8th Grade 1st Semester Exam Review

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8th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which does NOT mean to get rid of?
    • A. 

      Abolish

    • B. 

      Nullify

    • C. 

      Reject

    • D. 

      Alter

  • 2. 
    Check ALL the boxes that describe rights that fair governments should provide, according to the Declaration of Independence.
    • A. 

      Natural rights

    • B. 

      Unalienable rights

    • C. 

      Basic rights

    • D. 

      Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

  • 3. 
    The ideas of the Enlightenment inspired which event(s)?
    • A. 

      American Revolution

    • B. 

      French Revolution

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 4. 
    Check off ALL of the characteristics of the Articles of Confederation.
    • A. 

      Plan of union for 13 states

    • B. 

      Weak central government

    • C. 

      No legislative branch

    • D. 

      No executive branch

    • E. 

      No judicial branch

    • F. 

      Written before the Declaration of Independence

    • G. 

      Written before the U.S. Constitution

    • H. 

      Established the Northwest Ordinance

    • I. 

      Established the Land Ordinance of 1785

  • 5. 
    Which could fit under a larger heading of "limited government"?
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Rule of law

    • D. 

      Separation of powers

    • E. 

      Delegated powers

    • F. 

      Elastic Clause

    • G. 

      Reserved powers

    • H. 

      Very loose interpretation of the Constitution

  • 6. 
    Check off all of the examples that display fairness.
    • A. 

      Judicial review

    • B. 

      Amendment process

    • C. 

      Indian Removal Act

    • D. 

      Alien and Sedition Act

    • E. 

      No unreasonable search and seizure

  • 7. 
    The President has no involvement in the legislative branch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The President is involved in the military of this country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A census has the biggest impact on this branch.
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Legislative

  • 10. 
    The United States Supreme Court is considered the highest court in the land.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which is an example of federalism?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Reserved powers

    • B. 

      Delegated powers

    • C. 

      Concurrent powers

  • 12. 
    The Bill of Rights were written to protect individual rights from the abuses of government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    All winners of the popular vote have won the Presidency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Elastic Clause contains the phrase "necessary and proper"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The 5th and 6th amendments both deal with your legal rights.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If I wanted to gather signatures to protest the new flavors of Jumbo Jelly Beans from Elkhart, IN, I would be exercising this right.
    • A. 

      Right to assemble

    • B. 

      Right to impartial jury

    • C. 

      Right to petition a set of grievances

  • 17. 
    Which is best described by having 3 branches of government?
    • A. 

      Separation of powers

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Triple rooted Sassafras tree

  • 18. 
    Washington discouraged the nation to become involved in tangling permanent [foreign] alliances.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Washington encouraged the nation to develop political parties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Who did Alexander Hamilton trust with running the government?
    • A. 

      The rich

    • B. 

      The poor

    • C. 

      Aaron Burr

  • 21. 
    Which continent was Washington the most concerned about when talking of alliances?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Europe

  • 22. 
    Manufacturing and industry mean the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Thomas Jefferson thought that a national bank would improve the economy of the United States' government (before it was created).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Neutral means not taking sides.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which ended with the least amount of bloodshed?
    • A. 

      Bacon's Rebellion

    • B. 

      Shay's Rebellion

    • C. 

      Whiskey Rebellion