American Government EOC Test Prep 1

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American Government EOC Test Prep 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Greenpeace, the American Medical Association  American Association of Retired Persons, Mothers Against Drunk Driving are all examples of
    • A. 

      Federal Agencies

    • B. 

      Trade Unions

    • C. 

      Interest Groups

    • D. 

      Political Parties

  • 2. 
    Which document includes the principles of federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Mayflower Compact

    • C. 

      Articles of Confederation Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      U.S. Constitution

  • 3. 
    Which best describes a civic responsibility of individual citizens? hint:  civic responsibilities are something we should all do as good citizens of the United States.
    • A. 

      Speaking up on issues of concern

    • B. 

      Contributing money to charity

    • C. 

      Attending college

    • D. 

      Having a trial in a criminal case

  • 4. 
    Kids organize for a school board campaign?  What is happening?
    • A. 

      Issue Associated Committee

    • B. 

      Political Action Committee Political Action Committee

    • C. 

      Virtual Committee

    • D. 

      Political Party

  • 5. 
    In the case of Baker vs. Carr, justices said one man, one vote.  Before this, most congressional districts did not have similar population totals.  In other words, one representative may have been representing a million people and one may only be representing 100 people.  Which constitutional principle was violated by this?
    • A. 

      Representatation

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Due process of law

    • D. 

      Separation of powers

  • 6. 
    Several people are shipwrecked on an island and decide to form a new government.  If they decide to form a democracy, this means that the leader will get his or her position by:
    • A. 

      A small group will appoint him or her

    • B. 

      The majority will vote or him or her

    • C. 

      He or she will threaten others who want to lead

    • D. 

      He or she has the most powerful family on the island

  • 7. 
    Who has the job of enforcing state laws? **hint:  who is the equivalent of the president at the state level?
    • A. 

      State Congress - Missouri General Assembly

    • B. 

      The president

    • C. 

      U.S. Congress

    • D. 

      The governor of Missouri

  • 8. 
    What is the purpose of the federal law that prohibits states from coining money?
    • A. 

      To encourage spending

    • B. 

      To encourage free trade among the states

    • C. 

      To prevent stealing

    • D. 

      To prevent counterfeit money

  • 9. 
    The electoral college system allows citizens to cast votes and then:
    • A. 

      The electors are to cast votes based on the state's popular vote

    • B. 

      The electors are to cast votes based on the way a district votes

    • C. 

      The electors should choose based on personal preference

    • D. 

      The electors should choose based on political party affiliation

  • 10. 
    Which of these is a violation of the constitutional concept of limited government?
    • A. 

      Congress rejects a presidential appointment

    • B. 

      Congress changes tax rates

    • C. 

      Congress passes a law restricting immigration

    • D. 

      Congress establishes a national religion

  • 11. 
    The Purpose of the Federal Lobbying and Disclosure Act of 1995, was to provide disclosure to the American people about who is lobbying the federal government on who's behalf and at what cost.  Based on this info, the Act is probably mots likely supported by those who are concerned about how:
    • A. 

      Citizens use tobacco products

    • B. 

      Americans are spending more and making less

    • C. 

      Campaign contributions influence decisions of law makers

    • D. 

      Congress members salaries are being deciced

  • 12. 
    I develop the Federal Budget I give the state of Union Address one time each year I make treaties with other nations I appoint ambassadors and other important federal officers Who am I?
    • A. 

      Secretary of Defense

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      President of the USA

    • D. 

      Speaker of the House of Representatives

  • 13. 
    U.S. citizens are required to serve in the Armed Forces:
    • A. 

      During periods of war

    • B. 

      When they turn 18

    • C. 

      If the government initiates a draft

    • D. 

      Following drops in voluntary enlistment

  • 14. 
    Which statement best explains the principle of minority rights?
    • A. 

      The minority still has a voice in government even though it lacks controlling power

    • B. 

      The majority must give up some of its power to be fair to the minority

    • C. 

      The minority may join with other groups to form a majority

    • D. 

      The majority is within its right to dominate the minority

  • 15. 
    Which statement best reflects Thomas Jefferson's belief in unalienable rights as expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Voting is the most important of the citizens rights

    • B. 

      Serving in military protects the citizens

    • C. 

      Citizens have rights provided at the discretion of the govt.

    • D. 

      Citizens have rights that can't be taken away from them, this is known as due process of law.

  • 16. 
    Which person serves in the executive branch of federal government?
    • A. 

      Chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

    • B. 

      Senate majority leader

    • C. 

      Speaker of the house

    • D. 

      Secretary of homeland security

  • 17. 
    Separation of Powers was established by the framers for what reason?
    • A. 

      To protect the president

    • B. 

      To guard against abuse of government power

    • C. 

      To guard against federalism

    • D. 

      To ensure equality among all citizens

  • 18. 
    1976 electoral college map 1996 electoral college map. When looking at these two maps, which statement is the best conclusion that can be made about the changing influence of political parties in the United States:
    • A. 

      Their influence on elections has diminished

    • B. 

      The influence in regions can vary over time

    • C. 

      The influence in large areas has increased

    • D. 

      The influence is greatest in small states

  • 19. 
    Which of these is a political limitation imposed by a later amendment to the original U.S. Constitution?
    • A. 

      Congress is unable to suspend a writ of habeus corpus

    • B. 

      Senators are elected to terms of 6 years

    • C. 

      Presidents can be elected to only 2 terms of office

    • D. 

      Government officials can be impeached

  • 20. 
    I have no executive branch, no national court system a week unicameral congress that only has the ability to declare war and make treaties.  I need approval of 9 of 13 states to create any laws.  Who am I?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      U.S. Constitution

    • D. 

      Mayflower Compact