Unit 1 - #2

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Unit 1 - #2

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  • 1. 
    The debates between Federalists and Anti-Federalists were primarily about which of the following issues?
    • A. 

      The right of the people to rebel

    • B. 

      The existence of slavery

    • C. 

      The scope of power of the central government

    • D. 

      The need to establish a standard currency

    • E. 

      The representation of large and small states

  • 2. 
    Which of the following constitutional principles most directly addresses the relationship between the national and state governments?
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Separation of powers

    • D. 

      Representation

    • E. 

      Federalism

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements about political parties and the United States Constitution is true?
    • A. 

      According to the Constitution, only two major political parties may exist at any time.

    • B. 

      The Constitution requires political parties to be restricted by both federal and state law.

    • C. 

      The Constitution indicates that political party leaders at the national level be elected by political party leaders at the state level.

    • D. 

      The Constitution specifies that political party leaders must be native-born United States citizens.

    • E. 

      The issue of political parties is not addressed in the Constitution.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a fundamental element of the United States Constitution?
    • A. 

      Recognition of the centrality of political parties in government

    • B. 

      Direct election of members of the executive branch

    • C. 

      An executive branch that is more powerful than the legislature

    • D. 

      Emphasis on a unitary system of government

    • E. 

      Division of government authority across political institutions

  • 5. 
    The framers of the United States Constitution left decisions on voting eligibility to the
    • A. 

      Civil rights agencies

    • B. 

      Individual states

    • C. 

      United States Supreme Court

    • D. 

      House of Representatives

    • E. 

      Senate

  • 6. 
    Cooperative federalism can best be described by which of the following statements?
    • A. 

      Different levels of government are involved in common policy areas.

    • B. 

      Government must have cooperation from the people in order to make legislative decisions.

    • C. 

      Local levels of government can make decisions on issues more efficiently than state and national governments can.

    • D. 

      The federal government must make regulations that can be applied across every state in the same way.

    • E. 

      Business and government can work together to more effectively accomplish shared goals.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the best example of a categorical grant?
    • A. 

      Money given to states for special education programs

    • B. 

      Money given to individuals in the form of tax rebates

    • C. 

      Money given to states unconditionally

    • D. 

      Money given to states to spend at their discretion on transportation

    • E. 

      Money given directly to private business for economic development

  • 8. 
    The Constitution states that all revenue bills must originate in
    • A. 

      A White House budget resolution

    • B. 

      The Congressional Budget office

    • C. 

      The United States Senate

    • D. 

      The United States House of Representatives

    • E. 

      The Office of Management and Budget

  • 9. 
    Unlike the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution does which of the following?
    • A. 

      Restricts the ability of Congress to tax.

    • B. 

      Restricts the ability of Congress to establish an army or navy.

    • C. 

      Establishes a unitary form of government.

    • D. 

      Emphasizes state sovereignty over national sovereignty.

    • E. 

      Emphasizes both national sovereignty and federalism.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an example of checks and balances, as established by the Constitution?
    • A. 

      A requirement that states lower their legal drinking age to eighteen as a condition of receiving funds through federal highway grant programs

    • B. 

      Media criticism of public officials during an election campaign period

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court's ability to overturn a lower court decision

    • D. 

      The requirement that presidential appointments to the Supreme Court be approved by the Senate

    • E. 

      The election of the President by the electoral college rather than by direct election

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