Government Semester Exam

100 Questions  I  By Coach on December 17, 2008
First semester exam for high school government

  
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1.  People agree to give the state as much power as needed to promote well being of the people
2.  God created the state and gave rulers the right to rule
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3.  Government developed naturally over time
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4.  Person or group gains control over an area and forces all within it to submit to their rule
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5.  Interprets the law
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6.  Makes the laws
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7.  Enforces the laws
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8.  All of the following are basic concepts of democracy EXCEPT:
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9.  Power is held by the self appointed elite
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10.  All powers belong to a single central government
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11.  Colony subject to direct control of the king
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12.  Colony established on the written authority of the king
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13.  Colonies organized by a person to whom the king had made a grant of land
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14.  Called for a strong central government and a bicameral legislature
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15.  All of the following are provisions of the Magna Carta EXCEPT:
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16.  All of the following were principles of the Albany Plan of Union EXCEPT:
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17.  All of the following were provisions of the Petition of Right EXCEPT:
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18.  All of the following were taxed by the Stamp Act EXCEPT:
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19.  Government can only govern with the consent of the people
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20.  Government must be conducted according to the Constitution
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21.  Court case that established judicial review
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22.  No government is all powerful
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23.  Group that makes formal selection of the President
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24.  Division of power among a central government and several regional governments
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25.  Formal agreement between two or more sovereign states
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26.  Which is NOT one of the 3 types of delegated powers
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27.  The Necessary and Proper Clause is also known as the
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28.  Powers shared by the national government and state
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29.  Powers that belong to the government because it is a sovereign state
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30.  Supreme court case that says the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and States are subject to it
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31.  Supreme Court case that says welfare benefits cannot be lower for newly arrived residents
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32.  Recognition and respect of a decision (usually by the court of another state)
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33.  Congress gives an annual share of federal tax revenues to states and their cities
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34.  A grant made to states, localities, or private agencies that apply for them
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35.  A group of people who seek to control the government through the winning of elections and holding public office
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36.  Theodore Roosevelt became angry with the Republican Party and left the party. He formed another party.  This was a/an _______
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37.  The Libertarians believe in minimum taxes, gay marriage, carrying handguns without a license, and the legalization of marijuana. They are a/an ______
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38.  Party whose roots come from economic discontent
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39.  Which is NOT a minor party?
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40.  The Free Soil Party of the mid 1800s wanted to abolish slavery. They were a/an ______
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41.  Which is Not a party function?
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42.  This amendment guaranteed suffrage to people regardless of race, color, and previous condition of servitude
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43.  Which term means right to vote?
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44.  Due to men being drafted at the age of 18 and having to serve in the Vietnam War this amendment was proposed and ratified
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45.  Up until the ratification of this amendment, people in our nation's capital could not vote
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46.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Howe and others fought to get this amendment that extended suffrage to women
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47.  Poll taxes were used to disenfranchise African Americans until the proposal and ratification of this amendment
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48.  Jenny Mae Jones cast her vote for Barrack Obama (D), Richard Noriega (D), and Charles Bradley (D). She voted a/an _______
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49.  The average joe voter cast his vote for the following people: John McCain (R), Richard Noriega (D), Johnny Mayo, Jr (D). He voted a/an _________
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50.  In the recent presidential election, people had to fill out a form prior to Oct 6, 2008
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51.  Voter qualifications are determined by ...
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52.  The judge issued a court order that Billy Joe Bob was held in contempt of court for violating a previous court order. Bill Joe Bob failed to follow the___________.
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53.  98% of the people in Sweden can read or write. Sweden has a high standard of living and a high ____ rate
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54.  Minnie Lou is a first time voter. If she follows the trend of 2 out of 3 Americans, her vote will be similar to…..?
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55.  Civil Rights activist in the 1950s who led march on Selma, Alabama
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56.  Nathaniel Bedford Jackson Bureauguard , IV has managed to redraw the precinct lines in Redneckville, Alabama in order to assure that his brother Jedidiah Thomas Jackson Bureauguard is elected mayor of the city.  Both of the men have been taken to district court and found guilty of _________
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57.  Coach Trent’s brother is a registered voter in Arizona with no party affiliation. On his voter’s registration under party affiliation it says NOP. Her brother is a/an _______________
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58.  In the 1950’s when Franklin Washington voted, he was required to pay a/an                                __________________________
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59.  Coach Trent’s grandfather always voted democrat. He had a strong_______
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60.  People change residence, die, or are incarcerated.  Due to these changes, an election official needs to _________ the poll books every 2-4 years
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61.  Resident aliens make up the largest group of these
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62.  There are over 205 million people in the U.S. over the age 18 that are eligible to vote. They make up the __________________.
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63.  The white primary was outlawed in _________
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64.  The county clerk of Electionville, Ky moved the polling place a week before the election.  Don Registrar was convicted of a crime because he did not obtain _________  before moving an election sight.
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65.  Janie Marie Bautista went to San Isidro, California to cast her vote for mayor of the city.  She was asked to read Article I Sec 3 of the Constitution aloud, then write a 4 page essay on its contents. Janie Marie entered into a lawsuit.  She won the suit because the _____________ was violated.
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66.  Jimmy Pete was denied a job at the Slim-Fast plant in Tucson, Az. because he was an Arapaho Indian. This is a direct violation of _________
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67.  Which person would be more likely to have voted for Barrack Obama?
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68.  Which person would be more likely to have voted for John McCain?
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69.  Which person would be more likely to have voted?
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70.  Which person would be more likely to have voted for Barrack Obama?
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71.  Which person would be more likely to have voted for John McCain?
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72.  Which person would be more likely to have voted?
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73.  Joe Fro Doe went to the Methodist Church in Eldorado, Tx to cast his final vote for president on November 4.  He voted in the ____________________
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74.  In a recent election for city councilman of precinct 3, no one running in the Democratic primary received a plurality (majority) of votes.  Jawanda Mae Ellis received 29% of  the vote. Alicia Fae Jordan received 22% of the vote & Bubba Gump received 49%.  There will be a _______________ between Bubba & Jawanda.
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75.  In March, Willie Wonka showed up at the Republican Primary to make his selection between John McCain(R) , Rudy Guilliani (R),  Mitt Romney (R) as his choice for President in the General Election.  He voted in the:
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76.  Cletus Ray was unable to get to his polling place on November 4 because he was  attending school at LE Fletcher Technical Community College in Houma, La. He still voted in the election by ____________________
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77.  Jim Dobyns bought these machines in 2005 from someone who purchased them from Palm Beach County, which was ground zero in the election dispute in 2000. The asking price  was $12,000. These machines used in the election caused the Chad problem. The voting machines are called ____________________
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78.  Joe Biden’s  Unite Our States, John McCain’s Straight Talk America, Barack Obama’s  Hope Fund, National Beer Wholesalers Association and Republicans for Environmental   Protection are a few examples of the over 4,000 special interest groups that donate  money to campaigns.  They are known as ____________________.
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79.  Arlis Carlton Poindexter, III felt like he might forget to go vote on November 4.  He instead chose to vote on October 29 (several days before the election).  Arlis lives in the state of  Texas where the most liberal form of _________________________ is found.
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80.  This type of ballot is the basic form we use today.  It is printed at public expense, given out only at the polls, & marked in secret.
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81.  Hattie May Cooper lives in Altheimer, Arkansas and went to vote at the Baptist Church in  Altheimer, Arkansas. This would be her ____________________:
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82.  The House of Representatives has _____ members.
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83.  Which of the following is not a part of the Reapportionment Act of 1929?
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84.  A member of the House serves a _____ year term.
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85.  The Senate has _____ members.
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86.  A member of the Senate serves a _____ year term.
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87.  Which is NOT a formal qualification for members of the Senate?
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88.  Which is NOT a formal qualification for members of the House?
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89.  General Elections for Congress are held on ____________________
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90.  An impeached man is found guilty by a vote of:
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91.  Congress may propose an amendment to the Constitution whenever
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92.   If the candidates for President have no majority of the electors the President is elected by:  
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93.  The President whose election depended upon the vote of the House of Representatives was
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94.      If a President is impeached, the trial will be presided over by:
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95.  War may be declared only by:
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96.  The Commander-in-Chief of the armyand navy is:
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97.  All impeachments are tried by the____________
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98.  Which 2 presidents were impeached?
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