posted on October 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm
Ladies, have you been paying attention to the elections? A lot of people find politics to be boring. Personally, I find it very interesting and I’m very politically minded. I believe that no matter what you believe ethically, you really should familiarize yourself with the political process, at least to understand who’s involved, what they do and how it all works.
In the spirit of the electoral season, I thought it would be fun to test your civics knowledge. Are you up for it? Well, get yourself a piece of paper and a pencil and let’s get to it!
Identify the following people and their position in government:
Did you get them all?
Answers are below, so don’t peek until you’re ready to check your notes!
Okay. Scroll down.
- Nancy Pelosi (D)–Current Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and former speaker of the House (2007-2011). As minority leader, Pelosi is the house floor leader of the Democrat party, which currently has fewer floor members than the Republicans.
- Mitt Romney (R)–Nominee for President of the United States and former Governor of Massachusetts (2003-2007).
- Jay Carney (D)–Current White House Press Secretary. The Press Secretary is the spokesperson for the President’s administration and deals directly with the press.
- Joe Biden (D)–Current Vice President of the United States. The VP is next in line as president, should the current president be unable to perform the duties.
- John Roberts (R)–Current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, selected by former President George W. Bush. The Chief Justice is the head of the federal government’s judicial branch.
- President Barack Obama (D)–Current President of the United States. The President is the leader of the country and the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. His main responsibility is to ensure that U.S. laws are followed.
- John Boehner (R)–Current Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, and therefore Speaker of the House. Boehner is the house floor leader of the Republican party, which currently holds the majority of floor members.
- Paul Ryan (R)–Nominee for Vice President of the United States and current congressman, WI, and chairperson of the House Budget Committee. Congressmen make laws.
- Hillary Clinton (D)–Current United States Secretary of State.
- Eric H. Holder, Jr. (D)–Attorney General. Holder heads the Justice Department.
So ladies, how did you do? I do hope you did well, and if not, that you’re prompted to improve your government knowledge. It’s important for you, especially those who are citizens of this country, to be savvy about the government. Because ultimately it is you, “the people” who are responsible for the future of your country.
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