The Constitution Chapter 2 Sabato Vol II Question Preview (ID: 38900)


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According to the Fourth Amendment, the police can search and seize a person's private property if
a) a neighbor consents
b) a judge issues a warrant
c) the person has already been arrested of a crime
d) the Chief of Police issues a warrant

What does the Supremacy clause say?
a) Legitimate federal laws supercede state laws
b) The Senate is more powerful than the House of representatives
c) All elected officials must express a belief in a supreme power.
d) The federal government can not discriminate on the basis of belief in a supreme power.

The First Amendment guarantees
a) the right to bear arms
b) feedom of religion, speech, assembly, press, and petition
c) the right to vote
d) the right to a speedy trial

What is the significance of the elastic clause?
a) It has been the basis for many implied powers for the state government.
b) It has been the basis for many enumerated powers for the state government.
c) It has been the basis for many enumerated powers for the federal government.
d) It has been the basis for many implied powers for the federal government.

Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch was
a) dominated by Torries
b) responsible for enacting all laws
c) quite strong
d) virtually non-existent

This branch of government is the fianl authority on the meaning of the Constitution
a) the legislative branch
b) the executive branch
c) the judicial branch
d) the president

The legislative branch was established in
a) Article I
b) Article II
c) Article III
d) Article IV

This gives Congress the right to make all necessary and proper laws.
a) jurisdiction
b) elastic clause
c) judicial review
d) enumerated powers

Who is known as the Father of the Constitution?
a) John Adams
b) Thomas Jefferson
c) James Madison
d) George Washington

Those who were opposed to the new Constitution unless it had a Bill of Rights were known as
a) Federalists
b) Communists
c) Tea Partiers
d) Anti-Federalists

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