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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US Government Questions

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Grade 8 Judicial Branch
Which branch of government can declare a law unconstitutional?
  1. Congress
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
Grade 8 US Government
What is one purpose of the U.S. Constitution?
  1. Declared war
  2. Define state laws
  3. Protects the basic rights of Americans
  4. Establishes treaties
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Who signs bills to become laws?
  1. The Vice President
  2. The President
  3. The Senate
  4. The People
Grade 8 Executive Branch
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  1. Chief of Staff
  2. Secretary of State
  3. Commander and Chief
  4. The Vice President
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
Which is a right or freedom from the First Amendment?
  1. Right to vote
  2. Right to bear arms
  3. Right to avoid taxes
  4. Right to free exercise of religion
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Which branch of government prepares the state budget?
  1. Congress
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
Grade 8 US Government
What is the division of powers between federal and state government called?
  1. Bicameral
  2. Checks and balances
  3. Elastic clause
  4. Federalism
Grade 8 US Government
Which of the following includes two Cabinet-level positions?
  1. Secretary of Education and Secretary of History
  2. Secretary of Energy and Secretary of Motor Vehicles
  3. Secretary of Human Affairs and Secretary of the Navy
  4. Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of the Treasury
Grade 8 US Government
What principle gives specific powers to each branch of government?
  1. Seperation of Powers
  2. Law and Order
  3. Seperation of Church and State
  4. sovereignty
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
Grade 8 US Government
Principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern.
  1. Rule of Law
  2. Types of Law
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Justinian Law
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 Executive Branch
The most important task of the executive branch is to
  1. resolve disputes involving the law.
  2. enforce and carry out federal law.
  3. decide which laws are constitutional.
  4. change laws to fit changing needs.
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
Which of the following would not be protected by the First Amendment?
  1. Criticizing government officials on a television talk show.
  2. Promoting ideas that many Americans oppose in a political campaign.
  3. Falsely crying "Fire" in a crowded theater.
  4. Discussing controversial issues in a social studies class.
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
The Bill of Rights is part of the
  1. Proclamation of 1763
  2. Declaration of Independence
  3. Articles of Confederation
  4. Constitution of the United States
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