Trivia Quiz About John F Kennedy

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  • 1. 
    A unitary system is a way of organizing government so that
    • A. 

      All power resides in a central government

    • B. 

      Both national and state levels of government have authority over the same land and people

    • C. 

      All power resides in states and local governments

    • D. 

      National and state governments have separate powers over different areas and people

    • E. 

      The president is the central power of the government

  • 2. 
    The United States began as a (n)
    • A. 

      Confederation

    • B. 

      Federalist nation

    • C. 

      Series of unitary governments

    • D. 

      Strong national government, which weakened over time

    • E. 

      Series of weakened states that slowly gained strength

  • 3. 
    The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution states that all of the following are the supreme law of the land, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Laws of the national government (when consistent with the Constitution)

    • B. 

      The United States Constitution

    • C. 

      State constitutions

    • D. 

      Treaties of the national government (when consistent with the Constitution)

    • E. 

      Both c and d

  • 4. 
    The principle that the national government has certain implied powers that go beyond its enumerated powers was first elaborated in the Supreme Court's decision in
    • A. 

      United States v the States

    • B. 

      Gibbons v Ogden

    • C. 

      Miranda v Arizona

    • D. 

      McCulloch v Maryland

    • E. 

      Marbury v Madison

  • 5. 
    Which of the following federal policies exemplifies the implied powers of Congress?
    • A. 

      Environmental protection law

    • B. 

      Income Tax

    • C. 

      The regulation of interstate commerce

    • D. 

      The provision of an army and a navy

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The Supreme Court case of Gibbons v Ogden?
    • A. 

      Defined the meaning of the elastic clause

    • B. 

      Settled the contested presidential election of 1824

    • C. 

      Defined commerce as virtually every form of commercial activity

    • D. 

      Established the principle of implied powers

    • E. 

      Established the supremacy of the national government

  • 7. 
    A tution difference between in-state and out-of-state students is an example of
    • A. 

      Dual federalism

    • B. 

      Federal exceptions to the full faith and credit provision

    • C. 

      The extension of full faith and credit to all students from all states

    • D. 

      An example of an exception to the privileges and immunities clause

    • E. 

      Project grants to the states

  • 8. 
    The constitutional requirement that the states return a person charged with a crime in another state to that state for trial or imprisonment is known as 
    • A. 

      Forfeiture

    • B. 

      Extradition

    • C. 

      Privileges and immunities

    • D. 

      Full faith and credit

    • E. 

      The elastic clause

  • 9. 
    In ____________ federalism, the powers and policy assignments of different levels of government are like a marble cake, with mingled responsibilities and blurred distinctions between layers of government.
    • A. 

      Fiscal

    • B. 

      Mixed

    • C. 

      Dual

    • D. 

      Cooperative

    • E. 

      Tripartite

  • 10. 
    Programs such as Medicaid and Aid for Families with Dependent Children, where applicants automatically qualify for aid if they meet the requirements, are examples of
    • A. 

      Dual federalism

    • B. 

      Project grants

    • C. 

      Formula grants

    • D. 

      Block grants

    • E. 

      Welfare

  • 11. 
    A broad program for community development would most likely be supported through a (n)
    • A. 

      Formula grant

    • B. 

      Enterprise zone

    • C. 

      Project grant

    • D. 

      Categorical grant

    • E. 

      Block grant

  • 12. 
    What are mandates?
    • A. 

      Requirements that direct states or local governments to comply with federal rules under threat of penalties or as a condition of receipt of a federal grant

    • B. 

      A grant awarded on the basis of competitive applications

    • C. 

      The use of federal dollars in one program to influence state and local policy in another program

    • D. 

      When a condition on one federal grant is extended to all activities supported by federal funds, regardless of the source

    • E. 

      A general rule of federalism involving the principle that there will be "something for everyone"

  • 13. 
    The word federalism is absent from the Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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