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WEST Middle Level Humanities: Government Purpose & Function Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The president wants a brand new aircraft carrier as commander-in-chief, but Congress doesn't. Congress doesn't agree with the president's plan and thinks his actions should not be carried out. How can Congress stop him?

Question 2 2. Which of the following was established by Article I of the United States Constitution?

Question 3 3. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has commenced an investigation into certain activities of the Central Intelligence Agency. What authority grants the Senate this power?

Question 4 4. A federalist government consists of _____.

Question 5 5. The philosophy of containment was conceived under whose administration?

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Question 6 6. The President of the U.S. is currently thinking of who he should nominate to be the next Supreme Court justice, as there is an empty spot. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 7 7. Where does Congress meet?

Question 8 8. The Supreme Court has the power to declare laws unconstitutional. This power is known as:

Question 9 9. When a state law conflicts with a federal law, the federal law will prevail. What is this based on?

Question 10 10. The U.S. government plays a large role in the country because its functions greatly affect citizens' _____.

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Question 11 11. Which type of government is controlled by a group of wealthy, powerful aristocrats?

Question 12 12. How can the Senate and Congress maintain their role as a check in regards to the executive branch?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of an attempted use of the President's inherent power?

Question 14 14. Sometimes judges and justices interpret statutes or the Constitution strictly, emphasizing the limited nature of the court's power. This is known as:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

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Question 16 16. How does the presence of the Vice President impact the functioning of the Senate?

Question 17 17. Which of these is usually considered the last resort in foreign policy?

Question 18 18. What does the First Amendment guarantee?

Question 19 19. Which of the following principles is used when the courts look to the legislative history of a statute in order to determine what the legislative body intended when they passed the law?

Question 20 20. In a _____, one leader, who is not elected and does not inherit his position, rules with absolute power, little restraint, and often violence.

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Question 21 21. The president made a speech in which he said: 'Our great nation will do everything possible to find a peaceful solution. I will personally speak to anyone willing to come to the table and try to find a compromise in order to avoid further conflict, even by issuing any executive order that might help the process. But if no compromise is achieved, I will be forced to commence military actions and declare war as these are clearly not people who can be reached by rational argument.' Which of the elements contained within this speech is NOT a reflection of the president's powers?

Question 22 22. Which of the following requires Senate approval?

Question 23 23. When the Supreme Court declared that the states did not have the right to regulate interstate commerce, they were practicing which principle?

Question 24 24. America's promise to protect the UK should it be in danger is an example of

Question 25 25. Which definition summarizes the meaning of 'government'?

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Question 26 26. The President of the U.S. is attending a G 20 summit. On the margins of the summit, he has negotiated a legally binding agreement with the Chinese President. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 27 27. Which of the following defines the veto power of the U.S. president?

Question 28 28. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

Question 29 29. Constitutional law mostly covers:

Question 30 30. 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?

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Government Purpose & Function Chapter Exam Instructions

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