American Democracy & Citizenship Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. An Iowa congressman wants to become governor. He declared that he would be running by stating: 'If I become governor, I will reduce state taxes by 5% and make sure that commerce within our borders prospers. The great state of Iowa needs to increase its exports, and we will print money to encourage inflation, which will help trade. Finally, I will make sure that all licenses are available online so the people do not have to waste their time.' Which of the following is a promise that the candidate and the state government would NOT be able to fulfill?

Question 2 2. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 3 3. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

Question 4 4. Congress recently voted on a law that would allow the implementation of harsher sentences for people working in the NSA who disclose confidential information. 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. The actions taken by the Supreme Court are an example of _____.

Question 5 5. The residency requirement for naturalization is

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Question 6 6. The process of becoming a citizen is known as

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

Question 8 8. Which of these is a mandatory duty of citizenship?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy?

Question 10 10. In a direct democracy, _____.

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Question 11 11. In a representative democracy, _____.

Question 12 12. Which statement best describes democracy?

Question 13 13. Individualism is the value that is committed to _____.

Question 14 14. Which value maintains that the United States is one indivisible nation and that Americans are a people bound by unbreakable ties?

Question 15 15. In the country of Faketopia, citizens cannot vote public officials to office. Instead, the United Council of Faketopia has members that serve for life and appoint one another. The Council alone is in charge of creating, enforcing, and interpreting the laws that citizens must follow. According to this description, which of the following ideals does Faketopia lack?

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Question 16 16. The value of _____ proclaims that people should be free to think, speak, and act as they choose as long as they do not offend the freedom and rights of others.

Question 17 17. In which of the following scenarios is the fifth amendment NOT relevant?

Question 18 18. Why was the tenth amendment enacted?

Question 19 19. The police have raided your house, but they do not have a warrant or the legal authority to do so. Why is this prohibited by the fourth amendment?

Question 20 20. Which amendment provides a blanket of protection for Americans?

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Question 21 21. What's the best explanation of citizenship?

Question 22 22. What is an ideal aim of civil society?

Question 23 23. Civil society can be viewed as what concept?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is part of civil society?

Question 25 25. When Muhammad Ali was arrested for not responding to his draft summons, he was violating a:

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Question 26 26. What is the difference between a civic duty and a civic responsibility?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a civic duty?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a civic duty?

Question 29 29. 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?

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

American Democracy & Citizenship Chapter Exam Instructions

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