Exam Questions On Government! Trivia Quiz

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Exam Questions On Government! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    People agree to give the state as much power as needed to promote well being of the people.
    • A. 

      Divine Right Theory

    • B. 

      Evolutionary Theory

    • C. 

      Force Theory

    • D. 

      Social Contract Theory

  • 2. 
    God created the state and gave rulers the right to rule.
    • A. 

      Divine Right Theory

    • B. 

      Evolutionary Theory

    • C. 

      Force Theory

    • D. 

      Social Contract Theory

  • 3. 
    The government developed naturally over time.
    • A. 

      Divine Right Theory

    • B. 

      Evolutionary Theory

    • C. 

      Force Theory

    • D. 

      Social Contract Theory

  • 4. 
    Interprets the law
    • A. 

      Executive branch

    • B. 

      Legislative branch

    • C. 

      Judicial branch

    • D. 

      Supreme branch

  • 5. 
    Makes the laws
    • A. 

      Executive branch

    • B. 

      Legislative branch

    • C. 

      Judicial Branch

    • D. 

      Supreme branch

  • 6. 
    Enforces the laws
    • A. 

      Executive branch

    • B. 

      Legislative branch

    • C. 

      Judicial branch

    • D. 

      Supreme branch

  • 7. 
    Power is held by the self-appointed elite.
    • A. 

      Liberal democracy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Totalitarianism

  • 8. 
    Colony subject to direct control of the king.
    • A. 

      Charter colony

    • B. 

      Royal colony

    • C. 

      Representative colony

    • D. 

      Proprietary colony

  • 9. 
    Colony established on the written authority of the king.
    • A. 

      Charter colony

    • B. 

      Royal colony

    • C. 

      Representative colony

    • D. 

      Proprietary colony

  • 10. 
    Colonies organized by a person to whom the king had made a grant of land.
    • A. 

      Charter colony

    • B. 

      Royal colony

    • C. 

      Proprietary colony

    • D. 

      Representative colony

  • 11. 
    Called for a strong central government and a bicameral legislature.
    • A. 

      Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • C. 

      Albany Plan

    • D. 

      Mississippi Plan

  • 12. 
    All of the following are provisions of the Magna Carta EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Signed by King John

    • B. 

      Limited the power of the monarchy

    • C. 

      Signed at Runnymeade

    • D. 

      Allowed excessive bail

  • 13. 
    All of the following were principles of the Albany Plan of Union EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Called for totalitarian rule

    • B. 

      Raise military and navy

    • C. 

      Proposed by Franklin

    • D. 

      Make war and peace

  • 14. 
    All of the following were provisions of the Petition of Right EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Trial by jury

    • B. 

      No due process of law

    • C. 

      No martial law

    • D. 

      No quartering of soldiers

  • 15. 
    All of the following were taxed by the Stamp Act EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Tea

    • C. 

      Legal documents

    • D. 

      Business agreements

  • 16. 
    Government can only govern with the consent of the people.
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Limited Government

    • C. 

      Constitutionalism

    • D. 

      Popular Sovereignty

  • 17. 
    The court case that established judicial review.
    • A. 

      Brown v Board of Education

    • B. 

      Marbury v Madison

    • C. 

      Roe v Wade

    • D. 

      Ingraham v Wright

  • 18. 
    No government is all-powerful.
    • A. 

      Limited government

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • D. 

      Constitutionalism

  • 19. 
    A group that makes the formal selection of the President.
    • A. 

      Voters

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      Senate

    • D. 

      Electoral College

  • 20. 
    Division of power among a central government and several regional governments.
    • A. 

      Limited government

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • D. 

      Constitutionalism

  • 21. 
    A formal agreement between two or more sovereign states.
    • A. 

      Treaty

    • B. 

      Article

    • C. 

      Veto

    • D. 

      Executive Agreement

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Expressed powers

    • B. 

      Inherent powers

    • C. 

      Implied powers

    • D. 

      Reserved powers

  • 23. 
    The Necessary and Proper Clause is also known as the
    • A. 

      Santa Clause

    • B. 

      Elastic Clause

    • C. 

      Full Faith and Credit Clause

    • D. 

      Immunity Clause

  • 24. 
    Powers shared by the national government and state.
    • A. 

      Austin Powers

    • B. 

      Implied Powers

    • C. 

      Concurrent Powers

    • D. 

      Reserved Powers

  • 25. 
    Powers that belong to the government because it is a sovereign state.
    • A. 

      Obvious Powers

    • B. 

      Implied Powers

    • C. 

      Inherent Powers

    • D. 

      Reserved Powers

  • 26. 
    Supreme court case that says the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and Staes are subject to it.
    • A. 

      Roe v Wade

    • B. 

      Marbury v Madison

    • C. 

      McCulloch v Maryland

    • D. 

      Brown v Board of Education

  • 27. 
    Supreme Court case that says welfare benefits cannot be lower for newly arrived residents.
    • A. 

      Roe v Wade

    • B. 

      Saens v Roe

    • C. 

      Marbury v Madison

    • D. 

      Brown v Board of Education

  • 28. 
    Recognition and respect of a decision ( usually by the court of another state)
    • A. 

      Common courtesy

    • B. 

      State Courtesy

    • C. 

      Respect Act

    • D. 

      Full Faith and Credit

  • 29. 
    Congress gives an annual share of federal tax revenues to states and their cities.
    • A. 

      Revenue sharing

    • B. 

      Gift Tax

    • C. 

      Internal Revenue Service

    • D. 

      Inheritance

  • 30. 
    A grant made to states, localities, or private agencies that apply for them.
    • A. 

      Application Grant

    • B. 

      Project Grant

    • C. 

      State Grant

    • D. 

      Private Grant

  • 31. 
    A group of people who seek to control the government through the winning of elections and holding public office.
    • A. 

      Terrorists

    • B. 

      Political Parties

    • C. 

      Coalitions

    • D. 

      Covert Ops

  • 32. 
    The Libertarians believe in minimum taxes, gay marriage, carrying handguns without a license, and the legalization of marijuana. They are a/an ______
    • A. 

      Single issue party

    • B. 

      Ideological Party

    • C. 

      Splinter Party

    • D. 

      Economic Protest Party

  • 33. 
    Party whose roots come from economic discontent.
    • A. 

      Ideological Party

    • B. 

      Single Issue Party

    • C. 

      Splinter Party

    • D. 

      Economic Protest Party

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Democratic Party

    • B. 

      Prohibition Party

    • C. 

      Libertarian Party

    • D. 

      Green Party

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Nominate candidates

    • B. 

      Inform supporters

    • C. 

      Act as watchdog

    • D. 

      Legislate policy

  • 36. 
    This amendment guaranteed suffrage to people regardless of race, color, and previous condition of servitude.
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      23rd

    • D. 

      24th

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      Franchise

    • B. 

      Suffrage

    • C. 

      Neither A nor B

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 38. 
    Due to men being drafted at the age of 18 and having to serve in the Vietnam War this amendment was proposed and ratified.
    • A. 

      19th

    • B. 

      23rd

    • C. 

      24th

    • D. 

      26th

  • 39. 
    Up until the ratification of this amendment, people in our nation's capital could not vote.
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      23rd

    • D. 

      24th

  • 40. 
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Howe and others fought to get this amendment that extended suffrage to women.
    • A. 

      19th

    • B. 

      23rd

    • C. 

      24th

    • D. 

      26th

  • 41. 
    Poll taxes were used to disenfranchise African Americans until the proposal and ratification of this amendment.
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      23rd

    • D. 

      24th

  • 42. 
    Jenny Mae Jones cast her vote for Barrack Obama (D), Richard Noriega (D), and Charles Bradley (D). She voted a/an _______
    • A. 

      Split Ticket

    • B. 

      Straight Ticket

    • C. 

      Informed Ticket

    • D. 

      Election Ticket

  • 43. 
    The average joe voter cast his vote for the following people: John McCain (R), Richard Noriega (D), Johnny Mayo, Jr (D). He voted a/an _________
    • A. 

      Split Ticket

    • B. 

      Straight Ticket

    • C. 

      Informed Ticket

    • D. 

      Election Ticket

  • 44. 
     In the recent presidential election, people had to fill out a form prior to Oct 6, 2008.
    • A. 

      Eligibility

    • B. 

      Registration

    • C. 

      Declaration

    • D. 

      Preclearance