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Basics of American Government
"This quiz tests the basic knowledge of American government."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The United States Congress is made up of the House and the Senate. What term describes this kind of legislature?
A person who believes that the Constitution should be interpreted narrowly and literally is often referred to as a
Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution is vital because
it affirms equal protection under the law
it sets the term of the president
it empowers the U.S. Congress to propose and pass laws
it establishes the right of the Supreme Court to review legislation
All bills concerning appropriations and money must originate where?
House of Representatives
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
A Senator is elected for a term of how many years?
Where is the statement "Equal Justice Under Law" most prominently featured?
U.S. Capitol Rotunda
Declaration of Independence
Facade of U.S. Supreme Court
Which of the below definitively outlawed slavery in the United States?
Which Amendment in the Bill of Rights has never faced a significant Constitutional challenge or case in the Supreme Court?
Which of these was not an one of the original 13 colonies?
A convicted felon can run for a Congressional seat.
The United States presidency is what?
both head of government and head of state
able to call elections at any time
unable to act without Congressional approval
allowed to act outside the law
Which of these presidents was never elected president or vice-president before first assuming his office?
Who was Gerald Ford's running mate for vice-president in 1976?
George H.W. Bush
What is the maximum retirement age for a senator?
The president may establish his office
anywhere that he is
although it may be established outside Washington, it is only with the consent of Congress that it is permitted
only in the White House in Washington
only in the White House or his official personal residence
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