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US Government (Grades 11-12)

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US Government

1. 
The form of government in the United States is
  1. monarchy
  2. dictatorship
  3. direct democracy
  4. constitutional republic
2. 
Having the right to vote is known by the following term:
  1. Sovereignty
  2. Manifest Destiny
  3. Suffrage
  4. Flappers
3. 
A(an)                is a way to change the Constitution.
  1. article
  2. amendment
  3. Bill of Rights
  4. veto
4. 
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called the                                   .
5. 
How many amendments have been made to the US Constitution?
  1. 10
  2. 14
  3. 27
  4. 30
6. 
Which branch of government writes laws?
  1. Legislative Branch
  2. Judicial Branch
  3. Executive Branch
  4. Political Branch
7. 
What are the two houses of the United States Congress?



8. 
Which of the following terms mean "legislative body having two chambers"?
  1. Unicameral
  2. Bicameral
  3. Congressional
  4. Parliamentary
9. 
How many representatives are in the House of Representatives?
  1. 100
  2. 435
  3. 525
  4. 270
10. 
The amount of representative each state receives in the House is determined by
  1. number of voters in that state.
  2. population of the state.
  3. how many representatives are elected in that state.
  4. area of the state.
11. 
What is the length of the term of office of a United States Senator?



12. 
The powers not given to the national government by the Constitution of the US are reserved for the states
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
Who becomes the President of the United States if the President dies?



14. 
One presidential term is            years long and no president can serve more than            terms.
15. 
What is the official role of the president?
  1. Chief of State
  2. Commander in Chief
  3. Chief Executive
  4. all of the above
16. 
The branch of government that interprets laws is the
  1. legislative
  2. judicial
  3. executive
  4. political
17. 
How many justices sit on the Supreme Court at once?
  1. Ten
  2. Four
  3. Nine
  4. Six
18. 
The Supreme Court case "Brown vs. Board of Education" ended segregation in                .
  1. diners
  2. buses
  3. movie theatres
  4. public schools
19. 
Identify the Supreme Court case that upheld the idea of "separate but equal".
  1. Roe v Wade
  2. Korematsu v United States
  3. Plessy v Ferguson
  4. Brown v Board of Education
20. 
Who appoints the Justices to the Supreme Court?
  1. The President
  2. The Vice-President
  3. The Secretary of State
  4. The voters
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