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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Legislative Branch Questions

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Grade 8 Legislative Branch
What is one of the powers of Congress?
  1. appointing judges
  2. passing new laws
  3. hearing cases in court
  4. granting titles of nobility
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
The main job of the legislative branch is to
  1. resolve disputes involving the law.
  2. enforce and carry out federal laws.
  3. make laws needed for the country.
  4. obey laws once they are passed.
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
A bill cannot become law until it is
  1. approved by Congress and judged constitutional by the Supreme Court.
  2. proposed by the president and approved by Congress.
  3. approved by Congress and signed by the president.
  4. proposed by Congress and ratified by the states.
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Which of the following is not an enumerated (written in the Constitution) power of Congress?
  1. Declare war
  2. Provide for common defense
  3. Establish post offices
  4. Command the army and the navy
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
What does the Elastic Clause do?
  1. limits the authority of Congress
  2. reveals the authority of Congress
  3. stretches the authority of Congress
  4. all of the above
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
The "elastic clause" gives Congress the power to
  1. amend the Constitution as times change.
  2. declare the actions of the president unconstitutional.
  3. veto decisions of the Supreme Court.
  4. pass laws needed to carry out its other powers.
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
The General Assembly is the name of which branch?
  1. Legislative
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Congress
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