AP Review Ch 3 Quiz

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We hope you’ve been studying hard, because it’s time for your review! In this quiz we’ll be testing you on all things you’ve learned from chapter 3 of your studies, including elements such as federalism, economic activity, block grants, unitary systems and much more! Good luck as you take on the “AP Review Ch 3 Quiz”!


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  • 1. 
    Federalism involves two levels of government, both which are
    • A. 

      Dependent.

    • B. 

      Democratic.

    • C. 

      Representative.

    • D. 

      Bicameral.

    • E. 

      Sovereign.

  • 2. 
    Most forms of economic activity are now included under
    • A. 

      First Amendment freedoms.

    • B. 

      Interstate commerce.

    • C. 

      The doctrine of implied powers.

    • D. 

      The reserved powers of the states.

    • E. 

      Compact theory.

  • 3. 
    A block grant is essentially a
    • A. 

      Grant that benefits a single, local unit (block).

    • B. 

      Group of categorical or project grants.

    • C. 

      Reverse grant-in-aid money flows back from the states to the federal government.

    • D. 

      Project grant with tighter restrictions.

    • E. 

      A project grant with less federal support.

  • 4. 
    Under a unitary system, the national government would have the right to alter or eliminate
    • A. 

      Elections.

    • B. 

      The judiciary.

    • C. 

      Lower levels of government.

    • D. 

      The constitution.

    • E. 

      Constitutional amendments.

  • 5. 
    The McCulloch v. Maryland decision established
    • A. 

      Judicial review by the Supreme Court.

    • B. 

      State sovereignty in interstate commerce.

    • C. 

      National government supremacy over the states.

    • D. 

      The legality of the slave trade

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    The effort to pass on to the states many federal functions has been called __________.
    • A. 

      Evolution

    • B. 

      Third-order devolution

    • C. 

      Enhancement

    • D. 

      Entitlement

    • E. 

      Devolution

  • 7. 
    A federal grant designed for a specific purpose defined by federal law is called
    • A. 

      A categorical grant.

    • B. 

      A land grant.

    • C. 

      A block grant.

    • D. 

      Revenue sharing

    • E. 

      A project enhancement grant.

  • 8. 
    By ruling that the government cannot require local police to conduct background checks on all gun purchases, it held that to do so would be a violation of the _____________ Amendment.
    • A. 

      Fifth

    • B. 

      Sixth

    • C. 

      Tenth

    • D. 

      Fourteenth

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 9. 
    States cannot declare acts of Congress unconstitutional. In other words, states do have the right of 
    • A. 

      Nullification

    • B. 

      Local mandate

    • C. 

      Dual federalism

    • D. 

      Habeas corpus

    • E. 

      Recall

  • 10. 
    The term intergovernmental lobby is used in the text to refer to lobbying activities by
    • A. 

      State & local officials at the national government.

    • B. 

      One branch of the national government at another branch.

    • C. 

      Foreign governments in Washington D.C.

    • D. 

      Federal agencies at statehouses & city halls.

    • E. 

      Governmental units with ties to interest groups.

  • 11. 
    Block grants were designed to remedy a common criticism of categorical grants, namely
    • A. 

      Their lack of specificity.

    • B. 

      The lack of conditions under which such grants were made.

    • C. 

      The difficulty of adapting categorical grants to local needs.

    • D. 

      Their discriminatory nature....decisions are too often based on politics.

    • E. 

      Their lack of relevance to problems that were perceived to be "national" in nature.

  • 12. 
    This procedure in effect in about one-third of the states permits voters to remove an elected official from office.
    • A. 

      Initiative

    • B. 

      Referendum

    • C. 

      Recall

    • D. 

      Logrolling

    • E. 

      Rollback

  • 13. 
    The early chief justice whose decisions generally gave the broadest possible sweep to federal power was
    • A. 

      Roger Taney.

    • B. 

      Frederick Vinson.

    • C. 

      John Marshall.

    • D. 

      Alexander Hamilton.

    • E. 

      John Harlan.

  • 14. 
    The Civil War settled one part of the issue of national supremacy versus state's rights, namely, that
    • A. 

      State governments are supreme over the national government.

    • B. 

      The national government derives it sovereignty from the states.

    • C. 

      The national government derives its sovereignty from the people.

    • D. 

      The national government derives its sovereignty from both the people an the states.

    • E. 

      State government derived their power from each other

  • 15. 
    Among the Founders, the most prominent and consistent defender of the power of the national government was
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

    • B. 

      Patrick Henry.

    • C. 

      James Madison.

    • D. 

      George Washington.

    • E. 

      Alexander Hamilton.

  • 16. 
    The Founders did not include in the U.S. Constitution an explicit statement of state powers but added it later in the
    • A. 

      Second Amendment.

    • B. 

      Seventh Amendment.

    • C. 

      Tenth Amendment.

    • D. 

      Fourteenth Amendment.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 17. 
    For the Founders, federalism was a device to
    • A. 

      Protect liberty.

    • B. 

      Provide efficient local administration.

    • C. 

      Encourage citizen participation.

    • D. 

      Guarantee equality.

    • E. 

      Protect against foreign invasion.

  • 18. 
    Until recently, the interstate commerce that the federal government can regulate is now interpreted to include
    • A. 

      Almost any kind of economic activity.

    • B. 

      Only the movement of goods between states.

    • C. 

      Almost any commerce in goods, but not labor transactions.

    • D. 

      Commerce between states and a handful of transactions within states.

    • E. 

      Shipping and handling, but not production

  • 19. 
    This is a procedure that enables voters to reject a measure adopted by the legislature.
    • A. 

      Initiative

    • B. 

      Referendum

    • C. 

      Recall

    • D. 

      Logrolling

    • E. 

      Reciprocity

  • 20. 
    When a locality is required by federal law to do something, regardless of whether it receives federal funding for that purpose or not, it is called a
    • A. 

      Condition of aid

    • B. 

      Mandate

    • C. 

      Edict

    • D. 

      Court decision

    • E. 

      Federal demand

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