Trivia Answers for April 2020

Minimum Wage

1. The ____ is a federal labor law that created the right to a minimum wage and overtime pay when people work more than 40 hours a week.

a) Equal Pay Act

b) Fair Labor Standards Act

c) Fair Minimum Wage Act

2. The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is ____ an hour.

a)  $2.13

b)  $4.02

c)   $5.45

3. Employers can pay workers under age 20 a “youth minimum wage” of only $4.25 an hour for their first 90 days of employment.

a) True

b) False

4. According to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Americans work an average of 34.34 hours per week. In Germany, however, people clock in an average of _____ hours per week.

a) 32.85

b) 30.94

c) 26.21

5. On July 18, 2019, the Raise the Wage Act (H.R.582) passed the House. The bill would increase the federal minimum wage for:

a) Tipped workers

b) Workers under age 20

c) Disabled workers

d) All of the above

War Powers

1. Congress has formally declared war for which of the following conflicts?

a) Mexican-American War

b) Vietnam War

c) Gulf War

d) All of the above

2. The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (aka the War Powers Act) was passed by two-thirds each of the House and Senate, overriding the veto of the bill by President Gerald Ford.

a) True

b) False

3. Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 (aka the War Powers Act), the president can declare war only in the following situations:

a) Declaration of Congress

b) Congressional authorization for use of military force (AUMF)

c) A national emergency created by an attack on the U.S.

d) All of the above

4. Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution gives ______ the power to declare war.

a) The President (executive branch)

b) Congress (legislative branch)

c) Supreme Court (judicial branch)

5. Despite the United States’ engagement in conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq and Iran, Congress has not declared war since _____.

a) 1917

b) 1942

c) 1960