A. Rule of law B. Limited government C. Individual rights D. Representative government
A. Serving on a jury B. Voting for mayor C. Writing to the editor D. Polling public opinion
A. Confederation B. Constitutional convention C. Bill of rights D. Territorial government
A. Rule of law B. Electoral College Compromise C. Great Compromise D. Three-Fifths Compromise
A. Expressed power B. Reserved power C. Concurrent power D. Enumerated power
A. Judicial branch B. Executive branch C. Legislative branch D. All three branches
A. They guaranteed trial by jury B. They had written constitutions C. They had bicameral legislatures D. They protected private property
A. Payment of all Revolutionary War debt B. Economic security for American farmers C. Establishment of a plan for organizing territories D. Uniform enforcement of laws throughout the states
A. Albany Plan B. Virginia Plan C. New Jersey Plan D. Connecticut Plan
A. John Jay B. John Tyler C. Roger Sherman D. Baron de Montesquieu
A. The purposes of the federal government B. The lawmaking powers of the legislative branch C. The law-enforcing powers of the executive branch D. The relationship of the state and national governments
A. Federalism B. Rule of law C. Popular sovereignty D. Separation of powers
A. The Constitution is the highest law of the land. B. Only the national government can raise an army. C. States keep powers not given to the federal government. D. The federal and state governments share the power to tax.
A. Legislature B. Natural rights C. Charter D. compact
A. Enslaved people B. Plantation owners C. Indentured servants D. Religious dissenters
A. Toleration B. Mercantilism C. Egalitarianism D. Triangular trade
A. Magna Carta B. Common Law C. English Bill of Rights D. Locke’s social contract
A. Virginia Company B. House of Burgesses C. Mayflower Compact D. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
A. Massachusetts B. Rhode Island C. Pennsylvania D. Maryland
A. Africans were more willing workers than Europeans B. Long indentures place huge financial burdens on planters C. Plantations demanded more workers than immigration provided D. The triangular trade was more humane than indentured servitude
A. Soil and climate suited cash crops B. Rivers for easy transport to the coast C. Abundant wood for use in shipbuilding D. An ideal location for fishing and whaling
A. A religious revival B. A political upheaval C. An economic revolution D. An educational movement
A. Stamp Act B. Townshend Act C. Declaratory Act D. Coercive Act
A. Benjamin Franklin B. Thomas Paine C. Thomas Jefferson D. John Locke
A. Suffrage B. Civil right C. Eminent domain D. Double jeopardy
A. Poll taxes B. Age requirements C. Civil rights D. Search warrants
A. Indictments B. Racial profiling C. Censorship D. Affirmative action
A. The right to provoke a riot for a good cause. B. The power of government to operate efficiently. C. The freedom to act without government interference. D. The choice to overthrow an unjust government by force.
A. Assembly of groups such as communists. B. Establishment of an official state religion. C. Criticism of the government or its officials. D. Dissemination of alarming or offensive ideas.
A. By requiring a speedy trial. B. By requiring a search warrant. C. By guaranteeing a trial by jury. D. By protecting against self incrimination.
A. Second Amendment B. Third Amendment C. Seventh Amendment D. Ninth Amendment
A. Thirteenth Amendment B. Fourteenth Amendment C. Fifteenth Amendment D. Nineteenth Amendment
A. Poor people in the South B. Women across the county C. Residents of Washington, D.C. D. Citizens 18 years old and older
A. Schools B. Work places C. Armed forces D. Lunch counters
A. Civil Rights Act of 1957 B. Civil Rights Act of 1654 C. Voting Rights Act of 1965 D. Twenty-fourth Amendment
A. First Amendment B. Fifth Amendment C. Thirteenth Amendment D. Twenty-fourth Amendment
A. The right to bear arms B. The freedom of the press C. The right to private property D. The freedom from cruel punishment
A. Military duty B. Volunteer service C. Jury duty D. School attendance
A. Tolerance B. Obedience C. Compassion D. responsibility
A. To pay taxes B. To obey laws C. To serve in court D. To attend school
A. World War I B. World War II C. Korean War D. Vietnam War
A. Lobbyists B. Constituents members C. Standing committees D. Majority party
A. A bill of attainder B. The franking privilege C. An ex post facto law D. A writ of habeas corpus
A. Casework B. Special-interest groups C. Gerrymandering D. Pork barrel projects
A. Voice vote B. Standing vote C. Roll-call vote D. Computerized vote
A. A standing committee B. Odd-numbered years C. Caucuses D. A joint session
A. Speaker of the House B. President pro tempore C. Vice president D. Minority leader
A. Coining money B. Creating an air force C. Regulating foreign trade D. Establishing post offices
A. Trying public officials B. Impeaching federal judges C. Establishing bankruptcy laws D. Approving presidential nominees.
A. Be at least 30 years old B. Live in the state they represent C. Live in the district they represent D. Be U.S. citizens for at least 9 years
A. Writing and introducing bills B. Voting on the floor of the house C. Troubleshooting for people in their district D. Providing analysis for the IRS
A. Earmarking B. Cloture C. Gerrymandering D. Pigeonholing
A. Representatives add riders to the bill. B. The House clerk assigns a number to the bill. C. Representatives add amendments related to the bill. D. Representatives vote for cloture to limit debate on the bill.
A. Merit system B. Electoral College C. Spoils system D. Executive system
A. Pardon B. Amnesty C. Reprieve D. Executive order
A. Foreign policy B. National security C. Trade sanctions D. Federal bureaucracy
A. Ambassadors B. Civil service workers C. Cabinet members D. Political appointees
A. George Washington B. Abraham Lincoln C. Franklin Roosevelt D. George W. Bush
A. To create the Electoral College B. To limit presidents to two terms C. To establish the order of presidential succession D. To clarify when a vice president becomes president
A. To declare war on other nations B. To appoint judges to federal courts C. To ignore laws passed by Congress D. To strike down unconstitutional laws
A. By planning the federal budget B. By meeting with foreign leaders C. By raising funds for his or her political party D. By proposing legislation to Congress
A. Citizens want to remove an elected official B. Parties want to narrow a field of candidates C. No candidate in a state election wins a majority D. No presidential candidate wins enough electoral votes
A. To limit candidates’ free speech B. To keep corruption out of elections C. To create public funding for third parties D. To increase the soft money contributions
A. Mass media B. Public opinion C. Public agenda D. Public interest group
A. Push polls discourage voting. B. Push poll questions are biased. C. Push polls use too few respondents. D. Push poll samples are seldom random.
A. By covering leaks from public officials. B. By airing news that attracts more viewers. C. By exposing public officials’ misconduct. D. By publicizing entertainers running for office.
A. Sierra Club B. Tobacco Institute C. Chamber of Commerce D. League of Women Voters
A. Article I B. The preamble C. The Charter of 1663 D. The Declaration of Rights
A. Separation of powers B. Power of the purse C. Popular sovereignty D. Divided authority
A. Unicameral B. Bicameral C. General Assembly D. Council of State
A. Charter B. Boycott C. Expressed power D. precedent
A. Maintain a civilian militia B. Limit the power of the legislature C. Create an independent judiciary D. Divide the power between state and national levels of government
A. The governor B. The people C. The General Assembly D. The North Carolina Supreme Court
A. Popular sovereignty B. Checks and balances C. Civil rights D. The right to vote
A. You must pay a poll tax. B. You must own property. C. You must be at least 18 years of age and registered. D. You must be at least 21 years of age and registered.
A. Established the principle of “one man, one vote” B. Found “separate but equal” facilities to be unconstitutional C. Upheld the earlier Supreme Court decision in P lessy v. Ferguson (1896) D. Established the principle of judicial review
A. Precedents B. Appeals C. Vetoes D. statutes
A. Verdict B. Due process of law C. Plea bargaining D. Search warrant
A. Russian Law B. New laws they created C. Ancient laws passed down through generations D. Warnings from King George
A. Justinian Code B. Napoleonic Code C. Roman Code D. Code of Hammurabi
A. Misdemeanor B. Felony C. Plaintiff D. Lawsuit
A. A person is attacked and a wallet is stolen. B. A person has his or her garage painted with graffiti. C. A company breaks a contract to build someone’s house. D. A person is hit by a hit-and- run driver.
A. Why he or she is being arrested. B. Who the prosecutor is. C. Who brought the lawsuit against him or her. D. How many people will be on his or her jury.
A. Spend less money for sale items B. Buy only one dessert with a meal C. Purchase more CDs of a favorite singer D. Buy expensive gifts for close friends
A. Consumer expectations change B. Substitutes become popular C. Demand is inelastic D. Supply remains the same
A. Paying good wages B. Supplying better products C. Making a profit D. Satisfying customers’ needs
A. Prices absorb some of the shocks or unexpected changes in the economy. B. Most consumers can afford plenty of the goods and services they want. C. Producers almost always make a profit. D. Demand is never greater than supply.