Herrin Government B

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Government Quizzes & Trivia

This is a pre-test for the CAP government class


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which term means that citizens are entitled to know the decision-making process of our government leaders?
    • A. 

      Citizen participation

    • B. 

      Political tolerance

    • C. 

      Rule of law

    • D. 

      Transparency

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Autocracy

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Theocracy

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements correctly describes the Articles of Confederation?    
    • A. 

      The Articles were created as an alternative to the Constitution

    • B. 

      The Articles allowed for three separate branches of government

    • C. 

      The Articles were the first written Constitution of the United States

    • D. 

      The Articles provided for a monarchy

  • 4. 
    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 5. 
    Why were the Anti-Federalists concerned about the Constitution?
    • A. 

      It gave the states too much power

    • B. 

      It did not have a Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      The Bill of Rights did not address victims’ rights

    • D. 

      The judicial branch was too weak

  • 6. 
    How does the debate surrounding abortion address the issue of federalism? a.         b.       c.      d.      
    • A. 

      It has been declared legal by the federal government, but illegal in every states

    • B. 

      The case of Roe v. Wade outlawed abortion on a state level

    • C. 

      It is considered illegal by the federal government, but it is legal in some states

    • D. 

      The federal government has declared that it is legal, but it is regulated by individual states

  • 7. 
    What is the purpose of the Full Faith and Credit Clause? a.       b.       c.       d.      
    • A. 

      To ensure that the Bill of Rights is applied to each State’s laws

    • B. 

      To ensure that legal proceedings are recognized from state to state

    • C. 

      To prevent the federal government from promoting a given religion

    • D. 

      To regulate the lending practices of federal banks

  • 8. 
    What was the significance of Marbury v. Madison? a.       c. b.      d. 
    • A. 

      It was a landmark first amendment case

    • B. 

      It established a precedent of federalism

    • C. 

      It established the concept of judicial review

    • D. 

      It limited the President’s right to executive privilege

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 10. 
    Which of the following amendments to the Constitution guarantees a right to privacy?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 12. 
    What is the purpose of the Free Exercise Clause?       
    • A. 

      To allow for free speech in cases regarding religious institutions

    • B. 

      To prevent the government from promoting a state religion

    • C. 

      To allow individuals to worship in any way they choose

  • 13. 
    In which type of primary must you be registered with a political party before voting?
    • A. 

      Blanket

    • B. 

      Caucus

    • C. 

      Closed

    • D. 

      Open

  • 14. 
    Which of the following cases addressed the issue of free speech in schools?
    • A. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • B. 

      Tinker v. DesMoines

    • C. 

      Roe v. Wade

    • D. 

      University of California v. Bakke

  • 15. 
    Which statement accurately describes the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      It has 500 members

    • B. 

      It is a continuous body

    • C. 

      The presiding officer is known as the Speaker of the House

    • D. 

      Members must be at least 30 years old

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      435

    • D. 

      538

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements is a criticism of the Electoral College?
    • A. 

      Only Senators are allowed to vote in it

    • B. 

      It is possible to win the popular vote without winning the actual election

    • C. 

      It makes counting the votes tedious and difficult

    • D. 

      Because electors are bound by law, they do not have any personal discretion in voting

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Joe Biden

    • B. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • C. 

      Richard Lugar

    • D. 

      Nancy Pelosi

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      11

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an example of a check which the Legislative Branch has on the Executive Branch? a. b.  c.  d. 
    • A. 

      They may declare laws unconstitutional

    • B. 

      They may override a presidential veto with a 2/3 vote

    • C. 

      They must approve all appointments made by the judicial branch

    • D. 

      Members of the legislative branch are strictly held to term limits

  • 21. 
    What is the first stage in the impeachment process?  
    • A. 

      Trial before the Senate

    • B. 

      Formal declaration of charges by the President

    • C. 

      Trial before the House of Representative

    • D. 

      Formal indictment by the Supreme Court

  • 22. 
    Through which of the following Supreme Court cases was the line-item veto declared unconstitutional?  
    • A. 

      Clinton v. City of New York

    • B. 

      Kennedy v. Louisiana

    • C. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • D. 

      US v. Nixon

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is an example of a check which the Judicial Branch holds over the Executive Branch? a.  c.  b.  d. 
    • A. 

      They can impeach the President

    • B. 

      They must approve Constitutional amendments

    • C. 

      They may declare laws unconstitutional

    • D. 

      They regulate the electoral college

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Samuel Alito

    • B. 

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • C. 

      Anthony Kennedy

    • D. 

      John Roberts