Practice Exam #5

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Practice Exam #5
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1.  In the Supreme Court case of Mapp v. Ohio, the Court ruled that
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2.  If the United States government were to be sued, to which court(s) would those seeking damages take their case to be heard?
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3.  What method of floor vote is used in the passage of a bill in both houses of Congress?I.    Voice VoteII.    standing voteIII.   roll-call voteIV.   teller voteV.   electronic vote
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4.  A constitutional duty of the vice president is to
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5.  The United States Constitution has been amended
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6.  The first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States was
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7.  Which of the following is a function that political parties are expeted to perform?I.   Nominate candidates for officeII.  Polically educate the electorateIII. create a sense of centralized responsibilityIV.Maintain the separation of powers in government
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8.  Regulating securties, financial markets, and investment companies, and prohibiting fraud and dishonest investment practices would be the major functions of which of the following independent regulatory agencies?
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9.  Which of the following would be a true statement if a presidnetial election had to be decided by the House of Representatives?
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10.  Which of the following is most accurate regarding interest groups?
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11.  The Necessary and Proper Clause found in Article I, Secion 8 of the United States Constitution is also known as the
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12.  Which of the following is a qualification required in order to be president of the United States?
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13.  Which of the following is the best definition of the political socialization?
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14.  Which of the following is a right that would not be guaranteed to a noncitizen?
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15.  In order for a case to be heard in the Supreme Court of the United States, a consensus must be reached among the justices. This agreement is known as:
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16.  Which of the following would be a true statement regarding judicial review and the power of the court to declare an act of government unconstitutional?
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17.  The executive department charged with the administration of the largest entitlement program in the United States is
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18.  Presidential impeachment
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19.  A group of individuals weeking to control government by winning an election and placing a candidate in office would best be described as a(n)
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20.  In order to get elected to the Congress, the most significant advantage is
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21.  Constitutional amendments may be ratified by
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22.  Justices of the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts serve for a period of
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23.  James Madison applied the term "faction" to
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24.  The general beliefs that the American public has about politics and policy issues can best be defined as
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25.  Which of the following is NOT a check on the power of the executive branch?
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26.  After a proposed bill has had its first reading, what is generally the next step that a bill might encounter?
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27.  Which of the following is true of the constitutional provision regarding the electoral college?
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28.  Which of the following is NOT a correct statement regarding interest groups?
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29.  Sometimes litigants that are not part of the formal proceeding of Supreme Court oral arguments wish to have their points of view presented. They may file what is known as a(an)
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30.  Which of the following is NOT a basic principle of government found in the Constitution?
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31.  Which of the following would best describe gerrymandering?
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32.  The political theory proposed by John Locke, calling for a nation to be developed as a voluntary agreement between citizens and governmnet, is known as the
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33.  The power of the Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of a law passed by Congress is called
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34.  Independent agencies that are usually beyond the reach of presidential control are called
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35.  Which of the following is NOT and expressed presidential power found in the United States Constitution?
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36.  Which of the following stages generally occurs earliest in the presidential election contest?
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37.  Which of the following are types of opinions that may be submitted by the justices when the Supreme Court reaches a decision in a case?I. majority opinionII. concurring opinionIII. dissenting opinionIV. concluding opinion
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38.  The most effetive tool of any interest group wishing to influence the workings of government is
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39.  All of the following are strategies typically used by successful interest groups EXCEPT
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40.  Poll taxes were fees paid by individuals in order to vote. Which amendment in the United States Constitution outlaws this practice?
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41.  Which of the following is NOT a role on the members of Congress?
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42.  Amnesty would fall under which power of the president?
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43.  In the United States government the creation of every bureaucratic agency may be traced back to
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44.  What is the correct term for an organizational department of the government that has been created by the Congress but is still not located within the jurisdiction of one of the cabinet departments?
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45.  During the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt attempted to increase the size of the Supreme Court by an usual scheme. If he had been successful, six new positions would have been added. What was this scheme called?
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46.  Which of the following best describes the speaker of the House?
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47.  Which of the following is NOT a function of an interest group?
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48.  Which amendment of the United States Constitution altered the manner of voting in the electoral college?
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49.  Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the United States Constitution?
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50.  The primary purpose of a conference committee is to
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51.  Which of the following is considered to be the main trial court within the federal court system?
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52.  Which of the following best describes the action taken by the Congress when the presidnet vetoes a bill?
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53.  Which of the following is a false statement about the United States Constitution?
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54.  Which of the following is a characteristic of cooperative federalism?I. block grantsII. revenue sharingIII. federal grants-in-aidIV. devolution
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55.  In the absence of the vice president, who is the presiding officer in the United States Senate?
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56.  Where in the Constitution is the establishment of a federal court system found?
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57.  Which of the Supreme Courts was the most active in the area of increasing the rights of the accused?
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58.  Which of the following is part of the legislative process in the House of Representatives but NOT in the Senate?
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59.  If a state is using a party-column ballot, what type of voting strategy is a voter more likely to use?
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60.  According to James David Barber, which of the following is not a classification of presidential character?
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