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Constitution Quiz 2: 1-34

1. ___________ How many women have been President of the US?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
2. ___________ The Presidents official in charge of the natural resources of the nation is the:
a. Secretary of the Interior
b. Secretary of Defense
c. Secretary of Commerce
d. Secretary of State
3. ___________ How many terms may the President serve?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
4. ___________ How many amendments have been made to the Constitution?
a. 10
b. 21
c. 27
d. 48
5. ___________ How long is the Presidents term?
a. 2 years
b. 4 years
c. 6 years
d. 9 years
6. ___________ After a bill has passed the two houses of Congress it is sent to the:
a. Supreme Court
b. President
c. States
d. Speaker of the House
7. ___________ What is the age minimum for the President?
a. 21
b. 35
c. 45
d. 50
8. ___________ Which amendment limits the Presidents term?
a. 17
b. 19
c. 22
d. 27

9. ___________ Who has veto power?

a. President
b. Secretary of State

c. Vice President
d. All Cabinet Members
10.___________ The part of the Constitution that gives Congress broad power to write laws
about situations that are new and unexpected is called the:
a. Air travel section
b. Elastic clause
c. War powers
d. Insight clause
11.___________ Which body has the power to raise, borrow, and coin money?
a. Congress
b. Supreme Court
c. Executive Branch
d. State Legislatures
12.___________ The Constitution says that a prisoner cannot be detained without a trial and
that right is covered under what is called:
a. Habeus Corpus
b. Bill ofAttainder
c. Freedom of Speech
d. Freedom of the Press
13.___________ If the President should die, who would become President?
a. Vice President
b. Speaker of the House
c. Secretary of State
d. Attorney General
Senate/House Comparison Write the letter of the correct answer on the line.
___________ 14. Must live in the state he/she

a. Senate

___________ 15. Serve 6 year terms.

b. House of

___________ 16. Meets in the Capitol Building

c. Both

___________ 17. Elected every 2 years

d. Neither

___________ 18. Has the vice president as the presiding

___________ 19. Has 435 members.
___________ 20. Approves or rejects treaties.
___________ 21. Passes bills they hope will become
___________ 22. Has 100 members.
___________ 23. Members are appointed by the
Supreme Court.

Cabinet Responsibilities -Write the letter of the correct Cabinet position in the space
provided. Use only once.
___________ 24. Chief legal officer

a. Secretary of State

___________ 25. Social Security

b. Secretary of Defense

___________ 26. Carry out a war.

c. Secretary of Human Services

___________ 27. Settle a strike.

d. Attorney General

___________ 28. Foreign Affairs

e. Secretary of Agriculture

___________ 29. Secret Service


___________ 30. Farm Program

g. Secretary of Homeland Security

Secretary of Labor


31. ___________ The President is the head of the Legislative Branch
32. ___________ The President picks his or her successor after their term is over.
33. ___________ There are 10 Cabinet positions.
34. ___________ The President can call both houses of Congress into special session.
35. ___________ An ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act is committed.
36. ___________ The coining and printing of money is the responsibility of the Treasury
37. ___________ If the President doesnt act on a bill after 10 days it will become a law if
Congress is in session.
38. ___________ A vote is necessary for Congress to override the Presidents veto.
39. ___________ US Representatives receive a larger salary that US Senators.
40. ___________ The House of Representatives does not get involved in impeachment cases.
41. ___________ A US Senator may be reelected only once.
42. ___________ To become President you must be a natural born citizen.
43. ___________ Congress has the power to raise, borrow, and manage government spending.
44. ___________ The next Presidential election will be in 2018.