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US History Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is refers to a one-house legislature?
    • A. 

      Indirect Democracy

    • B. 

      Unicameral Legislature

    • C. 

      Loose Interpretation

    • D. 

      Senate

  • 2. 
    What is the type of government that is characterized by a single party or individual controlling the entire country and every aspect of society?
    • A. 

      Totalitarian Government

    • B. 

      Gerrymandering

    • C. 

      Inherent Powers

    • D. 

      Lame Duck

  • 3. 
    What is the practice of rewarding those who worked in a successful political campaign by giving them governmental jobs?
    • A. 

      Spoils System

    • B. 

      Discharge Petition

    • C. 

      Delegated Power

    • D. 

      Federalism

  • 4. 
    What is a type of government that believes its major role should be on the concentration of national planning and public ownership of business?
    • A. 

      Judicial Branch

    • B. 

      Exclusionary Rule

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      Clear And Present Danger

  • 5. 
    What is the philosophy of a balanced government in which each of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) have their own powers?
    • A. 

      Judicial Branch

    • B. 

      Separation Of Powers

    • C. 

      Prior Restraint

    • D. 

      Detente

  • 6. 
    What is one of the two houses of Congress, historically known as the upper house, that contains two representatives from each state?
    • A. 

      Ex Post Fact Law

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      Totalitarian Government

    • D. 

      Prior Restraint

  • 7. 
    What is an elected office where the party in power or the incumbent is so strong that being reelected is a foregone conclusion?
    • A. 

      House Of Representatives

    • B. 

      Safe Seat

    • C. 

      Domestic Tranquility

    • D. 

      Primary Election

  • 8. 
    What is an election held to determine the various candidates chosen from that party to run for political office?
    • A. 

      Implied Power

    • B. 

      Sedition

    • C. 

      Primary Election

    • D. 

      Republic

  • 9. 
    What is an agreement between the President of the United States and another country that does not require the advice and consent of the Senate?
    • A. 

      Gerrymandering

    • B. 

      Recall Election

    • C. 

      Faction

    • D. 

      Executive Agreement

  • 10. 
    What is a political process in which the people are able to have direct control over the government in making decisions?
    • A. 

      Balanced Budget

    • B. 

      Unite Rule

    • C. 

      Bicameral Legislature

    • D. 

      Direct Democracy

  • 11. 
    What is the name of the system set by the Constitution in which the executive, legislative, and judicial branches maintain a balance of power?
    • A. 

      States Rights

    • B. 

      Checks And Balances

    • C. 

      Bill Of Rights

    • D. 

      Direct Democracy

  • 12. 
    What is the constitutional procedure that President may use to prevent a bill from coming a law without giving specific reasons?
    • A. 

      Initiative

    • B. 

      Admiralty And Maritime Law

    • C. 

      Poll Tax

    • D. 

      Pocket Veto

  • 13. 
    What is the belief that one can have a forceful and meaningful impact on public affairs?
    • A. 

      Constitutional Home Rule

    • B. 

      Localism

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Political Efficacy

  • 14. 
    What is a legal organization whose function it is to collect money and make campaign contributions to selected candidates?
    • A. 

      Admiralty And Maritime Law

    • B. 

      Incumbency

    • C. 

      Political Action Committee

    • D. 

      Pocket Veto

  • 15. 
    What is government control in the hands of a few people chosen on the basis of wealth and power?
    • A. 

      Judicial Review

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Bipartisanship

    • D. 

      Federalism

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