Citizenship, Public Policy, Politics, And International Affairs Test

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Citizenship, Public Policy, Politics, And International Affairs Test

November 19th Exam


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  • 1. 
    Naturalization is the process that allows you to become more natural.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    To be naturalized you must be under 18 years old.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In 1791, the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Women have always had the right to vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Allegiance means loyalty to a person, country, or belief.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    People who serve in the U.S. Military at least a year can become citizens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Today, you must be at least 21 years old to vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Martin Luther King Jr. led a march to protest the lack of food in the South.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Today, people can be citizens regardless of their race or gender.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    As citizens, we have both rights and responsibilities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Check the qualifications for citizenship by Naturalization.
    • A. 

      Permanent resident for 5 years

    • B. 

      Over 21 years of age

    • C. 

      Good Character

    • D. 

      Pass Citizenship test and interview

    • E. 

      Speak minimum of 3 languages

  • 12. 
    In 1868, the _____ Amendment granted citizenship to all people born in the United States.
  • 13. 
    In 1952, Congress passed a law that citizenship could not be denied because of __________ or _________.(Enter answers separated by a comma.. ex. answer, answer)
  • 14. 
    Check off rights guaranteed to US citizens.
    • A. 

      Freedom of Speech

    • B. 

      Freedom of Religion

    • C. 

      Freedom of the Press

    • D. 

      Serving on Juries

    • E. 

      Tolerating differences in those around us

  • 15. 
    Check off responsibilities of a citizen of the United States.
    • A. 

      Serving on juries

    • B. 

      Obeying laws

    • C. 

      Freedom of Speech

    • D. 

      Freedom of Press

    • E. 

      Voting

  • 16. 
    Check off which statements are in the U.S. Oath of Citizenship.
    • A. 

      Giving loyalty to the Constitution of the United States

    • B. 

      Protecting and supporting the Constitution and laws of the U.S. against any attack.

    • C. 

      Promising to always take care of the U.S. environment.

    • D. 

      Fulfilling duties, other than fighting, to support the Armed Forces.

    • E. 

      Serving both my new country and my old country.

    • F. 

      Doing things that are important to the nation when the law requires it.

  • 17. 
    Election Day is the ________ after the first Monday in November.
  • 18. 
    Electors meet the first _________ after the second Wednesday in December.
  • 19. 
    The new President and Vice President are sworn into office on _____________.
  • 20. 
    Select the statements that relate to the President campaigning and getting elected.
    • A. 

      Political parties select their nominee for the NATIONAL election in primaries and caucuses.

    • B. 

      Candidates declare that they want to run for office.

    • C. 

      Officially selected through the Electoral College

    • D. 

      Takes office on January 3rd.

    • E. 

      Candidates run campaigns to inform the public about their agendas and positions on the issues,

    • F. 

      The winner is directly elected through the Electoral College.

  • 21. 
    Select the statements that relate to elections for U.S. Congress.
    • A. 

      Political parties select their nominee for the NATIONAL election in primaries and caucuses.

    • B. 

      Candidates declare that they want to run for office.

    • C. 

      Officially selected through the Electoral College

    • D. 

      Takes office on January 3rd.

    • E. 

      Candidates run campaigns to inform the public about their agendas and positions on the issues,

    • F. 

      The winner is directly elected through the Electoral College.

  • 22. 
    Which party system does this describe: Encourages parties to create broad platforms that include many types of voters.
    • A. 

      1 party system

    • B. 

      2 party system

    • C. 

      Multiple Party System

    • D. 

      No party system

  • 23. 
    Which party system does this describe: There are too few parties for citizens to choose from.
    • A. 

      1 party system

    • B. 

      2 party system

    • C. 

      3 party system

    • D. 

      Multiple party system

  • 24. 
    Illegal to oppose the main party.
    • A. 

      Single Party

    • B. 

      Two Party

    • C. 

      Multi Party

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 25. 
    Government includes elected officials from more than two parties.
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One party

    • C. 

      Two-party

    • D. 

      Multi-Party

  • 26. 
    Found in the United States.
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Single Party

    • C. 

      Two Party

    • D. 

      Multi Party

  • 27. 
    Party leaders meet with a senator who is not supporting the party's platform on environmental issues.
    • A. 

      Support Candidates

    • B. 

      Influence Laws & Policy

    • C. 

      Unite Levels of Government

    • D. 

      Create Balance

  • 28. 
    A party's state office hosts a conference for state and local officials to discuss the party's goals for the state.
    • A. 

      Support Candidates

    • B. 

      Influence Laws and Policy

    • C. 

      Unite Levels of Government

    • D. 

      Create Balance

    • E. 

      Influence Voters

  • 29. 
    A group of legislators from the minority and majority parties meets to discuss compromise after a failed vote on a budget bill.
    • A. 

      Support candidates

    • B. 

      Influence Laws and Policy

    • C. 

      Unite Levels of Government

    • D. 

      Create Balance

    • E. 

      Influence Voters

  • 30. 
    A political party holds a huge convention to nominate and celebrate the party's presidential candidate.
    • A. 

      Support Candidates

    • B. 

      Influence Laws and Policy

    • C. 

      Unite Levels of Government

    • D. 

      Create Balance

    • E. 

      Influence Voters

  • 31. 
    Party volunteers spend a Saturday afternoon at the park handing out party sponsored voting guides.
    • A. 

      Support Candidates

    • B. 

      Influence Laws and Policy

    • C. 

      Unite Levels of Government

    • D. 

      Create Balance

    • E. 

      Influence Voters

  • 32. 
    When determining what candidate to vote for the first step is to determine what you think about:
    • A. 

      Opinion Polls

    • B. 

      The candidate's endorsements

    • C. 

      Where the candidate stands on an issue

    • D. 

      The candidate's leadership skills and qualifications

  • 33. 
    When researching the candidates you can find information on each candidate in which of the following places...
    • A. 

      Campaign Websites

    • B. 

      Town Hall Meetings

    • C. 

      News reports

    • D. 

      Nonpartisan voter websites

    • E. 

      Candidate speeches

    • F. 

      Candidate debates

  • 34. 
    In order to find out what other people think (Step Four of candidate evaluation) you should look at all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Opinion Polls

    • B. 

      Endorsements

    • C. 

      Candidate's websites

    • D. 

      Follow the Money

  • 35. 
    An evening news story on the upcoming election would fall under which of the sources:
    • A. 

      The Candidate

    • B. 

      The Media

    • C. 

      The Public Record

  • 36. 
    A postcard from the candidate's campaign team outlining where the candidate stands on the issues would be from which of the following sources?
    • A. 

      The Candidate

    • B. 

      The Media

    • C. 

      The Public Record

  • 37. 
    If you look at a record of a candidate's voting history when he or she was in office, which of the following sources are you using?
    • A. 

      The Candidate

    • B. 

      The Media

    • C. 

      The Public Record

  • 38. 
    Women were guaranteed the right to vote in the year 1920, when the _______ Amendment was passed.
  • 39. 
    Which state gave women the vote first?
  • 40. 
    Residents of the District of Colombia were given the right to vote in the year 1961, when the _________ Amendment was passed.
  • 41. 
    All adult men were given the right to vote when the ________ Amendment was passed in 1870.
  • 42. 
    American Indians were given the right to vote when the Voting Rights Act was passed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Which war influenced the change of the voting age from 21 to 18 when the 26th Amendment was passed.
    • A. 

      The Civil War

    • B. 

      World War I

    • C. 

      World War II

    • D. 

      The Vietnam War

  • 44. 
    Mike is 17 years old and lives in Illinois in 2014. Can he vote?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 45. 
    John is a poor man living in Rhode Island in 1792. Can he vote?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 46. 
    Lea is 35 and lives on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1987. Can she vote?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 47. 
    It is 1962, Mary lives in D.C. and would like to vote for the President. Can she?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 48. 
    Susan is a former slave living in Wisconsin in the year 1880. Can she vote?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 49. 
    The Indian Citizenship Act:
    • A. 

      Gave states the power to decide who could vote

    • B. 

      gave native peoples the rights and privileges of American Citizenship

    • C. 

      Banned the use of poll taxes in elections

  • 50. 
    Which Amendment allowed 18 year olds to vote?
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      24th

    • D. 

      26th

  • 51. 
    Which of the following was NOT a barrier to the African American vote?
    • A. 

      Limited opportunities to register to vote.

    • B. 

      Unfair tests at the polls.

    • C. 

      Arrest and beatings by the police.

    • D. 

      Universal Ballots

  • 52. 
    You have to own land to vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    The Voting Rights Act reinforced the 15th Amendment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    Susan B. Anthony worked to give women the right to vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    Do people in Texas have the exact same public agenda as people in New York?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 56. 
    Are some issues on the public agenda in both Texas and New York?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 57. 
    Does a public opinion poll survey every single American?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 58. 
    Does Public Opinion influence Public Policy?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 59. 
    An "expose" is a story designed to expose wrongdoing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    In its role as watchdog, the media decides which issues need public action.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    Having a German Soldier represented as a giant gorilla with bloody hands is an example of....
    • A. 

      Name Calling

    • B. 

      Bandwagon

    • C. 

      Glittering Generalities

    • D. 

      Testimonial

  • 62. 
    The American Federation of Teachers supporting a candidate is an example of....
    • A. 

      Name Calling

    • B. 

      Testimonials

    • C. 

      Glittering Generalities

    • D. 

      Bandwagon

  • 63. 
    A candidate standing in front of American flags and the statue of liberty is an example of...
    • A. 

      Name Calling

    • B. 

      Testimonials

    • C. 

      Transfer

    • D. 

      Bandwagon

  • 64. 
    A statement like "Yes We Can!" or "Hope!" are examples of....
    • A. 

      Transfer

    • B. 

      Testimonials

    • C. 

      Glittering Generalities

    • D. 

      Bandwagon

  • 65. 
    A candidate playing soccer with some school children or eating lunch in a diner is an example of...
    • A. 

      Transfer

    • B. 

      Testimonials

    • C. 

      Glittering Generalities

    • D. 

      Plain Folks

  • 66. 
    Verizon Wireless showing an entirely red map of 3G coverage compared to a sparsely colored blue AT&T map of coverage is an example of...
    • A. 

      Testimonial

    • B. 

      Card Stacking

    • C. 

      Plain Folks

    • D. 

      Glittering Generalities

  • 67. 
    The US sends in troops to Iraq's Anbar province after ISIS beheads an ex-army ranger. Which of the following foreign policies is being used?
    • A. 

      Military

    • B. 

      Foreign Aid

    • C. 

      Treaty

  • 68. 
    The US sends military advisers to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Which foreign policy is being used here?
    • A. 

      Military

    • B. 

      Foreign Aid

    • C. 

      Treaty

  • 69. 
    President Obama sends 3,000 US troops to Africa to fight Ebola. Which of the following Foreign Policies is being used?
    • A. 

      Military

    • B. 

      Foreign Aid

    • C. 

      Treaty

  • 70. 
    Americans often refer to a country that is not the United States as a ________ country.
    • A. 

      Domestic

    • B. 

      Foreign

  • 71. 
    If you get on an airplane and take a flight that leaves the country, it is called a foreign flight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 72. 
    The United States is attacked, and the President in his role as Commander-in-Chief, calls on the U.S. military to defend the U.S. by attacking the other country. Is this Domestic or Foreign Policy?
    • A. 

      Domestic

    • B. 

      Foreign

  • 73. 
    The government decides how much money Americans must pay in federal taxes.
    • A. 

      Domestic

    • B. 

      Foreign

  • 74. 
    The government makes an agreement with specific countries that none of them will attack each other.
    • A. 

      Domestic

    • B. 

      Foreign

  • 75. 
    U.S. Foreign Policy is the country's actions, words, beliefs toward/about other countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 76. 
    Foreign Aid is a formal agreement between countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 77. 
    Military means the country's troops, led by the President.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 78. 
    The Senate must approve treaties with at least a 1/3 vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 79. 
    Check the main goals of US Foreign Policy.
    • A. 

      Protect US & Americans

    • B. 

      Support economic growth & human rights

    • C. 

      Garner monetary compensation from allies

    • D. 

      Increase support of values like Democracy and freedom

    • E. 

      Create friendships abroad and foster future relationships

    • F. 

      Selectively go to war and protect the United States

  • 80. 
    Congress negotiates and signs treaties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 81. 
    The president makes recommendations and signs or vetoes decisions when Foreign Aid should be used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 82. 
    Which branch negotiates treaties with another country?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 83. 
    Which branch approves a treaty once it has been negotiated?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 84. 
    Which branch would decide if a treaty was unconstitutional.
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 85. 
    Which branch can refuse to pass a bill to send aid to a country in aid.
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 86. 
    Which branch would send someone to a foreign country to talk.
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 87. 
    Check off the items that would support the idea of conflict.
    • A. 

      Two countries locked in a struggle over the rights to the river that divides them.

    • B. 

      Four countries have started a program to deal with the famine that is spreading across their region.

    • C. 

      Two countries have been in an economic and political struggle known as a cold war.

    • D. 

      A larger, powerful country is supporting a smaller weaker country in a war.

  • 88. 
    Check the ones that support the idea of cooperation.
    • A. 

      A larger, powerful country is supporting a smaller, weaker country in a war.

    • B. 

      Pollution levels are dangerous in a certain river. Bordering countries form a committee to investigate.

    • C. 

      One country says that it will no longer buy any products made in another country.

    • D. 

      Two countries that used to work together now work against each other's international interests.

  • 89. 
    Which of the following influences international situations by using money to affect decision making?
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Military

  • 90. 
    Which of the following influences international situations by using popularity to persuade people how to think?
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Military

  • 91. 
    Which of the following influences international situations by using threat of attack or promise of protection?
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Military

  • 92. 
    A nation lines up its troops on its border with a neighboring country.
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Military

  • 93. 
    A radio station is established to spread a political message.
    • A. 

      Economic

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Military

  • 94. 
    A nation cuts off food supplies to a nation that relies on them.
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Military

  • 95. 
    Movie makers in Hollywood were encouraged to make movies that spread American patriotism and anti-Communist messages.
    • A. 

      Capitalist

    • B. 

      Communist

  • 96. 
    As rock 'n roll music spread throughout the world, the Soviet Union did its best to jam radio stations and block the music.
    • A. 

      Capitalist

    • B. 

      Communist