Discussions about politics can be overheard almost anywhere, but how much do you really know about the nuts and bolts of our government? Find out if you can ace this quiz on branches of the U.S. government.
How many branches does the U.S. federal government have?
Along with the legislative and executive branches, what is the third branch of the U.S. federal government?
The Articles of Confederation was the first document to establish a federal government in the U.S. Which branch of government did it create?
Which U.S. document replaced the Articles of Confederation and created the three branches of U.S. federal government?
the Declaration of Independence
the U.S. Constitution
the Bill of Rights
Where is the original U.S. Constitution document housed?
the National Archives
the Library of Congress
the U.S. Capitol
The judicial branch of the U.S. Federal Government is made up of how many primary components?
True or false: Members of the U.S. Supreme Court are NOT elected.
How many justices serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?
Who determines the number of Supreme Court justices?
the voting public
How long is the term served by Supreme Court justices?
no term limit
Which article of the U.S. Constitution establishes the judicial branch of the U.S. federal government?
How many times has a Supreme Court justice been impeached?
To keep any one branch of the U.S. government from becoming too powerful, the Constitution established a system called checks and what?
Who was the only U.S. president to also serve as a Supreme Court chief justice?
Warren G. Harding
William H. Taft
Which article of the U.S. Constitution establishes the executive branch of the U.S. Federal Government?
The executive branch of the U.S. government is known as which governing body or office?
the House of Representatives
True or false: To serve as the president of the United States, a person must be 45 years old.
As of 2016, how many people have served as president of the United States?
How many four year terms can a U.S. president serve?
Who is the only vice president and, later, president who was never elected to either office?
Which position does the vice president hold in the legislative branch?
president of the Senate
speaker of the House
The U.S. president resides in the White House, but what is the official residence of the vice president?
the West Wing of the White House
the Smithsonian Castle
the U.S. Naval Observatory
Which office does the president hold over the United States military?
commander in chief
commander in charge
general in chief
Which of the following is NOT a power granted to the president of the United States?
veto congressional legislation
issue executive orders
overrule the Supreme Court
The President is elected by the Electoral College. How many electors make up the Electoral College?
Which article of the Constitution establishes the legislative branch of the U.S. government?
How many governing bodies make up the legislative branch of government, which is also known as Congress?
How many senators serve in the United States Senate?
True or false: Congress has the authority to override a presidential veto
How many representatives are there in the U.S. House of Representatives?