US Government, Political Process & Citizenship Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a characteristic of state constitutions?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT considered an example of direct lobbying?

Question 3 3. Sabotage, vandalism, wiretapping, forgery, and any act of terrorism are all considered to be _____, a last resort that is highly discouraged.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT correct concerning interest groups?

Question 5 5. What is an ideal aim of civil society?

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Question 6 6. Members of the Republican political party are likely to do all of the following, except:

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

Question 9 9. The system most often used in US elections is:

Question 10 10. According to the lesson, civil society can be viewed as how many related concepts?

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Question 11 11. The _____ branch of state government includes the entire state court system.

Question 12 12. The public administration of a county, borough or parish is known as the _____.

Question 13 13. Which amendment to the Constitution sets up the federal system of the United States?

Question 14 14. Political Action Committees (PACs) influence legislators through:

Question 15 15. Political participation that involves traditional or expected activities is known as _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is part of civil society?

Question 17 17. Due to the terrible manner in which a particular company treats animals, several interest groups are trying to organize a boycott on buying stock from this company. This is an example of _____.

Question 18 18. Sarah can't help but feel that her vote in the upcoming election really isn't going to count for anything. To her, the whole election process seems rigged in favor of the rich. She's decided it's just not worth participating in the election. Sarah's situation illustrates nonparticipation stemming from _____.

Question 19 19. _____ is a third party political group in the U.S. that can be said to have views that reflect the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. How does the presence of the Vice President impact the functioning of the Senate?

Question 22 22. Amanda lives in a beach community. Her city is considering rezoning a strip of land on the beach to allow a high-rise condominium to be built. Amanda is against the idea since there are no other high-rise buildings in her community. She participates in a small demonstration outside the city council meeting in an attempt to get council members to vote against the proposal. This is an example of:

Question 23 23. In the United States federal system, what determines which government is in charge of the different aspects of public life?

Question 24 24. Which of the following best describes a single member electoral district?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

Question 27 27. The government has established a new body that is focused on determining whether U.S. companies conform to the Paris Treaty. This new body has the power to create and enforce new rules. It can also punish companies or individuals that do not conform to the law. Which of the following best describes this new body?

Question 28 28. Which term describes a system in which the number of seats held by members of a political party in a legislature is determined by the number of votes its candidates receive in an election?

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

Question 30 30. How can the Senate and Congress maintain their role as a check in regards to the executive branch?

US Government, Political Process & Citizenship Chapter Exam Instructions

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