Government Quiz 20

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  • 1. 
    The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution explicitly guarantees all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Freedom of speech

    • B. 

      Freedom of the press

    • C. 

      Freedom to assemble peaceably

    • D. 

      Freedom to form political associations

    • E. 

      Freedom to petition the government for redress of grievances

  • 2. 
    The National Rifle Association argues that there is a constitutional right to keep and bear arms based on the ________
    • A. 

      First Amendment

    • B. 

      Second Amendment

    • C. 

      Third Amendment

    • D. 

      Fourth Amendment

    • E. 

      Fifth Amendment

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Between 1860 and 1890, almost all states enacted laws to discourage or ban abortion.

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court's decision in Roe v Wade was based on the right to privacy

    • C. 

      Roe v. Wade made abortion a far less controversial issue in the U.S. than it had been.

    • D. 

      The Texas Republican Party included a hard-line antiabortion plank in its 1994 platform.

    • E. 

      The 1995 legislature generally ignored the issue of abortion.

  • 4. 
    The national government is limited in denying certain fundamental rights and liberties by ________
    • A. 

      The U.S. Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      The Fourteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      State Bills of Rights

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    In 1996, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that prosecutors must decide whether they want drug dealers to do time or pay taxes. They cannot do both because the state's "drug tax" ____
    • A. 

      Is designed to punish

    • B. 

      Is designed to produce revenue

    • C. 

      Is in violation of the constitutional protection against double jeopardy

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 6. 
    In 1973, in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas statue that allowed abortion only in cases where the mother's life was in danger. In doing so, the court _________
    • A. 

      Limited the power of Texas and other states to regulate abortion

    • B. 

      Recognized a woman's "right to privacy"

    • C. 

      Illustrated the judicial power to impose limitation on the state's poer to regulate civil liberties

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The right to freedom of speech is included in the category of civil liberties
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that state laws prohibiting flag burning as a form of political protest do not violate the First Amendment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Unlike the Texas statute down in the case of Texas v Johnson, the Federal Flag Protection Act of 1989 was not considered unconstitutional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False