Civics And Economics Spring 2007 Released Test

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Civics And Economics Spring 2007 Released Test

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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

  • 2. 
    Which responsibility completes this table?
    • A. 

      Licenses new cars

    • B. 

      Imposes traffic fines

    • C. 

      Conducts foreign policy

    • D. 

      Establishes public schools

  • 3. 
    What is the title of Ms. Slaboda’s job?
    • A. 

      Regulator

    • B. 

      Lawyer

    • C. 

      Plaintiff

    • 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

  • 5. 
    The Virginia legislature is called the —
    • A. 

      State Congress

    • B. 

      State Assembly

    • C. 

      General Congress

    • 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

  • 7. 
    In a criminal procedure, which of these is required for an arrest?
    • A. 

      Sentencing

    • B. 

      Arraignment

    • C. 

      Guilty verdict

    • 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

  • 9. 
    Which of the following completes this diagram?
    • A. 

      Referendum

    • B. 

      Veto

    • C. 

      Judicial opinion

    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    This World War II poster appeals to which trait of an American citizen?
    • A. 

      Trustworthiness

    • B. 

      Patriotism

    • C. 

      Courtesy

    • D. 

      Honesty

  • 15. 
    What personal character trait did Susan model for the man on the phone?
    • A. 

      Accountability

    • B. 

      Responsibility

    • C. 

      Courtesy

    • D. 

      Honesty

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 19. 
    Which item best completes this list?
    • A. 

      Licensed driver

    • B. 

      State resident

    • C. 

      Employed

    • D. 

      Married

  • 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

  • 21. 
    Which of these best explains this opinion?
    • A. 

      Number of elections

    • B. 

      Influence of lobbyists

    • C. 

      High campaign costs

    • D. 

      Expensive registration fees

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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