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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US Government 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 US Laws and Amendments
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
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 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 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 Executive Branch
Who appoints the Justices to the Supreme Court?
  1. The President
  2. The Vice-President
  3. The Secretary of State
  4. The voters
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 Judicial Branch
The judicial branch is responsible for
  1. resolving disputes under the law.
  2. putting federal laws into effect.
  3. vetoing laws it doesn't like.
  4. making new laws to stop crime.
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
Grade 8 Executive Branch
A state sends delegates to the Electoral College to vote for -
  1. a Senator
  2. a Representative
  3. the Governor
  4. the President
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Which of the following nominates presidential candidates?
  1. Electoral College
  2. Political parties
  3. State governments
  4. Federal legislature
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
The Fourth Amendment protects people and their property from
  1. unreasonable searches
  2. double jeopardy
  3. self-incrimination
  4. due process of law
Grade 8 Judicial Branch
Who appoints the Justices to the Supreme Court?
  1. The President
  2. The Vice-President
  3. The Secretary of State
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
Where is the original Constitution today?
  1. Texas
  2. Mexico
  3. Washington D.C
  4. none of the above
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
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