USVA Government SOL 4c Question Preview (ID: 43421)

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What basic principle states that the government is very powerful but it cannot do all things?
a) limited government
b) consent of the governed
c) rule of law
d) democacy

Gov't officials are bound by the law
a) rule of law
b) representative government
c) limited government
d) consent of the governed

Which one is an example of rule of law?
a) A citizen is shown how to vote
b) A crime suspect is read his rights.
c) A city council member is found guilty of speeding.
d) A state senator is reelected.

In our government, leaders are not all powerful (limited) and can only do those things that the _____ have given them the power to do.
a) states
b) police
c) Congress
d) people

Prince William County government wants to raise taxes to build a new library. The citizens get to vote on whether they do or do not want this. What is this an example of?
a) rule of law
b) consent of the governed
c) representative government
d) limited government

The police cannot enter your house without a warrant. This is an example of
a) consent of the governed
b) representative government
c) rule of law
d) limited government

What basic principle prevents one branch in the gov't from getting too powerful?
a) checks and balances
b) representative government
c) popular sovereignty
d) rule of law

The US Constitution says the powers of the 3 branches (leg, ex, jud) are divided. What is this called?
a) state of the union
b) judicial review
c) checks and balances
d) separation of powers

Division of power between the states and national government is known as
a) federalism
b) checks and balances
c) separation of powers
d) reserved powers

The Constitution created a federal form of gov't where the ____ gov't is Supreme
a) local
b) state
c) city
d) national

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