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Which of the following is a method of formal amendment?
a) proposal by three-fourths of the House of Representatives and ratification by conventions in three-fourths of State legislatu
b) proposal by two-thirds of the Senate and ratification by two-thirds of State legislatures
c) proposal by two-thirds of Congress and ratification by three-fourths of State legislatures
d) all of these

hese powers are given to the national government but are not stated in the Constitution.
a) Expressed
b) Implied
c) Concurrent
d) Reserved

The Anti-Federalist’s concerns over a lack of protection for personal rights led to the ratification of:
a) Magna Carta
b) Constitution
c) Bill of Rights
d) Declaration of Independence

The power of the Supreme Court to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional is an example of
a) judicial review
b) separation of powers
c) popular sovereignty
d) federalism

What is the idea that the powers of government are split into three distinct branches called?
a) Representative government
b) federalism
c) separation of powers
d) popular sovereignty

Which of the following best describes the concept of limited government?
a) Powers are divided among three independent branches of government.
b) All political power belongs to the people
c) Government must operate within certain bounds set by the people.
d) The people must behave according to rules set by the government

Which of the following is an example of a legislative check over the executive branch?
a) The President approves a treaty to increase trade with Cuba.
b) The Supreme Court declares a recently passed Congressional act unconstitutional.
c) Congress passed a law to ban smoking in the White House.
d) The Congress may override a presidential veto on a military spending bill.

All of the following are examples of Reserve powers EXCEPT the power to
a) coin money
b) establish local governments
c) issue licenses
d) create schools

Which of the following is an example of a concurrent power?
a) coin money
b) tax and spend money
c) create schools
d) declare war

Thinking of the Social Contract Theory, where society creates the government, society gives the government
a) All of the power the government desires
b) no power at all
c) enough power to dictate the economy
d) enough power to protect the rights of the people

Which of the following powers can the National Government exercise?
a) expressed powers only
b) expressed and implied powers
c) concurrent powers only
d) reserved and implied powers

The institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies
a) government
b) unitary
c) confederation
d) presidential

A federal government is one in which
a) all power is held by a single, central agency
b) power is divided among a national and many state governments
c) sovereign states come together for a common goal
d) rulers are not held to the will of the people

The 50 “states” lack which basic characteristic of a state?
a) government
b) population
c) sovereignty
d) territory

Type of government where the ruler is not held responsible to the will of the people
a) presidential
b) parliamentary
c) unitary
d) dictatorship

____, often described as a centralized government, is one in which all powers held by the government belong to a single, central agency
a) presidential
b) parliamentary
c) unitary
d) dictatorship

Government where the people elect the legislative branch and the legislative selects the executive.
a) presidential
b) parliamentary
c) unitary
d) dictatorship

Government where the people elect both the executive and legislative branches of government
a) presidential
b) parliamentary
c) unitary
d) dictatorship

The ability to tax and punish criminal is an example of this power
a) expressed
b) implied
c) concurrent
d) reserved

Which principle of the Constitution did the New Jersey and Virginia Plan share?
a) Federalism
b) Limited Government
c) Separation of Powers
d) Judicial Review

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