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Political Systems & US Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which was not a major theme of Washington's Farewell Address?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 3 3. Who wrote 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'?

Question 4 4. Who gave the 'Four Freedoms' Speech?

Question 5 5. The Gettysburg Address was given to commemorate the lives of soldiers who died in which war?

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Question 6 6. What must all males over 18 do in the United States?

Question 7 7. When Muhammad Ali was arrested for not responding to his draft summons, he was violating a:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a civic duty?

Question 9 9. What is the difference between a civic duty and a civic responsibility?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a civic duty?

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Question 11 11. What's the best explanation of citizenship?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is incorrect about citizenship in the United States?

Question 13 13. What is an ideal aim of civil society?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is part of civil society?

Question 15 15. Civil society can be viewed as what concept?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. 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 18 18. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 19 19. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

Question 20 20. Congress recently voted on a law that would allow the implementation of harsher sentences for people working in the NSA who disclose confidential information. 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. The actions taken by the Supreme Court are an example of _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of these is the best example of a constitutional monarchy?

Question 22 22. What defines the ruling class in an aristocracy?

Question 23 23. Which of these best describes the government of the modern United States?

Question 24 24. What is the general term used to describe a government in which authority is derived from the consent of the citizens?

Question 25 25. In a monarchy, who is in charge of the government?

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Question 26 26. In the country of Faketopia, citizens cannot vote public officials to office. Instead, the United Council of Faketopia has members that serve for life and appoint one another. The Council alone is in charge of creating, enforcing, and interpreting the laws that citizens must follow. According to this description, which of the following ideals does Faketopia lack?

Question 27 27. Which value maintains that the United States is one indivisible nation and that Americans are a people bound by unbreakable ties?

Question 28 28. Individualism is the value that is committed to _____.

Question 29 29. Which value teaches us to respect and embrace the fact that all people are unique and important regardless of their race, culture, heritage, belief system, or socio-economic status?

Question 30 30. 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.

Political Systems & US Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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