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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) US Government Questions

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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 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
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
An individual must be how old to be eligible to be the vice president?
  1. 18
  2. 21
  3. 35
  4. 42
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
Unlike the president, the vice president does not need to have been born a United States' citizen.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Executive Branch
The vice president has a role in both the executive and legislative branches.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
Some congressional committees are able to investigate wrongdoing.
  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 Executive Branch
The are no term limits for the vice president.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
Congressional committees each have their own specific focus.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Executive Branch
The vice president is not part of the Cabinet.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
What is the function of a discharge petition?
  1. To ensure a bill will not get voted on
  2. To allow a vote on a judicial nominee
  3. To send the bill to the Senate to vote on
  4. To force a vote on a bill over the Speaker of the House's objections
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
In what year was the first congressional committee formed?
  1. 1789
  2. 1837
  3. 1905
  4. 1944
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
A joint committee is made up of members of both the Senate and House of Representatives.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
The Rural Development and Energy subcommittee is a branch of which senate committee?
  1. Appropriations
  2. Energy and Natural Resources
  3. Environment and Public Works
  4. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
A senator can be a member of more than one committee.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee are usually not allowed to serve on other committees.
  1. True
  2. False
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