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US Government & Politics Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which case stated that amendments to the U.S. Constitution implied a right to privacy?

Question 2 2. Our Bill of Rights evolved from laws in which country?

Question 3 3. Which of these is NOT a commonly cited institutional barrier to participation in the political process?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Which of the following was established by Article I of the United States Constitution?

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Question 6 6. Where does Congress meet?

Question 7 7. What does an amicus curiae brief seek to achieve?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 10 10. A bureaucrat is defined as _____.

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Question 11 11. Any choice that deals with government affairs, structure or politics is known as a _____.

Question 12 12. The Governor of Illinois decides he'd like to raise the minimum wage in his state. Before releasing any other information, his press secretary tweets: 'Governor to help millions by supporting wage increase.' This is an example of _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an example of an economic interest group?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements about the history of interest groups is FALSE?

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. A foreign country complains that you are emitting excessive greenhouse gases and not taking into account environmental sustainability. Which of the following could be used to defend your rule over your territory?

Question 18 18. After a long, heated debate, the U.S. Congress has managed to agree upon two final versions of a gun control bill. However, each version has several contradicting stipulations. According to majoritarianism, what would be the best way to resolve the situation?

Question 19 19. Why was the Republican Party formed?

Question 20 20. What is a third party?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a way that the president acts as the chief policy maker?

Question 22 22. How many roles does the President of the United States assume?

Question 23 23. Your teacher is talking about the principles of capitalism and states: 'The main role of the government in capitalism is to ensure people have the freedom they need to buy and sell their goods and services in an open and competitive market. In doing so, the government should protect the right of anybody to own property and should protect workers. However, consumer protection is not important. Free competition will root out bad products, so the government doesn't need to protect consumers.' What did your teacher say that was NOT correct?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is best suited for a capitalist system?

Question 25 25. Which of these Supreme Court decisions would be considered judicial activism?

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Question 26 26. The Supreme Court has the power to declare laws unconstitutional. This power is known as:

Question 27 27. A U.S. student who wanted to consult a document outlining our civil liberties would consult:

Question 28 28. There are many reasons why people choose to participate in the political process. Which of the reasons listed is NOT a commonly cited reason why people choose to participate?

Question 29 29. Congress has the authority to lay and collect taxes from the American people. Which of the following provides Congress with that capacity?

Question 30 30. An amicus curiae brief is a type of:

US Government & Politics Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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