American Government

  1. Which of the following is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights? Public education; voting; trial by jury?

  1. The federal census of population is taken each five years. True or false?

  1. If a person is indicted for a crime, name two rights which he has. [sic]

  1. A United States Senator elected at the general election in November takes office the following year on what date?

  1. A President elected at the general election in November takes office on the following year on what date?

  1. Which definition applies to the word “amendment”? Proposed change, as in a [sic] Constitution ____  Making of peace between nations at war ____  A part of government ____

  1. A person appointed to the United States Supreme Court is appointed for a term of ____

  1. When the Constitution was approved by the original colonies, how many states had to ratify it in order for it to be in effect?

  1. Does enumeration affect the income tax levied on citizens in various states?

  1. Persons opposed to swearing in an oath may say, instead: “I solemnly ____”.

  1. To serve as President of the United States, a person must have attained 25____  35 ____  49 ____  45 ____ years.

  1. What words are required by law to be on all coins and paper currency of the United States?

  1. The Supreme Court is the chief lawmaking body of the state. ____ true  ____ false

  1. If a law passed by a state is contrary to provisions of the United States Constitution, which law prevails?

  1. If a vacancy occurs in the United States Senate, the State must hold an election but, meanwhile, the place may be filled by a temporary appointment made by ____?

  1. A United States senator is elected for a term of ____ years.

  1. Appropriation of money for the armed services can be only for a period limited to ____ years.

  1. The chief executive and the administrative officers make up the ____ branch of government.

  1. Who passes laws dealing with piracy?

  1. The number of representatives which a state is entitled to have in the House of Representatives is based on ____.

  1. The Constitution protects an individual against punishments which are ____ and ____.

  1. When a jury has heard and rendered a verdict in a case, and the judgement on the verdict has become final, the defendant cannot again be brought to trial for the same ease. True____  False ____

  1. Name two levels of government which [sic] can levy taxes.

  1. Communism is the type of government in the: U.S. ____ Russia ____ England ____.

  1. Cases tried before a court of law are of two types: Civil and ____.

  1. By a majority vote of the members of the Congress, the Congress can change provisions of the Constitution of the United States. True ____  False ____

  1. For security, each state has the right to form a ____.

  1. The electoral vote for President is counted in the presence of two bodies. Name them (1) ____ (2) ____.

  1. If no candidate for President receives a majority of the electoral vote, who decides who will become President?

  1. Of the original 13 states, the one with the largest representation in the first congress was ____.

  1. Of which branch of state government is the Speaker of the House a part? Executive ____  Legislative ____  Judicial ____

  1. Capital punishment is the giving of a death. True ____  False ____

  1. In case the President is unable to perform the duties of his office who assumes them?

  1. “Involuntary servitude” is permitted in the United States upon conviction of a crime. True or false?

  1. If a state is a party to a case, the Constitution provides that original jurisdiction shall be in ____.

  1. Congress passes laws regulating cases which are included in those over which the United States Supreme Court has ____ jurisdiction.

  1. Which of the following is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution? Public housing ____  Education ____  Trial by jury ____  Voting ____

  1. The Legislatures of the states decide how presidential electors may be chosen. True or false?

  1. If it were [sic] proposed to join Alabama and Mississippi to form one state, what groups would have to vote approval in order for this to be done?

  1. The Vice President presides over ____.

  1. The Constitution limits the size of the District of Columbia to ____.

  1. The only laws which can be passed to apply to an area in a federal arsenal are those passed by ____ provided consent for the purchase of the land is given by the ____.

  1. In which document or writing is the Bill of Rights found?

  1. Of which branch of the government is a Supreme Court justice a part?

  1. If no person receives a majority of the electoral votes, the Vice President is chosen by the Senate. True ____ False ____

  1. Name two things which [sic] the states are forbidden to do by the United States Constitution.

  1. If election of the President becomes the duty of the United States House of Representativ es [sic] and it fails to act, who becomes President and when?

  1. How many votes must a person receive in order to become President if the election is decided by the United States House of Representatives?

  1. How many states were required to approve the original Constitution in order for it to be in effect?

  1. Check the offenses below which, if you are convicted of them, disqualify you for voting. Murder ____  Petty larceny ____  Issuing worthless checks ____  Manufacturing whiskey ____.

  1. The Congress decides in what manner states elect presidential electors. ____ true  ____ false.

  1. Name two of the purposes of the United States.

  1. Congress is composed of ____.

  1. All legislative powers granted in the United States Constitution may legally be used only by ____.

  1. The population census is required to be made every ____ years.

  1. Impeachments of United States officials are tried by ____.

  1. If an effort to impeach the President of the United States is made, who presides at the trial?

  1. On the impeachment of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the US, who tries the case?

  1. Money is coined by order of Congress ____  The President’s Cabinet ____  State Legislature ____?

  1. Persons elected to cast a state’s vote for U.S. President and Vice President are called ____.

  1. Name one power which [sic] is exclusively legislative and is mentioned in one of the parts of the U.S. Constitution above.

  1. If a person flees from justice into another state, who has the authority to ask for his return?

  1. Whose duty is to keep Congress informed of the state of the Union?

  1. If the two houses of Congress cannot agree on adjournment, who sets the time?

  1. When the presidential electors meet to cast a ballot for President, must all electors in a state vote for the same person for President or can they vote for different persons if the so choose?

  1. After the presidential electors have voted, to whom do they send the count of their votes?

  1. The power to declare war is vested in ____.

  1. Any power and rights not given to the U.S. or prohibited to the states by the U.S. Constitution are specified as belonging to whom?