Elementary Social Studies: US Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Article I of the Constitution establishes _____.

Question 2 2. Under Article III of the Constitution, which situation would the Judicial Branch be concerned with?

Question 3 3. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 4 4. A presidential nominee is talking about how he will completely reform the U.S. He has stated that he will propose a federal budget which will decrease the deficit by 50% in the next year, and that he will encourage a constructive relationship with China. He further states that he will recommend a law to increase pensions by 30%, and that he will retire all of the Supreme Court Justices and name new ones. Why are his remarks unconstitutional?

Question 5 5. The U.S. Supreme Court was called upon to examine whether a law enacted by Congress regarding gun control breaches the Second Amendment. What grants the Supreme Court with the power to determine constitutionality in such a case?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a characteristic of state constitutions?

Question 8 8. Ryan is an important government official working in the legislative branch. His duties include creating state legislation that can become state law, approving the state budget, and initiating tax legislation. How are Ryan's duties related to the duties of an official in the executive branch?

Question 9 9. During class, John said that the state's Supreme Court is comprised of public officials holding high ranking state positions, including the governor. Instead of the state's Supreme Court, John probably meant the _____ branch.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the best example of citizenship education emphasizing democracy and student rights?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is the best example of citizenship education through single-issue politics?

Question 12 12. When is the most appropriate time to begin a comprehensive program for citizenship education?

Question 13 13. The process of an immigrant becoming a United States citizen is known as:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a U.S. citizen expected to do?

Question 15 15. Which of the following individuals is eligible to become a U.S. citizen?

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Question 16 16. When deciding how power would be divided between the federal government and the states, the guiding principle used by the framers of the Constitution was for _____.

Question 17 17. Who or what decides whether a state's individual laws or federal laws apply in a disputed situation?

Question 18 18. Which constitutional clause places the Constitution as the highest law in the land?

Question 19 19. Based on the graphic of checks and balances, which body has the power to declare a law or act unconstitutional?

Question 20 20. Based on the graphic of checks and balances, the ability to veto a law is what type of check?

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Question 21 21. Why is the system of checks and balances in place?

Question 22 22. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following BEST describes a function of local government?

Question 24 24. One major difference between county governments and municipal governments is:

Question 25 25. Why is divided government significant to the U.S. political system?

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Question 26 26. How can the Senate and Congress maintain their role as a check in regards to the executive branch?

Question 27 27. Why is it important for state governments to work well with the federal government?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is the best example of citizenship education using active learning strategies?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is unique to U.S. citizens compared with permanent residents?

Question 30 30. Over the course of U.S. history, the balance of power between the federal government and the states has _____.

Elementary Social Studies: US Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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