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  1. A member of Congress is primarily responsible to A) the people he or she represents. B) special interest groups. C) lobbyists. D) his or her governor.

  2. . A) the people he or she represents

  3. The most important job of Congress is A) leading our military forces. B) making laws. C) governing cities. D) helping lobbyists.

  4. B) making laws

  5. Congress is made up of A) presidents and vice-presidents. B) judges and mayors. C) interest groups and lobbyists. D) representatives and senators.

  6. D) representatives and senators.

  7. Which is an example of a power of Congress? A) regulate commerce B) borrow money C) declare war D) all of the above

  8. D) all of the above

  9. In order to reach the President, a bill must pass through A) the state legislatures. B) only the Senate. C) a standing committee. D) both houses of Congress.

  10. D) both houses of Congress.

  11. The most powerful member of the House of Representatives is the A) Speaker. B) U.S. President. C) president pro tempore. D) majority floor leader.

  12. A) Speaker.

  13. Only a member of Congress can A) draw up a bill. B) veto a bill. C) introduce a bill in Congress. D) all of the above.

  14. C) introduce a bill in Congress.

  15. A filibuster can occur A) only in the House. B) in either house of Congress. C) only in the Senate. D) if the majority party agrees.

  16. C) only in the Senate.

  17. Which of these people could not serve as President? A) a person who is a natural-born U.S. citizen B) a person who has lived in the United States for 15 years C) a person who is 30 years old D) a person who has been elected to office

  18. C) a person who is 30 years old

  19. Presenting the State of the Union message to Congress shows the President's A) limitations. B) legislative powers. C) term of office. D) role as ambassador.

  20. B) legislative powers

  21. A President can A) serve more than two terms. B) carry out laws. C) make laws. D) be a U.S. immigrant.

  22. B) carry out laws.

  23. The President needs approval from Congress in order to A) keep some information secret. B) use executive privilege. C) appoint a Supreme Court Justice. D) speak with other countries.

  24. C) appoint a Supreme Court Justice

  25. Who is the defendant in this case: The People of the State of Florida v. Jones? A) The People B) The State of Florida C) the government D) Jones

  26. D) Jones

  27. Which can decide the facts in a case? A) the accused B) the conflict C) the jury D) the lawyers

  28. C) the jury

  29. The major purpose of the Supreme Court is to A) hear cases about kidnapping. B) hear cases about foreigners. C) conduct special jury trials. D) serve as final court of appeals.

  30. D) serve as final court of appeals

  31. Which courts are the workhorses of the federal court system? A) state appeals courts B) state supreme courts C) state trial courts D) district courts

  32. D) district courts

  33. In the court system, what is a circuit? A) a geographic area B) a group of judges C) a set of legislators D) a type of job

  34. A) a geographic area

  35. Which best describes the U.S. Supreme Court? A) a strong trial court B) part of the executive branch C) one of the district courts D) the highest court in the land

  36. D) the highest court in the land

  37. Judicial review gives the judicial branch A) the right to overturn a law. B) rights in the Constitution. C) the right to study precedents. D) the duty to hear disputes among states.

  38. A) the right to overturn a law.

  39. The Supreme Court hears cases involving A) disputes between states. B) representatives of foreign governments. C) appeals from state and federal courts. D) all of the above.

  40. D) all of the above.

  41. Civil laws are laws that A) settle disagreements. B) protect property rights. C) imprison people for more than one year. D) tell how accused people should be tried.

  42. A) settle disagreements

  43. Criminal laws are laws that A) keep people from stealing cars. B) help settle disagreements. C) protect children. D) tell which acts are crimes.

  44. D) tell which acts are crimes

  45. Which is the main question asked in a civil case? A) Did the person commit a crime? B) What is a fair settlement? C) Who do I believe? D) What is a fair penalty?

  46. B) What is a fair settlement?

  47. What are laws? A) rules of society that are enforced by government B) beliefs about what is right or wrong C) beliefs that most people in our society share D) rules of society determined by judges

  48. A) rules of society that are enforced by government

  49. What is an example of vandalism? A) shoplifting from a store B) homicide C) kidnapping D) breaking windows

  50. D) breaking windows