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  • 1. 

    In which court is the decision of the court always final?

    • A.

      Virginia Circuit Court

    • B.

      United States Court of Appeals

    • C.

      United States Supreme Court

    • D.

      Virginia General District Court

    Correct Answer
    C. United States Supreme Court
    Explanation
    The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the country and its decisions are final. This means that once the Supreme Court makes a ruling on a case, it cannot be appealed to any higher court. The Supreme Court has the ultimate authority to interpret the Constitution and make decisions that impact the entire nation. Its decisions set precedents that lower courts must follow, ensuring consistency and uniformity in the interpretation and application of the law throughout the United States.

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  • 2. 

    Which responsibility completes this table?

    • A.

      Licenses new cars

    • B.

      Imposes traffic fines

    • C.

      Conducts foreign policy

    • D.

      Establishes public schools

    Correct Answer
    C. Conducts foreign policy
    Explanation
    The responsibility that completes this table is "Conducts foreign policy." This is because the other responsibilities listed in the table, such as licensing new cars, imposing traffic fines, and establishing public schools, do not pertain to conducting foreign policy. Conducting foreign policy involves managing relationships and negotiations with other countries, making decisions on international matters, and representing the country's interests on a global scale.

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  • 3. 

    What is the title of Ms. Slaboda’s job?

    • A.

      Regulator

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Plaintiff

    • D.

      Lobbyist

    Correct Answer
    D. Lobbyist
  • 4. 

    Which basic principle of the Constitution of the United States prevents anyone branch from gaining too much power?

    • A.

      Checks and balances

    • B.

      Representative government

    • C.

      Popular sovereignty

    • D.

      Rule of law

    Correct Answer
    A. Checks and balances
  • 5. 

    The Virginia legislature is called the —

    • A.

      State Congress

    • B.

      State Assembly

    • C.

      General Congress

    • D.

      General Assembly

    Correct Answer
    D. General Assembly
  • 6. 

    This quote from the Gettysburg Address best defines which principle ofAmerican constitutional government?

    • A.

      Separation of powers

    • B.

      Limited government

    • C.

      Rule of law

    • D.

      Democratic Government

    Correct Answer
    D. Democratic Government
  • 7. 

    In a criminal procedure, which of these is required for an arrest?

    • A.

      Sentencing

    • B.

      Arraignment

    • C.

      Guilty verdict

    • D.

      Probable cause

    Correct Answer
    D. Probable cause
  • 8. 

    Issuing search warrants, arrest warrants, and subpoenas is the responsibility of —

    • A.

      Police chiefs

    • B.

      Court attorneys

    • C.

      Magistrates

    • D.

      Plaintiffs

    Correct Answer
    C. Magistrates
  • 9. 

    Which of the following completes this diagram?

    • A.

      Referendum

    • B.

      Veto

    • C.

      Judicial opinion

    • D.

      Floor debate

    Correct Answer
    D. Floor debate
  • 10. 

    Which document was written with this stated purpose?

    • A.

      Constitution of the United States

    • B.

      Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      Articles of Confederation

    • D.

      Virginia Declaration of Rights

    Correct Answer
    A. Constitution of the United States
  • 11. 

    This refusal by the Senate to approve the treaty is an example of —

    • A.

      International relations

    • B.

      Checks and balances

    • C.

      Executive veto

    • D.

      Rule of law

    Correct Answer
    B. Checks and balances
  • 12. 

    The first national government of the United States was created by the —

    • A.

      Declaration of Independence

    • B.

      Articles of Confederation

    • C.

      Constitution of the United States

    • D.

      Inaugural Address

    Correct Answer
    B. Articles of Confederation
  • 13. 

    According to this newspaper, in which activity were these media groups most likely involved?

    • A.

      Attempting to influence new laws

    • B.

      Regulating local advertisements

    • C.

      Investing in new technology

    • D.

      Gathering national data

    Correct Answer
    A. Attempting to influence new laws
  • 14. 

    This World War II poster appeals to which trait of an American citizen?

    • A.

      Trustworthiness

    • B.

      Patriotism

    • C.

      Courtesy

    • D.

      Honesty

    Correct Answer
    B. Patriotism
    Explanation
    This World War II poster appeals to the trait of patriotism in an American citizen. The poster likely encourages citizens to show their love and loyalty towards their country during the war. It may aim to inspire a sense of duty and pride in defending the nation, highlighting the importance of patriotism in times of conflict.

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  • 15. 

    What personal character trait did Susan model for the man on the phone?

    • A.

      Accountability

    • B.

      Responsibility

    • C.

      Courtesy

    • D.

      Honesty

    Correct Answer
    C. Courtesy
    Explanation
    Susan modeled courtesy for the man on the phone. This can be inferred from the given options as all the other traits mentioned (accountability, responsibility, and honesty) are not directly related to the behavior or interaction with the man on the phone. Courtesy refers to being polite, respectful, and considerate towards others, which aligns with the behavior Susan displayed during the phone conversation.

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  • 16. 

    For government to be effective, citizens must —

    • A.

      Perform civic duties

    • B.

      Work for elected officials

    • C.

      Identify with local leaders

    • D.

      Join political parties

    Correct Answer
    A. Perform civic duties
    Explanation
    To ensure the effectiveness of the government, citizens need to actively engage in performing their civic duties. This includes responsibilities such as voting in elections, participating in community service, obeying laws, paying taxes, and staying informed about current issues. By fulfilling these obligations, citizens contribute to the smooth functioning of the government and help maintain a democratic society. Working for elected officials, identifying with local leaders, and joining political parties are all forms of civic engagement, but they are not as essential as performing civic duties.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following statements does the First Amendment guarantee?

    • A.

      You may meet with other people.

    • B.

      You may have a speedy trial.

    • C.

      You may vote in elections.

    • D.

      You may own firearms.

    Correct Answer
    A. You may meet with other people.
    Explanation
    The First Amendment guarantees the right to freedom of assembly, which means that individuals have the right to meet and gather with other people. This includes the right to peacefully protest, hold meetings, and join organizations. The other statements listed in the options are not specifically guaranteed by the First Amendment.

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  • 18. 

    The idea that newspapers have a right to criticize the government is known as freedom of —

    • A.

      The press

    • B.

      Speech

    • C.

      The economy

    • D.

      Assembly

    Correct Answer
    A. The press
    Explanation
    The idea that newspapers have a right to criticize the government is known as freedom of the press. This concept ensures that the media can express their opinions and hold the government accountable without fear of censorship or punishment. Freedom of the press is a fundamental aspect of democracy, allowing for transparency and the dissemination of information to the public. It is an essential component of a free and open society.

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  • 19. 

    Which item best completes this list?

    • A.

      Licensed driver

    • B.

      State resident

    • C.

      Employed

    • D.

      Married

    Correct Answer
    B. State resident
    Explanation
    The given list consists of characteristics that are typically required or expected for certain privileges or benefits. A licensed driver is needed to legally operate a vehicle, being a state resident is necessary for certain government services and benefits, being employed is often required for financial stability, and being married can have legal and financial implications. Out of these options, being a state resident is the most general and applicable characteristic that completes the list.

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  • 20. 

    A candidate for national office often appeals to the most citizens by —

    • A.

      Meeting with foreign leaders

    • B.

      Belonging to a third party

    • C.

      Holding moderate views

    • D.

      Leading an activist group

    Correct Answer
    C. Holding moderate views
    Explanation
    A candidate for national office often appeals to the most citizens by holding moderate views. This is because moderate views tend to align with the beliefs and values of a larger portion of the population. By taking a middle-ground approach, the candidate can attract support from both sides of the political spectrum and appeal to a wider range of voters. Meeting with foreign leaders, belonging to a third party, or leading an activist group may appeal to specific subsets of the population, but holding moderate views is more likely to appeal to the majority.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these best explains this opinion?

    • A.

      Number of elections

    • B.

      Influence of lobbyists

    • C.

      High campaign costs

    • D.

      Expensive registration fees

    Correct Answer
    C. High campaign costs
    Explanation
    High campaign costs can best explain this opinion because running for office and conducting a successful campaign can be very expensive. Candidates need to spend money on advertising, hiring staff, organizing events, and other campaign expenses. The high costs of running a campaign can limit the number of candidates who can afford to run for office, and it can also create a dependence on wealthy donors and special interest groups. This can lead to concerns about the influence of money in politics and the potential for corruption.

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  • 22. 

    What role is this newspaper playing in the election process?

    • A.

      Highlighting issues

    • B.

      Identifying candidates

    • C.

      Publishing editorials

    • D.

      Providing a forum for voters

    Correct Answer
    B. Identifying candidates
    Explanation
    The newspaper is playing the role of identifying candidates in the election process. This means that the newspaper is actively involved in finding and presenting information about potential candidates for the voters to consider. They may conduct interviews, research backgrounds, and provide profiles of the candidates to help voters make informed decisions. This role is crucial in ensuring that voters have access to information about the candidates and can make educated choices during the election.

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  • 23. 

    Third parties differ from the two main political parties because third parties —

    • A.

      Have more official members

    • B.

      Have more political experience

    • C.

      Are older than the two main parties

    • D.

      Are often concerned with one issue

    Correct Answer
    D. Are often concerned with one issue
    Explanation
    Third parties are often concerned with one issue. Unlike the two main political parties, which have a broader range of policy positions and agendas, third parties tend to focus their efforts on a specific cause or concern. This allows them to appeal to a niche group of voters who are particularly passionate about that issue. By prioritizing a single issue, third parties can differentiate themselves from the larger parties and offer voters an alternative option that aligns more closely with their specific concerns.

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  • 24. 

    Which would best replace the question mark in this web?

    • A.

      Analyzing election results

    • B.

      Holding debates

    • C.

      Conducting voter surveys

    • D.

      Recognizing bias

    Correct Answer
    D. Recognizing bias
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the option that would best replace the question mark in the given web. The web seems to be related to activities or tasks related to elections. Analyzing election results, holding debates, and conducting voter surveys are all activities that are commonly associated with elections. However, recognizing bias is also an important aspect in elections, as it involves identifying any unfair or prejudiced views that may affect the election process. Therefore, recognizing bias would be the most appropriate option to replace the question mark in the web.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following is a function of political parties?

    • A.

      Appointing diplomatic officials

    • B.

      Electing Supreme Court justices

    • C.

      Nominating qualified candidates

    • D.

      Protecting former Presidents

    Correct Answer
    C. Nominating qualified candidates
    Explanation
    Political parties play a crucial role in nominating qualified candidates for various political positions. They are responsible for selecting and endorsing individuals who they believe are competent and capable of representing their party's values and interests. By nominating candidates, political parties provide voters with choices during elections and help shape the political landscape by promoting individuals who align with their party's ideologies and policies. This function allows political parties to actively participate in the democratic process and influence the composition of government bodies at various levels.

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  • 26. 

    What are the earnings a business has left after all its expenses havebeen paid?

    • A.

      Capital

    • B.

      Profit

    • C.

      Taxes

    • D.

      Wages

    Correct Answer
    B. Profit
    Explanation
    Profit refers to the earnings that a business has left after deducting all its expenses. It is the amount of money that a business generates from its operations, which exceeds the total cost of production and other expenses. Profit is an important financial indicator as it represents the financial success and viability of a business. It is typically used to reinvest in the business, distribute dividends to shareholders, or expand operations.

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  • 27. 

    This list describes what type of economic system?

    • A.

      Command

    • B.

      Mixed

    • C.

      Free market

    • D.

      Barter

    Correct Answer
    A. Command
    Explanation
    This list describes a command economic system. In a command economy, the government has complete control over the allocation of resources and the production of goods and services. The government determines what should be produced, how much should be produced, and how it should be distributed. This system is characterized by central planning and little to no individual economic freedom or private ownership.

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  • 28. 

    Who has the most influence in a free market economic system?

    • A.

      Consumers

    • B.

      Producers

    • C.

      Suppliers

    • D.

      Lawyers

    Correct Answer
    A. Consumers
    Explanation
    In a free market economic system, consumers have the most influence. This is because they have the power to determine what goods and services are in demand through their purchasing decisions. When consumers demand a certain product or service, producers and suppliers are motivated to provide it in order to make a profit. Therefore, consumers ultimately shape the market by influencing the production and supply of goods and services. Lawyers, on the other hand, play a role in ensuring legal compliance and protecting the rights of consumers and producers, but they do not have the same level of direct influence in the market as consumers do.

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  • 29. 

    A discount is a form of —

    • A.

      Resource

    • B.

      Capital

    • C.

      Incentive

    • D.

      Consumption

    Correct Answer
    C. Incentive
    Explanation
    A discount is a form of incentive because it encourages customers to purchase a product or service by offering a reduced price. It serves as a motivation or reward for consumers to make a purchase, increasing sales and attracting new customers. By providing a discount, businesses create a sense of value and affordability, enticing individuals to take advantage of the offer and make a purchase they might not have otherwise made.

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  • 30. 

    What is the opportunity cost of going to the movies?

    • A.

      Price of the movie tickets

    • B.

      Value of the computer game

    • C.

      Time of buying the computer game

    • D.

      Enjoyment of seeing the movies

    Correct Answer
    B. Value of the computer game
    Explanation
    The opportunity cost of going to the movies refers to the value of the next best alternative that is forgone, which in this case is the computer game. By choosing to go to the movies, one is giving up the opportunity to play the computer game and experience its value.

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  • 31. 

    What kind of business is best described by these statements?

    • A.

      Cooperative

    • B.

      Corporation

    • C.

      Partnership

    • D.

      Proprietorship

    Correct Answer
    D. Proprietorship
    Explanation
    Proprietorship is the best description for the given statements because it refers to a business owned and operated by a single individual. This type of business structure allows the owner to have complete control and make all decisions. It is the simplest form of business organization and is often suitable for small businesses or sole traders.

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  • 32. 

    An entrepreneur is a person who —

    • A.

      Enforces government regulations for business

    • B.

      Takes the risk of production to earn a profit

    • C.

      Sets the interest rates at banks

    • D.

      Manages financial investments

    Correct Answer
    B. Takes the risk of production to earn a profit
    Explanation
    An entrepreneur is a person who takes the risk of production to earn a profit. This means that they are willing to invest their time, money, and resources into starting and running a business with the hope of making a profit. They are responsible for identifying opportunities, organizing resources, making decisions, and taking on the financial risks associated with their venture. By doing so, they play a crucial role in driving economic growth and innovation in society.

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  • 33. 

    Career planning should begin with —

    • A.

      Work ethic

    • B.

      Job training

    • C.

      Self-assessment

    • D.

      Community service

    Correct Answer
    C. Self-assessment
    Explanation
    Career planning should begin with self-assessment because it is important to understand one's own skills, interests, values, and goals before making decisions about a career path. Self-assessment helps individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their likes and dislikes, which can guide them towards a career that aligns with their abilities and passions. By conducting a self-assessment, individuals can gain clarity about their career aspirations and make informed decisions about job opportunities and further education or training.

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  • 34. 

    What is one way to lower the cost of production?

    • A.

      Hire additional workers

    • B.

      Create new technologies

    • C.

      Use more resources

    • D.

      Offer discount prices

    Correct Answer
    B. Create new technologies
    Explanation
    Creating new technologies can help lower the cost of production by improving efficiency, streamlining processes, and reducing the need for manual labor. New technologies often automate tasks, eliminate waste, and optimize resource utilization, leading to cost savings in the long run. By investing in research and development to create innovative technologies, companies can increase productivity, reduce production costs, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

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  • 35. 

    Tax money paid by businesses and individuals is used to provide —

    • A.

      Private savings

    • B.

      Natural resources

    • C.

      Public goods

    • D.

      Company profits

    Correct Answer
    C. Public goods
    Explanation
    Tax money paid by businesses and individuals is used to provide public goods. Public goods are goods and services that are provided by the government for the benefit of the general public. These goods include things like infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.), public education, healthcare, and public safety. The funds collected through taxes are used to finance the provision of these goods and services, which are essential for the overall well-being and functioning of society.

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  • 36. 

    These are referred to as public services because they —

    • A.

      Encourage cooperation between government branches

    • B.

      Are funded through individual investment

    • C.

      Are created by large corporations

    • D.

      Provide benefits to many people

    Correct Answer
    D. Provide benefits to many people
    Explanation
    Public services are referred to as such because they provide benefits to many people. These services are typically funded by the government and are intended to serve the needs of the general public. Examples of public services include healthcare, education, transportation, and public safety. The goal of public services is to ensure the well-being and welfare of the population as a whole, making them essential for the functioning of a society.

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  • 37. 

    100% cottonWash dark colorsseparatelyNo chlorine bleachDry promptlyMade in HondurasThis tag, found in a shirt, is the result of a federal law to protect consumers.Which of the following would most likely enforce this law?

    • A.

      Federal Communications Commission

    • B.

      Environmental Protection Agency

    • C.

      Federal Trade Commission

    • D.

      Internal Revenue Service

    Correct Answer
    C. Federal Trade Commission
    Explanation
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would most likely enforce the law mentioned in the question. The FTC is responsible for protecting consumers from deceptive and unfair business practices. The tag on the shirt is related to consumer protection, and ensuring that the shirt is made of 100% cotton and providing care instructions is a part of consumer rights. Therefore, it falls under the jurisdiction of the FTC to enforce this law.

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  • 38. 

    The United States government encourages marketplace competition by —

    • A.

      Supporting new businesses

    • B.

      Developing monopolies

    • C.

      Taxing imports

    • D.

      Limiting economic growth

    Correct Answer
    A. Supporting new businesses
    Explanation
    The United States government encourages marketplace competition by supporting new businesses. This is done through various means such as providing financial assistance, offering tax incentives, and creating a favorable regulatory environment. By supporting new businesses, the government aims to foster innovation, create jobs, and stimulate economic growth. This approach promotes competition among businesses, which ultimately benefits consumers by offering a wider range of products and services at competitive prices.

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  • 39. 

    A goal of the Federal Reserve System is to —

    • A.

      Set the tax rate

    • B.

      Keep the economy stable

    • C.

      Maintain high interest rates

    • D.

      Provide tax money to the government

    Correct Answer
    B. Keep the economy stable
    Explanation
    The goal of the Federal Reserve System is to keep the economy stable. This means that the Federal Reserve aims to maintain low inflation, low unemployment, and stable economic growth. By using monetary policy tools such as adjusting interest rates and managing the money supply, the Federal Reserve tries to promote a healthy and stable economy. Setting the tax rate, maintaining high interest rates, and providing tax money to the government are not primary goals of the Federal Reserve System.

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  • 40. 

    NEWSPAPER HEADLINE:Presidential Candidate SupportsRepeal of 16th AmendmentThe candidate discussed by this headline supports the removal of —

    • A.

      Business regulations

    • B.

      Pollution controls

    • C.

      Import tariffs

    • D.

      Income taxes

    Correct Answer
    D. Income taxes
    Explanation
    The given newspaper headline states that the presidential candidate supports the repeal of the 16th Amendment. The 16th Amendment grants the power to Congress to levy an income tax. Therefore, it can be inferred that the candidate supports the removal of income taxes.

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