Quiz On US History Terms

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  • 1. 
    What is the practice of voting for candidates without taking into consideration their political affiliation?
    • A. 

      Primary Election

    • B. 

      Executive Agreement

    • C. 

      Incumbency

    • D. 

      Ticket Splitting

  • 2. 
    What is a way of describing dissatisfaction with the workings of a bureaucracy in terms of inefficiency, mismanagement, and frustration?
    • A. 

      Red Tape

    • B. 

      Jus Soli

    • C. 

      Bad Tendency Doctrine

    • D. 

      Deficit Spending

  • 3. 
    What are powers that are exclusively for the federal government and are enumerated in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution called?
    • A. 

      Delegated Power

    • B. 

      Electoral College

    • C. 

      Constitutional Home Rule

    • D. 

      Joint Committee

  • 4. 
    What is the part of the open primary system in which the voters are not required to vote based upon their party affiliation?
    • A. 

      Primary Election

    • B. 

      Crossover Voting

    • C. 

      Joint Committee

    • D. 

      Executive Agreement

  • 5. 
    What is a Hamiltonian view of the Constitution that advocates the idea that the federal government has a wide range of powers?
    • A. 

      Loose Interpretation

    • B. 

      Representative Government

    • C. 

      National Debt

    • D. 

      Free Enterprise

  • 6. 
    What is the authority of the executive (often the governor) to veto parts of bill without vetoing the entire piece of legislation?
    • A. 

      Line Item Veto

    • B. 

      Faction

    • C. 

      House Of Representatives

    • D. 

      Impoundment

  • 7. 
    What is the powers the federal government exercises in foreign affairs which are not specifically stated in the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Inherent Powers

    • B. 

      Express Powers

    • C. 

      Majority Floor Leader

    • D. 

      Bill Of Rights

  • 8. 
    What is a power that is not really stated directly but is implied in Article I, Section 8, clause 18 of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Implied Power

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      National Debt

    • D. 

      Separation Of Powers

  • 9. 
    What is the construction of an election district so as to give a distinct advantage to one party or group over another?
    • A. 

      Gerrymandering

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      Cloture

    • D. 

      Localism

  • 10. 
    What is the division of power between the national government (delegated power) and the state governments (reserved power)?
    • A. 

      House Of Representatives

    • B. 

      Incumbency

    • C. 

      Ex Post Fact Law

    • D. 

      Federalism

  • 11. 
    Why was the battle fought at Gettysburg?
    • A. 

      It Lay On The Turnpike To Washington

    • B. 

      It Was On The Road That Would Split The North In Half

    • C. 

      It Was On The Road To Annapolis

    • D. 

      It Was Near The Largest Shoe Factory In The Area

  • 12. 
    1960's "Flower People" were associated with what California neighborhood?
    • A. 

      Haight-Ashbury

    • B. 

      Greenwich Village

    • C. 

      Rodeo Drive

    • D. 

      Coconut Grove

  • 13. 
    Why did President Theodore Roosevelt ban Christmas trees from the White House?
    • A. 

      Tree Harvesting Was Depleting Our Forests

    • B. 

      Was Allergic To The Tree

    • C. 

      Didn't Want To Favor One Religion

    • D. 

      He Was A Scrooge

  • 14. 
    What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists?
    • A. 

      Sioux Tribe

    • B. 

      Kennesaw Tribe

    • C. 

      Mucseeyugnee Tribe

    • D. 

      Wampanoag Tribe

  • 15. 
    Which former Attorney General of the U.S. was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease?
    • A. 

      Alberto Gonzales

    • B. 

      Janet Reno

    • C. 

      Paul J. McNulty

    • D. 

      William Bradford Reynolds

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