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3.3 Branches of Government

Quiz by Alexandra Lee

Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

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Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

SS.7.C.3.3
SS.7.C.3.8
SS.7.C.1.7

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20 questions
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  • Q1
    Which part of the U.S. Constitution outlines legislative power?
    Bill of Rights
    Article I
    First Amendment
    Preamble
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.3
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  • Q2
    The passage below is from a speech by President George W. Bush, March 19, 2003. Source: Office of the White House Press Secretary Archives What constitutional power justifies the actions described in the passage?
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    commander-in-chief
    chief legislator
    negotiator-in-chief
    chief regulator
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q3
    Which list includes roles of the president?
    Commander-in-Chief, Head of State
    Speaker of the House, Chief Justice
    Speaker of the House, Chief Executive
    Chief Justice, Commander-in-Chief
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.3
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  • Q4
    Who must approve all appointments of federal judges?
    Supreme Court
    Senate
    president
    House of Representatives
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q5
    The following passage is from the Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland. (1819). Which constitutional provision does this decision support?
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    elastic clause
    judicial review
    habeas corpus
    commerce clause
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q6
    Which action formally accuses a government official of “wrongdoing”?
    filibuster
    impeachment
    pardon
    override
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q7
    This statement is from a congressional document, July 27, 1974. How have similar statements influenced modern congressional actions?
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    presidential nomination
    presidential veto
    presidential election
    presidential impeachment
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q8
    Which of the following powers can correctly be added to the table?
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    create an army and navy
    veto bills
    grant pardons
    enforce laws
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.3
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  • Q9
    The table below describes presidential vetoes. Based on the table, how has the legislative process been impacted by presidential vetoes?
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    Congress represents the will of the states.
    The presidents’ views are not reflected in public policy.
    Congress represents the will of the people.
    The presidents’ views are reflected in public policy.
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q10
    The following headline describes an event: "Cabinet nominee promises to support equal rights." Which action might occur due to this event?
    Two-thirds of the governors confirm the appointment
    State governors decide to raise the minimum wage
    The president issues an executive order to reduce pollution
    Congress votes to improve employment protections
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q11
    Which branch of US federal government makes laws?
    parliamentary
    judicial
    executive
    legislative
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.3
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  • Q12
    Which one of the following is one check the executive branch has on the legislative branch?
    The Supreme Court can declare laws unconstitutional
    Congress can impeach the president
    The president can veto bills from passing into laws
    The president can nominate members of the Supreme Court
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q13
    Which branch of government is outlined in Article II of the Constitution and contains the President, Vice President, and Cabinet?
    Republican
    Judicial
    Legislative
    Executive
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.3
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  • Q14
    Which parts of the national government participated in the process described in the newspaper headline?
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    House of Representatives and Senate
    Senate and President
    Supreme Court and President
    Supreme Court and House of Representatives
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q15
    Under the system of checks and balances, how can Congress limit the power of the president?
    can appoint federal officials to enforce the laws
    can overturn a presidential veto with a two-thirds vote
    can rule that presidential actions are unconstitutional
    can amend the Constitution to overturn court decisions
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q16
    Which statement provides evidence that Congress is fulfilling its responsibilities as the legislative branch of government?
    A bill vetoed by the president is sent back to a conference committee.
    A bill to provide funds for repairs to interstate highways is passed and sent to the president.
    A mass mailing is sent to constituents to ask for campaign donations.
    A one-moth recess is announced to allow members of Congress to complete needed paperwork.
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.8
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  • Q17
    Who plays the dominant role in shaping the foreign policy of the United States, according to the Constitution?
    the Congress
    the president
    the National Security Council
    the cabinet
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.3
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  • Q18
    Which principle of government guards against tyranny by allowing each branch of government to limit the power of the other branches?
    checks and balances
    judicial review
    limited government
    separation of powers
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.7
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  • Q19
    Which branch of government contains the highest court of the United States and interprets the laws?
    executive
    legislative
    democratic
    judicial
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.3
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  • Q20
    Which event led to an agreement to have a bicameral legislature, with one house of Congress based on population and one house based on equal representation?
    The Continental Congress
    The Annapolis Convention
    The Mayflower Compact
    The Great Compromise
    30s
    SS.7.C.3.3
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