LS100: Chapter 2 Practice Quiz

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Question 1

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Federalism is...
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  • 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

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Place a check beside all powers of the federal government.
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  • Collect taxes.
  • Regulate marriage.
  • Declare war.
  • Regulate contractual relationships.
  • Coin and regulate money.

Question 3

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State powers are not limited in any way.
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Express powers were granted to the federal government by...
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  • statute
  • the Constitution
  • the states

Question 5

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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:
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  • express powers
  • magic powers
  • implied powers
  • ancillary powers

Question 6

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

Question 7

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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.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Criminal laws are an example of concurrent jurisdiction.
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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What is the Supremacy Clause?
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  • 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

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

Question 11

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The executive branch consists of the following (check all that apply):
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  • President
  • President's cabinet
  • Supreme Court
  • police agencies

Question 12

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

Question 13

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What is the purpose of the judicial branch of the government?
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  • To apply or interpret the laws.
  • To create laws.
  • To draft any new provisions of the Constitution that are necessary.

Question 14

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

Question 15

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Who gives a local government its power?
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  • The federal government
  • The state
  • The president
  • The mayor

Question 16

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

Question 17

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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?
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  • The appropriate state court
  • The Supreme Court
  • The President
  • The legislature

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

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