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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US Government Questions

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Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
A change or addition to a bill is known as a what?
  1. Veto
  2. Article
  3. Conference
  4. Amendment
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Who is the head of the executive branch?
  1. Congress
  2. Supreme Court
  3. Governor
  4. President
Grade 8 Judicial Branch
Which branch of government can declare a law unconstitutional?
  1. Congress
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Congress is part of which branch of government?
  1. legislative
  2. executive
  3. judicial
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Who signs bills to become laws?
  1. The Vice President
  2. The President
  3. The Senate
  4. The People
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
Which is a right or freedom from the First Amendment?
  1. Right to vote
  2. Right to bear arms
  3. Right to avoid taxes
  4. Right to free exercise of religion
Grade 8 Executive Branch
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  1. Chief of Staff
  2. Secretary of State
  3. Commander and Chief
  4. The Vice President
Grade 8 US Government
What is the division of powers between federal and state government called?
  1. Bicameral
  2. Checks and balances
  3. Elastic clause
  4. Federalism
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Which branch of government prepares the state budget?
  1. Congress
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
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 US Government
What principle gives specific powers to each branch of government?
  1. Seperation of Powers
  2. Law and Order
  3. Seperation of Church and State
  4. sovereignty
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 Legislative Branch
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 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.
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