US Constitution Test Part 2: Three Branches Of Government Question Preview (ID: 27103)

A Review Of The US Constitution Part 2: Three Branches Of Government.[print questions]

The judicial branch checks (controls) the other two branches by
a) vetoing a law
b) impeaching the president
c) declaring laws unconstitutional
d) by declaring war on the law

When the Supreme Court hears a case that has been tried in the lower courts, it is called
a) appellate jurisdiction
b) double jeopardy
c) original jurisdiction
d) judicial review

When the Supreme Court is the court that hears a case for the first time, it is called
a) appellate jurisdiction
b) double jeopardy
c) original jurisdiction
d) judicial review

The legislative branch checks the executive branch by
a) Using the veto
b) reducing the executive's salary
c) Declaring laws unconstitutional
d) Passing laws over a veto wiht a 2/3 vote

The executive branch checks (or controls) the legislative branch by
a) vetoing laws
b) passing laws over veto
c) declaring laws unconstitutional
d) controlling salaries

Impeachments are tried by the
a) House
b) Senate
c) Supreme Court
d) President

All appointments to the Supreme Court must be approved by
a) The president pro tempore
b) the speaker
c) the House
d) the Senate

The term of justices of the Supreme Court is
a) eight years
b) ten years
c) life
d) six years

The person who usually administers the oath of office to the president on inauguration day is the
a) Speaker of the House
b) Chief Justice
c) President Pro Tempore
d) Vice Presdient

The person who takes the president's place if he or she is unable to serve a full term is the
a) President Pro Tempore
b) Speaker of the House
c) Chief Justice
d) Vice Presdient

The judicial branch
a) makes laws
b) interprets laws
c) enforces laws
d) vetoes laws

The President of the US does NOT have the power to
a) Declare War
b) Negotiate treaties
c) appoint judges
d) veto bills

The power to declare war belongs to the
a) President
b) Chief Justice
c) Congress
d) Secretary of State

The presiding officer of the Senate is
a) The Chief Justice
b) the President
c) the speaker
d) the vice president

Impeachment charges are started by the
a) President
b) House of Representatives
c) Supreme Court
d) Senate

All revenue (money) bills originate in the
a) Senate
b) House
c) Executive Branch
d) Judicial Branch

The number of representatives each state has in the House depends on
a) How big the state is
b) When the state was admitted
c) The population of the state
d) How rich the state is

Treaties negotiated by the president must be approved by the
a) Chief Justice
b) Cabinet
c) Senate
d) secretary of state

_____________ has power to admit new states
a) President
b) Supreme Court
c) Congress
d) President Pro Tempore

Which branch of government is responsible for maintaing the army
a) Executive Branch
b) Legislative Branch
c) Judicial Branch
d) both b and c

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