Week 3 Exam

  • Question 1

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Direct Democracy
    Selected Answer:
    allows the people to participate in decision making and initiating policies
  • Question 2

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    One can have political power even if one does not possess formal authority in an office.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 3

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    When the cost and benefits of a policy are widely distributed among many, they are
    Selected Answer:
    spread over many, most, or even all citizens.
  • Question 4

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Representative democracy allows individuals to gain political power through
    Selected Answer:
    competitive elections.
  • Question 5

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    The Constitution uses the term “republican form of government,” which we would call a representative democracy.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 6

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    The definition of ‘representative democracy’ asserts that

    Selected Answer:

    power is given to various leaders to make political decisions for the people

  • Question 7

    0 out of 2 points

    Incorrect
    Power, as defined according to the Pluralist view, belongs to
    Selected Answer:
    one dominant social class.
  • Question 8

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    A republic is a government in which the people are given representatives to act in their best interests.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 9

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    The text suggests that the Antifederalists might have been more accurately called
    Selected Answer:
    states’ rights advocates.
  • Question 10

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    The Separation of Powers in the American government is between
    Selected Answer:
    Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches
  • Question 11

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    According to the Constitution, which branch is delegated the power to declare war
    Selected Answer:
    The Legislative Branch
  • Question 12

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    When the Constitution was drafted, senators were originally to be chosen by
    Selected Answer:
    state legislatures.
  • Question 13

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    The Anti-Federalists in the Constitutional debate wanted to have a less powerful national government so that states would have more rights and powers.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 14

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Enumerated powers are powers specifically given to the states.
    Selected Answer:
    False
  • Question 15

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    According to the text, the federal grants-in-aid system grew rapidly because it helped state and local officials resolve what dilemma?
    Selected Answer:
    how to get federal money for state projects into state hands without violating the U.S. Constitution
  • Question 16

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    In which case did the Supreme Court rule that the US Congress could not require local police officers to conduct background checks on all gun purchasers because doing so was a violation of the Tenth Amendment.
    Selected Answer:
    Printz v. United States
  • Question 17

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    According to the text, block grants of funds from the federal government to the states have enjoyed only marginal success, in part because

    Selected Answer:

    The federal government steadily increased the number of strings (requirements) attached to such grants.

  • Question 18

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Which Supreme Court case made same-sex marriage in the US legal across the nation, thus superseding state laws.
    Selected Answer:
    Obergefell v. Hodges 2015
  • Question 19

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    The period in which federal government spending was reduced, and federal functions were given to the states to enact was called
    Selected Answer:
    Devolution
  • Question 20

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    The concept of Dual Federalism gives distinct and separate jurisdictions for states and the federal government.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 21

    2 out of 2 points

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    In McCulloch v. Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled that a bank chartered by the national government could not be taxed by a state.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 22

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Obscenity is protected by the First Amendment.
    Selected Answer:
    False
  • Question 23

    0 out of 2 points

    Incorrect
    An individual cannot get exemptions from the military draft for religious reasons.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 24

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Which of the following is NOT considered a civil liberty, but is a civil right instead?
    Selected Answer:
    Protection against discrimination
  • Question 25

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Defaming a person’s character is known as
    Selected Answer:
    libel
  • Question 26

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    The notion of testing for a clear-and-present-danger is one way to decide if a particular attempt at freedom of expression is protected by the Constitution
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 27

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Which law, originally passed after September 2001, increased the power of the federal government’s terrorist investigations by legalizing the mass collection of data and telephone records.
    Selected Answer:
    The Patriot Act
  • Question 28

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    According to a Supreme Court ruling, high school students have the same rights as adults in expressing their beliefs at school.
    Selected Answer:
    False
  • Question 29

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    Incorrect
    In the immediate aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education, southern resistance to school integration immediately ended.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 30

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Sexual Harassment is considered illegal in which cases
    Selected Answer:
    All of the above
  • Question 31

    2 out of 2 points

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    Civil rights cases deal with issues where unreasonable or biased distinctions between people are being made.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 32

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    In Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court ruled that the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed political equality but not social equality.
    Selected Answer:
    True
  • Question 33

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    In the early __________ decision, the Supreme Court ruled that “separate-but-equal” facilities were constitutional.
    Selected Answer:
    Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Question 34

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    Which case focused on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act?
    Selected Answer:
    United States v. Windsor
  • Question 35

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct
    In Brown v. Board of Education the Supreme Court decision was unanimous.
    Selected Answer:
    True

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