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