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How Well Do You Really Know Your Government?

Most Americans think they know their government well, but how much do you actually know about the US government? Ready to put your knowledge to the test? Take these 12 quiz questions and find out how much you know!
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What is the form of government established by the United States Constitution?
Direct democracy
Representative democracy
Monarchy

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Before it becomes a law, what is a piece of legislation called?
A bill
A concept
A platform

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Which Amendment gives U.S. citizens the right to bear arms?
The First Amendment
The Second Amendment
The 19th Amendment

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What are the three branches of the government?
Legislative, executive, judicial
Supreme court, representative, executive
Executive, representative, judicial

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What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
The preamble
The bill of rights
The amendments

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What are the two houses of the Legislature called?
Congress
Supreme Court
Speaker of the house

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When does each new session of Congress begin?
Janurary 3rd of odd numbered years
January 20th
January 18th of even numbered years

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How many members in the House of Representatives?
435
100
212

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How many senators from each state?
2
4
6

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If a bill passes through both Houses of Congress, where does it go next?
To the president
To the supreme court
To the public for a vote

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How many votes are needed to win the Presidency?
310
270
178

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Who is next in line if something happens to the President?
The Speaker of the House
The Vice President
The Secretary of State

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Unfortunately like so many Americans, you’re not as keen on government facts as you should be just yet! You know the basics, but tend to get tripped up on more complicated principles. Remember, being informed means making good choices. By taking this quiz, you learned to discern what’s fact and what’s fiction!

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A lot of people think they know government well, but few actually do! You’re one of the rare ones who knows what they’re talking about when it comes to government, politics, and how this country runs. You should be proud of just how knowledgeable and in the know you really are!

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Pour yourself some bubbly and celebrate this quiz victory! It’s obvious that you know the US government in a way that few people actually do. Sure, many claim to know the facts when it comes to how the government works, but few are as keen as they think they are. You proved yourself to be knowledgeable on the facts when it comes to government! We’re sure you always make your vote count!
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1
What is the form of government established by the United States Constitution?
Direct democracy
Representative democracy
Monarchy
2
Before it becomes a law, what is a piece of legislation called?
A bill
A concept
A platform
3
Which Amendment gives U.S. citizens the right to bear arms?
The First Amendment
The Second Amendment
The 19th Amendment
4
What are the three branches of the government?
Legislative, executive, judicial
Supreme court, representative, executive
Executive, representative, judicial
5
What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
The preamble
The bill of rights
The amendments
6
What are the two houses of the Legislature called?
Congress
Supreme Court
Speaker of the house
7
When does each new session of Congress begin?
Janurary 3rd of odd numbered years
January 20th
January 18th of even numbered years
8
How many members in the House of Representatives?
435
100
212
9
How many senators from each state?
2
4
6
10
If a bill passes through both Houses of Congress, where does it go next?
To the president
To the supreme court
To the public for a vote
11
How many votes are needed to win the Presidency?
310
270
178
12
Who is next in line if something happens to the President?
The Speaker of the House
The Vice President
The Secretary of State

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