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American Government Final Review

Quiz by Angie Buckingham

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29 questions
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  • Q1
    What type of government does the U.S. have?
    presidential
    democracy
    republic
    dictatorship
    30s
  • Q2
    Who is in charge of the executive branch?
    President
    Vice President
    Speaker of the House
    Secretary of State
    30s
  • Q3
    Which branch of government makes federal laws?
    state governments
    legislative branch
    judicial branch
    executive branch
    30s
  • Q4
    The Bill of Rights guarantees all of the following except:
    the right of women to vote
    right to bear arms
    fair treatment before the law
    freedom of speech
    30s
  • Q5
    The purpose of a filibuster is to
    speed up action of a bill
    prevent action of a bill
    veto legislation
    invoke the rule of cloture
    30s
  • Q6
    The House of Representatives has ____________ members.
    100
    435
    438
    535
    30s
  • Q7
    Line of succession: Who serves in the absence of the Vice President of the United States?
    President Pro Tempore
    Speaker of the House
    President of the Senate
    Secretary of State
    30s
  • Q8
    How many electoral college votes does it take to win the presidency?
    538
    100
    170
    270
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the responsibility of the judicial branch?
    to enforce laws
    to punish offenders
    to interpret the laws
    to make laws
    30s
  • Q10
    Which of the following federal courts exercises both original and appellate jurisdiction?
    Court of Appeals
    trial courts
    the Supreme Court
    districts courts
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following are responsibilities of the Vice President (based on Constitution)?
    choose the Secretary of State
    preside over the Senate
    preside over the House
    preside over the executive departments
    30s
  • Q12
    How many justices sit on the US Supreme Court?
    11
    9
    7
    13
    30s
  • Q13
    All governments have and exercise some forms of executive, legislative and ________________ power
    presidential
    democratic
    judicial
    political
    30s
  • Q14
    Politics is a __________________. Government is a __________________.
    process, theory
    institution, process
    policy, theory
    process, institution
    30s
  • Q15
    Define incumbent.
    groups that disagree over political candidates
    another term for lobbyists
    people who are eligible to vote
    a person who currently holds political office
    30s

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