The Veto

Take this quiz and test your knowledge of the veto process in the United States. Good luck!


1. A bill is passed to the president for action. Ten days later, Congress is still in session (has not adjourned), and the president has not signed or "vetoed" the bill. What happens to the bill?

   It has become pocket vetoed.

   It becomes law.

   It is automatically returned to Congress so that they may attempt an override.

   It is automatically sent to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.

2. A bill is passed to the president for action. Congress goes out of session on the seventh day. On the tenth day, Congress is still out of session, and the president has not signed or "vetoed" the bill. What has happened to the bill?

    It is automatically sent to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.

    It becomes law.

    It has become pocket vetoed.

    It is automatically returned to Congress so that they may attempt an override.

3. When taken, which of the following actions by the president leaves the Congress with the least possibility of a bill becoming law?

    Pocket veto

    Regular veto

    Simply refusing to sign a bill

    Line-item veto

4. The president uses the pocket veto when he...

    Refuses to act on a bill in the last 10 days Congress is in session.

    Refuses to sign a bill and returns it to the House where it originated.

    Signs the bill but objects to some provisions in it.

    Keeps a bill for 10 days while Congress is still in session.

5. George Washington was the first president to use the veto. What was the bill and why did Washington veto it?

   

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