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Matching
 
 
Match each term with the correct statement below.
a.
Elects the President
d.
Military title of the Pres
b.
Not signing a bill 5 days before adjournment
e.
An office appointment that does not have to be approved by the Senate
c.
The President appoints
 

 1. 

Supreme Court justices
 

 2. 

Commander in Chief
 

 3. 

Vice President
 

 4. 

Pocket Veto
 

 5. 

Electoral College
 
 
Match each person with the correct statement below.
a.
Number of Electors from a state
d.
Chief Executive
b.
If no Presidential candidate gets 270, they decide the election
e.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
c.
This position is not ratified by Senate
 

 6. 

House of Representatives
 

 7. 

President
 

 8. 

Add Senators plus Representatives
 

 9. 

Presides over impeachment trials
 

 10. 

Chief of Staff
 
 
KNOW YOUR IMPEACHMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Match each term with the correct statement below.
a.
Senate
d.
Congress
b.
House
e.
The President
c.
The Supreme Court
 

 11. 

An individual officeholder who can be impeached
 

 12. 

Someone from this institution presides over the impeachment trial
 

 13. 

It is from here that  impeachment charges must begin
 

 14. 

This institution handles both the impeachment and the trial
 

 15. 

This institution acts as the jury for an impeachment and hosts the trial
 
 
KNOW THE LENGTH OF THE TERMS OF OFFICE
Match each person with the correct statement below.
a.
Length of term of Representative
d.
Length of term of Supreme Court Justice
b.
Length of term of Senator
e.
Longest a President can serve in that office
c.
Length of term of the President
 

 16. 

life
 

 17. 

2 yrs
 

 18. 

4 yrs
 

 19. 

6 yrs
 

 20. 

10 yrs
 
 
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS
Match the body with its number of people or courts or votes.
a.
100
e.
535
b.
435
f.
9
c.
94
g.
564
d.
12
h.
538
 

 21. 

Senate
 

 22. 

House
 

 23. 

Supreme Court
 

 24. 

Federal District Courts
 

 25. 

Federal Appelate Courts
 

 26. 

Total members of Congress
 

 27. 

Number of Electoral votes among states
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 28. 

Which idea below is NOT in the Declaration of Independence?
a.
all men are created equal
c.
Abolish governments that do not protect liberty
b.
Liberties of the people should be protected by militias, not the government
d.
The Creator gives life and liberty
 

 29. 

“Power from the people.” What is this idea callled?
a.
Separation of powers
b.
Checks and balances
c.
Popular sovreignty
d.
Federalism
 

 30. 

That the President can veto an act of Congress is an example of
a.
Separation of powers
b.
Checks and balances
c.
Popular sovreignty
d.
Federalism
 

 31. 

Congress can pass laws, but only the President can make treaties.  This fact is an example of:
a.
Separation of powers
b.
Checks and balances
c.
Popular sovreignty
d.
Federalism
 

 32. 

Granting power to both the national government and regional governments such as states is an example of:
a.
Separation of powers
b.
Checks and balances
c.
Popular sovreignty
d.
Federalism
 

 33. 

Which of the following gives the correct organizational pattern of the Constitution?
a.
Preamble, 27 Amendments, 7 Articles
b.
Preamble, 7 Articles, 27 Amendments
c.
Preamble, Bill of Rights, Articles
d.
Bill of Rights, Preamble, Articles
 

 34. 

Which is the correct subject matter, in order, of Articles 1,2, and 3?
a.
Preamble, Articles, Amendments
b.
Legislative, Executive, Judicial
c.
Executive, Legislative, Judicial
d.
Legislative, Judicial, Executive
 

 35. 

Who controls interstate commerce?
a.
Congress
b.
The Senate
c.
The House
d.
The Executive Branch
 

 36. 

The Bill of Rights is
a.
at the beginning of the Constitution
c.
includes the right to a minimum wage
b.
the first 10 Amendments
d.
no longer a part of the Constitution
 

 37. 

Which of the following IS in the Constitution?
a.
political parties
b.
the number of justices on the Supreme Court
c.
How to amend the Constitution
d.
judicial review
 

 38. 

The President of the Senate is also
a.
Speaker of the House
b.
the oldest member of the Senate
c.
a Senator himself or herself
d.
The Vice Pres of the US
 

 39. 

Which of the following is NOT true of the Electoral College?
a.
It is scheduled to be changed in 2010
d.
270 Electoral votes or more are needed to win the Presidency
b.
It is based on a winner-take-all principle in most states
e.
No one has ever tried to change this part of the Constitution
c.
It allows the possibility that the candidate who gets the most votes from the people does not win the Presidency
 

 40. 

If there are 42 Senators present and they vote 21 to 21 on a matter, what happens?
a.
The matter is defeated.
c.
Nothing.  They do not have a quorum.
b.
The President of the Senate gets to vote to break the tie.
d.
They revote.
 

 41. 

What is necessary for the Congress to override a Presidential veto?
a.
2/3 vote of the House.
b.
2/3 vote of both houses
c.
3/4 of both houses
d.
2/3 vote of the Senate
 

 42. 

Where must bills that have to do with spending arise?
a.
Congress
c.
the House
b.
The executive
d.
the Senate
 

 
 
 

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 43. 

 
 

Essay
 

 44. 

Name something that you appreciate about the US Constitution:
 



 
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