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TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Government & Citizenship Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Your individual rights are derived from _____.

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Where does Congress meet?

Question 4 4. The process of becoming a citizen is known as

Question 5 5. Which of the following buildings or statues is NOT an important symbol of the US?

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Question 6 6. The public administration of a county, borough or parish is known as the _____.

Question 7 7. What is the current, official motto of the United States?

Question 8 8. What do the stripes on the US flag represent?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. All of the following governmental departments are part of a municipality EXCEPT:

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Question 11 11. Why do we say that America does not have a system of direct elections?

Question 12 12. 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?

Question 13 13. The lower level of the federal court system is comprised of:

Question 14 14. Which of these is not a step in the naturalization process?

Question 15 15. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of these is a responsibility of a citizen?

Question 17 17. Which of the following cases can originate in a federal district court?

Question 18 18. The residency requirement for naturalization is

Question 19 19. Which of the following cases would NOT be heard by a federal circuit court?

Question 20 20. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

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Question 21 21. Lower state courts are also known as:

Question 22 22. What did the Twenty-Second Amendment do?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT found on the seal of the United States?

Question 24 24. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. Why are governmental powers shared between the federal government and state governments?

Question 27 27. Congress has the authority to lay and collect taxes from the American people. Which of the following provides Congress with that capacity?

Question 28 28. The Bill of Rights are the first _____ amendments of the Constitution.

Question 29 29. Which of the following was established by Article I of the United States Constitution?

Question 30 30. 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?

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Government & Citizenship Chapter Exam Instructions

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