Unit 5: Separation Of Power And Checks And Balances: Question Preview (ID: 23791)


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Which branch has the power to declare war?
a) Executive b) Legislative c) Judicial d)
How can the President CHECK the power of the judicial branch?
a) Impeaching judges b) Approving judges c) Appointing judges d) Vetoing judicial decisions
One way the legislative branch can CHECK the power of the judicial branch is by:
a) Confirming or refusing to confirm judges b) Appointing judges c) Vetoing judicial decisions d)
What is the main job of the judicial branch?
a) Carry out the laws b) Interpret the laws c) Make the laws d)
Which branch of government would be responsible for the government shutting down due to budget issues?
a) Executive b) Legislative c) Judicial d)
Both houses of Congress passed the Pipeline XL Bill. What will the President do if he disagrees with the bill?
a) Impeach Congress b) Veto the bill c) Declare the law unconstitutional d) Sign the bill into law
Which branch of government is responsible for raising revenue (money) through taxes?
a) Judicial b) Executive c) Legislative d)
The president has the power to appoint people to offices (ambassadors and cabinet members). What do these officials help him do?
a) Interpret the law b) Make laws c) Judge laws d) Carry out the laws
According to federalism (LEVELS of government), which level has the most power?
a) National b) State c) Local d) Executive
Which branch oversees the Federal Bureaucracy?
a) Legislative b) Executive c) Judicial d)
Which term is used to describe all of the agencies and departments in the National Government?
a) Federal Bureaucracy b) Judicial Review c) Federalism d) Impeachment
Which of the following is an example of a LEVEL of government?
a) Legislative Branch b) Executive Branch c) Judicial Branch d) National Government
Which term describes how power is divided between the three BRANCHES of government?
a) Federalism b) Separation of Powers c) Judicial Review d) Impeachment
Which branch is the commander of the armed forces?
a) Executive b) Legislative c) Judicial d)
Who has the power to appoint ambassadors? (people who represent the United States in other countries)
a) Legislative b) Executive c) Judicial d)
Executive branch can CHECK the power of the Legislative branch by:
a) Declare the laws unconstitutional b) Impeach members of Congress c) Overriding vetoes d) Calling a special session of Congress
The Legislative branch can CHECK the power of the Executive branch by:
a) Appointing judges b) Appointing judges c) Writing the budget d) Overriding vetoes
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