Federalism, State And Local Government Test

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Federalism, State And Local Government Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Before the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1865, identifying with one's state was often more important that national identity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Project grants are the restrictive type of grant issued by the federal government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Public education today is as much a local issue as it is a state and national issue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Monies paid to the federal government by the states are returned in equal proportion to the states.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Differences in tax rates often lead to discord between states as consumers from one state travel to another to shop.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The New Deal was an economic program associated with the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Traditionally, local units of government have served primarily to implement state laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What term means a system in which the national and state levels are sovereign within their own spheres?
  • 9. 
    Which amendment established a federal income tax?
  • 10. 
    What form of government is based on limiting government by disributing and dividing power among several government levels and organizations?
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Confederacy

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Tyranny

  • 11. 
    Delegated powers are those powers given to which level of government?
    • A. 

      States

    • B. 

      Localities

    • C. 

      National

    • D. 

      International

  • 12. 
    What is the source of implied powers?
    • A. 

      Enumerated powers

    • B. 

      Denied powers

    • C. 

      Shared powers

    • D. 

      Reserved powers

  • 13. 
    With which level of government are the reserved powers generally associated?
    • A. 

      Counties

    • B. 

      National

    • C. 

      Cities

    • D. 

      States

  • 14. 
    What is the source of local government?
    • A. 

      State government

    • B. 

      National government

    • C. 

      The Constitution

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights

  • 15. 
    Since 1913, what has provided a continuous source of money for the national government?
    • A. 

      Property tax

    • B. 

      Sale of public lands

    • C. 

      Protective tariffs

    • D. 

      Income tax

  • 16. 
    Select ALL the problems related to Federalism listed below.
    • A. 

      Maintaining federal distinctions between levels of government

    • B. 

      The give and take associated with federal aid

    • C. 

      The increasing national debt

    • D. 

      Competition among the states for funds

    • E. 

      The state and national government sharing power equally

  • 17. 
    Eligibility requirements for voting are the same for all the states.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Congress determines how many counties each state may have.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Powers that states and the federal government share are called concurrent powers?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Supremacy clause says state laws are superior to federal laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The Constitution lets Congress do what is "necessary and proper" for carrying out its powers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    An association of independent states is called a unitary form of government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    A unitary form of government does not divide power between a central government and lower governments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A county is smaller than a state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Counties are called counties in every state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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