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TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Government & Citizenship Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

Question 2 2. The public administration of a county, borough or parish is known as the _____.

Question 3 3. The individual right of freedom of speech is derived from the _____ Amendment.

Question 4 4. Which of these is a responsibility of a citizen?

Question 5 5. You are watching a documentary about Congress. One of the phrases you often hear is 'term of Congress'. As you don't know a lot about politics, you want to find out more. Which of the following will you probably discover?

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Question 6 6. The lower level of the federal court system is comprised of:

Question 7 7. All of the following governmental departments are part of a municipality EXCEPT:

Question 8 8. Where does Congress meet?

Question 9 9. Why would a defendant appeal a case to the state appellate court?

Question 10 10. Which of these is a mandatory duty of citizenship?

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Question 11 11. Which two U.S. holidays celebrate the birthdays of historical individuals?

Question 12 12. The individual right to own a gun to protect yourself and/or your family comes from the _____.

Question 13 13. This type of government is often the largest political subdivision within the state and is responsible for locally administering state laws and collecting taxes.

Question 14 14. The residency requirement for naturalization is

Question 15 15. Which of the following buildings or statues is NOT an important symbol of the US?

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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. What is the current, official motto of the United States?

Question 18 18. The Necessary and Proper Clause empowers Congress with the ability to make all laws that are necessary and proper for carrying into execution the laws that are enumerated in the Constitution. This is where we derive the _____ of Congress.

Question 19 19. Which two U.S. holidays are focused on celebrating the sacrifice of men and women in the Armed Forces?

Question 20 20. The individual right to practice any religion you want comes from which amendment?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 23 23. Which of the following lists of U.S. holidays is in the right order, chronologically, beginning at the first of the year?

Question 24 24. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

Question 25 25. What is a symbol?

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Question 26 26. Why are governmental powers shared between the federal government and state governments?

Question 27 27. What did the Twenty-Second Amendment do?

Question 28 28. Why do we say that America does not have a system of direct elections?

Question 29 29. Lower state courts are also known as:

Question 30 30. Which U.S. holiday is often celebrated by family gatherings, decorations, and gift exchanges?

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Government & Citizenship Chapter Exam Instructions

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