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Civics And American Government Cp : Midterm

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Civics And American Government Cp : Midterm

Mid Term Examination For Civics & Government - College Prep LevelTextbook:  Civics, Citizens In Action by Merrill Publishing Company

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The latin word "civis" which means citizen, is the root of this word that means "the study of rights and responsibilities of citizens."
    • A. 

      Democratic

    • B. 

      Civics

    • C. 

      Diplomacy

    • D. 

      Stipend

    • E. 

      Lame duck

  • 2. 
    A government in which the people hold the final authority to rule is:
    • A. 

      Bureaucracy

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Monarchy

    • D. 

      Legislature

    • E. 

      Democracy

  • 3. 
    A government in which one person rules is a:
    • A. 

      Sanction

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Revolution

    • D. 

      Democracy

    • E. 

      Communist nation

  • 4. 
    Government in which one person or a group of people rule:
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Direct democracy

    • C. 

      Dictatorship

    • D. 

      Bureaucracy

    • E. 

      Capitalism

  • 5. 
    The prefix of this word means "little" or "few", and refers to a government by a few individuals or a small group:
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Consulate

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Oligarchy

    • E. 

      Democracy

  • 6. 
    An economic system in which most of the means of production, distribution and exchange are owned privately:
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Dualism

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

    • E. 

      Capitalism

  • 7. 
    An economic system in which the government owns and controls basic industries:
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Dualism

    • C. 

      Capitalism

    • D. 

      Communism

    • E. 

      Dictatorship

  • 8. 
    An economic system in which the means of production, distribution and means of exchange are controlled by society as a whole:
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Dualism

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      Communism

    • E. 

      Dictatorship

  • 9. 
    "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..." is the beginning of which important document:
    • A. 

      The Magna Carta of 1215

    • B. 

      The Declaration of Independence of 1776

    • C. 

      The First Amendment

    • D. 

      The Gettysburg Address of 1863

    • E. 

      The Star Spangled Banner

  • 10. 
    A form of government, with roots in ancient Greece hundred years ago, in which the people take part directly in ruling.  (Hint:  Each eligible voting citizen participates in deciding each issue of law)
    • A. 

      Oligarchy

    • B. 

      Absolute monarchy

    • C. 

      Representative democracy

    • D. 

      Constitutional monarchy

    • E. 

      Direct democracy

  • 11. 
    Which King affixed his seal to the Magna Carta in 1215?
    • A. 

      King Phillip III

    • B. 

      King George

    • C. 

      King John

    • D. 

      King Alexander

    • E. 

      King Constantine

  • 12. 
    The Magna Carta had a profound impact on the monarchy because it is the first time that the King was required to do what?
    • A. 

      Obey the laws of the land

    • B. 

      Conquer neighboring territories

    • C. 

      Create peace in the nation

    • D. 

      Pay taxes

    • E. 

      Take a wife of the same faith

  • 13. 
    The first permanent English settlement in America was created in1607 in:
    • A. 

      Georgetown

    • B. 

      Jamestown

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      New Whales

    • E. 

      Georgia

  • 14. 
    In 1766, the British decided to repeal a number of taxes due to boycotts and some outbreaks of violence, including this controversial law that imposed a tax on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. (Hint: Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed according to this law.)
    • A. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      The Teapot Dome Scandal

    • C. 

      The Declaration and Resolves

    • D. 

      The Stamp Act

    • E. 

      The Intolerable Acts

  • 15. 
    In order to protest the British imposition of unfair and excessive taxes upon the American colonists, this notorious event involved colonists dressing as Indians and dumping entire cargo loads of tea into the harbor:
    • A. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      The Stamp Act

    • C. 

      The Intolerable Acts

    • D. 

      The Declaration and Resolves

    • E. 

      The Teapot Dome Scandal

  • 16. 
    In response to boycotting and violence by the colonists, the British Parliament passed a set of laws to punish and limit the freedoms of the colonists, which were called:  (Hint:  The Boston Tea Party was a significant factor in Britain's outrage at the colonists and greatly contributed to the formation of this set of laws, which outraged the colonists even further.)
    • A. 

      The Stamp Act

    • B. 

      The Magna Carta

    • C. 

      The Intolerable Acts

    • D. 

      The Declaration and Resolves

    • E. 

      Parliamentary Law

  • 17. 
    Fighting broke out between the Colonists and the British in April 1775 at the following historic locations:
    • A. 

      Plymouth Rock and Plymouth Settlement

    • B. 

      Jamestown, Virginia

    • C. 

      New York and the Boston Harbor

    • D. 

      Lexington & Concord, Massachusetts

    • E. 

      Kentucky and Tennessee

  • 18. 
    This historic document, declaring the independence of the new America from British rule, was written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, with the help of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman. (Hint: It received final approval on July 4, 1776).
    • A. 

      The Magna Carta

    • B. 

      The Stamp Act

    • C. 

      The Declaration Of Independence

    • D. 

      Repeal Of The Stamp Act

    • E. 

      The Intolerable Acts

  • 19. 
    The national anthem of the United States is "The Star Spangled Banner", and was composed by which American patriot:
    • A. 

      Betsy Ross

    • B. 

      Francis Scott Key

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • E. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 20. 
    Even as the Declaration of Independence was being written, another group of patriots was working on our nation's first national constitution, which was passed by the Congress in 1777, and is known as:
    • A. 

      The Gettysburg Address

    • B. 

      The National Anthem

    • C. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • E. 

      The Articles of Confederation

  • 21. 
    To ratify means to:
    • A. 

      Overturn a bad law

    • B. 

      Bow down to the rule of the Monarchy

    • C. 

      Tell who was responsible for committing a crime

    • D. 

      Approve and give formal sanction to; confirm

    • E. 

      Allow the state to overturn laws of the constitution

  • 22. 
    Based upon this agreement, the Articles of Confederation would be replaced by a new document entitled The Constitution.  The name of the agreement that led to this shift was:
    • A. 

      The Treaty At Versailles

    • B. 

      The Great Compromise

    • C. 

      The Magna Carta

    • D. 

      Abolishment

    • E. 

      The Suffrage Movement

  • 23. 
    The first President of the United States:
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Francis Scott Key

    • E. 

      James Madison

  • 24. 
    This new law enacted in 1789 provided for appeals from the states to the federal court.  (Hint:  The importance of this new law was that a federal court would have final authority in deciding issues that were being appealed.)
    • A. 

      The Great Compromise

    • B. 

      The Intolerable Acts

    • C. 

      The Magna Carta

    • D. 

      The Judiciary Act

    • E. 

      Parliamentary Procedure