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Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Approval of 3/4 of the state legislatures is a threshold required for WHICH of the following actions?

Question 2 2. The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides individual protections from _____.

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. Which portion of the U.S. Constitution was included to guarantee citizens certain individual liberties?

Question 5 5. The judicial branch is associated with WHICH of the following governmental responsibilities?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following answer choices contains the best example of the rights established by Article IV of the U.S. Constitution?

Question 7 7. The U.S. Congress is granted WHICH specific power in response to a presidential veto of legislation?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Article I of the U.S. Constitution establishes WHICH branch of government?

Question 10 10. How many branches of government are established by the U.S. Constitution?

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Question 11 11. The Third Amendment to the Constitution prohibits which of the following?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. In which of the following scenarios is the government officially violating the 8th Amendment?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. 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 16 16. Which of the following answer choices best describes the Supremacy Clause?

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

Question 18 18. Which amendment provides a blanket of protection for Americans?

Question 19 19. The Supreme Court has decided that the federal law stating that smoking in public is not permitted is in line with the constitution. Can the state of California still allow smoking in public?

Question 20 20. A government has only those powers the people have expressly given to it. Which of the following best describes such a government?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following hypothetical candidates meets the constitutional qualifications for president?

Question 22 22. Why is divided government significant to the U.S. political system?

Question 23 23. A first-term congressman is delivering a speech in Congress and states: 'Today, on June the first, 2016, we will change the American Constitution for the fiftieth time based on Article V of our great nation's Constitution. After this house agrees on the wording of the bill, the president will sign it, and we will have a constitutional amendment that will allow us to far more efficiently monitor the work of the NSA.' Which of the following parts the congressman's speech was correct?

Question 24 24. When both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds majority vote, it's known as a:

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. 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 28 28. The president claims that he can, through the use of executive action, assume some of the authority of Congress. He claims that Congress is moving the country in the wrong direction and that he should be the one making the laws. Which of the following would such an action breach?

Question 29 29. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 30 30. What does ratification mean in the context of a constitutional amendment?

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