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Branches of Government Quiz

1. Name the three branches of the U.S. Government.

ANSWER: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.

2. Who is the head of the executive branch?

ANSWER: The President of the United States.

3. What group is the head of the judical branch?

ANSWER: The U.S. Supreme Court.

4. What legislative body is the head of the legislative branch?

ANSWER: Congress.

5. What does "checks and balances" mean?

ANSWER: It means that each branch of government limits the powers of the other branches.