US Government Branches, Powers, Checks And Balances

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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

  • 26. 
    Which branch of US government can decide how tax money is spent?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 27. 
    Which branch of US government approves treaties?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 28. 
    Which branch of US government has the power to veto bills?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 29. 
    Which branch of US government can override vetoes?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 30. 
    Which branch of US government can call congress into special sessions?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 31. 
    Which branch of US government can nominate ambassadors?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 32. 
    Which branch of US government approves nominated ambassadors?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 33. 
    Which branch of US government can nominate federal judges?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 34. 
    Which branch of US government can approve federal judge nominations?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 35. 
    Which office has a 4-year term?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 36. 
    Which office has a six-year term?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 37. 
    Which office has a two-year term?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 38. 
    Which office has a life-long term (on good behavior)?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 39. 
    How many people are on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      435

  • 40. 
    How many people are in the Senate?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      435

  • 41. 
    How many people are in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      435

  • 42. 
    Which office is limited to two terms maximum?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Supreme Court