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TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Government & Citizenship Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why are governmental powers shared between the federal government and state governments?

Question 2 2. What does the Texas Constitution have written directly into it that the original US Constitution did not?

Question 3 3. The individual right to own a gun to protect yourself and/or your family comes from the _____.

Question 4 4. Which of these is a mandatory duty of citizenship?

Question 5 5. All of the following governmental departments are part of a municipality EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. You are watching a documentary about Congress. One of the phrases you often hear is 'term of Congress'. As you don't know a lot about politics, you want to find out more. Which of the following will you probably discover?

Question 7 7. Which of these is a responsibility of a citizen?

Question 8 8. When could a party appeal a state case to the U.S. Supreme Court?

Question 9 9. The residency requirement for naturalization is

Question 10 10. Congress recently voted on a law that would allow the retroactive principle of increased taxation. The president vetoed the bill, but was eventually overruled by a 2/3 majority of Congress. In the end, the Supreme Court declared the bill unconstitutional. Why is this an example of the separation of powers?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following was established by Article I of the United States Constitution?

Question 12 12. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

Question 13 13. Why do we say that America does not have a system of direct elections?

Question 14 14. The middle level of the federal court system is comprised of:

Question 15 15. Which of the following buildings or statues is NOT an important symbol of the US?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 17 17. What is the current, official motto of the United States?

Question 18 18. Lower state courts are also known as:

Question 19 19. Which of the following cases can originate in a federal district court?

Question 20 20. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

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Question 21 21. When was the current Texas State Constitution drafted?

Question 22 22. The individual right of freedom of speech is derived from the _____ Amendment.

Question 23 23. What is a symbol?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT found on the seal of the United States?

Question 25 25. How many electors does each state get in the Electoral College?

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Question 26 26. The Necessary and Proper Clause empowers Congress with the ability to make all laws that are necessary and proper for carrying into execution the laws that are enumerated in the Constitution. This is where we derive the _____ of Congress.

Question 27 27. Which of the following cases would be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court?

Question 28 28. Which of the following cases would NOT be heard by a federal circuit court?

Question 29 29. The process of becoming a citizen is known as

Question 30 30. Which of these is not a step in the naturalization process?

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Government & Citizenship Chapter Exam Instructions

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