OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: U.S. Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The value of _____ proclaims that people should be free to think, speak, and act as they choose as long as they do not offend the freedom and rights of others.

Question 2 2. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

Question 3 3. What do we call the manipulation of political boundaries to favor one party or class?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

Question 5 5. What is 'judicial review'?

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Question 6 6. The President of The United States of America receives a bill. How can the President veto the bill?

Question 7 7. The main role of the Supreme Court is to...

Question 8 8. A bill may be introduced _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a characteristic of state constitutions?

Question 10 10. Which step is part of a criminal trial?

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Question 11 11. In which type of countries do federal governments usually work best?

Question 12 12. A numbered bill is taken up by committee. Which of the following is NOT true about the committee?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 14 14. In the United States federal system, what determines which government is in charge of the different aspects of public life?

Question 15 15. How does the presence of the Vice President impact the functioning of the Senate?

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Question 16 16. Which value maintains that the United States is one indivisible nation and that Americans are a people bound by unbreakable ties?

Question 17 17. A gathering for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution is known as a _____.

Question 18 18. How is the national speed limit an example of federalism?

Question 19 19. What do we call the process of revising the geographic boundaries in which people elect their representatives?

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. 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 22 22. How can the federal government influence state and local governments?

Question 23 23. Which of the following best describes the cabinet?

Question 24 24. Which amendment to the Constitution sets up the federal system of the United States?

Question 25 25. Which of the following best describes the Office of Management and Budget?

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Question 26 26. Tom is a reporter. He is currently in the room with fourteen secretaries and one Attorney General. They are all awaiting the arrival of the president. This likely means that Tom covers _____.

Question 27 27. Individualism is the value that is committed to _____.

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. When the House of Representatives and the Senate disagree on changes to be made to a bill, what is the course of action?

Question 30 30. All of the following governmental departments are part of a municipality EXCEPT:

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: U.S. Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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