U.S. Government Terms! Trivia Questions Quiz

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U.S. Government Terms! Trivia Questions Quiz

Do you know some of the basic U. S. Government terms in use today? There is much that we can learn about us as a country by just looking at how the government runs things and to do that we need to understand some of the terms we will hear about the government


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  • 1. 
    A citizen is:
    • A. 

      From a foreign country and considered an alien here

    • B. 

      A resident of a city or town who has a say in government

    • C. 

      A person with European origins

    • D. 

      Always from the city

    • E. 

      Both C and D apply

  • 2. 
    The definition of influence is:
    • A. 

      Someone who is inebriated

    • B. 

      Actions of people to produce or create positive change

    • C. 

      A group of policy makers

    • D. 

      Actions of leaders to control the population

    • E. 

      Both B and D apply

  • 3. 
    The definition of Public Policy is:
    • A. 

      Fundamental principals upon which laws rest in a community

    • B. 

      A document of insurance

    • C. 

      The department of public safety

    • D. 

      A state of anarchy and lawlessness

    • E. 

      None of the above apply

  • 4. 
    The _____________ suggested a "plan for a possible course of action."
    • A. 

      Disclaimer

    • B. 

      Warranty

    • C. 

      Proposal

    • D. 

      License

    • E. 

      Both A and D apply

  • 5. 
    Legislation means:
    • A. 

      A meeting of lawyers

    • B. 

      Italian cuisine

    • C. 

      State capitol

    • D. 

      Judgments

    • E. 

      Law-making

  • 6. 
    The legislature is:
    • A. 

      A band of marauders

    • B. 

      A group of lawyers

    • C. 

      A body of people assembled to enforce laws

    • D. 

      A body of people assembled to enact laws

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    A community is:
    • A. 

      A city

    • B. 

      A town

    • C. 

      A group of people with common beliefs and values

    • D. 

      Hollis Learning Center

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    A policy is:
    • A. 

      A set of rules

    • B. 

      A disclaimer

    • C. 

      A plan of action

    • D. 

      An agency

    • E. 

      Both A and C apply

  • 9. 
    A Governmental Agency is:
    • A. 

      An office of the local, state, or federal government

    • B. 

      The Department of Motor Vehicles

    • C. 

      The Department of Inland Fisheries

    • D. 

      The Warden Service

    • E. 

      All of the above apply

  • 10. 
    A portfolio is:
    • A. 

      Where ships "park" in the bay

    • B. 

      Bad

    • C. 

      Italian Cuisine

    • D. 

      A portable document carrier

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    In the Immersion phase of the expedition:
    • A. 

      Students swim

    • B. 

      Get very involved in the expedition

    • C. 

      Gather information

    • D. 

      Kick off the expedition with an exciting event or introduction

    • E. 

      Both B and D could apply

  • 12. 
    Investigation means:
    • A. 

      To solve a crime

    • B. 

      To ask questions and gather information

    • C. 

      To probe a crime scene

    • D. 

      To show what skills you know

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Culmination means:
    • A. 

      Ending result

    • B. 

      Final product

    • C. 

      Something to show for our work at the end

    • D. 

      The objective or desired outcome of the expedition

    • E. 

      All of the above