Principals Of Governemnt Quiz A

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  • 1. 
    The fact that we have a Congress to make law, a President to enforce the law, and a Supreme Court to interpret the law is a reflection of which of the following principles?
    • A. 

      Representative government

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Seperation of powers

    • D. 

      Judicial review

  • 2. 
    The power following ideas are unalienablerights that the founding fathers were trying to protect...
    • A. 

      Life

    • B. 

      Liberty

    • C. 

      Pursuit of happiness

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    A presidential veto and a congressional override of  the veto are examples of
    • A. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Judicial review

    • D. 

      Checks and balances

  • 4. 
    "We the people" created the Constitution. Government by consent of the governed is based on the principle of
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Judicial review

  • 5. 
    Government by rule of law means that no one is above the law. Everyone, including our government officials, must obey the Constitution. Which principle of government does this reflect?
    • A. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Limited government

    • D. 

      Federalism

  • 6. 
    The President has the power to make a treaty with a foreign government, but the Senate must approve the treaty. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Judicial review

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Popular sovereignty

  • 7. 
    A division of power between the national government and the states is the basis for which one of the following principles of government?
    • A. 

      Representative government

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Separation of powers

    • D. 

      Limited government

  • 8. 
    In a republic, the people elect leaders to make decisions for them, therefore, republican government is based on the principles of
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Representative government

    • D. 

      Separation of powers

  • 9. 
     The existence of three branches of government at the national level to perform legislative, executive and judicial functions is a reflection of the principles of
    • A. 

      Representative government

    • B. 

      Separation of powers

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Judicial review

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