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Which does the Privileges and Immunities Clause require of all states?
a) Any citizen can become a resident of any state.
b) Out-of-state students cannot be charged higher tuition.
c) State residents get hired first when jobs become available.
d) Every state must enforce the criminal laws of all states.

Why can’t a person leave a state to avoid judgment in a lawsuit?
a) interstate compact
b) Full Faith and Credit Clause
c) immunity
d) block grant

Which is an example of cooperative federalism?
a) A state moves its capital, though Congress disagrees.
b) The national government has no funds for block grants.
c) A state finds it difficult to understand federal laws.
d) The national government grants federal lands to the states.

Which keeps a state court from ruling against a national treaty?
a) reserved powers
b) Full Faith and Credit Clause
c) Bill of Rights
d) Supremacy Clause

Which is an exclusive power of the national government?
a) regulate elections
b) acquire territory
c) borrow money
d) start a police force

Why are powers divided between the national and state governments?
a) to prevent the abuse of power
b) to help increase employment
c) to make government larger
d) so states can make decisions

What part of the Constitution prevents certain conflicts between the national government and the states?
a) Subordinate Clause
b) Elastic Clause
c) Supremacy Clause
d) Necessary and Proper Clause

Which is the national government obligated to do, according to the Constitution?
a) admit a territory as a new state without conditions
b) guarantee each state equal representation in the House
c) guarantee each state equal representation in the Senate
d) guarantee each state’s war-making powers

Categorical grants, block grants, and project grants are all examples of which of the following?
a) constitutional obligations of the states
b) constitutional obligations of the national government
c) conditions for statehood
d) cooperative federalism

Which of the following keeps a state from denying that a birth certificate is valid because it was issued by a different state?
a) division of powers
b) Supremacy Clause
c) interstate compact
d) Full Faith and Credit Clause

Which of the following types of discrimination would not be allowed under the Privileges and Immunities Clause?
a) A resident of one state cannot vote in another state.
b) A resident of one state must pay higher fishing license fees in another state.
c) A resident of one state must pay higher college tuition in another state.
d) A resident of one state cannot use the court system in another state.

In the federal system, local governments are considered
a) the most important component.
b) subunits of State governments.
c) out of reach of the National Government.
d) subunits of the National Government.

The National Government’s power to coin money is
a) a reserved power.
b) an implied power.
c) an inherent power.
d) an expressed power.

Which part of the Constitution allows the National Government to claim implied powers for itself?
a) the Supremacy Clause
b) the Full Faith and Credit Clause
c) the Necessary and Proper Clause
d) the Privileges and Immunities Clause

According to the Tenth Amendment, which powers are reserved for the States?
a) any powers the States choose to claim for themselves
b) only those powers explicitly granted to the States in the Constitution
c) any powers granted by Congress in the course of regular legislation
d) any powers not granted to the National Government and not denied to the States

Which of the following is the best summary of the Supremacy Clause?
a) The States’ constitutions can at times be determined to be the supreme law of the land.
b) The Constitution and the laws and treaties of the United States are the supreme law of the land.
c) Supreme Court cases decide what will become the supreme law of the land.
d) The current President’s decisions override the Constitution and are temporarily the supreme law of the land.

Which of the following statements is true of categorical grants?
a) They are made for very broadly defined purposes.
b) Grant recipients do not have to obey a set of guidelines.
c) They are appropriated by States rather than by Congress.
d) They are usually made with conditions attached.

Which of the following is an exception to the Full Faith and Credit Clause?
a) criminal cases
b) property titles
c) car registrations
d) birth certificates

Before the Constitution was enacted, what were relations among the States generally like?
a) filled with friction
b) calm and friendly
c) explosive and violent
d) cooperative

According to the Constitution, the National Government is obligated to
a) admit new States when requested.
b) provide grants-in-aid to all States.
c) respect the territorial integrity of the States.
d) provide military and financial aid to foreign states.

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