Country’s Constitution Practice Final

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  • 1. 
    From the Constitution of Japan: “We, the Japanese people, acting through our duly elected representatives in the National Diet, determined that we shall secure for ourselves and our posterity the fruits of peaceful cooperation with all nations and the blessings of liberty throughout this land...” 1. Which of these is a source for the ideas outlined in the Japanese Constitution?
    • A. 

      Charter of the United Nations

    • B. 

      Legal writings of Thomas Hobbes

    • C. 

      Writings on constitutions by Voltaire

    • D. 

      United States Constitution

  • 2. 
    When a country’s constitution requires the branches of government to remain independent of each other, it is adhering to the constitutional principle of
    • A. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • B. 

      Separation of powers

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Direct democracy

  • 3. 
    How did the Magna Carta (1215) contribute to the development of the English government?
    • A. 

      It created a two-house parliament

    • B. 

      It extended voting rights

    • C. 

      It provided for a bill of rights

    • D. 

      It limited the power of the monarch

  • 4. 
    What is a republic?
    • A. 

      A government in which citizens elect leaders who make government decisions

    • B. 

      A government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives

    • C. 

      A government in which one person rules

    • D. 

      A government in which the noble class rules

  • 5. 
    Which statesman initiated policies of political reform, including the determination of class of citizenship according to income rather than heredity.
    • A. 

      Solon

    • B. 

      Cleisthenes

    • C. 

      Pericles

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 6. 
    Which of these first demonstrated that popular protest would play role in the French Revolution?
    • A. 

      The reign of the Committee of Public Safety

    • B. 

      The trial of Louis XIV

    • C. 

      The Civil Constitution of the Clergy

    • D. 

      The fall of the Bastille

  • 7. 
    Which goal was NOT started in the “slogan of the Revolution” ?
    • A. 

      Liberty

    • B. 

      Equality

    • C. 

      Justice

    • D. 

      Brotherhood

  • 8. 
    Which group started the Reign of Terror?
    • A. 

      The Second Coalition

    • B. 

      The committee of public safety

    • C. 

      The National Assembly

    • D. 

      The king's Swiss Guard

  • 9. 
    How did Great Britain react to the Continental System?
    • A. 

      It invaded France

    • B. 

      It organized its own blockade

    • C. 

      It negotiated a peace agreement with France

    • D. 

      It formed an alliance with Austria and Prussia

  • 10. 
    In what way did the bourgeoisie differ from other members of the Third Estate?
    • A. 

      They believed in Enlightenment ideals

    • B. 

      They had more political power

    • C. 

      They were poor

    • D. 

      They were fond of expensive clothing and elegant living

  • 11. 
    Louis Pasteur’s research into germ theory in the nineteenth century is significant because it
    • A. 

      Created safety standards for machine workers

    • B. 

      Led to techniques that increased crop production

    • C. 

      Identified the importance of vitamins to nutrition

    • D. 

      Proved that cleanliness helps to prevent infections

  • 12. 
    In the nineteenth century, labor unions developed mostly in response to
    • A. 

      Increasing unemployment

    • B. 

      Government ownership of businesses

    • C. 

      Wages and working conditions

    • D. 

      Racial and gender discrimination

  • 13. 
    In the mid-1700s, how did trade contribute to the early growth of an industrial economy in Great Britain?
    • A. 

      It allowed the British to educate their workforce

    • B. 

      It provided funds to pay high wages to the new labor class

    • C. 

      It enabled British merchants to hire skilled foreign laborers

    • D. 

      It gave British entrepreneurs the capital needed to open new factories

  • 14. 
    What is laissez-faire policy?
    • A. 

      A policy that allowed labor to set working conditions based on votes on issues relevant to their industry

    • B. 

      A policy where labor created a committee to set working conditions without interference from industry owners

    • C. 

      A policy that taught owners of industry how to set working conditions based on government standards

    • D. 

      A policy that let owners of industry set working conditions without government interference

  • 15. 
    Nineteenth-century socialists argued that government should
    • A. 

      Leave the economy alone

    • B. 

      Actively plan the economy

    • C. 

      Destroy the economy

    • D. 

      Allow the economy to be controlled by the bourgeoisie

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