US Government - Checks and Balances

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US Government - Checks and Balances.

1. How many branches are the powers of the U.S. government divided into?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 5
e. 10

2. Which branch makes the laws for the U.S. government?
a. Legislative
b. Judicial
c. Executive
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

3. Which branch interprets the Constitution and determines if laws are constitutional?
a. Legislative
b. Judicial
c. Executive
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

4. Who is the leader of the Executive branch of government?
a. Speaker of the House
b. Secretary of State
c. Vice President
d. President
e. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

5. How can the executive branch check the power of the legislative branch?
a. The president can fire a member of Congress
b. The president can force congress to pass certain laws
c. The president can shut down Congress
d. The president can refuse to pay Congress
e. The president can veto a bill from becoming a law

6. How can the judicial branch check the power of the legislative branch?
a. By impeaching the president
b. By vetoing laws
c. By declaring a law unconstitutional
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

7. How is the executive branch checked by the other branches of government?
a. The Congress can impeach the president from office
b. The Supreme Court can declare executive orders unconstitutional
c. The Congress can refuse to approve judges and other officials
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

8. How can the legislative branch check the judicial branch?
a. They can refuse to pay judges on the Supreme Court
b. They can impeach judges from office
c. They can veto the rulings of Supreme Court
d. They can declare the judges rulings as unconstitutional
e. They can create laws to get around the Constitution

9. How can the executive branch check the power of the judicial branch?
a. By appointing new judges
b. By issuing executive orders
c. By vetoing laws
d. By firing judges
e. By arresting judges who disagree with the president

10. What two U.S. Presidents were impeached?
a. George Bush and Barack Obama
b. John F. Kennedy and Teddy Roosevelt
c. John Adams and Andrew Jackson
d. Richard Nixon and James Garfield
e. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton


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