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Limited government is best summarized as
a) Each branch is allowed to limit the power of the other branches
b) Governmental power is limited to only what the people allow it do it
c) Federal government is limited to what the states say
d) Government power is divided into 3 distinct branches

All of the following are purposes of government EXCEPT:
a) Protect the people
b) Create order
c) Decrease chances of survival
d) Enforcement of rules

Monarchs did not have to answer to the people because they ONLY answered to God is true of which origin of government theory?
a) Evolution Theory
b) Force Theory
c) Divine Right Theory
d) Social Contract

Locke wrote the people may rebel against their government when what happens?
a) When the government goes to war
b) When the government ignores minorities
c) When the government provides protection
d) When the government denies the people their rights

Which Constitutional principle focuses on dividing responsibility between the 3 branches of government?
a) Checks and Balances
b) Federalism
c) Limited Government
d) Separation of Powers

Which of the following is an example of Federalism?
a) Women were granted the right to vote by the 19th Amendment
b) Education is a power that is reserved for the states
c) The President appoints Supreme Court Justices
d) The states have more power than the federal government

The highest court in the United States is
a) A court of appeals
b) The Supreme Court
c) The US Claims Court
d) A district court

In the United States government, members of the cabinet directly report to whom?
a) Congress
b) President
c) Supreme Court
d) Senate

How is the Vice President selected?
a) The President chooses the Vice President after inauguration
b) The Vice President is chosen as the Presidential Candidate’s running mate during the campaign
c) The 2nd Place winner of the Presidential Election becomes the Vice President
d) Americans vote on the Vice President separately from the President

To be elected president of the United States, a person must have all of the following EXCEPT
a) Have been a U.S. resident for 20 years
b) Be at least 35 years old
c) Born in the United States.
d) Have been a U.S. resident for 14 years

The qualifications for becoming president are set forth by
a) Each political party
b) The U.S. Constitution
c) Congress
d) Members of the cabinet

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