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Part I – Multiple Choice:  Circle the choice which best answers the question.

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1.    How many Electoral College votes are required for a candidate to be elected President of the United States?

a.

250

b.    325

c.

271

d.    None of the above

2.    True or False.  U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges are appointed for life.

a.

True

b.    False

3.    What is the required number of votes in both houses of Congress necessary to override a Presidential veto?

a.

a simple majority

b.    a 2/3

rd

majority

c.

a 3/4

th

majority

d.    None of the above.

4.    True of False. The doctrine of 

stare decisis

requires lower court to follow precedent set by higher courts.

a.

True

b.    False

5.    True or False.  Both houses of Congress must vote to impeach a sitting President.

a.

True

b.    False

6.    In order for the government to exercise its eminent domain power, there must be –

a.

Public Purpose

b.    Just Compensation

c.

Both of the above.

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d.    None of the above
7.    True of False.  Federal judges may be impeached.
a.
True
b.    False
8.    True or False.  In the federal courts, an unsuccessful litigant’s right to appeal a judgment is automatic with
regard to the Circuit Courts of Appeal and discretionary with regard to the U.S. Supreme Court (at the Supreme
Court’s discretion).
a.
True
b.    False
9.    Which is the proper line of presidential succession
a.
Vice President – President of the Senate – Secretary of State – Secretary of the Treasury
b.    Vice President – Speaker of the House – Senate Majority Leader – Senate Minority Leader
c.
Vice president – Speaker of the House – President Pro Tempore of the Senate – Secretary of State
d.    None of the above
10.  True or False.  One of the Constitutional duties of the Vice President is to cast a deciding vote in the Senate in
case of a tie.
a.
True
b.    False
11.  The President’s State of the Union Address is constitutionally mandated.
a.
True
b.    False
12.  True or False.  A lawsuit against the Secretary of Interior, in his/her official capacity, must be brought in federal
court.
a.
True
b.    False
13.  True or False.  The Supremacy Clause contained in Article VI of the U.S. Constitution implies that where there is a
conflict between state law and federal law, the state law must yield.
a.
True
b.    False
14.  True or False.  Only Congress can regulate interstate commerce.
a.
True
b.    False
15.  True or False.  During impeachment proceeding (when the President is being impeached), the Chief Justice of
the U.S. Supreme Court acts as presiding officer of the Senate.

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a.
True
b.    False
16.  In order for a treaty between the United States to be ratified, it must be approved by –
a.
Both houses of Congress
b.    By the Senate
c.
By a 2/3
rd
majority in the Senate
d.    By a 2/3
rd
majority in the House of Representatives
17.  True or False.  All bills for raising revenues must originate in the Senate.
a.
True
b.    False
18.  True of False.  The President has the power to veto only certain provision of a bill.
a.
True
b.    False
19.  If the Vice President resigns or dies, the President can choose a successor Vice President, but that choice is
subject to the approval of –
a.
A majority vote of the Senate
b.    A majority vote of the House of Representatives
c.
A majority vote of both house of Congress
d.    None of the above

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