Anne’s Quiz #20

United States Government

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"I don't know exactly what democracy is. But we need more of it."
-- Anonymous Chinese student

"Democracy is the worst form of government, with the exception of all others."
-- Winston Churchill (There are many versions of this 'quote', but you get the idea.)

1. What was replaced in 1789 by the Constitution?
a) The Mayflower Compact
b) The Articles of Confederation
c) The Declaration of Independence
d) nothing
2. Which branch of the government includes the Government Printing Office?
a) Executive
b) Legislative
c) Judicial
d) none
3. Which of the following is NOT a requirement to be President?
a) at least 35 years old
b) natural-born US citizen
c) lived in the US for at least 14 years
d) be a registered voter
4. Approximately how many cases does the Supreme Court hear each year?
a) 20-25
b) 2-5
c) 80-100
d) 200-250
5. In case the President is no longer able to serve, the order of succession goes first to the Vice President, then Speaker of the House, then President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Who's next on the list?
a) Secretary of State
b) Attorney General
c) Secretary of Defense
d) Secretary of the Treasury
6. What is a pocket veto?
a) The Senator sponsoring a bill decides to withdraw it.
b) A Congressman 'pockets' the bill instead of delivering it to the President to sign.
c) Someone steals the paper ready for the President's signature.
d) The President 'forgets' to sign a piece of legislation.
7. What is the nominal length of a session of Congress?
a) Approximately 6 months
b) One week
c) 12 hours
d) a full year
8. Who formally initiates new taxes?
a) The House of Representatives
b) The Senate
c) The President
d) All of the above
9. Approximately what percentage of the population actually participated in choosing George Washington to be President?
a) 6%
b) 41%
c) 66%
d) 97%
10. How many cabinet members are there?
a) 5
b) 9
c) 14
d) 20


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quiz 20 created 11-08-01