Exam Questions On Government! Trivia Quiz

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Government Quizzes & Trivia

This trivia quiz is made up of exam questions on government. There are different types of governments in the world today and they are all differentiated by how power is shared or given to the leaders or people they govern. If you consider yourself quite knowledgeable when it comes to different governments this quiz is for you, how about you give it a try and see what more you might learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    Which is NOT one of the 3 types of delegated powers?
    • 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