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Government Shutdowns (Grades 11-12)

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Government Shutdowns

Bills which fund parts of the federal government are what kind of bill?

The federal government's fiscal year runs from which month to which month?
  1. January to December
  2. April to March
  3. August to July
  4. October to September
Regular appropriations bills provide funds to cover the federal government for the entire fiscal year.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the difference between a continuing resolution and a supplemental appropriations bill?

Congress must vote on an unamended version of the president's budget request.
  1. True
  2. False
The Congressional Budget Office is in charge of allocating funds to different federal agencies.
  1. True
  2. False
Mandatory spending does not require an appropriations bill.
  1. True
  2. False
The                                              Act made it so that agencies could not spend more than had been appropriated.
  1. Antideficiency
  2. Administrative Procedure
  3. Consolidated Appropriations
  4. Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control
Federal government employees for agencies that have run out of funds are frequently                           , or temporarily put on unpaid leave.
Government shutdowns weaken the economy and tend to lower the country's GDP for the year.
  1. True
  2. False
During a shutdown, air traffic controllers are required to work without pay.
  1. True
  2. False
The first federal government shutdown was a day-long during what year?
  1. 1790
  2. 1875
  3. 1980
  4. 2005
Three short shutdowns occurred during whose presidency?
  1. H.W. Bush
  2. Clinton
  3. Obama
  4. Reagan
Why might a shutdown not effect all federal employees?

Because they are staffed by federal employees, the National Parks and the Smithsonian museums may be closed during a shutdown.
  1. True
  2. False
At 35 days, what was the longest government shutdown in American history?

Which is the only branch of the military that is affected by a government shutdown?
  1. Army
  2. Marines
  3. Air Force
  4. Coast Guard
Federal employees often receive backpay after a shutdown, but there is no backpay for federal contractors.
  1. True
  2. False

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