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MTEL Adult Basic Education: American Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these is a mandatory duty of citizenship?

Question 2 2. What are the members of the Electoral College called?

Question 3 3. Almost all states award their Electoral College votes according to this method:

Question 4 4. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

Question 5 5. The first part (not the preamble) of the constitution is considered an example which of the following?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following was a grievance by King George III?

Question 7 7. This type of election occurs when the dominant political party is temporarily removed from power:

Question 8 8. This type of election occurs when the dominant political party wins the election and remains in power:

Question 9 9. Which of the following is FALSE regarding nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)?

Question 10 10. Which is NOT a section of the Declaration of Independence?

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Question 11 11. By how many citizens did the Massachusetts Constitution have to be ratified by before it could take effect?

Question 12 12. Who or what decides whether a state's individual laws or federal laws apply in a disputed situation?

Question 13 13. This type of election is also known as a 'Critical Election:'

Question 14 14. Congress recently voted on a law that would allow the retroactive principle of increased taxation. The president vetoed the bill, but was eventually overruled by a 2/3 majority of Congress. In the end, the Supreme Court declared the bill unconstitutional. Why is this an example of the separation of powers?

Question 15 15. The formal structure and organization of a political party is _____ than that of a Fortune 500 company.

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Question 16 16. Throughout the Bill of Rights, many promises were made concerning prosecution and trials. Which one of these was NOT a right given?

Question 17 17. What's the best explanation of citizenship?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of these is a responsibility of a citizen?

Question 20 20. How many Electoral College votes are needed to win a presidential election?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT one of the drafters of the Massachusetts Constitution?

Question 22 22. All of the following are functions of political parties EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. Which of the following is characteristic of a political party's organization and structure?

Question 24 24. How many total Electoral College votes are there?

Question 25 25. Which of these is not a step in the naturalization process?

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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. Which of the following is a reason that a person might not participate in the political process?

Question 28 28. What committee was formed to address the grievances by King George III?

Question 29 29. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 30 30. Identify which of the following would be a target of the Center For Public Integrity:

MTEL Adult Basic Education: American Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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