Constitution
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    When U.S. citizens elect members of Congress, they are practicing

    answer choices

    Direct Democracy

    Representative Democracy

    Authoritarian Government

    Constitutional Monarchy

  • Question 2
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    In a direct democracy, people vote on issues themselves, rather than electing representatives to decide for them.

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    True

    False

  • Question 3
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    Thomas Jefferson’s reference to the natural rights of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” in the Declaration of Independence was clearly inspired by the ideas of

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    Julius Caesar

    Benjamin Franklin

    Baron de Montesquieu

    John Locke

  • Question 4
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    The Magna Carta is important for establishing which of the following?

    answer choices

    the principle of limited government

    the scientific discoveries of the Enlightenment

    the Virginia Company

    an agreement for governing the colony of Plymouth

  • Question 5
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    Why did the delegates at the Constitutional Convention decide to abandon the Articles of Confederation?

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    In hopes that they could return to Great Britain as colonies.

    To create a strong central government in their new nation.

    The delegates wanted to create a monarchy.

    They were looking to become part of the French Empire.

  • Question 6
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    Why was the national government under the Constitution stronger than the national government under the Articles of Confederation?

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    It had the power to enforce its laws.

    The supremacy clause made state laws the highest in the land.

    It did not have the power to tax the people.

    State governments had been dissolved.

  • Question 7
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    Which of the following decided how slaves would be counted into the figuring a state’s population?

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    The Virginia Plan

    Three-fifths Compromise

    The New Jersey Plan

    The Great Compromise

  • Question 8
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    Division of Government between the National and state governments

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    Unicameral

    Bicameral

    Federalism

    Separation of Powers

  • Question 9
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    Division of Power between the 3 branches of government

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    Checks & Balances

    Separation of Powers

    Federalism

    Bicameral Legislature

  • Question 10
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    Prevents any one branch of government from becoming too powerful

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    Separation of Powers

    Federalism

    Checks & Balances

    Natural Rights

  • Question 11
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    Reapportionment is when seats in the House of Representative are redistributed based upon the most recent census of state populations.

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    True

    False

  • Question 12
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    The Great Compromise created the structure of a bicameral legislative branch.

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    True

    False

  • Question 13
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    Congress’s power to coin money is

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    an elastic power.

    an enumerated power.

    an implied power

    a non-legislative power.

  • Question 14
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    The leader of the House of Representatives is the

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    Representative

    Whip

    Speaker

    vice president

  • Question 15
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    Congress may override a presidential veto with a

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    2/3 vote

    3/4 vote

    unanimous vote

    majority vote

  • Question 16
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    Describes the process for amending the Constitution

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    Article I

    Article V

    Article IV

    Article II

  • Question 17
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    Specifies powers of the judicial branch

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    Article V

    Article I

    Article III

    Article IV

  • Question 18
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    Addresses relationship between the federal and state gov

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    Article III

    Article IV

    Article I

    Article II

  • Question 19
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    A presidential election is won by the candidate who

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    receives a majority of electoral votes.

    receives a majority of the popular vote.

    wins the popular vote in more than 25 states.

    wins the primary election in a majority of states.

  • Question 20
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    Presidential appointees for cabinet department heads and other top government offices must be approved by a

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    Congress

    Supreme Court

    The People

    Vice President

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