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

  • 26. 
    Which of the following were a part of the Federalist party?
    • A. 

      Jefferson

    • B. 

      Hamilton

    • C. 

      Adams

    • D. 

      Madison

  • 27. 
    Which of the following individuals served as a vice-president?
    • A. 

      Jefferson

    • B. 

      Hamilton

    • C. 

      Adams

    • D. 

      Madison

  • 28. 
    Which of the following served as secretary of state?
    • A. 

      Jefferson

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      Madison

    • D. 

      Marbury

  • 29. 
    Fastest finger question.  Which is the correct order for when these political parties were relevant (list the earliest one first)?  A. Democratic RepublicanB. FederalistC. WhigD. National Republican
    • A. 

      ABCD

    • B. 

      BADC

    • C. 

      BACD

  • 30. 
    The _________ Affair involved Citizen Genet demanding a bribe from the United States. (3 letters)
  • 31. 
    Which said that immigrants could not plot against the government?
    • A. 

      Alien Act

    • B. 

      Sedition Act

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 32. 
    Which said that you couldn't criticize the U.S. government
    • A. 

      Alien Act

    • B. 

      Sedition Act

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 33. 
    The VA/GA Resolutions tried to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    The McCulloch v. Maryland case established judicial review.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Presidents have the power to make treaties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Jefferson was a loose constructionist in terms of his view on the Constitution (on most issues)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    There is a complete water route from Cincinnati, Ohio to New Orleans, LA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Check all of the statements that match the views of Thomas Jefferson
    • A. 

      All men are created equal

    • B. 

      The country should be more democratic

    • C. 

      The army should be bigger

    • D. 

      The national debt should be bigger

    • E. 

      It's the right thing to do to double the size of the country (in 1800)

  • 39. 
    The Northwest Passage was a river route to the Pacific Ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    We used an embargo to protest against other countries who were forcing our sailors to fight in their navies. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Hawks are symbols for war, and doves are a symbol of peace.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Who was President to kick off the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      Jefferson

    • B. 

      Madison

    • C. 

      Monroe

  • 43. 
    Where was the Treaty signed to end the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      Netherlands

    • C. 

      Luxembourg

  • 44. 
    Which was the final battle of the War of 1812 (and a strong showing for Jackson)?
    • A. 

      Horseshoe Bend

    • B. 

      Lake Erie

    • C. 

      New Orleans

  • 45. 
    Check all that were involved in the ideas of the Monroe Doctrine
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      Latin America

    • C. 

      The United States

  • 46. 
    Check all that were involved in the Adams-Onis Treaty.
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Oklahoma

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Texas

    • E. 

      The U.S.

  • 47. 
    The Corrupt Bargain took place in the election of 1828.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    Which of these wanted to nullify a federal law? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      KY/VA Resolutions

    • B. 

      Nullification Crisis

    • C. 

      Jay's Treaty

  • 49. 
    The Cherokee were the victims of the Trail of Tears.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    A goal of the American system was to make trade easier and create a national economy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs dealt only with the Indian Removal Act
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    South Carolina felt as if their state's rights were violated by the passing of the Tariff of Abominations (1828 and another in 1832)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    Which pair were nicknamed "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too"
    • A. 

      W.H. Harrison and John Tyler

    • B. 

      A. Jackson and John Tyler

    • C. 

      J Lo and Steven Tyler