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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) US Government Questions

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Grade 5 US Laws and Amendments
               were created to protect the natural rights of Liberty and Property, including Freedom of speech, free press, free assembly, free association, and the right to bear arms.
  1. Charters
  2. Amendments
  3. Policies
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
The vice president has what role in the legislative branch?
  1. Senate Majority Leader
  2. President of the Senate
  3. Speaker of the House
  4. Majority whip
Grade 5 Executive Branch
The vice president is the first in line to become president if the president dies in office.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
In what circumstance can the vice president cast a vote in the Senate?
  1. as a tie breaker
  2. on funding bills
  3. on judicial appointments
  4. the vice president can never vote
Grade 5 US Laws and Amendments
The                Amendment declared slavery to be illegal everywhere in the United States.
  1. Thirteenth
  2. Fourteenth
  3. Fifteenth
  4. Sixteenth
Grade 5 Executive Branch
An individual must be how old to be eligible to be the vice president?
  1. 18
  2. 21
  3. 35
  4. 42
Grade 5 Executive Branch
The vice president has a role in both the executive and legislative branches.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Executive Branch
Unlike the president, the vice president does not need to have been born a United States' citizen.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
Some congressional committees are able to investigate wrongdoing.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Executive Branch
The are no term limits for the vice president.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
Bills about taxation originate in what committee?
  1. Senate Finance Committee
  2. House Ways and Means Committee
  3. Senate Appropriations Committee
  4. House Oversight and Reform Committee
Grade 5 US Laws and Amendments
The Bill of Rights was designed to limit the power of                        .
  1. the federal government
  2. state governments
  3. individual citizens
  4. businesses
Grade 5 US Laws and Amendments
Who wrote the Bill of Rights?
  1. Alexander Hamilton
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. James Madison
  4. George Mason
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
The vice president can preside over impeachment trials except for in the case of the president.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
Congressional committees each have their own specific focus.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Government
Amendments may be proposed by 2/3 vote of each house of Congress or by a national convention called by Congress. Two-thirds of states must request the convention.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Executive Branch
The vice president is not part of the Cabinet.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Laws and Amendments
Which amendment protects against self-incrimination and guarantees due process?
  1. 1st
  2. 3rd
  3. 5th
  4. 7th
Grade 5 US Laws and Amendments
Which constitutional amendment changed the way the vice president was chosen?
  1. 8th
  2. 10th
  3. 12th
  4. 14th
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
In what year was the first congressional committee formed?
  1. 1789
  2. 1837
  3. 1905
  4. 1944
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