Citizenship Study Guide

The following Citizenship study guide contains some of the most common questions asked to applicants on citizenship tests.

There are three branches in the government: Judicial, Legislative, and Executive. The executive branch of the U.S. government consists of the President, Vice President, and Cabinet. The legislative branch of our government is the Congress, and the judicial branch of our government is the Supreme Court.

Important Vocabulary branches: separate parts Congress: people who make our laws oath: promise to tell the truth The reason why the government is divided into three branches is because they donít want a single branch to have all the power. They want the power to be divided between these three branches so that no single branch can dominate the power. Each branch keeps the others from getting too much power.

Examples

  1. Which is part of the executive branch?
  2. A. Congress B. Supreme Court C. President, Vice President, Cabinet D. Judicial
  3. What is the legislative branch?
  4. A. Congress B. Supreme Court C. President, Vice President, Cabinet D. Judicial
  5. What is the judicial branch?
  6. A. Congress B. Supreme Court C. President, Vice President, Cabinet D. House of Represenatives
  7. What are the three branches of our government?
  8. A. Congress, President, Cabinet B. Executive, judicial, legislative C. President, Vice President, Cabinet D. Executive, President, Congress
  9. How many branches are there in the government?
  10. A. one B. two C. three D. four

    Read the statements below. Check true or false

    1. The President is in the judicial branch of government.
    2. The Supreme Court is in the judicial branch of government.
    3. There are three branches of government.
    4. The Congress is in the executive branch of government.
    5. The President is in the executive branch of government.
    6. There are five branches of government.

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