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Local governments preparing a response for an international health crisis would most likely —
a) end visits by international travellers
b) develop a public safety plan for the city
c) shut down international airline flights
d) ask the military to police the city

State Criminal Court Notice of Arraignment Defendant: Cyrus Phillippe Attorney: Hilda Oskray Date: September 18 Time: 9:00 A.M. WHICH ACTION IS MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR AT THIS EVENT?
a) Entering of a plea
b) Filing of an appeal
c) Reading of a verdict
d) Selection of a jury

1. Bill is debated 2. Bill is proposed 3. Bill is voted on by both houses 4. Bill is worked on in committees. WHAT IS THE CORRECT SEQUENCE FOR THE LAW-MAKING PROCESS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
a) 1, 3, 4, 2
b) 2, 4, 1, 3
c) 1, 4, 3, 2
d) 2, 1, 4, 3

In order to win an election, a major party is most likely to —
a) appeal to the political center
b) propose cuts to popular programs
c) divide campaign funds between candidates equally
d) organize leaders of special interest groups

Political parties distribute literature about their candidates in order to —
a) recruit individuals to run for office
b) educate the electorate about campaign issues
c) help new residents register to vote
d) assist people in getting to their polling places

Which action by the Governor of Virginia is an example of maintaining public safety?
a) Delivering a speech to the General Assembly of Virginia
b) Sending Virginia’s National Guard to help after a disaster
c) Working on Virginia’s budget with the Secretary of Finance
d) Attending a meeting on the Virginia economy

Olivia normally works after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Which is her opportunity cost if she adds Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to her work schedule?
a) The extra money she could earn
b) The additional hours she spends at the job
c) The time she could spend studying
d) The new clothes she could buy

According to the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights, powers not specifically delegated are reserved to the people or —
a) local governments
b) the courts
c) political parties
d) the states

Which level of government can declare war on foreign nations?
a) City
b) State
c) County
d) Federal

Senate Approves Presidential Appointment: This headline illustrates a power of which branch of government?
a) State executive
b) State legislative
c) Federal legislative
d) Federal judicial

President Calls a Special Session of Congress to Pass New Budget: The principle of United States government that is best illustrated in this headline is —
a) popular sovereignty
b) representative democracy
c) concurrent and reserved powers
d) checks and balances

Aiko and Ian know that some children at their school lack school supplies. With the support of their principal, parents, and teachers, they organize a district-wide school supply drive: By starting this school supply drive, Aiko and Ian are —
a) engaging in community service
b) demonstrating a civic duty
c) fulfilling their duties as students
d) engaging in patriotic acts

Which is necessary to amend the Constitution of the United States?
a) Majority vote by the Electoral College
b) Unanimous vote by both houses of Congress
c) Ratification by legislatures or conventions in the states
d) Recommendation by the executive and judicial branches in the states

In order for a United States citizen to receive a fair trial, other citizens must —
a) evaluate judges
b) vote in elections
c) pay poll taxes
d) serve on juries

Why were the charters of the Virginia Company of London important?
a) They created a federal court system.
b) They established a national banking system.
c) They guaranteed the colonists’ rights as Englishmen.
d) They stated the colonists’ grievances against the English king.

An economy in which communities use simple tools and methods to harvest and hunt for food often results in little economic growth. WHICH TYPE OF ECONOMY IS BEING DEFINED?
a) Command
b) Free market
c) Mixed
d) Traditional

Advances in technology have increased the number of people needed to —
a) develop computer software
b) teach children in schools
c) work on assembly lines
d) serve in the military

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