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  1. With the words, “We the people,” the constitution establishes its authority on the basis of
    A. popular sovereignty
    B. the separation of powers
    C. limited government
    D. the rule of law
    A. popular sovereignty
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. Which of the following best describes the concept of limited government?
    A. powers are divided among 3 independent branches of government
    B. all political powers belongs to the people
    C. government must operate within certain bounds set by the people
    D. the people must behave according to rules set by the government
    C. government must operate within certain bounds set by the people
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. Which of the following is a method of formal amendment?
    A. proposal by 2/3 of Senate and ratifications by 2/3 of state legislatures
    B. proposal by 2/3 of Congress and ratification of ¾ of State legislatures.
    C. proposal by ¾ house of representatives and ratification by conventions in ¾ of state legislatures.
    d. all of the above.
    B. proposal by 2/3 of Congress and ratification of ¾ of State legislatures.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. The basic constitutional rights of the people were first set out in the
    A. 13th, 14th, and 18th amendments
    B. Equal rights amendment
    C. 10th amendment
    D. Bill of Rights
    D. Bill of Rights
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. The legislative branch can check the judicial branch by its power to
    A. name federal judges
    B. remove judges through impeachment
    C. declare executive actions unconstitutional
    D. override a presidential veto
    B. remove judges through impeachment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Which of the following is the subject of a constitutional amendment?
    a. The prohibition of alcohol
    b. repeal of a previous amendment
    c. presidential term limits
    d. all of the above
    d. all of the above
  7. The President’s power to veto an act of Congress is an example of
    A. judicial review
    B. checks and balances
    C. limited government
    D. executive agreement
    B. checks and balances
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Which of the following accounts for the ability of the Constitution to endure for more than 200 years?
    A. detailed provisions that anticipated changing customs
    B. inflexible provisions designed to resist change
    C. very specific language that limits reinterpretation
    D. built in provisions for accommodating change
    D. built in provisions for accommodating change
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Which of the following is NOT true of the constitution?
    A. it is the highest form of the law in the United States
    B. its open for interpretation
    C. it sets guidelines within which the government must operate
    D. it has not be changed in 50 years
    D. it has not be changed in 50 years
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Which of the following amendments was ratified first?
    A. the amendment ending slavery
    B. the amendment lowering the voting age
    C. the amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech
    D. the amendment allowing congress to tax incomes
    C. the amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Which branch of the Federal Government plays the largest role in the federal amendment process?
    A. the executive branch
    B. the legislative branch
    C. the judicial branch
    d. all the above
    B. the legislative branch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Once ratified a constitutional amendment may only be changed by
    A. the federal government
    B. repeal of 2/3 of the states in convention
    C. another amendment
    D. The president
    C. another amendment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Which of the following principles holds that government may do only those things that the people have given it power to do?
    A. separation of powers
    B. limited government
    C. checks and balances
    D. judicial review
    B. limited government
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. The principle of popular sovereignty means that the
    A. federal budget must be balanced every year
    B. supreme court has the power to check on the executive branch
    C. people are the only source for governmental pay
    D. government must be conducted according to constitutional principles
    C. people are the only source for governmental pay
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. Article II of the constitution establishes the powers of the
    A. states
    B. legislative branch
    C. executive branch
    D. judicial branch
    C. executive branch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Article I of the Constitution establishes the powers of the
    A. states
    B. judicial branch
    C. legislative branch
    D. executive branch
    C. legislative branch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Article III of the Constitution establishes the powers of the
    A. states
    B. judicial branch
    C. legislative branch
    D. executive branch
    B. judicial branch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. The principle of popular sovereignty asserts that
    A. means of production should be owned by the proletariat
    B. people are the source of any and all governmental power
    C. the government should be divided into 3 branches
    D. monarch is the supreme ruler
    B. people are the source of any and all governmental power
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. An informal amendment can be established by
    A. a decision made by the president and his cabinet members the contract he signs when he takes oath
    B. actions taken by the president
    C. a pact made by the President directly with the head of another foreign state
    d. none of the above
    C. a pact made by the President directly with the head of another foreign state
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. The third amendment addresses
    A. congressional pay
    B. woman the right to vote
    C. lodging troops
    D. ethnic groups right to vote
    C. lodging troops
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. The seventh amendment addresses
    A. due process
    B. jury trial in civil cases
    C. bail
    d. none of the above
    B. jury trial in civil cases
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. The right to vote at age 18 is the
    A. 22nd amendment
    B. 15th amendment
    C. 26th amendment
    D. 20th amendment
    C. 26th amendment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. The repeal of prohibition is
    A. 12th amendment
    B. 14th amendment
    C. 18th amendment
    D. 21st amendment
    D. 21st amendment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. Giving woman the right to vote is addressed in amendment
    A. 19
    B. 12
    C. 21
    D. 20
    A. 19
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Search and seizure is addressed in amendment
    A. 2
    B. 5
    C. 9
    D. 4
    D. 4
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. The twenty- fifth amendment addresses
    A. presidential succession
    B. presidential terms
    C. congressional pay
    d. none of the above
    A. presidential succession
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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