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  • 1. Government Jeopardy Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Part 2 Chapter 3 More Government 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 30 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 40 40 50 50 50 50 50
  • 2. Which of the following is among the characteristics of a state? a. population c. government b. territory d. all of the above – 10 points
  • 3. All political powers in a state are concentrated at the central level under which form of government? a. executive c. unitary b. federal d. confederate – 20 points
  • 4.
    • A federal government is one in which
    • limited powers are assigned to
    • a central agency by independent states.
    • powers are divided between a legislative
    • branch and an executive branch.
    • c. all power is concentrated in the central
    • government.
    • d. power is divided between a central
    • government and local governments.
    • – 30 points
  • 5.
    • Which of the following is a governmental
    • system in which the legislative and
    • executive branches are separate and
    • independent of each other?
    • autocratic system
    • b. confederal system
    • presidential system
    • d. parliamentary system
    • – 40 points
  • 6.
    • Where does sovereignty rest in a
    • dictatorship?
    • with a small group or a single person
    • with the legislature
    • c. with the people
    • d. all of the above
    • – 50 points
  • 7.
    • The Declaration of Independence
    • states that if government does not
    • protect citizen’s rights, citizens have
    • the authority to
    • testify before Congress
    • change or abolish the government
    • c. complain publicly
    • d. demand more benefits
    • – 10 points
  • 8.
    • After the Revolutionary War, the National
    • Government under the Articles of
    • Confederation
    • proved too weak to deal with growing
    • economic and political problems.
    • b. permitted the States to make agreements
    • with foreign governments.
    • c. refused to repay the war debt it owed
    • to the States.
    • began imposing harsh tax policies
    • on property owners and merchants.
    • – 20 points
  • 9.
    • At the Philadelphia Constitutional
    • Convention, the delegates agreed to
    • make minor revisions to the Articles
    • of Confederation.
    • b. pass proposals by unanimous vote only.
    • c. open their sessions to the public.
    • d. draft a new constitution.
    • – 30 points
  • 10.
    • Prior to 1760, British rule in the colonies
    • was marked by
    • allowing a certain degree of self-rule
    • to the colonists.
    • b. passing increasingly high taxes.
    • c. imposing harsh and restrictive trade
    • practices.
    • forcing the colonies to attack other
    • colonial powers.
    • – 40 points
  • 11.
    • Much of the Declaration of Independence
    • consists of
    • statements of the desire to separate
    • from England.
    • b. complaints of the wrongs done
    • to the colonists.
    • c. lists of the rights of all people.
    • threats of revenge for English
    • mistreatment.
    • – 50 points
  • 12.
    • Much of the work of the Framers
    • centered around the proposals that had
    • been set out in
    • the Virginia Plan.
    • b. The Federalist.
    • c. the New Jersey Plan.
    • d. the Declaration of Independence.
    • – 10 points
  • 13.
    • The idea that the people have the right to
    • abolish an abusive and unresponsive
    • government was FIRST formally expressed
    • by Americans in the
    • Constitution.
    • Declaration of Rights.
    • c. Petition of Right.
    • d. Declaration of Independence.
    • – 20 points
  • 14.
    • Which of the following basic concepts of
    • government did the Magna Carta reflect?
    • worth of the individual
    • ordered government
    • c. limited government
    • d. representative government
    • – 30 points
  • 15.
    • The delegates of the Constitutional
    • Convention originally went to Philidelphia to
    • abolish the Articles of Confederation
    • b. rewrite the Declaration of Independence
    • c. amend the Articles of Confederation
    • d. view the Liberty Bell
    • – 40 points
  • 16.
    • Which of the following BEST describes the
    • changes in British colonial policies in the
    • later 1700s?
    • The policies became more relaxed.
    • The policies became more inclusive.
    • c. The policies became more strict.
    • d. The policies became more cooperative.
    • – 50 points
  • 17.
    • Which of the following is true of the
    • Constitution as written in 1787?
    • it contained no Bill of Rights
    • slavery was abolished
    • c. it was completely democratic
    • d. all Americans had the right to vote
    • – 10 points
  • 18.
    • The 18th Amendment
    • gave women the right to vote.
    • gave 18 yr. olds the right to vote.
    • c. prohibited the sale and use of alcohol.
    • d. made slavery illegal.
    • – 20 points
  • 19.
    • The Supreme Court case Marbury v.
    • Madison established which constitutional
    • principle?
    • popular sovereignty
    • judicial review
    • c. separation of powers
    • d. federalism
    • – 30 points
  • 20.
    • The 14th Amendment to the Constitution
    • states that
    • former slaves will become citizens and
    • will have equal protection of the laws.
    • an individuals right to vote cannot be
    • denied based on their gender
    • the government cannot punish someone
    • in a cruel and unusual manner
    • Congress can tax individuals income
    • when necessary
    • – 40 points
  • 21.
    • When there is a separation of powers,
    • power is divided between the National
    • Government and the States.
    • b. the people grant the States the
    • authority to govern.
    • c. power is distributed among three
    • independent branches of government.
    • the basic powers of government are
    • held by a single agency.
    • – 50 points
  • 22.
    • Who is included in the executive branch
    • of government?
    • the House of Representatives and the
    • Senate (Congress)
    • b. the President only
    • c. the Supreme Court
    • d. the President, Vice President,
    • and the President’s cabinet.
    • – 10 points
  • 23.
    • The power of the legislative branch is to
    • make laws
    • enforce laws
    • c. interpret laws
    • d. make your life miserable.
    • – 20 points
  • 24.
    • McCulloch v. Maryland established what
    • principle?
    • judicial review
    • gerrymandering
    • c. one person – one vote
    • d. implied powers of Congress
    • – 30 points
  • 25.
    • Congress’s power to establish a legal
    • drinking age is an example of
    • an expressed power
    • an unconstitutional action
    • c. congressional oversight
    • d. an implied power
    • – 40 points
  • 26.
    • Powers of Congress specifically numbered
    • out in the constitution are called
    • legislative powers
    • implied powers
    • c. inherent powers
    • d. expressed powers
    • – 50 points