Government Semester Exam Quiz

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First semester exam for high school government


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    Person or group gains control over an area and forces all within it to submit to their rule
    • A. 

      Divine Right Theory

    • B. 

      Evolutionary Theory

    • C. 

      Force Theory

    • D. 

      Social Contract Theory

  • 3. 
    Makes the laws
    • A. 

      Executive Branch

    • B. 

      Legislative Branch

    • C. 

      Judicial Branch

    • D. 

      Supreme Branch

  • 4. 
    Enforces the laws
    • A. 

      Executive Branch

    • B. 

      Legislative Branch

    • C. 

      Judicial Branch

    • D. 

      Supreme Branch

  • 5. 
    All of the following are basic concepts of democracy EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Respect for equality of all

    • B. 

      A need for compromise

    • C. 

      Total government control

    • D. 

      All people have worth

  • 6. 
    Power is held by the self appointed elite
    • A. 

      Liberal democracy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Totalitarianism

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    Called for a strong central government and a bicameral legislature
    • A. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • B. 

      Virginia Plan

    • C. 

      Mississippi Plan

    • D. 

      Albany Plan

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    All of the following were provisions of the Petition of Right EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      No quartering of soldiers

    • B. 

      No martial law

    • C. 

      No due process of law

    • D. 

      Trial by jury

  • 11. 
    All of the following were taxed by the Stamp Act EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Tea

    • C. 

      Legal documents

    • D. 

      Business agreements

  • 12. 
    Government can only govern with the consent of the people
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Limited government

    • C. 

      Constitutionalism

    • D. 

      Popular Sovereignty

  • 13. 
    Court case that established judicial review
    • A. 

      Marbury v Madison

    • B. 

      Brown v Board of Education

    • C. 

      Roe v Wade

    • D. 

      Ingraham v Wright

  • 14. 
    No government is all powerful
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Limited government

    • C. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • D. 

      Constitutionalism

  • 15. 
    Group that makes formal selection of the President
    • A. 

      Voters

    • B. 

      Electoral college

    • C. 

      House of Representatives

    • D. 

      Senate

  • 16. 
    Formal agreement between two or more sovereign states
    • A. 

      Article

    • B. 

      Executive agreement

    • C. 

      Treaty

    • D. 

      Veto

  • 17. 
    The Necessary and Proper Clause is also known as the
    • A. 

      Elastic Clause

    • B. 

      Full Faith and Credit Clause

    • C. 

      Immunity Clause

    • D. 

      Santa Clause

  • 18. 
    Powers shared by the national government and state
    • A. 

      Austin Powers

    • B. 

      Concurrent Powers

    • C. 

      Implied Powers

    • D. 

      Reserved Powers

  • 19. 
    Powers that belong to the government because it is a sovereign state
    • A. 

      Inherent Powers

    • B. 

      Implied Powers

    • C. 

      Obvious Powers

    • D. 

      Reserved

  • 20. 
    Supreme court case that says the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and States are subject to it
    • A. 

      Brown v Board of Education

    • B. 

      Marbury v Madison

    • C. 

      McCulloch v Maryland

    • D. 

      Roe v Wade

  • 21. 
    Recognition and respect of a decision (usually by the court of another state)
    • A. 

      Common Courtesy

    • B. 

      Full Faith and Credit

    • C. 

      Respect Act

    • D. 

      State Courtesy

  • 22. 
    Congress gives an annual share of federal tax revenues to states and their cities
    • A. 

      Gift Tax

    • B. 

      Internal Revenue Service

    • C. 

      Inheritance Tax

    • D. 

      Revenue Sharing

  • 23. 
    A grant made to states, localities, or private agencies that apply for them
    • A. 

      Application Grant

    • B. 

      Private Grant

    • C. 

      Project Grant

    • D. 

      State Grant

  • 24. 
    A group of people who seek to control the government through the winning of elections and holding public office
    • A. 

      Coalitions

    • B. 

      Covert-Ops

    • C. 

      Political Parties

    • D. 

      Terrorists

  • 25. 
    Theodore Roosevelt became angry with the Republican Party and left the party. He formed another party.  This was a/an _______
    • A. 

      Economic Protest Party

    • B. 

      Single Issue Party

    • C. 

      Splinter Party

    • D. 

      Ideological Party