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Trivia Quiz - United States Congress

Take this trivia quiz about the facts associated with the United States Congress!

Quiz Number: 4909
Date Submitted: January 01, 2013
Quiz Categories: American Government
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 86.3 percent
Times Taken: 40 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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United States Congress
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1. The United States Congress is divided into how many houses?
  A.   2
  B.   3
  C.   4
  D.   none

2. In what building does Congress meet and do all their official business?
  A.   White House
  B.   US Capitol
  C.   Library of Congress
  D.   US Treasury Building

3. How many senators are there in the US Senate?
  A.   9
  B.   50
  C.   100
  D.   435

4. Who is the President of the Senate?
  A.   US President
  B.   US Vice President
  C.   Majority Leader
  D.   Majority Whip

5. An idea for a law that has yet to be voted on is called a:
  A.   application
  B.   bid
  C.   proposal
  D.   bill

6. The Powers of the United States Congress are set forth by what important document?
  A.   US Constitution
  B.   Declaration of Independence
  C.   Articles of Confederation
  D.   Emancipation Proclamation

7. Who is the leader of the House of Representatives?
  A.   US President
  B.   House Leader
  C.   Speaker of the House
  D.   US Vice President

8. What is the practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating geographic boundaries to create partisan or incumbent-protected districts?
  A.   gerrymandering
  B.   lobbying
  C.   redistricting
  D.   remarking

9. How many years are the terms of US Senators?
  A.   2
  B.   4
  C.   6
  D.   8

10. Congress can override a bill that has been vetoed by the President. However, this requires majority vote from both Houses. What majority percentage is needed to override a veto?
  A.   51%
  B.   two-thirds
  C.   three-quarters
  D.   100%®   

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