General Knowledge Quiz On U.S. Government! Trivia

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General Knowledge Quiz On U.S. Government! Trivia

General Knowledge Quiz on U. S. Government! America is one of the most admired countries in the world, and this is due to the freedoms that its citizens get to enjoy thanks to the type of government they have. See how much you know about how the government is set up and the power each section has? Take this quiz and learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On Monday, President Obama proposed an extension of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts for whom?
    • A. 

      Only households that earn three hundred and fifty thousand dollars or less.

    • B. 

      Only households that own three houses or fewer.

    • C. 

      All households, for the first two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of earnings.

    • D. 

      All households, so long as no wage-earners work in private equity.

  • 2. 
    This week, the government of which country was criticized after failing to issue warnings or evacuation orders for floods that killed at least a hundred and seventy-two people?
    • A. 

      Burma.

    • B. 

      Uruguay.

    • C. 

      Italy.

    • D. 

      Russia.

  • 3. 
    On Monday, the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave final approval for a plan to exhume Yasser Arafat’s remains. Why is the former Palestinian leader’s body being unearthed?
    • A. 

      His remains are to be relocated to a larger, grander mausoleum that will also serve as a monument.

    • B. 

      The present burial site sits on unsafe ground.

    • C. 

      There is suspicion that the buried body is not Arafat’s.

    • D. 

      There is suspicion that Arafat may have been poisoned with a radioactive agent.

  • 4. 
    This week, a British High Court judge sided with Samsung in a suit brought by Apple over the design of Samsung’s Galaxy tablet. What reason did the judge give for his decision?
    • A. 

      Touch-screen technology cannot be patented.

    • B. 

      Apple “already has enough money.”

    • C. 

      Apple’s design patent was not properly filed in the United Kingdom.

    • D. 

      The Samsung tablet is “not as cool” as the Apple iPad.

  • 5. 
    What controversial measure being put in place for this year’s Olympics received court permission to proceed on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      The stationing of surface-to-air missiles on the roofs of residential buildings.

    • B. 

      The forced inoculation of East End residents against weaponized small pox.

    • C. 

      The inclusion of advertisements for NBC’s fall lineup on team uniforms.

    • D. 

      Instant replay for the judging of gymnastics events.

  • 6. 
    A report by the Boston Globe, published on Thursday, alleges what about Mitt Romney that could harm his campaign?
    • A. 

      He still thinks the individual mandate is a good idea.

    • B. 

      He supports abortion rights.

    • C. 

      He was connected to Bain Capital for three years longer than he claimed.

    • D. 

      He actually prefers that family pets ride inside the car.

  • 7. 
    On Tuesday, Apple settled a dispute over the name of the iPad with which country where the company will now begin to sell the tablet?
    • A. 

      Japan.

    • B. 

      China.

    • C. 

      Russia.

    • D. 

      South Korea.

  • 8. 
    On Tuesday, the City Council of San Bernardino, California voted to file for chapter-nine bankruptcy. How many other California cities have filed for bankruptcy this year?
    • A. 

      Three.

    • B. 

      Two.

    • C. 

      Six.

    • D. 

      Eight.

  • 9. 
    Filmmaker Spike Lee announced on Wednesday that he is nearly finished a new documentary about which singer who died within the past few years?
    • A. 

      Whitney Houston.

    • B. 

      Etta James.

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson.

    • D. 

      Donna Summer.

  • 10. 
    On Wednesday, Democratic leaders called for which Congressman to be more forthright with his constituents about his lengthy absence due to what his office calls a “mood disorder”?
    • A. 

      Allen West.

    • B. 

      Steny Hoyer.

    • C. 

      Jesse Jackson, Jr.

    • D. 

      Eric Cantor.

  • 11. 
    What statement by Kobe Bryant did Michael Jordan to call “not one of the smarter things he could have ever done”?
    • A. 

      He challenged Jordan to a round of golf.

    • B. 

      He called himself the greatest basketball player of all time.

    • C. 

      He called himself the best player to wear a Lakers jersey.

    • D. 

      He said that this year’s U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball team could have beaten the 1992 Dream Team.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Anthony Lane writes, “If you are a twenty-year-old male of unvarnished social aptitude, those movies will seem like much-loved classics that have eaten up half your lifetime.” What series is he referring to?
    • A. 

      Spider-Man.

    • B. 

      Batman.

    • C. 

      Ice Age.

    • D. 

      Tyler Perry’s Madea series.