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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) US Government Questions

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Grade 4 US Laws and Amendments
What is the name of the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  1. Preamble
  2. Popular Sovereignty
  3. Rule of Law
  4. Bill of Rights
Grade 4 US Government
In the following blanks, write R for Representatives, S for Senators, and P for President.

     S      Must be 30 years old, US Citizen for 9 years and live in the state they represent.

     S      Term = 6 years.

     R      Term = 2 years

     P      Term = 4 years

     R      Writes and introduces bills that tax the people.

     P      Is elected by the electoral college.

     R      Must be 25 years old, been in the US 7 years, be a resident in the state they represent.

     R      Can impeach a government official with a crime.

     S      Conducts impeachment trial.

     P      Must be 35 years old, A us citizen by BIRTH and a resident for 14 years.

     R      Are elected based on Population.

     S      The U.S. vice president serves as president of this group but only votes to break a tie.

     P      Must carry out laws passed by congress.

     S      Each state has two of these.
Grade 4 Executive Branch
The president's power comes from which document?
  1. Constitution
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. Articles of Confederation
  4. Declaration of Independence
Grade 4 US Government
Match the checks and balances with government office.
Congress President Supreme Court
Appoints judges and executive officials
Determines constitutionality of laws
Has power to declare war
Ratifies treaties
Can issue pardons for federal crimes
Determines constitutionality of executive orders
Can issue a veto on a law
Determines which laws apply to a case
Can override a veto
Can impeach executive and judicial office holders
Grade 4 US Government
Match the length of terms with the office holders.
Senator Representative President
2 years
4 years
6 years
Grade 4 Executive Branch
A president can only serve for two terms.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Executive Branch
A presidential term is        four        years.
Grade 4 US Laws and Amendments
According to the Constitution, how often must the United States take a census?
  1. yearly
  2. every 3 years
  3. every 10 years
  4. every 15 years
Grade 4 US Laws and Amendments
What is the name for the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Articles of Confederation
  3. Federalist Papers
  4. Bill of Rights
Grade 4 Executive Branch
As commander in chief of the nation's military, the president has the power to declare war.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 US Government
"Midterm" elections fall halfway between presidential elections.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Executive Branch
To be president, a person must be at least thirty-five years old.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Executive Branch
The president of the United States lives and works in the White House.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 US Government
Voting with a ballot sent by mail is called            absentee            voting.
Grade 4 US Government
Census data is used to determine school districts and how to distribute federal funds for education and transportation.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 US Government
Census data is used to determine how many senators a state elects.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 US Government
A census is a way to determine the number of people living in an area.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Legislative Branch
Which branch makes laws?
  1. Executive
  2. Legislative
  3. Judicial
Grade 4 US Laws and Amendments
The president can veto a proposed constitutional amendment.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Judicial Branch
The Judicial Branch makes the laws.
  1. True
  2. False
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