ch 3 govt test

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