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US & Massachusetts Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 3 3. Throughout the Bill of Rights, many promises were made concerning prosecution and trials. Which one of these was NOT a right given?

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

Question 5 5. Which amendment focuses on the rights of the states rather than the people?

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Question 6 6. How does the presence of the Vice President impact the functioning of the Senate?

Question 7 7. Which value maintains that the United States is one indivisible nation and that Americans are a people bound by unbreakable ties?

Question 8 8. By how many citizens did the Massachusetts Constitution have to be ratified by before it could take effect?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is part of civil society?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

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Question 11 11. All of the following governmental departments are part of a municipality EXCEPT:

Question 12 12. The _____ branch of state government includes the entire state court system.

Question 13 13. A numbered bill is taken up by committee. Which of the following is NOT true about the committee?

Question 14 14. The process of becoming a citizen is known as

Question 15 15. Article I of the Constitution establishes _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of these is not a step in the naturalization process?

Question 17 17. The first part (not the preamble) of the constitution is considered an example which of the following?

Question 18 18. A merchant with a headquarters in Ohio sells products online to all 50 states. Who is authorized to regulate this business?

Question 19 19. A city's municipal code includes the city's _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following determines the winner in a direct election?

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Question 21 21. During class, John said that the state's Supreme Court is comprised of public officials holding high ranking state positions, including the governor. Instead of the state's Supreme Court, John probably meant the _____ branch.

Question 22 22. Which of these is a mandatory duty of citizenship?

Question 23 23. One of the functions of the United States government listed in the preamble of the Constitution is _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a characteristic of state constitutions?

Question 25 25. Under Article III of the Constitution, which situation would the Judicial Branch be concerned with?

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Question 26 26. The public administration of a county, borough or parish is known as the _____.

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

Question 29 29. 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 _____.

Question 30 30. When deciding how power would be divided between the federal government and the states, the guiding principle used by the framers of the Constitution was for _____.

US & Massachusetts Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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