Quiz  /  Congress
  • 1. 
    What is another name for the Legislative Branch of the United States government?

  • The Congress
  • The Supreme Court
  • The President
  • The Cabinet
  • 2. 
    What are the two parts that make up the Legislative Branch of government?

  • The House of Representatives and the Senate
  • The Congress and the Cabinet
  • The House of Commons and the Supreme Court
  • The Supreme Court and the Senate
  • 3. 
    How many Senators does each state have?

  • Each state gets 5 Senators
  • Each state gets 2 Senators
  • As many as they want.
  • It depends on the population of the state.
  • 4. 
    How many representatives in the House does each state have?

  • It depends on the population of the state.
  • Each state has 2 representatives in the House.
  • The number of representatives is based on size of each county, not on the state.
  • It depends on the geographical size of the state.
  • 5. 
    What is the total number of U.S. Senators and House of Representatives?

  • 434 Senators and 100 Representatives
  • 435 of each
  • 200 of each
  • 100 Senators and 435 Representatives
  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a step that a bill must take to become a law?

  • The governor of each state must sign off on the law.
  • The bill must be voted on and passed by both houses of Congress.
  • A member of Congress must present the bill to Congress.
  • The bill must be accepted by a congressional special committee.
  • 7. 
    If the president vetoes a bill, what can the Congress do to override his veto and turn the bill into law?

  • They can pass the law when the president is on vacation and get the vice president to sign.
  • Once a year congress can choose to bypass the president and turn a bill directly into law.
  • They can vote again on the bill and if it passes by a two-thirds majority, then it becomes a law.
  • They can order the army to force the president to sign the law.
  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a power of the legislative branch?

  • Power to select the vice president
  • Power to declare war
  • Power to tax citizens
  • Power to ratify treaties with other countries
  • 9. 
    What is the primary job of the legislative branch?

  • To write up and vote on laws
  • To command the armed forces and fight wars
  • To determine if laws are constitutional
  • To hear court cases and issue rulings
  • 10. 
    How often are Senators and Representatives elected?

  • Both are elected every 2 years
  • Senators every 2 years and Representatives every 4 years
  • Both are elected every 4 years
  • Senators every 6 years and Representatives every 2 years
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