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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US Government Questions

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Grade 8 US Government
Checks and balances help to...
  1. elect better presidents.
  2. pass laws more quickly.
  3. pay members of Congress.
  4. control the use of power.
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
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Which department was reorganized in 1971 and is no longer a part of the cabinet?
  1. Interior
  2. Treasury
  3. Post Office
  4. Housing and Urban Development
Grade 8 Executive Branch
What is the newest federal department to be added to the cabinet?
  1. Defense
  2. Commerce
  3. Transportation
  4. Homeland Security
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Who is the head of the executive branch?
  1. Congress
  2. Supreme Court
  3. Governor
  4. President
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
What agency is in charge of the census?
  1. U.S. Postal Service
  2. U.S. Census Bureau
  3. Internal Revenue Service
  4. Social Security Administration
Grade 8 US Government
Who appoints the board of governors for the Federal Reserve?
  1. the president
  2. the speaker of the house
  3. the secretary of the treasury
  4. the director of the Office of Management and Budget
Grade 8 Executive Branch
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 Judicial Branch
Which branch of government can declare a law unconstitutional?
  1. Congress
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
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