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U.S. Government Part II

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US Government Part II game quiz
"Another set of questions to test your knowledge of the U.S. Government!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Two agencies of the U.S. government are legally responsible for regulating cell phones. One of those agencies is the Federal Communications Commission. What is the other?
    Consumer Products Safety Commission
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Food and Drug Administration

2. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) falls under the jurisdiction of which major executive department of the U.S. government?
    Department of the Interior
    Department of Labor
    None; it is an independent regulatory commission.
    Commerce Department

3. Here are the surnames of seven of the nine people who were Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 1, 2002: Rehnquist, O'Connor, Stevens, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy, Breyer. What are the surnames of the two Supreme Court Justices not listed here?
    Souter and Goldberg
    Goldberg and Ginsburg
    Souter and Ginsburg
    Blackmun and Ginsburg

4. Which U.S. government agency is responsible for providing travel and transportation services, preserving historic buildings, and developing, advocating, and evaluating government-wide policies?
    Office of Management and Budget
    General Services Administration
    Congressional Budget Office
    General Accounting Office

5. The U.S. Constitution specifies that Congress shall have the power to make treaties, provided that a majority of the members of both houses of Congress concur.

6. How long is a full term for members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (The Fed), and may a member who serves a full term be reappointed?
    6 years, yes
    8 years, yes
    10 years, no
    14 years, no

7. How long is the term of office for the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Fed, and may they be reappointed?
    10 years, no
    6 years, yes
    7 years, no
    4 years, yes

8. What is the nickname of the wholly government-owned corporation within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that was created in 1968 to serve low- to moderate-income homebuyers?
    Ginnie Mae
    Freddie Mac
    Fannie Mae
    Gerrie Mander

9. What does Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 specify?
    Prohibits discrimination based on ethnic background in school sports programs
    Prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs
    Prohibits discrimination based on visual impairment in educational programs
    Prohibits discrimination based on sexual preference in school sports programs

10. What does the seventeenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution specify?
    Voting rights can't be denied because of race or previous condition of servitude
    Income tax authorized
    Slavery and involuntary servitude prohibited
    U.S. Senators to be elected by direct popular vote

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