American Government EOC Test Quiz

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American Government EOC Test Quiz

It’s the end of course! Before you can relax, however, there are a bunch of exams you need to look out for and one of them involves all the ins and outs of the American Government. What do you know about how the country is run, let’s find out in this American Government Eoc Test Quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one 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.

  • 2. 
    State Populations Texas: 23,507,783 Florida: 18,089,880 Michigan: 10,095,643 Missouri: 5,842,713According to the chart, which state has the largest delegation in the United States House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      Missouri

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Michigan

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 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 protect their actions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 9. 
    Which issue is exclusively the responsibility of federal law?
    • A. 

      Driver's licenses

    • B. 

      Gun control

    • C. 

      Teaching certifications

    • D. 

      Counterfeit money

  • 10. 
    Congress is prohibited from establishing an official religion by the
    • A. 

      First Amendment

    • B. 

      Second Amendment

    • C. 

      Fourth Amendment

    • D. 

      Fifth Amendment

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    Which part of the Connecticut (or Great) Compromise benefits states with smaller populations?
    • A. 

      Each state has two representatives in the Senate.

    • B. 

      The Senate ratifies 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.

  • 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

  • 16. 
    -1980: Candy Lightner establishes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to advocate for strong drunk driving laws-1988: Minimum drinking age set a twenty-one in all fifty states-1992: Alcohol-related driving deaths drop 26 percent since 1984The 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20. 
    Mr. Leonard was not required to testify at his own trial for armed robbery.This is known as
    • A. 

      Right to a legal counsel

    • B. 

      Right against false testimony

    • C. 

      Right to legal privacy

    • D. 

      Right against self-incrimination

  • 21. 
    Which of these received increased authority under the reserved powers clause of the Constitution.
    • A. 

      States

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      Businesses

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 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 confirmation hearings

    • C. 

      Issue decisions in cases brought to them

    • D. 

      Serve until they die or choose to retire

  • 23. 
    Which headline best illustrates an example of checks and balances?
    • A. 

      "President to Seek Second Term"

    • B. 

      "House Passes Tax Legislation"

    • C. 

      "Senate Confirms New Chief Justice"

    • D. 

      "Supreme Court Rejects Case"

  • 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.

  • 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