US History I Honors Midterm Review

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Do you want to study for the US History I Honors midterm? Do you have Brown or Stark? Try taking this test! WARNING: It will not cover everything that may be included on this test. Getting an "A" on this test does not guarantee on A on the actual test. Simply use this as a study tool.


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  • 1. 
    Summarize the following philosophers' views on what government should be like: Plato, Locke, Montesquieu, Voltaire (in that order).
    • A. 

      Only some were fit to rule; we should enter into a social contract; prevent crimes, not punish them; we need an absolute leader

    • B. 

      Only some were fit to rule; men are free to have their life, liberty, and property; split power into legislative, executive and judicial; people should have firm rights

    • C. 

      People should have firm rights; we need an absolute leader; men are free to have their life, liberty, and property; only some were fit to rule

    • D. 

      People should have firm rights; we need an absolute leader; prevent crimes, not punish them; split power into the legislative, executive, and judicial

  • 2. 
    What type of government is the US currently?
    • A. 

      Direct Democracy

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Representative Democracy

    • D. 

      Theocracy

    • E. 

      Monarchy

  • 3. 
    What is the difference between an absolute monarchy and a constitutional monarchy?
  • 4. 
    Was the Articles of Confederation a reactionary document?  Use evidence to support your point.
  • 5. 
    How was the issue of representation of states in the government decided?
    • A. 

      It was based solely on population.

    • B. 

      Each state was given one representatives.

    • C. 

      Each state was given two representatives.

    • D. 

      One subsection of the legislative branch was based on population, the other one each state was given two representatives.

  • 6. 
    "To declare War" is an enumerated power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which is a concurrent power? I. The power to tax II. The power to convict people of crimes and hold them in jail III. The power to levy income taxes
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      I and II and III

    • D. 

      I and II

    • E. 

      I and III