LS100: Chapter 2 Practice Quiz

Question 1 of 20

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Federalism is...

Select one of the following:

  • the study of government.

  • A system of government in which the people are regulated by both federal and state governments.

  • A system of government where only the federal government governs the people.

  • The name of an old-fashioned political party.

Question 2 of 20

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Place a check beside all powers of the federal government.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Collect taxes.

  • Regulate marriage.

  • Declare war.

  • Regulate contractual relationships.

  • Coin and regulate money.

Question 3 of 20

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State powers are not limited in any way.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 20

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Express powers were granted to the federal government by...

Select one or more of the following:

  • statute

  • the Constitution

  • the states

Question 5 of 20

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The federal government also has the power to make all laws that are necessary and proper for executing any of the stated powers. When it makes a law under this provision, it is using its:

Select one of the following:

  • express powers

  • magic powers

  • implied powers

  • ancillary powers

Question 6 of 20

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When a state law conflicts with federal law, the state law takes precedence.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 20

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Exclusive jurisdiction is when the power to regulate an area belongs solely or exclusively to either the federal or state government.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 20

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Criminal laws are an example of concurrent jurisdiction.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 20

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What is the Supremacy Clause?

Select one of the following:

  • The clause in the U.S. Constitution making the Constitution and the laws of the United States the supreme law of the land.

  • A clause in the U.S. Constitution that gives the federal government supreme power over the people.

  • A law that states that states can make their own laws unless they conflict with the Constitution.

Question 10 of 20

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The Bill of Rights applies to both state and federal cases.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 11 of 20

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The executive branch consists of the following (check all that apply):

Select one or more of the following:

  • President

  • President's cabinet

  • Supreme Court

  • police agencies

Question 12 of 20

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The legislative branch of the government is responsible for making the laws.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 13 of 20

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What is the purpose of the judicial branch of the government?

Select one of the following:

  • To apply or interpret the laws.

  • To create laws.

  • To draft any new provisions of the Constitution that are necessary.

Question 14 of 20

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A legislature consisting of two houses is said to be bicameral.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 15 of 20

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Who gives a local government its power?

Select one of the following:

  • The federal government

  • The state

  • The president

  • The mayor

Question 16 of 20

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Stare decisis means that the state government has the power to make state laws.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 20

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If any term in the Constitution is unclear when applied to a factual situation, who has the final say in interpreting the term?

Select one of the following:

  • The appropriate state court

  • The Supreme Court

  • The President

  • The legislature

Question 18 of 20

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An individual can ask the court to evaluate a hypothetical situation and provide an advisory opinion.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 19 of 20

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Some of the steps involved in enacting a law include (check all that apply):

Select one or more of the following:

  • Bill referred to committee

  • Legislation proposed

  • Bill introduced

  • Bill voted on by legislators

  • popular vote

  • Action by other house

  • Executive options

  • Supreme Court approval

Question 20 of 20

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An action by citizens to enact legislation through the voter process is called an initiative.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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LS100: Chapter 2 Practice Quiz

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