Civics Quiz 7th Grade

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  • 1. 

    What allows for judicial review by different courts at the same time and over the same matter?

    • A.

      Constitutional Jurisdiction

    • B.

      Jurisprudence

    • C.

      Inter Alia

    • D.

      Concurrent Jurisdiction

    Correct Answer
    D. Concurrent Jurisdiction
    Explanation
    Concurrent jurisdiction refers to the power of multiple courts to hear and decide on the same case or matter simultaneously. This means that different courts, such as federal and state courts, can have the authority to review and rule on the same legal issue. Concurrent jurisdiction allows for a more comprehensive and thorough examination of the case, ensuring that different perspectives and interpretations are considered. It also helps in preventing forum shopping, where litigants try to choose the court that is most likely to rule in their favor.

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  • 2. 

    For how many members of Congress is any one person a "constituent"?

    • A.

      One House Member Only

    • B.

      Four: 2 House And 2 Senate

    • C.

      Two: 1 House And 1 Senate

    • D.

      Three: 1 House And 2 Senate

    Correct Answer
    D. Three: 1 House And 2 Senate
  • 3. 

    Which of these is not paid for by disposable income?

    • A.

      Computers

    • B.

      Movies

    • C.

      Food

    • D.

      Taxes

    Correct Answer
    D. Taxes
    Explanation
    Taxes are not paid for by disposable income because they are mandatory payments made to the government by individuals and businesses to fund public services and programs. Disposable income refers to the income that is available for spending or saving after taxes have been deducted. Therefore, taxes are not considered a discretionary expense that can be paid for using disposable income.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these terms is used for basic information about a legal case?

    • A.

      Calendar

    • B.

      Register

    • C.

      Docket

    • D.

      Nolo Contendere

    Correct Answer
    C. Docket
    Explanation
    A docket is a term used to refer to basic information about a legal case. It typically includes details such as the case number, names of the parties involved, important dates, and a summary of the case. The docket serves as a record or log of the case and helps to keep track of its progress and important events. It is commonly used in legal proceedings to maintain and organize case information.

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  • 5. 

    Which Constitutional amendment prevents double jeopardy?

    • A.

      First Amendment

    • B.

      Second Amendment

    • C.

      Third Amendment

    • D.

      Fifth Amendment

    Correct Answer
    D. Fifth Amendment
    Explanation
    The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution prevents double jeopardy. Double jeopardy refers to the act of being tried for the same crime twice, which is prohibited by this amendment. It ensures that individuals cannot be subjected to multiple prosecutions or punishments for the same offense, protecting their rights to due process and preventing potential abuse of the legal system.

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  • 6. 

    Federalism is a form of government in which power is what?

    • A.

      Divided

    • B.

      Given To States

    • C.

      Given To the Government

    • D.

      Given To the People

    Correct Answer
    A. Divided
    Explanation
    Federalism is a form of government in which power is divided. In a federal system, power is shared between a central government and regional or state governments. This division of power allows for a balance of authority and prevents concentration of power in one entity. It ensures that both the central government and state governments have their own areas of jurisdiction and can exercise their powers independently within their respective domains. This system promotes decentralization and allows for local autonomy while also maintaining a unified national government.

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  • 7. 

    To the nearest trillion dollars, how much was the Gross Domestic Product of the USA in 2006?

    • A.

      Thirteen

    • B.

      Ninety

    • C.

      Thirty

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    A. Thirteen
  • 8. 

    Which amendment to the Constitution allowed the U.S. federal government to collect income taxes?

    • A.

      Sixteenth

    • B.

      Sixth

    • C.

      Twenty-Sixth

    • D.

      Sixtieth

    Correct Answer
    A. Sixteenth
    Explanation
    The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution allowed the U.S. federal government to collect income taxes. This amendment was ratified in 1913 and gave Congress the power to levy taxes on individuals' incomes. Prior to this amendment, the federal government relied heavily on tariffs and excise taxes for revenue. The Sixteenth Amendment significantly expanded the government's ability to generate funds, which has played a crucial role in funding various federal programs and initiatives.

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  • 9. 

    Drivers who are stopped for speeding have committed what type of offense?

    • A.

      Felony

    • B.

      Misdemeanor

    • C.

      Infraction

    • D.

      Arraignment

    Correct Answer
    C. Infraction
    Explanation
    When drivers are stopped for speeding, they have committed an infraction. An infraction is a minor offense that is typically punishable by a fine or a citation, rather than imprisonment or more severe penalties. Speeding is considered a traffic violation and falls under the category of an infraction.

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  • 10. 

    Who can the President choose to pardon?

    • A.

      Anyone Who Has Gone To Jail

    • B.

      Anyone Not Yet Indicted

    • C.

      Anyone Not Being Impeached

    • D.

      Anyone In Jail For 5 Years

    Correct Answer
    C. Anyone Not Being Impeached
    Explanation
    The President can choose to pardon anyone who is not being impeached. Impeachment is a process by which a President can be removed from office for committing high crimes and misdemeanors. Therefore, the President does not have the power to pardon individuals who are currently being impeached.

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  • 11. 

    What must a candidate get to achieve a plurality?

    • A.

      More Votes Than Any Other Candidate

    • B.

      The Fewest Number Of Votes

    • C.

      All Of The Votes

    • D.

      A Majority Of The Votes

    Correct Answer
    A. More Votes Than Any Other Candidate
    Explanation
    To achieve a plurality, a candidate must obtain more votes than any other candidate. This means that the candidate must have the highest number of votes among all the candidates, regardless of whether they have a majority or not. A majority refers to having more than half of the total votes, while a plurality only requires having the highest number of votes.

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  • 12. 

    What is a person who conducts opinion surveys called?

    • A.

      Voter

    • B.

      Pollster

    • C.

      Writer

    • D.

      Surveyor

    Correct Answer
    B. Pollster
    Explanation
    A person who conducts opinion surveys is called a pollster. Pollsters are responsible for gathering data and conducting surveys to gauge public opinion on various topics. They use different methods such as interviews, questionnaires, and polls to collect information from a sample of the population. Pollsters then analyze the data and present their findings to the public or clients.

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  • 13. 

    In what year were the first right-to-work laws enacted?

    • A.

      1943

    • B.

      1951

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1946

    Correct Answer
    A. 1943
    Explanation
    Right-to-work laws are legislation that allows employees to choose whether or not to join or financially support a labor union. The first right-to-work law was enacted in 1943 in the state of Florida. This law prohibited union security agreements, which required employees to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment. The passage of this law marked a significant shift in labor relations and gave workers the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union.

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  • 14. 

    In 1894, 4,000 workers of what company staged a wildcat walkout over a wage conflict? ​

    • A.

      Carnegie Steel Mills

    • B.

      Hilton Hotels

    • C.

      Pullman Palace Car Company

    • D.

      Shell Oil Company

    Correct Answer
    C. Pullman Palace Car Company
    Explanation
    In 1894, 4,000 workers of the Pullman Palace Car Company staged a wildcat walkout over a wage conflict. The workers were dissatisfied with their wages and working conditions, leading them to protest and go on strike. This event became known as the Pullman Strike and had a significant impact on labor relations in the United States, ultimately leading to the establishment of Labor Day as a national holiday.

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  • 15. 

    How long could a person collect welfare payments over a lifetime, by 1996's welfare-reform act?

    • A.

      One Year

    • B.

      There Is No Limit

    • C.

      Five Years

    • D.

      Two Years

    Correct Answer
    C. Five Years
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Five Years. The 1996 welfare-reform act imposed a five-year time limit on receiving welfare payments over a person's lifetime. This means that individuals could only collect welfare for a maximum of five years throughout their entire lifetime. After reaching this limit, they would no longer be eligible for welfare assistance. This policy aimed to encourage self-sufficiency and reduce long-term dependence on welfare programs.

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  • 16. 

    A person on "workfare" must do what?

    • A.

      Look For Work

    • B.

      Work

    • C.

      Work Fairly

    • D.

      Not Work

    Correct Answer
    B. Work
    Explanation
    A person on "workfare" must work. Workfare refers to a government program that requires individuals to work in order to receive welfare benefits. This is typically done to encourage individuals to actively seek employment and contribute to society. Therefore, the correct answer is "Work".

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