Lsn Government Unit 4 Review Quiz

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Government Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will assess your knowledge of Unit 4.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Congress introduces a bill to stop aid to countries that oppose United States policy in the United Nations. Which of these issues most directly relates to this bill?
    • A. 

      Influencing policies in world organizations

    • B. 

      Encouraging peaceful solutions to military conflicts

    • C. 

      Providing industrial assistance to developing nations

    • D. 

      Developing world solutions to environmental problems

  • 2. 
    Reapportionment is based on changes in the ___
    • A. 

      Productivity of a given region

    • B. 

      School boundary lines of an area

    • C. 

      Population changes of an area

    • D. 

      Number of voters in an area

  • 3. 
    The political institution in Maryland most like the US Congress is the
    • A. 

      State Archives

    • B. 

      General Court

    • C. 

      Court of Appeals

    • D. 

      Maryland General Assembly

  • 4. 
    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires that all schools receiving federal funds give male and female students equal opportunities in instruction and extracurricular activities. Which situation is in violation of this legislation?
    • A. 

      Prohibiting girls from playing on a varsity football team

    • B. 

      Eliminating boys' and girls' soccer programs due to lack of funding

    • C. 

      Requiring the same academic standards for athletes and non-athletes

    • D. 

      Discontinuing extracurricular activities in order to purchase textbooks

  • 5. 
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was an attempt to correct past discrimination. Which of these actions would most help further this goal?
    • A. 

      Allowing states to restrict who can participate in elections

    • B. 

      Requiring literacy tests for those who did not graduate from high school

    • C. 

      Eliminating ballots and election materials that are printed in languages other than English

    • D. 

      Banning poll taxes that prevented people from voting

  • 6. 
      Use the chart below to answer the following item. Selected Major Civil Rights Legislation Year Legislation Description 1963 Equal Pay Act Forbids wage discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, or national origin 1964 Civil Rights Act Forbids discrimination in public places, employment, federally funded programs, and schools 1972 Higher Education Act Forbids discrimination on the basis of gender in universities and colleges which receive federal aid 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act Forbids discrimination in employment, transportation, and public accommodations against people with physical or mental disabilities A person’s request for a permit to open a florist shop in her basement was denied because the only access to the entrance is a flight of stairs. Which act could be the basis for the denial of the permit?
    • A. 

      Equal Pay Act of 1963

    • B. 

      Higher Education Act of 1972

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1964

    • D. 

      Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best illustrates the reason Congress passes civil rights legislation?
    • A. 

      To promote equity

    • B. 

      To establish better legal aid

    • C. 

      To increase school funding

    • D. 

      To solve housing shortages

  • 8. 
    Representatives to the state legislature from the northern region are asking for money to reduce traffic congestion. Representatives from the eastern region are requesting funds to develop an industrial center to attract business.
    • A. 

      Giving power to the state legislature to pass laws

    • B. 

      Preventing an economic recession in the state

    • C. 

      Electing representatives to the state legislature

    • D. 

      Balancing the needs of each area in the state

  • 9. 
      Read the scenario below. In Congress, representatives from the Northwest are asking for funds to clean up the Pacific Ocean after an oil spill, while representatives from the Southeast are asking for money to rebuild after a devastating hurricane. What problem does this present to Congress?
    • A. 

      Balancing the needs of different regions

    • B. 

      Developing the ability to predict natural disasters

    • C. 

      Choosing representatives to serve on committees

    • D. 

      Deciding the role of the local governments in natural disasters