Chapter 3 Federalism Testc

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Chapter 3 Federalism Testc

In its most basic description, the concept of federalism embodies the principle or system of a government. It combines the general government with regional governments (i. E. State, provincial) into a single political system, and provides a relationship of parity between the two levels of government involved in its establishment. What can you tell us about federalism and how it works? Take the following quiz and we’ll let you know how you did!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In federalism, governmental power and authority is
    • A. 

      Concentrated with the federal government

    • B. 

      Concentrated with local governments

    • C. 

      Shared between governments

    • D. 

      Nonexisent

  • 2. 
    The majority of the world's governments are federal systems
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    An example of a unitary government is
    • A. 

      The United States

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      France

  • 4. 
    The American states are unitary with respect to their local governments
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When it comes to presidential campaigns, the candidates can basically ignore the states
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The federal system in America decentralizes
    • A. 

      Politics

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      Policies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    In the US, the federal government is responsible for most social, family, and moral public policies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Sometimes social issues become national issues when groups try to use the power of the national government to influence the states
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements regarding the states is FALSE?
    • A. 

      The states constitute a national laboratory to develop and test public policies

    • B. 

      ALmost every policy the national government has adopted had its beginnings in the states

    • C. 

      The states rarely produce policy innovations

    • D. 

      The states often share the results of new policy ideas with other states and the national government

  • 10. 
    The term federalism is found repeatedly in the Constitution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements about the Constitution is FALSE?
    • A. 

      It forbids COngress to divide up individual states

    • B. 

      It makes the federal government responsible for elections

    • C. 

      It is unamendable as to the queal representation of the states in the Senate.

    • D. 

      It requires the national government to protect states against violence and invasion.

  • 12. 
    According to the supremacy clause, the supreme law of the land consists of all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The Constitution

    • B. 

      Laws of the national government

    • C. 

      Treaties

    • D. 

      State laws

  • 13. 
    The Constitution grants the national government exclusive power to 
    • A. 

      Coin money

    • B. 

      Tax

    • C. 

      Establish courts

    • D. 

      Charter banks

  • 14. 
    The Constitution specifically denies to states the power to
    • A. 

      Make and enforce laws

    • B. 

      Conduct election

    • C. 

      Establish local governments

    • D. 

      Tax imports and exports

    • E. 

  • 15. 
    The tenth ammedment provides for
    • A. 

      Universal suffrage

    • B. 

      Civil liberties

    • C. 

      The delegation of power to the states and the people

    • D. 

      The abolition of slavery

  • 16. 
    The question of how national and state powers are related was largely settled by
    • A. 

      The civil rights movement

    • B. 

      The case of McCulloch v. Maryland

    • C. 

      The civil war

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    In 1791, the newly created national bank was regarde favorably by 
    • A. 

      State legislatures

    • B. 

      Farmers

    • C. 

      Federalists

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 18. 
    On of the country's ablest lawyers, who argued the case for Maryland before the Supreme court in McCulloch v. Maryland was
    • A. 

      Daniel Webster

    • B. 

      Luther Martin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      John Hancock

  • 19. 
    In McCulloch v. maryland, the Supreme COurt stated that as long as the national government behaves in accordance with the Constitution, its policies take precedence over state policies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    McCulloch v. Maryland established the two constitutional principles of 
    • A. 

      Equality and freedom

    • B. 

      National supremacy and implied powers

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Federalism and intergovernmental relations

  • 21. 
    The implied powers of Congress
    • A. 

      Mean that Congress has powers that go beyond those enumerated in the Constitution

    • B. 

      Mean that Congress can make laws that are unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Include its powers to coin money and impose taxes

    • D. 

      Were listed in the Tenth Amendment

  • 22. 
    New Deal and civil rights legislation illustrate the powers of the national government as derived through its constitutional requirement to regulate
    • A. 

      Foreign policy

    • B. 

      Interstate commerce

    • C. 

      The military

    • D. 

      Elections

    • E. 

  • 23. 
    Conflict over federalism was at the center of the 
    • A. 

      Civil war

    • B. 

      Revolutionary War

    • C. 

      War of 1812

    • D. 

      World War I

  • 24. 
    The battle for racial equality
    • A. 

      Has been fought exclusively at the state level

    • B. 

      Was resolved by the Thirteenth, Fifteenth, and Nineteenth Amendments

    • C. 

      Ended with the end of the Civil War

    • D. 

      Demonstrates national supremacy in the federal system

  • 25. 
    The constitutional requirement that states must return a person charged with a crime in another state to that state for trial or imprisonment is called
    • A. 

      Full faith and credit

    • B. 

      Extradition

    • C. 

      Privileges and immunities

    • D. 

      Dual federalism

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