Constitution And Government Of The United States! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Constitution And Government Of The United States! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Why were the Charters of the Virginia Company of London important?
    • A. 

      They created a federal court system.

    • B. 

      They established a national banking system.

    • C. 

      They guaranteed the colonists' rights as Englishmen.

    • D. 

      They stated the colonists' grievances against the English king.

  • 2. 
    In order for a United States citizen to receive a fair trial, other citizens must-
    • A. 

      Evaluate judges

    • B. 

      Vote in elections

    • C. 

      Pay poll taxes

    • D. 

      Serve on juries

  • 3. 
    Which is necessary to amend the Constitution of the United States? 
    • A. 

      Majority vote by the Electoral College.

    • B. 

      Unanimous vote by both houses of Congress.

    • C. 

      Ratification by legislatures or conventions in the states.

    • D. 

      Recommendation by the executive and judicial branches in the states.

  • 4. 
    A newspaper has headlines that read, "Federal Judge Impeached," and "Mayor Convicted of Bribery." These headlines best illustrate the concept of-
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Consent of the governed

    • C. 

      Rule of law

    • D. 

      Popular sovereignty

  • 5. 
    Aiko and Ian know that some children at their school lack school supplies.  With the support of their principal, parents, and teacher, they organize a district-wide school supply drive.  By starting this school supply drive, Aiko and Ian are-
    • A. 

      Engaging in community service

    • B. 

      Demonstrating a civic duty

    • C. 

      Fulfilling their duties as students

    • D. 

      Engaging in patriotic acts

  • 6. 
    A newspaper headline reads, "President Calls a Special Session of Congress to Pass New Budget."  The principle of United States government that is best illustrated in this headline is-
    • A. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • B. 

      Representative democracy

    • C. 

      Concurrent and reserved powers

    • D. 

      Checks and balances

  • 7. 
    When the Senate approves a Presidential appointment it illustrates power of which branch of government?
    • A. 

      State executive

    • B. 

      State legislative

    • C. 

      Federal legislative

    • D. 

      Federal judicial

  • 8. 
    If, in the State of the Union address, the President asks members of Congress to reform the current postal system, the President is acting in his role as-
    • A. 

      Chief citizen

    • B. 

      Chief diplomat

    • C. 

      Chief legislator

    • D. 

      Chief executive

  • 9. 
    According to the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights, powers not specifically delegated are reserved to the people or-
    • A. 

      Local governments

    • B. 

      The courts

    • C. 

      Political parties

    • D. 

      The states

  • 10. 
    Which level of government can declare war on foreign nations?
    • A. 

      City

    • B. 

      State

    • C. 

      County

    • D. 

      Federal

  • 11. 
    Mrs. Jones announces that she will be running for Mayor of Virginia Beach in the upcoming election.  One way for Mrs. Jones to gain this office is to be elected by-
    • A. 

      Members of the Governor's cabinet

    • B. 

      Legislative representatives of the county

    • C. 

      Members of the General Assembly

    • D. 

      Registered voters of the city

  • 12. 
    To which court would a teenager go if he/she faced misdemeanor charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia?
    • A. 

      General District Court

    • B. 

      Circuit Court

    • C. 

      Virginia Court of Appeals

    • D. 

      Virginia Supreme Court

  • 13. 
    Which action, if taken by the Governor of Virginia, is an example of maintaining public safety? 
    • A. 

      Delivering a speech to the General Assembly of Virginia

    • B. 

      Sending Virginia's National Guard to help after a disaster

    • C. 

      Working on Virginia's budget with the Secretary of Finance

    • D. 

      Attending a meeting on the Virginia economy

  • 14. 
    A newspaper headline reads, "State Supreme Court Rules Against City; Restrictions on public meetings said to be unconstitutional."  Which legal process does this headline describe?
    • A. 

      Legislative proceeding

    • B. 

      Civil trial

    • C. 

      Judicial review

    • D. 

      Criminal prosecution

  • 15. 
    Political parties distribute literature about their candidates in order to-
    • A. 

      Recruit individuals to run for office

    • B. 

      Educate the electorate about campaign issues

    • C. 

      Help new residents register to vote

    • D. 

      Assist people in getting to their polling places

  • 16. 
    In order to win an election, a major party is most likely to- 
    • A. 

      Appeal to the political center

    • B. 

      Propose cuts to popular programs

    • C. 

      Divide campaign funds between candidates equally

    • D. 

      Organize leaders of special interest groups

  • 17. 
    1. Bill is debated 2. Bill is proposed 3. Bill is voted on by both houses 4. Bill is worked on in committees What is the correct sequence for the law-making process in the General Assembly?
    • A. 

      1, 3, 4, 2

    • B. 

      2, 4, 1, 3

    • C. 

      1, 4, 3, 2

    • D. 

      2, 1, 4, 3

  • 18. 
    What action is most likely to occur at your arraignment in State Criminal Court?
    • A. 

      Entering of a plea

    • B. 

      Filing of an appeal

    • C. 

      Reading of a verdict

    • D. 

      Selection of a jury

  • 19. 
    An advertisement comes on television saying "Vote for Congressman Smith, a man fighting for your rights."  This advertisement illustrates how government officials use the media to- 
    • A. 

      Communicate with other countries

    • B. 

      Approve federal legislation

    • C. 

      Influence political lobbyists

    • D. 

      Communicate with the public

  • 20. 
    Local governments preparing a response for an international health crisis would most likely-
    • A. 

      End visits by international travelers

    • B. 

      Develop a public safety plan for the city

    • C. 

      Shut down international airline flights

    • D. 

      Ask the military to police the city

  • 21. 
    Dear Representative Shelby,  I represent the Verne County Historic Preservation Society.  Please consider voting in favor of Proposition 118 which will ensure the protection of historic sites in Verne County.   Sincerely, Ellis Frankwell This letter is an example of-
    • A. 

      Demonstrating

    • B. 

      Lobbying

    • C. 

      Policymaking

    • D. 

      Campaigning

  • 22. 
    A comic book store owner continues to reduce the price of a Batman action figure.  Which economic factor has most likely determined the continual price reduction?
    • A. 

      Capital

    • B. 

      Scarcity

    • C. 

      Demand

    • D. 

      Consumption

  • 23. 
    Free Market Economy ----> Mixed Economy ----> Command Economy This illustration shows an increasing degree of-
    • A. 

      Government Regulation

    • B. 

      Industrial Productivity

    • C. 

      Business Profit

    • D. 

      Consumer Choice

  • 24. 
    An economy in which communities use simple tools and methods to harvest and hunt for food and which often results in little economic growth is defined by the term-
    • A. 

      Command

    • B. 

      Free market

    • C. 

      Mixed

    • D. 

      Traditional

  • 25. 
    Advances in technology have increased the number of people needed to-
    • A. 

      Develop computer software

    • B. 

      Teach children in schools

    • C. 

      Work on assembly lines

    • D. 

      Serve in the military

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