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Impeachment in the United States: Quiz

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Question 1: In writing Article II, Section Four, ________ had favored impeachment for "maladministration" (incompetence), but James Madison, who favored impeachment only for criminal behavior, carried the issue.
John Mason (1766–1849)George Mason IIIGeorge Mason VGeorge Mason

Question 2: Of the other four, two were ________, one was a Cabinet secretary, and one was a U.S. Senator.
Official residenceFrancePresidentPrime minister

Question 3: state governors have faced an impeachment trial; a twelfth, Governor Lee Cruce of ________, escaped impeachment conviction by a single vote in 1912.
OhioTexasFloridaOklahoma

Question 4: Presidents have been impeached: ________ and Bill Clinton.
Abraham LincolnBill BrockTheodore RooseveltAndrew Johnson

Question 5: Senators must also take an oath or affirmation that they will perform their duties honestly and with due diligence (as opposed to the ________ in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, who vote upon their honor).
Constitution of the United KingdomHouse of Commons of the United KingdomHouse of LordsPolitics of the United Kingdom

Question 6: The 1797 impeachment of Senator William Blount of ________ stalled on the grounds that the Senate lacked jurisdiction over him.
TennesseeArkansasAlabamaGeorgia (U.S. state)

Question 7: Several others, most recently ________'s John G. Rowland, have resigned rather than face impeachment, when events seemed to make it inevitable.
MassachusettsMaineRhode IslandConnecticut

Question 8: The actual trial on those charges, and subsequent removal of an official on conviction on those charges, is separate from the act of ________ itself.
ImpeachmentUnited StatesPardonUnited States Senate

Question 9: ________
Richard NixonImpeachment investigations of United States federal officialsGeorge H. W. BushHarry S. Truman

Question 10: Impeachment is analogous to indictment in regular court proceedings, while trial by the other house is analogous to the trial before ________ and jury in regular courts.
JudgeProfessorDoctor (title)Rabbi







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