Practice Test #1

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1.  Which of the following are cabinet departments of the president?           I. Veterans Affairs          II. Agriculture         III. White House Counsel         IV. Transportation
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2.  Which of the following definiions best defines the concept of full faith and credit?
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3.  Which of the following statements concerning the position of the vice president is NOT true?
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4.  Which of the following statements converning the federal income tax system is NOT correct?
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5.  Which of the following statements is NOT true concerning the White House staff?
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6.  Under the Articles of Confederation, the bulk of the power rested in which of the following entities?
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7.  Which of the following is most correct in describing the United States House of Representatives?           I. Elected every two years          II. Known as a continuous body         III. Must be at least 21 years old        IV. Can only serve six terms
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8.  Which of the following types of federal grants do states prefer because they are for general areas and much less restrictive?
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9.  Name the party positioin in Congress responsible for making certain that party members are present for a vote and that they vote the way the party wishes.
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10.  The process of initiative is BEST described by which of the following?
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11.  Which of the following cabinet departments has the largest annual budget?
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12.  The term "establishment clause" refers to the United States Constitution dealing with which of the following?
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13.  Bureaucratic agencies are originally created by which of the following groups?
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14.  Which of the following has the responsibility for creating additional federal courts and assigning the number of judges who will preside in them?
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15.  Which of the following definitioins describes standing committees?
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16.  Which of the following best describes the president's responsibilities under the War Powers Resolution?
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17.  Until the latter part of the 1800s, the primary method for government employees to secure their job was which of the following?
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18.  Candidates for President have been LEAST likely to come from which of the following sources?
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19.  Which of the following is a power state legislatures have relating to the federal government?
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20.  Which of the following elections legally uses federal money during campaigns?
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21.  Whenever the Supreme Court announces a decision per curium, it means which of the following?
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22.  Should the Supreme Court decide a case by a split decision, the justices on the losing side may write their reasons for disagreeing with the Court's decision. This is called which of the following?
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23.  Which historical events are generally blamed for ending the friendly relationship between the press and politicians?
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24.  Which of the following BEST describes the concept of "reserved powers" of  the states?
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25.  In order to create a balance of power without harming the independence of the presidency, which of the following measures did the framers of the Constitution take?
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26.  Which of the following was viewed by the framers of the Constitution as the center of policy-making in the United States?
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27.  Which of the following committees in Congress is responsible for reconciling differences in bills passed by the House and Senate?
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28.  Which of the following statements concerning the United States Senate is NOT correct?
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29.  The Great Compromise, which blended together the Virginia and New Jersey Plans, is sometimes called by which other name?
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30.  The Supreme Court decision in Bakke v. California Board of Regents dealt with which of the following issues?
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31.  James Madison described political factions as undesirable but inevitable in which of the following?
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32.  The president of the United States possesses the constitutional power to negotiate treaties with other nations but the treaty is not considered final until which of the additional steps are taken?
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33.  According to the Constitution, which of the following has the power to pardon federal criminals?
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34.  Which of the following definitions best describes the concept of eminent domain?
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35.  Which of the following amendments to the United States Constitution was intended to overturn the Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court?
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36.  Which of the following Supreme Court decisions established that an accused person has the right to be represented by a lawyer in felony cases and that if a person cannot afford an attorney the state must provide one?
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37.  The War Powers Resolution, which requires the presidnet to consult with Congress whenever possible prior to using military forces, was passed as a reaction to what historical actions?
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38.  Which of the United States minority groups has consistently been the least healthy, least educated, and living in the greatest poverty?
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39.  Which of the following groups make up the iron triangle?      I. Congressional subcommittees     II. interest groupsa    III. presidential cabinet    IV. Bureaucracy    V. joint chiefs of staff
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40.  Bureaucratic agencies are intitially created by which of the following governmental institutioins?
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41.  Which of the following best describes the term "de facto segregation"?
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42.  At todays' national party conventions, the majority of the delegates are chosen by which of the following methods?
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43.  Which of the following labels describes the principle under which our government does not meddle with the economy?
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44.  Which of the following BEST describes the strict constructionist approach to judicial decisions?
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45.  Which of the following is the party that initiates a lawsuit?
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46.  According to the Constitutioin, Congress is prohibited from passing a bill of attainder. Which of the following describes a bill of attainder?
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47.  Which of the following describes the late 20th century movement to reduce the influence of the federal government and other governments in general?
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48.  Primaries where voters are presented with a list of candidates from all parties and voters may switch back and forth between parties are called
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49.  Which division of government is most responsible for expanding the rights of accused criminals during the 1960s?
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50.  Which of the following Supreme Court decisions established the concept of judicial review?
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51.  Which committee in the House of Representatives is responsible for placing a bill on the legislative calendar and for establishing the time limits for debate and the types of amendments that will be allowed?
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52.  Presidents often have nicknames for their overall program for the American people. Which president called his plan the "Great Society"?
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53.  Which of the following statements concerning the Speaker of the House is NOT correct?
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