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  • 1. 

    Which of these is the main function of the legislative branch?

    • A.

      To make laws

    • B.

      To enforce laws

    • C.

      To define laws

    • D.

      To interpret laws

    Correct Answer
    A. To make laws
    Explanation
    The main function of the legislative branch is to make laws. This branch of government is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the nation. They have the power to introduce new legislation, amend existing laws, and repeal outdated laws. The legislative branch plays a crucial role in representing the interests of the people and ensuring that the laws are fair and beneficial to society as a whole.

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  • 2. 

    State Populations Texas: 23,507,783 Florida: 18,089,880 Michigan: 10,095,643 Missouri: 5,842,713 According to the chart, which state has the largest delegation in the United States House of Representatives

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      Florida

    • C.

      Michigan

    • D.

      Texas

    Correct Answer
    D. Texas
    Explanation
    Texas has the largest delegation in the United States House of Representatives because it has the highest state population among the given options. The larger the population of a state, the more representatives it has in the House of Representatives. Therefore, Texas, with a population of 23,507,783, would have a larger delegation compared to Florida, Michigan, and Missouri.

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  • 3. 

    Which best explains why groups may hold meetings to discuss unpopular ideas in the United States?

    • A.

      State laws allow their actions.

    • B.

      Executive orders protect their actions.

    • C.

      Constitutional rights protect their actions.

    • D.

      Municipal ordinances permit their actions.

    Correct Answer
    C. Constitutional rights protect their actions.
    Explanation
    Groups may hold meetings to discuss unpopular ideas in the United States because constitutional rights protect their actions. The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech, assembly, and association, allowing individuals and groups to express their opinions and ideas, even if they are unpopular or controversial. This protection ensures that individuals and groups can gather, discuss, and advocate for their beliefs without fear of government interference or censorship.

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  • 4. 

    2000 Presidential Election Percentage of Eligible Voters Who Cast a Ballot 18–24 Years Old 29% All Voters 55% Which of these can best be concluded from the information in the chart?

    • A.

      Many Americans did not know their political rights.

    • B.

      Many college students volunteered in their communities.

    • C.

      Many young people neglected their civic responsibilities.

    • D.

      Many American citizens actively participated in civic life.

    Correct Answer
    C. Many young people neglected their civic responsibilities.
    Explanation
    Many young people neglected their civic responsibilities can be concluded from the information in the chart because the percentage of eligible voters in the age group of 18-24 years old who cast a ballot is significantly lower (29%) compared to the overall percentage of all voters who cast a ballot (55%). This suggests that a large number of young people did not exercise their right to vote, indicating a neglect of their civic responsibilities.

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  • 5. 

    Mason thinks he has a great idea for a law. What is the best action for Mason to take to get the law passed?

    • A.

      Post his opinions on a website

    • B.

      Talk with his best friend about his idea

    • C.

      Write a letter to the editor of the local paper

    • D.

      Contact his representative in Congress about his idea

    Correct Answer
    D. Contact his representative in Congress about his idea
    Explanation
    Mason should contact his representative in Congress about his idea because representatives are responsible for creating and passing laws. By directly reaching out to his representative, Mason can present his idea and potentially gain support and guidance on how to proceed. This is a more effective action compared to posting opinions on a website or discussing the idea with a friend, as contacting a representative allows Mason to directly engage with the decision-making process. Writing a letter to the editor of the local paper may help raise awareness, but it may not have the same impact as directly contacting a representative.

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  • 6. 

    Which example best demonstrates a change in government involvement in the economy?

    • A.

      Involvement in the United Nations

    • B.

      Creation of the Social Security Administration

    • C.

      Deployment of military troops to Iraq

    • D.

      Implementation of the Voting Rights Act

    Correct Answer
    B. Creation of the Social Security Administration
    Explanation
    The creation of the Social Security Administration best demonstrates a change in government involvement in the economy. This is because the establishment of the Social Security Administration represents a significant expansion of government intervention in the economy, as it involves the government taking responsibility for providing social security benefits and ensuring financial security for retired and disabled individuals. This demonstrates a shift towards increased government involvement in economic matters, specifically in the area of social welfare and retirement benefits.

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  • 7. 

    Which is a result of having a political system dominated by two political parties?

    • A.

      It is easier to obtain a majority of votes.

    • B.

      There is less confusion in the primaries.

    • C.

      There are fewer legal challenges to elections.

    • D.

      It increases voter turnout.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is easier to obtain a majority of votes.
    Explanation
    Having a political system dominated by two political parties makes it easier to obtain a majority of votes because the majority of voters tend to align themselves with one of the two dominant parties. This is because the two-party system often leads to a consolidation of political power and resources, making it difficult for smaller parties to compete. As a result, voters are more likely to support one of the two main parties, increasing the chances of obtaining a majority of votes for the party that can attract the most support.

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  • 8. 

    The Articles of Confederation represented the

    • A.

      Rejection of weaknesses in the Bill of Rights

    • B.

      First attempt at self-government in the United States

    • C.

      Acceptance of British rule in the colonies

    • D.

      Early effort to improve United States ties to other nations

    Correct Answer
    B. First attempt at self-government in the United States
    Explanation
    The Articles of Confederation were the first attempt at self-government in the United States. They were created as a response to the weaknesses identified in the Bill of Rights. The Articles aimed to establish a system of government that would allow the states to maintain their sovereignty while also promoting cooperation and unity among them. However, the Articles ultimately proved to be ineffective in addressing the needs of the nation, leading to the eventual drafting and adoption of the Constitution.

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  • 9. 

    Which issue is exclusively the responsibility of federal law?

    • A.

      Driver’s licenses

    • B.

      Gun control

    • C.

      Teaching certifications

    • D.

      Counterfeit money

    Correct Answer
    D. Counterfeit money
    Explanation
    Counterfeit money is exclusively the responsibility of federal law because it involves the creation and circulation of fake currency, which undermines the national economy and affects the integrity of the monetary system. The federal government has the authority to regulate and enforce laws related to counterfeiting, as it is a federal offense and falls under the jurisdiction of federal law enforcement agencies such as the Secret Service. State and local governments do not have the authority to address counterfeit money as it is a matter of national security and interstate commerce. Therefore, counterfeit money is solely the responsibility of federal law.

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  • 10. 

    Congress is prohibited from establishing an official religion by the

    • A.

      First Amendment

    • B.

      Second Amendment

    • C.

      Fourth Amendment

    • D.

      Fifth Amendment

    Correct Answer
    A. First Amendment
    Explanation
    The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from establishing an official religion. This amendment ensures the separation of church and state, allowing individuals the freedom to practice any religion of their choice without government interference. It also guarantees the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. Therefore, the First Amendment is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 11. 

    Which person is a member of the legislative branch?

    • A.

      President

    • B.

      Speaker of the House

    • C.

      Secretary of education

    • D.

      Ambassador to the United Nations

    Correct Answer
    B. Speaker of the House
    Explanation
    The Speaker of the House is a member of the legislative branch because they hold the position of the presiding officer in the United States House of Representatives. As the Speaker, they have significant influence over the legislative agenda and play a crucial role in shaping and passing laws. The president, secretary of education, and ambassador to the United Nations are not members of the legislative branch but belong to the executive branch.

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  • 12. 

    Which feature of ancient Rome made it a republic?

    • A.

      Absence of a king or emperor

    • B.

      Rule by elected representatives

    • C.

      Right to speak in civic gatherings

    • D.

      Equality for all adult male citizens

    Correct Answer
    B. Rule by elected representatives
    Explanation
    The feature of ancient Rome that made it a republic was the rule by elected representatives. In a republic, the power is held by the people and their elected representatives, rather than a king or emperor. This system allowed for a more democratic form of government, where the citizens had a say in the decision-making process.

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  • 13. 

    The expansion of suffrage in the United States best illustrates society’s changing views of

    • A.

      Civil rights

    • B.

      Limited government

    • C.

      Popular sovereignty

    • D.

      Due process of law

    Correct Answer
    A. Civil rights
    Explanation
    The expansion of suffrage in the United States refers to the increasing number of people who were granted the right to vote over time. This expansion reflects society's changing views of civil rights, as it shows a shift towards recognizing and protecting the rights of all individuals to participate in the democratic process. By granting more people the right to vote, the United States acknowledged the importance of equal rights and representation for all citizens, regardless of their race, gender, or social status.

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  • 14. 

    Which part of the Connecticut (or Great) Compromise benefi ts states with smaller populations?

    • A.

      Each state has two representatives in the Senate.

    • B.

      The Senate ratifi es all treaties with foreign nations.

    • C.

      All bills for spending money must originate in the House of Representatives.

    • D.

      A state’s population determines how many members it has in the House of Representatives.

    Correct Answer
    A. Each state has two representatives in the Senate.
    Explanation
    The part of the Connecticut Compromise that benefits states with smaller populations is that each state has two representatives in the Senate. This ensures that each state, regardless of its population size, has equal representation in the upper house of Congress. This gives smaller states an equal voice and prevents larger states from dominating the decision-making process.

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  • 15. 

    Mexico has a governmental system in which the power is divided between the national government and each state. Based on the information above, what type of government system does Mexico have?

    • A.

      Capitalism

    • B.

      Communism

    • C.

      Federalism

    • D.

      Totalitarianism

    Correct Answer
    C. Federalism
    Explanation
    Mexico has a federalism government system because it divides power between the national government and each state. In a federalism system, authority is shared between a central government and regional or state governments, allowing for a distribution of power and autonomy between different levels of government. This allows Mexico to have a centralized national government while also granting some degree of autonomy to its states.

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  • 16. 

    • 1980: Candy Lightner establishes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to advocate for strong drunk driving laws • 1988: Minimum drinking age set at twenty-one in all fi fty states • 1992: Alcohol-related driving deaths drop 26 percent since 1984 The best title for the chart is

    • A.

      The Critical Need for Federal Speed Limit Reform

    • B.

      The Growing Problem of Drunk Driving in the United States

    • C.

      Why Alcohol Advertising Needs to Be Banned

    • D.

      How an Individual Citizen Helped Improve Community Safety

    Correct Answer
    D. How an Individual Citizen Helped Improve Community Safety
  • 17. 

    Which statement best describes a function of interest groups?

    • A.

      They nominate candidates to run for elected office.

    • B.

      They attempt to override presidential actions by protesting.

    • C.

      They advocate for citizens who have similar ideas about issues.

    • D.

      They organize public education forums to raise money for a cause.

    Correct Answer
    C. They advocate for citizens who have similar ideas about issues.
    Explanation
    Interest groups are organizations that aim to influence public policy and promote the interests of their members. They do this by advocating for citizens who have similar ideas about issues. Interest groups engage in activities such as lobbying, public education, and grassroots organizing to raise awareness and push for policy changes that align with their members' interests. They do not nominate candidates, attempt to override presidential actions, or organize education forums to raise money for a cause.

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  • 18. 

    Enlightenment-era political philosophers such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Montesquieu

    • A.

      Rejected governmental policies that allowed the expansion of property rights

    • B.

      Adhered to traditional social customs in the creation of governmental offices

    • C.

      Emphasized governmental structures based on reason and social progress

    • D.

      Pursued strict obedience to religious scripture in governmental affairs

    Correct Answer
    C. Emphasized governmental structures based on reason and social progress
    Explanation
    During the Enlightenment era, political philosophers like Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Montesquieu advocated for governmental structures that were based on reason and social progress. They believed that governments should be rational and guided by the principles of progress and improvement for society. These philosophers rejected policies that allowed the expansion of property rights, as they saw it as detrimental to the overall well-being of society. They also did not adhere to traditional social customs in the creation of governmental offices, as they believed in the importance of meritocracy and the inclusion of diverse perspectives. Instead, they emphasized the need for governments to be guided by reason and to work towards the betterment of society as a whole.

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  • 19. 

    Which of these circumstances illustrates a danger of majority rule?

    • A.

      A law is ruled unconstitutional by a judge.

    • B.

      A law is used to oppress a group of people.

    • C.

      A petition is signed by many people.

    • D.

      A prisoner is wrongly let out of prison.

    Correct Answer
    B. A law is used to oppress a group of people.
    Explanation
    The circumstance that illustrates a danger of majority rule is when a law is used to oppress a group of people. This implies that the majority can impose their will on a minority, leading to discrimination, injustice, and the violation of basic human rights. It highlights the potential for tyranny of the majority and the need for safeguards to protect the rights and interests of all individuals, regardless of their minority status.

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  • 20. 

    Mr. Leonard was not required to testify at his own trial for armed robbery. This is known as

    • A.

      Right to legal counsel

    • B.

      Right against false testimony

    • C.

      Right to legal privacy

    • D.

      Right against self-incrimination

    Correct Answer
    D. Right against self-incrimination
    Explanation
    Mr. Leonard was not required to testify at his own trial for armed robbery because of his right against self-incrimination. This means that individuals cannot be forced to provide evidence or testify against themselves in a criminal case. This right is protected by the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. By not testifying, Mr. Leonard exercised his right to avoid potentially incriminating himself and allowed his legal counsel to present his defense without his own testimony.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these received increased authority under the reserved powers clause of the Constitution?

    • A.

      States

    • B.

      Congress

    • C.

      Businesses

    • D.

      Supreme Court

    Correct Answer
    A. States
    Explanation
    Under the reserved powers clause of the Constitution, the states received increased authority. This means that any powers not specifically granted to the federal government are reserved for the states. This allows the states to have control over various aspects of governance within their jurisdiction, such as education, public health, and transportation. The reserved powers clause ensures a balance of power between the federal government and the states, allowing for a decentralized system of governance in the United States.

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  • 22. 

    Some people believe that the Supreme Court has too much power because justices

    • A.

      Accumulate great sums of campaign contributions

    • B.

      Can ignore the outcome of confi rmation hearings

    • C.

      Issue decisions in cases brought to them

    • D.

      Serve until they die or choose to retire

    Correct Answer
    D. Serve until they die or choose to retire
    Explanation
    The fact that Supreme Court justices serve until they die or choose to retire can be seen as a reason why some people believe the Supreme Court has too much power. This is because it allows justices to have a long tenure on the Court, potentially spanning decades, which can result in a significant impact on the Court's decisions and the direction of the country. Critics argue that this lifetime appointment can lead to justices being out of touch with the changing times and can hinder the Court's ability to reflect the will of the people.

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  • 23. 

    Which headline best illustrates an example of checks and balances?

    • A.

      “President to Seek Second Term”

    • B.

      “House Passes Tax Legislation”

    • C.

      “Senate Confi rms New Chief Justice”

    • D.

      “Supreme Court Rejects Case”

    Correct Answer
    C. “Senate Confi rms New Chief Justice”
    Explanation
    The headline "Senate Confirms New Chief Justice" best illustrates an example of checks and balances because it shows the Senate's role in confirming a new Chief Justice for the Supreme Court. This highlights the system of checks and balances in which different branches of government have the power to oversee and limit the actions of the other branches.

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  • 24. 

    “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” —President Abraham Lincoln, 1863Which is the best conclusion about President Lincoln’s quotation?

    • A.

      He believed all men are created equal.

    • B.

      He intended to be reelected.

    • C.

      He supported a republic.

    • D.

      He was against slavery.

    Correct Answer
    C. He supported a republic.
    Explanation
    President Lincoln's quotation emphasizes the idea of a government that is "of the people, by the people, for the people." This suggests that he supported a republic, a form of government in which power is held by the people and their elected representatives. This aligns with the principles of a republic, where the citizens have the ability to participate in decision-making and choose their leaders. The quotation does not directly mention equality, reelection, or slavery, so these conclusions are not supported by the given statement.

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  • 25. 

    The most important role of the Electoral College is to

    • A.

      Nominate candidates to local offices and Congress

    • B.

      Vote for the president and vice president

    • C.

      Settle national elections in case of a tie

    • D.

      Educate voters prior to an election

    Correct Answer
    B. Vote for the president and vice president
    Explanation
    The Electoral College's primary role is to vote for the president and vice president. It is a body of electors chosen by the people, who cast their votes based on the popular vote in their respective states. The electors' votes determine the outcome of the presidential election, as they ultimately decide who will hold these offices. This system was established by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between electing the president through a popular vote and having Congress choose the president directly.

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  • 26. 

    Chris challenged the law in his home state that allowed the chief of police to identify him as “a dangerous driver” based on observation. This classifi cation denied him the right to renew his driver’s license. Chris successfully argued that he was entitled to a hearing before the state could post his name on the dangerous driver list. Which constitutional principle does the scenario represent?

    • A.

      Judicial review

    • B.

      Due process of law

    • C.

      Popular sovereignty

    • D.

      Checks and balances

    Correct Answer
    B. Due process of law
    Explanation
    The scenario represents the constitutional principle of due process of law. Due process of law ensures that individuals are treated fairly and have the right to a fair hearing before being deprived of their rights or property. In this case, Chris argued that he was entitled to a hearing before being classified as a dangerous driver, which is a violation of his due process rights.

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  • 27. 

    Which activity of an interest group for teachers would have the most signifi cant political impact?

    • A.

      Providing legal advice for members who feel their rights have been violated

    • B.

      Ensuring that continuing education is provided for experienced educators

    • C.

      Providing instructors with lesson plans that align with curriculum

    • D.

      Lobbying elected officials to enact new education laws

    Correct Answer
    D. Lobbying elected officials to enact new education laws
    Explanation
    Lobbying elected officials to enact new education laws would have the most significant political impact for an interest group for teachers. This activity involves actively advocating for specific policies and laws that align with the group's interests and goals. By directly engaging with elected officials, the group can influence the legislative process and potentially shape education policies at a broader level. This can have a far-reaching impact on the education system and the rights and conditions of teachers.

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  • 28. 

    “No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, . . . or in any way harmed . . . save by the lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land. . . . To none will we sell, to none deny or delay, right or justice.” —Magna Carta, 1215 According to the statement in the chart, which constitutional guarantee is most related to the Magna Carta?

    • A.

      Rights to bear arms

    • B.

      Rights of the accused

    • C.

      Rights of former slaves

    • D.

      Rights of the convicted

    Correct Answer
    B. Rights of the accused
    Explanation
    The statement in the Magna Carta guarantees that no freeman shall be taken, imprisoned, or harmed without the lawful judgment of their peers or by the law of the land. This is most related to the constitutional guarantee of the rights of the accused, as it ensures that individuals accused of a crime have the right to a fair trial and protection from unjust imprisonment or harm.

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  • 29. 

    In order for a bill to become law, what happens after both houses of Congress pass it?

    • A.

      The president signs it.

    • B.

      The Supreme Court reviews it.

    • C.

      The president vetoes it.

    • D.

      The Supreme Court interprets it.

    Correct Answer
    A. The president signs it.
    Explanation
    After both houses of Congress pass a bill, the next step for it to become a law is for the president to sign it. This is a crucial step as it signifies the president's approval and support for the bill. Once the president signs the bill, it becomes law and can be implemented. The Supreme Court does not review or interpret the bill at this stage; their role comes into play if the law is challenged and brought before the court for interpretation.

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  • 30. 

    “It is equally evident, that the members of each department should be as little dependent as possible on those of the others . . . . Were the executive magistrate, or the judges, not independent of the legislature in this particular, their independence in every other would be merely nominal.” —Federalist No. 51 Which constitutional principle is described in the quotation?

    • A.

      Federalism

    • B.

      Due process

    • C.

      Judicial review

    • D.

      Separation of powers

    Correct Answer
    D. Separation of powers
    Explanation
    The quotation describes the principle of separation of powers. It emphasizes the importance of each branch of government being independent and not overly dependent on the others. This principle ensures that the executive, legislative, and judicial branches can act as checks and balances on each other, preventing any one branch from becoming too powerful.

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  • 31. 

    What happens when a state law confl icts with a federal law?

    • A.

      The federal government can penalize the state.

    • B.

      The federal government must change its law.

    • C.

      The state government can enforce its own law.

    • D.

      The state must yield to the federal government.

    Correct Answer
    D. The state must yield to the federal government.
    Explanation
    When a state law conflicts with a federal law, the state must yield to the federal government. This means that the state law becomes invalid and cannot be enforced, as federal law holds supremacy over state law in such cases. The federal government has the authority to overrule state laws and can enforce its own laws instead.

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  • 32. 

    “The most powerful, and perhaps the only, means of interesting men in the welfare of their country which we still possess is to make them partakers in the government.” —Alexis de Tocqueville Which statement best refl ects Tocqueville’s point of view?

    • A.

      Becoming involved in society will make businesses prosper.

    • B.

      Taking an active role in society will help promote contributions to a nation.

    • C.

      Encouraging people to become involved in communities will improve schools.

    • D.

      Participating in the creation of legislation is particularly important for young citizens.

    Correct Answer
    B. Taking an active role in society will help promote contributions to a nation.
    Explanation
    Tocqueville's point of view is that by actively participating in society, individuals can contribute to the welfare and betterment of their country. He believes that making people partakers in the government is the most effective way to interest them in the welfare of their country. Therefore, the statement "Taking an active role in society will help promote contributions to a nation" best reflects Tocqueville's perspective.

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  • 33. 

    Which executive action best demonstrates a check on legislative branch power?

    • A.

      The Senate rejects a Supreme Court nominee.

    • B.

      The Supreme Court overturns a presidential pardon.

    • C.

      The president vetoes a bill passed by Congress.

    • D.

      The Speaker of the House consults with the vice president.

    Correct Answer
    C. The president vetoes a bill passed by Congress.
    Explanation
    The president vetoing a bill passed by Congress is the best example of a check on legislative branch power. This action allows the president to reject a bill that has been approved by the legislative branch, effectively preventing it from becoming law. This demonstrates the president's ability to limit the power of the legislative branch and ensure a system of checks and balances.

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  • 34. 

    • Under the Articles of Confederation, taxes were applied by Congress and collected by the states. • Under the Constitution, taxes are both applied and collected by Congress. Which of these best describes the change in government refl ected in the chart?

    • A.

      Reducing duties of the executive branch

    • B.

      Reducing duties of the legislative branch

    • C.

      Expanding political power of state governments

    • D.

      Expanding political power of the national government

    Correct Answer
    D. Expanding political power of the national government
    Explanation
    The change in government reflected in the chart is the expanding political power of the national government. Under the Articles of Confederation, taxes were applied by Congress but collected by the states, indicating a decentralized system where the state governments had more power. However, under the Constitution, taxes are both applied and collected by Congress, indicating a shift towards a more centralized system where the national government has more control and authority. This change demonstrates an expansion of political power for the national government.

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  • 35. 

    In a presidential form of government, the head of the executive branch is

    • A.

      Elected independently from the legislative branch and serves a fixed term

    • B.

      Selected from the legislative branch and serves an indefi nite term

    • C.

      Elected to become the ruling member of the legislature and serves a fixed term

    • D.

      Selected by the legislature to rule independently and serves an indefi nite term

    Correct Answer
    A. Elected independently from the legislative branch and serves a fixed term
    Explanation
    In a presidential form of government, the head of the executive branch is elected independently from the legislative branch and serves a fixed term. This means that the president is chosen directly by the people through an election process, separate from the selection of members of the legislative branch. The president's term is predetermined and cannot be extended or shortened, providing stability and continuity in the executive leadership of the government.

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  • 36. 

    Which of these situations illustrates citizens responsibly practicing the freedoms of a democratic society?

    • A.

      Melissa loudly argues with the grocery store manager about high food prices.

    • B.

      Lindsay falsely accuses Jim of reckless driving in the local newspaper.

    • C.

      Billy celebrates homecoming by honking his car horn in a residential neighborhood at midnight.

    • D.

      Miko and some friends picket the local shoe factory because of recent layoffs.

    Correct Answer
    D. Miko and some friends picket the local shoe factory because of recent layoffs.
    Explanation
    Miko and some friends picketing the local shoe factory because of recent layoffs illustrates citizens responsibly practicing the freedoms of a democratic society. Picketing is a form of peaceful protest that allows individuals to express their concerns and advocate for change. By peacefully demonstrating and raising awareness about the issue, Miko and their friends are exercising their freedom of speech and assembly, which are fundamental rights in a democratic society. This action shows civic engagement and a commitment to addressing social and economic issues through nonviolent means.

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  • 37. 

    Which interest group would most likely oppose eliminating the social security system?

    • A.

      National Rifl e Association (NRA)

    • B.

      American Federation of Labor (AFL)

    • C.

      Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

    • D.

      American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

    Correct Answer
    D. American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
    Explanation
    The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) would most likely oppose eliminating the social security system because it is an interest group that represents the interests of retired individuals. The social security system provides financial support and benefits for retired individuals, so it is in the best interest of the AARP to protect and preserve this system. Eliminating the social security system would likely have a negative impact on the financial security of retired individuals, which is why the AARP would oppose such a move.

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  • 38. 

    Which of these is an example of popular sovereignty?

    • A.

      Federal courts overrule laws passed by Congress.

    • B.

      Some states decided to prohibit slavery by a vote of residents.

    • C.

      Political parties choose presidential candidates at national conventions.

    • D.

      Former colonial governments declared independence from British control.

    Correct Answer
    B. Some states decided to prohibit slavery by a vote of residents.
    Explanation
    Popular sovereignty refers to the idea that the power and authority of the government is derived from the consent of the people. In this case, the example of some states deciding to prohibit slavery by a vote of residents demonstrates popular sovereignty because the decision was made by the people themselves, reflecting their will and consent. The residents of these states exercised their right to determine the laws and policies that govern them, showcasing the principle of popular sovereignty.

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  • 39. 

    Since the 1960s, which political party in the United States most closely represents the views of conservative voters?

    • A.

      Democratic Party

    • B.

      Republican Party

    • C.

      Socialist Party

    • D.

      Green Party

    Correct Answer
    B. Republican Party
    Explanation
    The Republican Party is the correct answer because it has historically aligned itself with conservative principles and values. Since the 1960s, the party has championed limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and traditional social values, which are all key tenets of conservatism. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, has generally embraced more progressive and liberal policies, making it less aligned with conservative voters. The Socialist Party and Green Party are also not closely associated with conservative views, as they advocate for more left-leaning ideologies.

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  • 40. 

    Which view of presidential power led to the Twenty-Second Amendment?

    • A.

      The office of the president had too much power in the nineteenth century.

    • B.

      Original checks and balances in the Constitution sufficiently limit the president’s power.

    • C.

      Congress should have more power to check the president’s power.

    • D.

      Term limits are needed to keep any one president from growing too powerful.

    Correct Answer
    D. Term limits are needed to keep any one president from growing too powerful.
    Explanation
    The Twenty-Second Amendment was introduced to establish term limits for the president, limiting them to serving only two terms in office. This was seen as necessary to prevent any one president from becoming too powerful and potentially abusing their authority. By implementing term limits, it ensures a rotation of power and prevents the consolidation of power in the hands of a single individual.

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