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MTTC Elementary Education: Civics & Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the original two major political parties centered around the formation of a strong centralized government?

Question 2 2. If Congress passes a law that the president believes is against good foreign policy, what's his most effective and constitutionally permissible course of action?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. What event brought an end to the bipolar world that existed during the Cold War?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT considered an example of direct lobbying?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following would NOT be considered a civil liberty?

Question 7 7. 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?

Question 8 8. An Iowa congressman wants to become governor. He declared that he would be running by stating: 'If I become governor, I will reduce state taxes by 5% and make sure that commerce within our borders prospers. The great state of Iowa needs to increase its exports, and we will print money to encourage inflation, which will help trade. Finally, I will make sure that all licenses are available online so the people do not have to waste their time.' Which of the following is a promise that the candidate and the state government would NOT be able to fulfill?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. The final evolution of the two-party political system happened during the term of which U.S. President?

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Question 11 11. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT correct concerning interest groups?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 14 14. A merchant with a headquarters in Ohio sells products online to all 50 states. Who is authorized to regulate this business?

Question 15 15. Which type of government is ruled by a deity, whose representatives claim divine inspiration and interpret the laws found in the nation's holy texts?

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Question 16 16. In which type of government does a king or queen hold supreme power over his or her nation?

Question 17 17. Why is it important for state governments to work well with the federal government?

Question 18 18. The Voting Rights Act was passed in _____.

Question 19 19. Based on their voting records, a civil society group has identified seven members of Congress who always vote against political finance control. After their records are published, the media starts calling these individuals 'The Corrupt Seven'. Select which lobbying technique was used in this situation.

Question 20 20. In a primary election _____.

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Question 21 21. In a _____, one leader, who is not elected and does not inherit his position, rules with absolute power, little restraint, and often violence.

Question 22 22. Tom is a career politician who is tiring of the requirements his role entails. Which of the following is FALSE of career politicians such as Tom?

Question 23 23. The transition from the second evolution of our two-party system (Whigs and Democrats) to the current system of Democrats and Republicans began just prior to what war?

Question 24 24. Who or what decides whether a state's individual laws or federal laws apply in a disputed situation?

Question 25 25. How can the Senate and Congress maintain their role as a check in regards to the executive branch?

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Question 26 26. Which definition summarizes the meaning of 'government'?

Question 27 27. One of the functions of the United States government listed in the preamble of the Constitution is _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a factor in the rise of the permanent campaign?

Question 29 29. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

Question 30 30. This type of government is often the largest political subdivision within the state and is responsible for locally administering state laws and collecting taxes.

MTTC Elementary Education: Civics & Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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