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STAT 2023G2 - The type of government in which citizens
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1. The type of government in which citizens elect representatives who decide policies on behalf of their constituents, sometimes called a “representative democracy” is also known as a (Points : 5)

republic

autocracy

government by the few

monarchy

2. Why is it clear that there is a separation of church and state? (Points : 5)

Because religious freedom is declared in the Declaration of Independence.

Because of the precedent set by Roe v. Wade.

Because of the concept of judicial review.

Because there is an establishment clause.

3. Democracy is a type of government in which supreme power of governance lies in the hands of its (Points : 5)

elites

royal family

citizens

totalitarian government

4. Which document is an endorsement of the concept of the “consent of the governed”? (Points : 5)

Articles of Confederation

The Constitution

The Declaration of Independence

The Bill of Rights

5. In the United States, the concept that is most clearly written into the Constitution and for which there is the greatest consensus, is equality of ___. (Points : 5)

opportunity

or among groups

starting conditions

result

6. Liberalism in the United States today would (Points : 5)

believe in the positive role of government and equality of opportunity.

support corporate tax benefits.

not support a woman’s right to have an abortion.

hold an intolerant view of homosexual rights.

7. This doctrine states that the United States, as the world’s remaining superpower, should engage in unilateral action (by the U.S. alone) and preventive war against countries regarded as threatening to the United States. (Points : 5)

Monroe Doctrine

Roosevelt Corollary

Bush Doctrine

laissez-faire doctrine

8. On the issue of healthcare in the United States, modern-day conservatives would want (Points : 5)

universal healthcare with equal access for all.

for government NOT to become over-involved in healthcare.

socialized medicine.

an increase in entitlements.

9. The Bill of Rights is contained in the ___. (Points : 5)

Declaration of Independence

Constitution

Federalist papers

Articles of Confederation

10. A major reason that the Antifederalists criticized the Constitution was because ___. (Points : 5)

they personally disliked the founding fathers

the new Constitution went too far in the guaranteeing state’s rights

the Constitution did not go far enough in strengthening the power of the national government

the Constitution did not have a bill of rights

11. The concept of Judicial Review is best explained as (Points : 5)

the courts placing the Bill of Rights within the reach of majority opinion.

having the political parties represent the Constitution.

the courts determining the constitutionality of law based on the law’s adherence to the Constitution, and in particular, the Bill of Rights.

allowing people to vote for new revisions to the Bill of Rights.

12. The Electoral College in U.S. politics is (Points : 5)

the place where the population’s votes are counted.

where presidents go to college.

a government university for civil service professionals.

the final step by which the president is elected.

13. The Constitutional principle of separation of powers provides that ___. (Points : 5)

states can exercise reserved powers

voters can vote out of office those who abuse power

authority is allocated to each of the three branches of the national government

each branch of the national government has some role in the action of the others

14. In Marbury v. Madison, Chief Justice Marshall set a precedent by declaring ______ to be unconstitutional. (Points : 5)

an act of Congress

a state law

a decision of the Secretary of State

a Presidential appointment

15. The fact that the executive, legislative, and judicial branches are equal in power demonstrates which concept? (Points : 5)

National Supremacy

Direct Democracy

Checks and Balances

Judicial Review

16. Which of the following processes is a way for an immigrant to acquire U.S. citizenship? (Points : 5)

By crossing the border.

By place of birth

By naturalization

By declaration

17. Due process, as legal safeguards that prevent the government from arbitrarily depriving citizens of life, liberty, or property, are guaranteed in which amendment(s)? (Points : 5)

First and Second.

Fifth and Fourteenth.

Tenth.

Third and Tenth.

18. Individual and collective actions, such as volunteering or voting, designed to identify and address issues of public concern in order to influence governmental action are known as: (Points : 5)

civic engagement

governmental responsibilities

a matter of status

a requirement to pay taxes

19. What part of the U.S. government is responsible for ratifying treaties with other nations?

(Points : 5)

the President

the bureaucracy

the House of Representatives

the Senate

20. Within the executive branch, who is responsible for assisting the President in formulating national security policy?

(Points : 5)

National Security Council and key cabinet members

The Speaker of the House

The Attorney General

The U.S. Supreme Court

 

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