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By which process can the United States Constitution be changed?
a) Veto
b) Amendment
c) Resolution
d) Legislative hearing

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 wrote a new constitution because
a) The Revolutionary War was over
b) The Articles of Confederation were about to expire
c) They wanted to increase the power of the states
d) They believed that a stronger central government was necessary

Which statement illustrates the system of checks and balances at work?
a) The President sends American troops on a peacekeeping mission to Europe
b) Congress passing a law regulating the sale of handguns
c) The Senate refuses to approve the President’s choice for a Supreme Court justice
d) The governor of New York discusses policy with the President

The Preamble of the United States Constitution says that the power to govern originates with the
a) States
b) People
c) Supreme Court
d) President

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 agreed to the 3/5ths compromise as a way to
a) Limit the power of the President
b) Provide legal rights for women
c) Settle differences over representation in congress
d) Establish term lengths for senators

Which document is the first plan of government for a newly formed United States
a) Articles of Confederation
b) Mayflower Compact
c) Declaration of Independence
d) Magna Carta

A document used for organizing and operating a government
a) Petition
b) Declaration
c) Constitution
d) Ordinance

The division of power between state and national government is known as
a) Checks and balances
b) Federalism
c) Democracy
d) Sovereignty

A Republic is a type of government in which
a) A King presides over a Parliament
b) All people have a voice and the same rights
c) Elected representatives rule
d) One person or a small group of people rule

The Three branches of government are
a) Local, State, and Federal
b) Executive, Legislative, Judicial
c) Parliament, Monarchy, Dictatorship
d) President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressman

At the Constitutional Convention, the Great Compromise settled the dispute over
a) Representation in Congress
b) The issue of slavery
c) The Presidential veto power
d) Judicial review

Land Surrounded on threes side by water is called...
a) A Peninsula
b) An Island
c) An Isthmus
d) A Strait

Where were the Maya and Aztec Empires located?
a) Canada
b) Central America
c) Southereastern United States
d) Southwestern Europe

The Longhouse was a type of dwelling used by the
a) Seminoles
b) Iroquois (Haudenosaunee)
c) Nez Perce
d) Pueblos

Many anthropologists believe that people from Asia crossed a land bridge to North America to
a) Escape Religious persecution
b) Hunt migrating animals
c) Capture native peoples
d) Search for gold

One way in which the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas were similar is that they
a) Traveled to the Western Hemisphere from Africa
b) Settled in the desert of the southwest United States
c) Had developed advanced civilizations before the arrival of Columbus
d) Left no evidence to help us understand their cultures

According to many anthropologists, a land bridge during the Ice Age allowed migration between which two continents?
a) South America and North America
b) North America and Europe
c) Asia and North America
d) Europe and Asia

Which situation provides the best evidence that the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) adapted to their physical environment?
a) Living in longhouses made of wood and bark
b) Speaking a language different from that of their neighbors
c) Developing an allianace with the Algonquins
d) Woman chose chiefs as part of the governing process

What is the primary method archaeologists use to study history?
a) Reading diaries of a given group
b) Examining artifacts of a specific people
c) Observing people in their natural environment
d) Practicing local customs of people

Which adaptation to the environment is illustrated by the Iroquois use of the Longhouse
a) Buffalo for clothing and shelter
b) Horses for transportation
c) Trees as building materials
d) Iron for tools and weapons

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