Units 1 & 2, Lsn Government Review Quiz

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Government Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz (along with the others) will help you prepare for the Government HSA.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which form of government do sovereign states have more power than the central (national) government?
    • A. 

      Federal system

    • B. 

      Confederate

    • C. 

      Authoritarian

    • D. 

      Unitary

  • 2. 
    In which form of government do local governments have the least political power?
    • A. 

      Federal

    • B. 

      Confederate

    • C. 

      Unitary

    • D. 

      Democratic

  • 3. 
    In the United States, the central (national) government and the state governments share power. Which of these terms best describes this type of government?
    • A. 

      Representative democracy

    • B. 

      Direct democracy

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Confederation

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Businesses that do not make profits will likely go out of business

    • B. 

      Most farms are owned and operated by the government

    • C. 

      Workers are restricted by the government from changing jobs

    • D. 

      Consumers have little choice in the food they may buy

  • 5. 
    Which of these statements is true of a representative democracy?
    • A. 

      Citizens have unlimited individual rights

    • B. 

      Citizens vote directly on all laws and government actions

    • C. 

      Government leaders rule by force

    • D. 

      The people elect government leaders

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Industrial leaders agree to control prices and fix supply of goods

    • B. 

      Stock traders create wealth through buying and selling of stocks and bonds

    • C. 

      Government leaders decide how goods will be produced

    • D. 

      Consumers decide the sales policies of the local grocery store

  • 7. 
    Which of these cases helped establish the right of the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of federal law?
    • A. 

      Marbury v Madison

    • B. 

      Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    • C. 

      Buckley v Valeo

    • D. 

      New York Times v United States

  • 8. 
    “The purse and the sword must not be in the same hands.” Which of these principles of government is expressed by this statement?
    • A. 

      Judicial review

    • B. 

      Separation of powers

    • C. 

      Limited government

    • D. 

      Rule of law

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      Due process of law

    • C. 

      Limited government

    • D. 

      Separation of powers

  • 10. 
    The process of amending the Constitution is an example of federalism because it requires
    • A. 

      Approval of 2/3 of the Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Unanimous approval of both the President and Congress

    • C. 

      Unanimous approval of both state and local governments

    • D. 

      Approval of 2/3 of Congress and 3/4 of the states

  • 11. 
    Which of these principles of government is demonstrated when the Maryland Court of Appeals declares a Maryland state law unconstitutional?
    • A. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • B. 

      Limited government

    • C. 

      Rule of law

    • D. 

      Checks and balances

  • 12. 
    The "elastic clause" gives Congress power to act in areas not specifically enumerated (listed) in the Constitution at the time it was written.Congress is exercising its power under the "elastic clause" when it _____.
    • A. 

      Declares war on a foreign country

    • B. 

      Establishes a post office in a new community

    • C. 

      Authorizes the testing of nuclear weapons

    • D. 

      Changes the tax system