FTCE Social Science: State & Local Governments Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. All of the following governmental departments are part of a municipality EXCEPT:

Question 2 2. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following BEST describes a function of local government?

Question 4 4. One major difference between county governments and municipal governments is:

Question 5 5. This type of government is often the largest political subdivision within the state and is responsible for locally administering state laws and collecting taxes.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following was NOT reflected in the criticism of devolution in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

Question 7 7. Which of the following BEST illustrates the division of power in the U.S. based on federalism?

Question 8 8. The president of a country falls ill, passing some of the presidential authority to the vice president. This transfer of certain power describes:

Question 9 9. _____ refers to the practice of the federal government handing over some responsibility of federal social programs to the states to administer at their discretion.

Question 10 10. Block grants from the federal government are given to the states, which have discretionary power on how to use the funds. This describes:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a characteristic of state constitutions?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. 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 14 14. Why is it important for state governments to work well with the federal government?

Question 15 15. The _____ branch of state government includes the entire state court system.

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Question 16 16. Who or what decides whether a state's individual laws or federal laws apply in a disputed situation?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Which constitutional clause places the Constitution as the highest law in the land?

Question 19 19. Over the course of U.S. history, the balance of power between the federal government and the states has _____.

Question 20 20. A merchant with a headquarters in Ohio sells products online to all 50 states. Who is authorized to regulate this business?

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Question 21 21. The Clean Water Act, a federal law that regulates water pollution in the United States, is an example of _____.

Question 22 22. The jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts is _____.

Question 23 23. If Texas were to pass a law permitting taxation of merchants who ship goods into Texas from another state, overriding a federal law that forbids this form of taxation, what would the legal ramifications be?

Question 24 24. Sometimes the states are required to follow a U.S. federal regulation in order to receive federal funding in that particular area. This rule is known as _____.

Question 25 25. The U.S. Supreme Court decides issues related to the division of _____ and _____ powers.

FTCE Social Science: State & Local Governments Chapter Exam Instructions

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