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1. Q: Which branch of government can override the veto of a bill?

B: Legislative

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2. Q: Which of the following decisions are made a the national political convention?

C: Candidate for president

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3. Q: "Which Constitutional Amendment protects ""the right of the people to keep and bear Arms""?"

B: 2nd

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4. Q: "Which Constitutional Amendment protects ""freedom of speech, or of the press""?"

A: 1st

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5. Q: "Which Constitutional Amendment protects ""against unreasonable searches and seizures.""?"

C: 4th

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6. Q: "Which Constitutional Amendment protects a person ""to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law""?"

D: 5th

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7. Q: "Which Constitutional Amendment states ""the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial""?"

B: 6th

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8. Q: "Which Constitutional Amendment states ""the right of trial by jury shall be preserved.""?"

D: 7th

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9. Q: Which Constitutional Amendment protects against slavery?

A: 13th

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10. Q: "Which Constitutional Amendment protects the right to vote regardless of ""race, color, or previous condition of servitude""?"

B: 15th

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11. Q: Which Constitutional Amendment allows congress to tax incomes?

C: 16th

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12. Q: How many Senators are elected from each state?

D: 2

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13. Q: How long is Senate term?

C: 6 years

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14. Q: Which Constitutional Amendment protects the right to vote regardless of gender?

C: 19th

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15. Q: How many terms may a president serve?

B: 2

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16. Q: How long is a presidential term?

A: 4 years

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17. Q: Can the right to vote be taken away if a person does not pay a tax?

B: no

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18. Q: Who becomes president if the current president resigns?

A: Vice President

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19. Q: Which Constitutional Amendment protects the right to vote for citizens 18 years of age and older?

B: 26th

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20. Q: The United States Congress consists of:

C: The House and the Senate

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21. Q: Legislative powers reside in which branch of government?

D: Congress

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22. Q: How old must a citizen be to become a Representative?

B: 25

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23. Q: How many years must a person be a citizen prior to becoming a Representative?

A: 7

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24. Q: How old must a citizen be to become a Senator?

C: 30

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25. Q: How many years must a person be a citizen prior to becoming a Senator?

D: 9

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26. Q: Where do all Bills for raising revenue originate?

A: House of Representatives

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27. Q: Who can veto a law?

C: President

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28. Q: Who makes up the executive branch?

D: President

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29. Q: How old must a citizen be to become president?

A: 35

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30. Q: How many years must a person be a citizen prior to becoming president?

B: 14

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31. Q: Who is the Commander and Chief of the Army and Navy?

C: President

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32. Q: Who has the power to make Treaties with other countries?

D: President

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33. Q: Who approves Treaties made by the President?

A: Senate

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34. Q: What form of government is the United States?

B: Republic

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35. Q: What is the Bill of Rights?

C: The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution

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36. Q: "What document starts out ""We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union....""?"

D: Constitution

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37. Q: "What portion of the Constitution starts out ""We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union....""?"

A: preamble

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38. Q: Checks and Balances refer to:

A: The three branchs of government

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39. Q: What are the two major political parties?

C: Democratic and Republican

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40. Q: Who is the chief law officer of the government?

D: Attorney General

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41. Q: What is a bill?

C: a proposed law

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42. Q: Who can propose a bill?

D: Member of Congress

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43. Q: How can a presidential veto be overridden?

A: By two thirds vote in the House and the Senate

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44. Q: What is the Cabinet?

B: Advisors to the President

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45. Q: Who is president of the Senate?

C: Vice President of the US

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46. Q: When may the Vice President vote in the Senate?

D: In the event of a tie

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47. Q: When may the President of the US vote in the Senate?

C: Never

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48. Q: How often is one third of the Senate is voted in?

B: 2 years

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49. Q: How often is the entire House of Representatives voted in?

D: 2 years

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50. Q: Who becomes President in the event the Vice-President cannot take office?

A: Speaker of the House

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51. Q: How many Supreme Court Justices are there?

B: 9

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52. Q: Who nominates Supreme Court Justices?

C: President

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53. Q: Who confirms presidential nominees for the Supreme Court?

B: Senate

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54. Q: How long is a Supreme Court Justice term of office?

C: Life

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55. Q: Who advises the President on military strategy?

D: Joint Chiefs of Staff

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56. Q: What is the national motto of the United States?

A: In God We Trust

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57. Q: What government department is responsible for collecting tax's?

B: Internal Revenue Service

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58. Q: What is the practice of influencing legislation called?

D: Lobbying

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