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Ch. 2 Sections 1,3,4,5


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Document that outlines the complaints the colonists had towards the King of England. 
  • 2. 
    Which idea is NOT included in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      People have certain natural rights.

    • B. 

      God gives leaders the right to rule over people.

    • C. 

      People have the right to change or overthrow a government.

    • D. 

      The government can only exist with the permission of people.

  • 3. 
    Which is NOT one of the four parts of the Declaration of Independence.
    • A. 

      List of grievances (complaints) against the King.

    • B. 

      Threats of vengeance against England for mistreatment.

    • C. 

      Statement of beliefs in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    • D. 

      List of attempts to address grievances (attempts to fix problems)

  • 4. 
      What does government do?  The Constitution helps answer that in the Preamble.  Match the purpose of government with each statement.  According to Thomas Jefferson this was the most important purpose of government.  He said that government should make laws that are reasonable and fair.  That these laws must protect citizens.  What is this purpose called?  
    • A. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • B. 

      Insure domestic tranquility.

    • C. 

      Establish justice

    • D. 

      Promote the general welfare.

  • 5. 
      What does government do?  The Constitution helps answer that in the Preamble.  Match the purpose of government with each statement.  This may be the most important purpose, it states that government should protect citizens from foreign and domestic enemies.
    • A. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • B. 

      Insure domestic tranquility.

    • C. 

      Establish justice

    • D. 

      Promote the general welfare.

  • 6. 
      What does government do?  The Constitution helps answer that in the Preamble.  Match the purpose of government with each statement.  An example of this purpose can be seen as you walk around school.  One of the purposes of government is to improve the lifes of its citizens by providing services or opportunities.
    • A. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • B. 

      Insure domestic tranquility.

    • C. 

      Establish justice

    • D. 

      Promote the general welfare.

  • 7. 
      What does government do?  The Constitution helps answer that in the Preamble.  Match the purpose of government with each statement.  An example of this purpose can be seen as you walk around school.  One of the purposes of government is to improve the lifes of its citizens by providing services or opportunities.
    • A. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • B. 

      Insure domestic tranquility.

    • C. 

      Establish justice

    • D. 

      Promote the general welfare.

  • 8. 
      What does government do?  The Constitution helps answer that in the Preamble.  Match the purpose of government with each statement.  This purpose states that the government should be dedicated to ensuring people are free.  It also recognizes that freedom is not absolute.  In other words, there are limits to what a person can do. 
    • A. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • B. 

      Insure domestic tranquility.

    • C. 

      Secure the blessings of liberty

    • D. 

      Promote the general welfare.

  • 9. 
      What does government do?  The Constitution helps answer that in the Preamble.  Match the purpose of government with each statement.  Imagine having to walk to school in fear of being shot, or imagine that every day after school there are downtown riots in Perry.  Fortunately, the government fullfills this purpose ___________ and that is not a reasonable fear for you today. 
    • A. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • B. 

      Insure domestic tranquility.

    • C. 

      Secure the blessings of liberty

    • D. 

      Promote the general welfare.

  • 10. 
     How many countries do you think there is in the world?  Well if you use the definitions of nation-state that you learned in class the answer is 196.  Which of the following is not one of the criteria that has to be met to be considered a nation-state (country)
    • A. 

      Territory

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Population

    • D. 

      Government

  • 11. 
     This criteria states that in order for a group of people to be considered a country they need to have a defined piece of land with internationally recognized borders. 
    • A. 

      Territory

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Divine right

  • 12. 
    In order for a country to be considered a nation-state (country) it needs to be able to make its own decisions without a higher authority.  In other words, it does not have to ask for permission from another country.  This is known as ?. 
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Dictatorship

    • C. 

      Population

    • D. 

      Sovereignty

  • 13. 
    Who was the author of the Declaration of Independence? 
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      John Hancock

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson?

  • 14. 
    A form of government where the power to govern is given by the people is called? 
    • A. 

      Dictatorship

    • B. 

      Autocracy

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 15. 
     A basic concept of democracy states that all people should have the same opportunities and that they should be treated fairly under the law.   This is called?
    • A. 

      Majority Rule, Minority rights

    • B. 

      Worth of the individual

    • C. 

      Equality of all persons

    • D. 

      Fairness doctrine

  • 16. 
    In order for a Democracy to function properly (to work correctly) people need tob e able to find the position most acceptable by accepting various opinions and positions.  This is called: 
    • A. 

      Neccessity of compromise

    • B. 

      The give and take rule

    • C. 

      Individual freedom

    • D. 

      Law of supply and demand

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was a grievance (complaint) stated by the colonists in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      He has made Judges dependent on his Willalone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    • B. 

      He has kept among us in time of peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our legislatures.

    • C. 

      For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
     When was the Declaration of Independence signed?
    • A. 

      July 4th, 1776

    • B. 

      December 11th 1775

    • C. 

      July 4th, 1801

    • D. 

      July 5th, 1776

  • 19. 
    A government that exists without the permission of the people is called? 
    • A. 

      Dictatorship

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Presidential government

    • D. 

      Republic

  • 20. 
     When a group of people choose to buy or sell something in protest against someone, this is called?
    • A. 

      Independence

    • B. 

      Declaration

    • C. 

      Boycott

    • D. 

      Protest

  • 21. 
     In which section of the Declaration of Indepence does Thomas Jefferson tell the King about the rights that all humans should have?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Statement of beliefs

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Grievances

  • 22. 
     The basic concept of the democracy that states that those that in higher numbers should make the decisions but at the same time not abuse their power over the few is known as:
    • A. 

      Worth of the individual

    • B. 

      Equality of all persons

    • C. 

      Individual freedom

    • D. 

      Majority rules, minority rights

  • 23. 
     Possibly the most famous lines of the Declaration of Independence are: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created __________, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are ________, __________, and the pursuit of Happiness
  • 24. 
     Which purpose of government did the U.S. government fail at on September 11th, 2001?
    • A. 

      Promote the general welfare

    • B. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • C. 

      Establish justice

    • D. 

      Secure the blessings of liberty

  • 25. 
     Which of the following is NOT an example of a Dictator?
    • A. 

      Fidel Castro

    • B. 

      Saddam Hussein

    • C. 

      Barack Obama

    • D. 

      King George

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