Context Clues - Grasping Government

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Use context clues to help you define the italicized words in the sentences below.


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  • 1. 

    The government of the United States consists of three branches that work together to run the country. 

    • A.

      White House

    • B.

      Democracy

    • C.

      A system that controls public affairs

    • D.

      President

    Correct Answer
    C. A system that controls public affairs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a system that controls public affairs." This answer accurately describes the role of the government in the United States. The government is responsible for managing and overseeing public affairs, which include making and implementing policies, maintaining law and order, and providing services to its citizens. The three branches of government - the executive branch (led by the president), the legislative branch (Congress), and the judicial branch (Supreme Court) - work together to ensure the smooth functioning of the country and to serve the interests of the public.

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  • 2. 

    The governing body of our school is the Fort Smith School Board.

    • A.

      Controlling public affairs

    • B.

      Taking notes

    • C.

      Voting

    • D.

      Teaching

    Correct Answer
    A. Controlling public affairs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is controlling public affairs because the governing body of a school, in this case the Fort Smith School Board, is responsible for making decisions and policies that affect the overall functioning of the school. They have the authority to set rules, allocate resources, and make important decisions related to curriculum, budget, and other administrative matters. Their role is to ensure that the school operates smoothly and effectively by overseeing and controlling various aspects of public affairs within the school.

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  • 3. 

    Wills, leases, contracts, and birth certificates are legal documents.

    • A.

      Agreements

    • B.

      Official papers

    • C.

      Books

    • D.

      Laws

    Correct Answer
    B. Official papers
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "official papers". This is because wills, leases, contracts, and birth certificates are all documents that hold legal significance and are recognized as valid and binding by authorities. These documents are used to establish legal rights, obligations, and ownership, and they are considered official records that provide proof and documentation of various legal matters.

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  • 4. 

    Our building administrator makes decisions, fills out work orders, and sees to it that things run smoothly. 

    • A.

      Secretary

    • B.

      Principal

    • C.

      Janitor

    • D.

      Teacher

    Correct Answer
    B. Principal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is principal. A principal is responsible for making decisions, managing work orders, and ensuring the smooth running of a building. They oversee the administrative tasks and overall operations of a facility, which aligns with the description provided in the question.

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  • 5. 

    The store's policy does not allow returned items without a receipt. 

    • A.

      Rules

    • B.

      Director

    • C.

      Computer

    • D.

      Sales clerk

    Correct Answer
    A. Rules
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rules" because the store's policy refers to a set of guidelines or regulations that govern the store's operations and procedures. This policy specifically states that returned items are not accepted without a receipt. The other options, such as director, computer, and sales clerk, do not relate to the concept of policies or rules within a store.

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  • 6. 

    My teacher has the authority to give out detentions to misbehaving students.

    • A.

      Personality

    • B.

      Anger

    • C.

      Official power

    • D.

      Desire

    Correct Answer
    C. Official power
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the teacher has the ability or right to assign detentions to students who misbehave. This authority is derived from their position as a teacher, which grants them the power to enforce discipline and maintain order in the classroom. Therefore, the correct answer is "official power."

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  • 7. 

    My dad follows politics more closely in election years.

    • A.

      The practice of governing

    • B.

      Senators

    • C.

      History

    • D.

      The news

    Correct Answer
    A. The practice of governing
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the person's dad is more engaged and interested in politics during election years. This suggests that he is likely to be following and paying attention to the activities and happenings related to the practice of governing, which includes elections. It can be inferred that he is interested in understanding the political process, policies, and decision-making that occur during election years.

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  • 8. 

    Oregon's state minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage.

    • A.

      Only of one state

    • B.

      Only of one town

    • C.

      Only of one county

    • D.

      Of the entire country

    Correct Answer
    D. Of the entire country
    Explanation
    Oregon's state minimum wage being higher than the federal minimum wage indicates that it applies to the entire country. If it was only applicable to one state, town, or county, it would not have any bearing on the federal minimum wage. Therefore, the answer implies that Oregon's state minimum wage is higher than the minimum wage set for the entire country.

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  • 9. 

    Senator Dample used several clever tactics to get that bill passed. 

    • A.

      Advertisements

    • B.

      Luncheons

    • C.

      Money managers

    • D.

      Methods

    Correct Answer
    D. Methods
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "methods." The question states that Senator Dample used "several clever tactics" to get the bill passed. The word "tactics" is synonymous with "methods," which refers to the specific strategies or approaches used to achieve a particular goal. Therefore, "methods" is the most appropriate answer choice that aligns with the information provided in the question.

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  • 10. 

    France's constitution contains many of the same rights as ours does. 

    • A.

      Senate

    • B.

      Population

    • C.

      System of laws and rights

    • D.

      Bill of Rights

    Correct Answer
    C. System of laws and rights
    Explanation
    France's constitution includes a system of laws and rights, similar to ours. This means that the constitution in France provides a framework for governing the country and guarantees certain rights and freedoms to its citizens. These laws and rights are essential for maintaining order, protecting individual liberties, and ensuring justice within the legal system.

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