Federalism Quiz: Trivia Questions!

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Federalism Quiz: Trivia Questions!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Money from the national government that states may spend within broad guidelines as determined by Washington, the DC area:
    • A. 

      Block Grants

    • B. 

      Categorical Grants

    • C. 

      Mandates

    • D. 

      Devolution

    • E. 

      Conditions of Aid

  • 2. 
    Mandates, which tend to be purposeful and designed to protect individuals, are preferred by states to categorical grants because mandates come with financial support.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The movement to transfer the responsibility of managing programs, particularly social programs like Welfare and Medicaid/care, from federal offices to the states is known as:
    • A. 

      Devolution

    • B. 

      Referendum

    • C. 

      The Necessary & Proper Clause

    • D. 

      Revolution

    • E. 

      Dual Federalism

  • 4. 
    Which constitutional amendment secures the sovereignty of the states, emboldening their power to make laws?
    • A. 

      1st

    • B. 

      2nd

    • C. 

      6th

    • D. 

      8th

    • E. 

      10th

  • 5. 
    All of the following are ways in which individuals exercise power in a federalist system: 
    • A. 

      Legislate, or make laws

    • B. 

      Vote

    • C. 

      Recall

    • D. 

      Referenda

    • E. 

      Judicial Review

  • 6. 
    Sometimes referred to as the "Elastic Clause," this gives Congress powers beyond what was articulated in Article II of the Constitution to make laws according to the needs of citizens.
    • A. 

      The Necessary & Proper Clause

    • B. 

      Selective Incorporation

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Checks & Balances

    • E. 

      Devolution Revolution

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of a concurrent power in the American federalist system?
    • A. 

      Declaring war

    • B. 

      Coining money

    • C. 

      Raising taxes

    • D. 

      Raising an army

    • E. 

      Naturalizing citizens

  • 8. 
    When it is unclear whether an issue falls under the jurisdiction of the federal or a state government?
    • A. 

      The president decides and issues and executive order

    • B. 

      A federal court rules on the matter

    • C. 

      Congress votes to determine who has the authority

    • D. 

      The state legislatures must decide whether to overrule the federal government

    • E. 

      The federal and state governments must share authority

  • 9. 
    Examples of _____ include deregulation, the movement of welfare funding from AFDC to TANF, and the Devolution Revolution.
    • A. 

      Dual Federalism

    • B. 

      Fiscal Federalism

    • C. 

      Yummy Marble Cake Federalism

    • D. 

      New Federalism

  • 10. 
    Alexander Hamilton was an ardent Federalist; Thomas Jefferson was an anti-Federalist who strongly supported states' rights.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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