The U.S. Constitution is based on several principles of American democracy. Is the principle "separation of powers" among those evident...

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The U.S. Constitution is based on several principles of American democracy. Is the principle "separation of powers" among those evident in the document?

 

 No, it is absent because the president determines the power and authority of the people.

 Yes, it is reflected because the amendments list the powers given to the individual people.

 No, it is missing because government power is concentrated in one branch of government.

 Yes, it is shown because the first three articles describe the three branches of government.

 

Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Citizenship 01.01 LC) 

 

Under the Rule of Law,

 

 the creators of the law must follow it, but those against it do not have to

 people who object to the laws can apply for exemptions from it

 everyone, including government officials, must abide by the laws

 government officials are exempt from punishment under the law

 

Question 8 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Citizenship 01.01 LC) 

 

Republic means the same as

 

 individual rights

 direct democracy

 consent of the governed

 representative democracy

 

Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Citizenship 02.05 MC) 

 

You watch a criminal trial on television where the suspect never takes the stand in defense. Suspects have that right under the

 

 First Amendment

 Fourth Amendment

 Fifth Amendment

 Seventh Amendment

 

Question 10 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Policy and Elections 03.06 MC) 

 

Bar graph titled Voter Turnout Rates in Presidential Elections Among 18-to 29-Year-Old Citizens, by Gender.The graph shows the following data points: Female- 52 percent (2004), 43 percent (2000); Male- 46 percent (2004), 37 percent (2000). 

© 2012 FLVS

 

According to this graph, eligible voters are most likely to vote in

 

 midterm elections, and their turnout has increased in the last election

 midterm elections, and their turnout has decreased in the last election

 presidential elections, and their turnout has increased in the last election

 presidential elections, and their turnout has decreased in the last election

 

Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Citizenship 01.01 LC) 

 

Which of the following is an example of government affecting citizens' daily lives?

 

 Andy forgets to complete his chores.

 Sarah has an argument with her boss.

 Julie gets a speeding ticket from police.

 Robb volunteers to tutor young students.

 

Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.06 MC) 

 

Which foreign policy position is reflected in the working relationship between the United States and Mexico to fight the illegal drug trade?

 

 imperialism

 isolationism

 interventionism

 diplomacy

 

Question 13 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Citizenship 02.02 LC) 

 

Which of the following is a true statement about the Constitution?

 

 It distributes power among three branches of government.

 It has a president who heads three branches of government.

 It imparts authority on tax policies to the state governments.

 It gives supreme authority to the separate state governments.

 

Question 14 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.02 MC) 

 

The role of a judge is different from other federal officials because a judge

 

 bases decisions on the will of the people while other officials base decisions on the law

 bases decisions on the law while other officials base decisions on the will of the people

 consults other federal officials on the intent of the laws before making a case decision

 consults other federal officials on the will of the people before making a case decision

 

Question 15 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.02 MC) 

 

Judges are expected to base their decisions on the

 

 timing of elections, similar to other elected officials

 will of the majority, similar to other elected officials

 interpretation of law, independent from elected officials

 reports of the media, independent from elected officials

 

Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

 

(Citizenship 02.05 HC) 

 

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

 

Which of the following possible court cases could be argued under the terms of the quote above?

 

 a person sues the state for building an armory on nearby property

 a person refuses to serve the military when called up through a draft

 a person shoots and kills someone who broke into the family's home

 a person rejects police requests to unlock the car doors and windows

 

Question 17 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.04 MC) 

 

Which is true about the relationship between the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

 

 The 13th Amendment increased the civil liberties restricted by the Emancipation Proclamation.

 The Emancipation Proclamation increased the civil liberties restricted by the 13th Amendment.

 The 13th Amendment expanded the freedom of the Emancipation Proclamation to more people.

 The Emancipation Proclamation expanded the freedom of the 13th Amendment to more people.

 

Question 18 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.06 MC) 

 

Events such as the Nanking Massacre and Japanese-American internment

 

 rights heightened concerns regarding the continuation of human rights abuses by developed nations

 solidified a country’s right to act to protect its own security

 demonstrated regard for the protection of human rights

 caused little concern as they were considered isolated incidents

 

Question 19 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Citizenship 01.02 LC) 

 

A jus soli citizen was

 

 given status by blood relation

 born on the country's territory

 adopted from a foreign country

 naturalized through that process

 

Question 20 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Citizenship 02.03 MC) 

 

"A democratic government is based on majority rule of the people. This would be impossible under the large republic proposed by the Constitution."

 

Which of the following best describes this quote?

 

 It represents the perspective of a Federalist, arguing for a strong central government.

 It represents the perspective of a Federalist, arguing for a stronger role for the states.

 It represents the perspective of an Anti-Federalist, arguing for a strong central government.

 It represents the perspective of an Anti-Federalist, arguing for a stronger role for the states.

 

Question 21 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

 

(Citizenship 02.04 MC) 

 

"New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress."–U.S. Constitution

 

Which of the following is true based on this quote?

 

 The power to make new states is a concurrent power.

 The power to join states together is a reserved power.

 The power to make new states is a delegated power.

 The power to join states together is an implied power.

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