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.
. A) the people he or she represents
The most important job of Congress is A) leading our military forces. B) making laws. C) governing cities. D) helping lobbyists.
Congress is made up of A) presidents and vice-presidents. B) judges and mayors. C) interest groups and lobbyists. D) representatives and senators.
Which is an example of a power of Congress? A) regulate commerce B) borrow money C) declare war D) all of the above
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A President can A) serve more than two terms. B) carry out laws. C) make laws. D) be a U.S. immigrant.
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.
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
Which can decide the facts in a case? A) the accused B) the conflict C) the jury D) the lawyers
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Criminal laws are laws that A) keep people from stealing cars. B) help settle disagreements. C) protect children. D) tell which acts are crimes.
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?
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
What is an example of vandalism? A) shoplifting from a store B) homicide C) kidnapping D) breaking windows