Local Government/Random
State Government
National Government
Judicial, Executive, or Legislative?
Vocabulary and Application Questions

100

The town or city where you live has a ______________ government.

A. County

B. Municipal

C. National

D. Mayor

Municipal

100

In our state government, the governor is the head of which branch?

A. Executive Branch

B. Legislative Branch

C. Judicial Branch

D. Presidential Branch

Executive Branch

100

Where is our national government located?

A. New York City

B. Boston

C. Los Angeles

D. Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

100

Which branch of government makes state laws?

A. Legislative

B. Judicial

C. Executive

Legislative

100

What is a bill?

A. Checks and balances

B. A document written by the President

C. A written idea for a law

D. State laws

A written idea for a law

200

The mayor is the head of which type of government?

A. National government

B. Municipal government

C. State government

D. Community government

Municipal government

200

How many state representatives does Mississippi have that make up the House of Representatives?

A. 4

B. 5

C. 15

D. 2

4

200

The legislative branch of our national government is called the ___________________________.

A. United States Congress

B. Senate

C. House of Representatives

D. Supreme Court

United States Congress

200

The ________________ branch decides if state laws are constitutional.

A. Legislative

B. Executive

C. Judicial

Judicial

200

What is a county?
A. A section of land divided by the President

B. A city

C. One of the sections into which a state is divided

D. Part of the national government

One of the sections into which a state is divided

300

The highest level of court is the ______________.

A. Congress

B. Senate

C. State Court

D. Supreme Court

Supreme Court

300

How many years are state Senators and representatives elected for?

A. 5 years

B. 4 years

C. 2 years

D. 8 years

4 years

300

Congress is part of which branch of national government?

A. Executive

B. Judicial

C. Legislative

D. House of Representatives

Legislative

300

The __________ branch operates the state’s courts.

A. Judicial

B. Legislative

C. Executive

Judicial

300

The way our government keeps any one branch from having too much power is called ______________________.

A. Patriotism

B. Monarchy

C. Federalism

D. Checks and balances

Checks and balances

400

Why does the United States government separate the powers between the three branches of government?

The United States government separates the powers between the three branches of government so that no person or group of people will have too much power (checks and balances).

400

What are the responsibilities of the judicial branch in Mississippi’s state government?

A. Hear court cases

B. Operate the state’s court systems

C. Decide if the state laws are constitutional

D. All of the Above

All of the Above

400

The Legislative Branch of the national government is made up of ______________________.

A. The President

B. Judges

C. The Senate and the House of Representatives

D. The Cabinet Members

The Senate and the House of Representatives

400

Which branch of government prepares the state budget?

A. Executive

B. Judicial

C. Legislative

Executive

400

If a President does not agree with a bill that has been proposed by Congress, he can ________________ the bill.

A. Veto

B. Sign

C. Confirm

D. Ignore

Veto

500

Who votes on laws in the legislative branch?

A. The House of Representatives vote on laws

B. The Senate votes on laws

C. The President votes on laws

D. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives vote on laws

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives vote on laws

500

How many years does each justice serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court?

A. 10 years

B. 8 years

C. 2 years

D. 4 years

8 years

500

Our national government is a _______________________.

A. Monarchy

B. Democratic Republic

C. Republic

D. Monarch Republic

Democratic Republic

500

The _____________ branch approves state taxes.

A. Judicial

B. Legislative

C. Executive

Legislative

500

What are some responsibilities of a citizen?

To elect government leaders and to pay taxes.