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Government and Citizenship Test

Quiz by Guy Whitman

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  • Q1
    In what city did the Founding Fathers gather in 1787 to discuss, debate, and sign the Constitution of the United States?
    Pennsylvania
    Washington D.C.
    Philadelphia
    Maryland
    30s
  • Q2
    What do we call the idea that the U.S. government has 3 separate branches of government each with its own powers and responsibilities?
    Separation of Powers
    Communism
    Democracy
    Republic
    30s
  • Q3
    A ________________ is a system of basic rules and principles by which a government is organized. This document also identifies the powers a government has.
    treaty
    constitution
    law
    foreign policy
    30s
  • Q4
    ____________ is a type of government in which the people/citizens hold the power; the citizens are the ultimate source of government power and authority.
    Authoritarian
    Communism
    Democracy
    Dictatorship
    30s
  • Q5
    What type of government do we have in the United States?
    Democracy
    Communism
    Dictatorship
    Republican
    30s
  • Q6
    What are the 3 branches of government?
    House, Senate, White House
    Justice, Executive, Senate
    Legislative, Executive, and Judicial
    Law, Justice, Democracy
    30s
  • Q7
    What branch of government makes our laws?
    Legislative
    Law Branch
    Judicial
    Executive
    30s
  • Q8
    What two houses make up the legislative branch or Congress?
    House of Representatives and the Senate
    The House of Senators and the Representative Building
    The Senate and the Capital Building
    The White House and the Senate
    30s
  • Q9
    Who is the head of the Executive Branch?
    The President
    The Monarch
    The Secretary of Defense
    The King
    30s
  • Q10
    How many senators are elected to represent each state?
    4
    5
    It is according to population
    2
    30s
  • Q11
    How many total seats are there in the House of Representatives?*
    123
    700
    50
    435
    30s
  • Q12
    The Principle of giving each branch of government the power to cancel the action of another branch is called ___________. Hint: Veto power and 2/3 override power are examples.
    checks and balances
    statutes and laws
    communism
    rules and regulations
    30s
  • Q13
    If the President does not agree with a bill that the Congress wants to make into a law, what can he do? It means "I forbid" in Latin.
    Veto it
    Rewrite it himself.
    Burn it
    Fire the Congressman who wrote it.
    30s
  • Q14
    How old does someone have to be to in order to become President of the United States?
    35
    18
    50
    40
    30s
  • Q15
    What is the President also known as? Hint: Military
    Senate President
    Commander in Chief
    General President
    Speaker of the House
    30s

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