Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. Which of the following answer choices best describes the Supremacy Clause?

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

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Question 6 6. Approval of 3/4 of the state legislatures is a threshold required for WHICH of the following actions?

Question 7 7. In which of the following scenarios is the government officially violating the 8th Amendment?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. The Third Amendment to the Constitution prohibits which of the following?

Question 10 10. 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 _____.

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Question 11 11. How many branches of government are established by the U.S. Constitution?

Question 12 12. The U.S. Congress is granted WHICH specific power in response to a presidential veto of legislation?

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

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

Question 17 17. How does the sixth amendment differ from the seventh amendment?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. 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 20 20. What does ratification mean in the context of a constitutional amendment?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 22 22. Why did the Revolutionary War break out in 1775 and which document officially ended the Revolutionary War in 1783?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. 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 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. Why was the tenth amendment enacted?

Question 28 28. When both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds majority vote, it's known as a:

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. 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?

Constitutional Democracy Chapter Exam Instructions

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