Va/US Government Semester Final Exam

44 Questions | Total Attempts: 112

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  • 1. 
    How many terms can a president serve?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 2. 
    What is the symbol of the Democratic Party?
    • A. 

      Elephant

    • B. 

      Eagle

    • C. 

      Turkey

    • D. 

      Donkey

  • 3. 
    How many justices sit on the U.S. Supreme Court? 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      9

  • 4. 
    In what year was the U.S. Constitution written?
    • A. 

      1607

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1787

    • D. 

      1865

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was NOT an author of the Federalist Papers?
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Patrick Henry

    • C. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D. 

      Pubilus

  • 6. 
    Of the following, which power belongs to the Federal government? 
    • A. 

      Provide schooling

    • B. 

      Print money

    • C. 

      Issue driver's license

    • D. 

      Approve land zoning permits

  • 7. 
    How many constitutional amendments were created to regulate and protect voting rights?  
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 8. 
    CONSTITUTIONAL ARGUMENT: this called for a strong central government and a bicameral legislature: 
    • A. 

      Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • C. 

      Mississippi Plan

    • D. 

      Albany Plan

  • 9. 
    The _____________ was the first document that limited government and empowered the people...
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Mayflower Compact

    • C. 

      Magna Carta

    • D. 

      U.S. Constitution

  • 10. 
    This court case established judicial review...
    • A. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • B. 

      Roe v.Wade

    • C. 

      Rosie Parks v. United States

    • D. 

      Marbury v. Madison

  • 11. 
    Civil Rights activist who led the march on Selma, Alabama?
    • A. 

      Jesse Jackson

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King Jr

    • C. 

      Barack Obama

    • D. 

      Louis Farakhan

  • 12. 
    This amendment guaranteed suffrage to people regardless of color, race or previous condition of servitude...
    • A. 

      13th

    • B. 

      14th

    • C. 

      15th

    • D. 

      19th

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a responsibility of a U.S. citizen?
    • A. 

      Gun ownership

    • B. 

      Jury duty

    • C. 

      Military service

    • D. 

      Pay poll tax

  • 14. 
    How old must one be to elected President of the United States? 
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      35

    • D. 

      40

  • 15. 
    What is the one purpose of the U.S. Constitution?
    • A. 

      To declare war

    • B. 

      To define states laws

    • C. 

      To establish treaties

    • D. 

      To protect rights of citizens

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Of the following, which is NOT required to amend the constitution?
    • A. 

      Be passed by two-thirds of House and Senate

    • B. 

      Be authorized by the President

    • C. 

      Be ratified by three-fourths of states

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    All impeachment trials are tried by the ____________________?
    • A. 

      Cabinet

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      Senate

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 18. 
    The existing holder of a political office [senate, house of representatives, president etc...] is called?
    • A. 

      Majority leader candidate

    • B. 

      Precedent candidate

    • C. 

      Interest group candidate

    • D. 

      Incumbent candidate

  • 19. 
    Powers that are NOT enumerated or prohibited by the constitution, but are instead left for the states are called?
    • A. 

      Inherent powers

    • B. 

      Reserved powers

    • C. 

      Implied powers

    • D. 

      Delegated powers

  • 20. 
    The ACT the prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activities is the?
    • A. 

      Patriot Act

    • B. 

      Hatch Act of 1939

    • C. 

      Federal Elections Campaign Act

    • D. 

      Ethics in Government Act of 1978

  • 21. 
    Congressional review (supervision) of federal agencies, programs and activities is known as?
    • A. 

      Recission

    • B. 

      Logrolling

    • C. 

      Gerrymandering

    • D. 

      Oversight

  • 22. 
    A system of government where powers are constitutionally divided between national government and state governments is called?
    • A. 

      Limited government

    • B. 

      Direct democracy

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Representative democracy

  • 23. 
    Which of the following best describes most accurately the President's veto power?
    • A. 

      A President usually vetoes one-third of all bills passed by Congress

    • B. 

      A President can threaten to veto a bill to try and influence Congress against passing a law, because the President knows Congress does not have enough votes to override a veto

    • C. 

      A President can only veto a bill if at least 50 percent of the citizens approve of the veto process

    • D. 

      A President vetoes bills if they are passed in Congress by the opposing political party

  • 24. 
    Which federal agency determines monetary policy for the United States? 
    • A. 

      Federal Reserve Board

    • B. 

      Department of Treasury

    • C. 

      Office of Management and Budget

    • D. 

      International Monetary Fund

  • 25. 
    American labor unions argue that they should be recognized by law; which of the following is actually recognized already by law regarding labor unions? 
    • A. 

      Labor unions may require members to make political contributions

    • B. 

      Labor unions may ignore a court order to have workers to return to their jobs

    • C. 

      Labor unions can lead employees in a strike

    • D. 

      Labor unions can prevent public access to a work (business) job site

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