Apsa Chapter 2/3 Test

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Apsa Chapter 2/3 Test

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  • 1. 
    Which person is NOT accurately associated?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson- wrote the Declaration of Independence.

    • B. 

      George Washington- presided over the meeting in PHiladelphia

    • C. 

      James Madison- father of our Constution

    • D. 

      Patrick Henry- wrote the fiery pamphlet known as Common Sense

  • 2. 
    Which plan at the Convention wanted representation to be based upon population and wealth of a state?
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      New Jersey

    • C. 

      3/5

    • D. 

      Slave Trade and Commerce

  • 3. 
    What event really showed the new nation that the Articles of Confederation were much too weak to handle the country's problems?
    • A. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      Shay's Rebellion

    • C. 

      Philadelphia Convention

    • D. 

      Stamp Act Congress

  • 4. 
    Which group preferred the Articles of Confederation to the new Constitution because they wanted to keep power at the level?
    • A. 

      Federalists

    • B. 

      Antifederalists

  • 5. 
    Which of the following items did the King tax of the British Colonists?
    • A. 

      Sugar and spices

    • B. 

      Paper goods

    • C. 

      Tea

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    To propose an amendment it takes _____ vote of Congress or the states.
    • A. 

      2/3

    • B. 

      3/4

    • C. 

      3/5

  • 7. 
    To formally adopt an amendment it takes _______ vote of the state legislatures or special conventions of the people.
    • A. 

      2/3

    • B. 

      3/4

    • C. 

      3/5

  • 8. 
    How many total amendments are there to the Constitution?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      21

    • D. 

      27

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about amendments?
    • A. 

      The first ten amendments are called the Bill of Rights.

    • B. 

      The amendment process is fairly easy and we often amend the Constitution.

    • C. 

      Some topics like the ERA and child labor got through the proposal step of the amendment process but were never adopted. The ERA for women failed to become an amendment.

    • D. 

      We actually amend the Constitution more formally than informally.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following methods is used to informally amend the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Court cases

    • B. 

      Executive actions

    • C. 

      Customs and traditions

    • D. 

      Party practices

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    To formally approve is called ______.
    • A. 

      Ratification

    • B. 

      Unicameral

    • C. 

      Informally amend

  • 12. 
    Congress is given the power to make laws while the President is given the power to enforce them.  Each having distinct and different responsibilities is called _____.
    • A. 

      Separation of powers

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Federalism

  • 13. 
    The ideas that government must be restrained and that government officials are not above the law make up what principle?
    • A. 

      Separation of powers

    • B. 

      Limited government

    • C. 

      Federalism

  • 14. 
    Which type of colony was by far the most democratic?
    • A. 

      Royal

    • B. 

      Proprietary

    • C. 

      Charter

  • 15. 
    Which type of colony was by far the most controlled by the King?
    • A. 

      Charter

    • B. 

      Royal

    • C. 

      Proprietary

  • 16. 
    What group helped organize boycotts and protests in the colonies?
    • A. 

      Sons of liberties

    • B. 

      Committees of correspondence

    • C. 

      Wednesday's women

  • 17. 
    The Connecticut Compromise decided to create a bicameral legislature with representation determined by ______ in the House. 
    • A. 

      Population

    • B. 

      Equality

    • C. 

      Wealth

  • 18. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation which of the following was true?
    • A. 

      It only took a simple majority to pass laws.

    • B. 

      Making amendments was relatively easy.

    • C. 

      The government under the Articles heavily taxed the people.

    • D. 

      The Articles only had one branch of government- a legislature that was unicameral.

  • 19. 
    Which document was signed in 1215 by nobles in England attempting to restrict the power of the King?
    • A. 

      Magna Carta

    • B. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Petition of Rights

  • 20. 
    What war was so expensive that the King decided to tax the colonists to help pay for it?
    • A. 

      Revolutionary War

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      French and Indian War

  • 21. 
    In the Constitution... what branch enforces the laws?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 22. 
    The new Constitution would take effect as soon as ____ out of 13 states signed it.
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      13

  • 23. 
    Which state did not attend the Philadelphia Convention?
    • A. 

      Rhode Island

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      Georgia

  • 24. 
    Which of the following men did not write the Federalist Papers?
    • A. 

      John Jay

    • B. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 25. 
    What was the name of our first Constitution?
    • A. 

      Magna Carta

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Petition of Rights

  • 26. 
    Which of the following was NOT a power of the government under the Articles?
    • A. 

      Make war and peace

    • B. 

      Coin money

    • C. 

      Set up a post office

    • D. 

      Send and receive ambassadors

    • E. 

      Levy taxes