branch of US government can print and coin money?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial