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Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Third Amendment to the Constitution prohibits which of the following?

Question 2 2. Which amendment in the U.S. Constitution provides clarity with regards to the division of power between the federal and state governments by giving the states any powers that are not specifically mentioned?

Question 3 3. In which of the following scenarios is the government officially violating the 8th Amendment?

Question 4 4. The ability to abstain from answering questions relating to allegations of committing a crime is guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment's right to protect against _____.

Question 5 5. Approval of 3/4 of the state legislatures is a threshold required for WHICH of the following actions?

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Question 6 6. The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides individual protections from _____.

Question 7 7. Which portion of the U.S. Constitution was included to guarantee citizens certain individual liberties?

Question 8 8. Which U.S. document was based on the idea of a democratic government espousing sentiments like 'of the people, by the people, for the people,' where emphasis was placed on the good of the people and the protection of individual rights?

Question 9 9. Which of the following answer choices best describes the Supremacy Clause?

Question 10 10. The Supreme Court affirmed that states could not pass a law that contradicts federal law, thus upholding the 'Supremacy Clause,' in which landmark court ruling?

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Question 11 11. The U.S. Congress is granted WHICH specific power in response to a presidential veto of legislation?

Question 12 12. How many branches of government are established by the U.S. Constitution?

Question 13 13. The judicial branch is associated with WHICH of the following governmental responsibilities?

Question 14 14. Article I of the U.S. Constitution establishes WHICH branch of government?

Question 15 15. Which of the following answer choices contains the best example of the rights established by Article IV of the U.S. Constitution?

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Question 16 16. A 2/3 majority vote in both the House and the Senate is the threshold requirement for WHICH of the following items to be proposed to the U.S. Constitution?

Question 17 17. There were several murders in Washington State. The Washington State police and attorney's office have jurisdiction there, but so does the FBI. This is due to which of the following?

Question 18 18. A government has only those powers the people have expressly given to it. Which of the following best describes such a government?

Question 19 19. The Declaration of Independence was drafted in June 1776. Name the person who led the drafting committee.

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 21 21. In which of the following scenarios is the fifth amendment NOT relevant?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. What does ratification mean in the context of a constitutional amendment?

Question 24 24. A group of citizens wants to amend the Constitution. Taking into account how to most efficiently conduct the process, which of the following course of action should they take?

Question 25 25. Article I of the Constitution establishes _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following hypothetical candidates meets the constitutional qualifications for president?

Question 27 27. The President of the United States has broken the law by using the NSA to spy on his political opponents. He refuses to resign, but Congress has started the impeachment procedure in order to remove him from office. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 28 28. Our U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are based on principles that place emphasis on the good of the people, allowing their participation while protecting their individual rights. These principles are known as _____.

Question 29 29. How does the sixth amendment differ from the seventh amendment?

Question 30 30. When both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds majority vote, it's known as a:

Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam Instructions

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