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U.S. Government

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US Government game quiz
"This is a quiz about general knowledge of the United States Government."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. How long is a U.S. Senator's term?
    four years
    six years
    two years
    eight years


2. How many branches are in the national government and what are their names?
    3 - Federal, State, and Local
    3 - Executive, Legislative, and Judicial
    2 - Senate and House
    2 - Upper House and Lower House


3. In order to win the Presidency, the candidate must receive the most individual votes.
    True
    False


4. How many Justices are on the Supreme Court?
    7
    5
    15
    9


5. Which of the following is NOT a requirement to be elected President?
    Must have the support of a political party.
    Must be at least 35 years old.
    Must be a naturally born citizen.
    Must have been a resident in the U.S. for at least 14 years.


6. What position does the Vice President hold in the Legislative branch?
    President Pro Tempore
    Majority Whip
    Speaker of the House
    President of the Senate


7. Which of the following is a power NOT given to Congress by the Constitution?
    The power to declare war.
    To make any law necessary to carry out its responsibilites.
    The power to collect taxes.
    To appoint justices to the supreme court.


8. Who is the first President to have never been elected as Vice President or as President?
    Gerald Ford
    James Garfield
    George Washington
    Calvin Coolidge


9. What word is used for a long speech by a Senator that halts the passage of a bill?
    Answer: (One Word)


10. What is the Bill of Rights?
    First 10 Amendments to the US Constitution
    Congressional Bills that protect human rights
    First 5 Amendments to the US Constitution
    An Article in the Constitution


11. The Constitution was the first governing framework in the United States.
    True
    False


12. Checks & Balances is the term that refers to the relationship between the 3 branches and how each one has powers to make sure the other 2 don't abuse their powers. What is the ultimate check on the Presidency?
    Veto
    Conviction and Removal by the Senate
    Legislative Oversight
    Usurpation of Power


13. Who is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms?
    Ulysses S. Grant
    Grover Cleveland
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Zachary Taylor


14. When two or more candidates are running from the same political party, what must a candidate win in order to be the sole candidate for their political party?
    The Referendum
    The Primary
    A Vote of Confidence
    The Main Election


15. Which of the following does NOT refer to something that might be used by the President or the Executive Branch?
    Pocket Veto
    Plausible Deniability
    Cloture
    Executive Privilege


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