Week 3 exam

QUESTION 1

  1. Direct Democracy

2 points   

QUESTION 2

  1. One can have political power even if one does not possess formal authority in an office.

2 points   

QUESTION 3

  1. When the cost and benefits of a policy are widely distributed among many, they are

2 points   

QUESTION 4

  1. Representative democracy allows individuals to gain political power through

2 points   

QUESTION 5

  1. The Constitution uses the term “republican form of government,” which we would call a representative democracy.

2 points   

QUESTION 6

  1. The definition of ‘representative democracy’ asserts that

    all people rule themselves

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

    power belongs only to the people at large

    only appointed officials can participate in politics

2 points   

QUESTION 7

  1. Power, as defined according to the Pluralist view, belongs to

2 points   

QUESTION 8

  1. A republic is a government in which the people are given representatives to act in their best interests.

2 points   

QUESTION 9

  1. The text suggests that the Antifederalists might have been more accurately called

2 points   

QUESTION 10

  1. The Separation of Powers in the American government is between

2 points   

QUESTION 11

  1. According to the Constitution, which branch is delegated the power to declare war

2 points   

QUESTION 12

  1. When the Constitution was drafted, senators were originally to be chosen by

2 points   

QUESTION 13

  1. The Anti-Federalists in the Constitutional debate wanted to have a less powerful national government so that states would have more rights and powers.

2 points   

QUESTION 14

  1. Enumerated powers are powers specifically given to the states.

2 points   

QUESTION 15

  1. According to the text, the federal grants-in-aid system grew rapidly because it helped state and local officials resolve what dilemma?

2 points   

QUESTION 16

  1. 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.

2 points   

QUESTION 17

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

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

    The federal government ran out of money.

    These grants were based were irrelevant.

    These grants were not liked by the voters.

2 points   

QUESTION 18

  1. Which Supreme Court case made same-sex marriage in the US legal across the nation, thus superseding state laws.

2 points   

QUESTION 19

  1. The period in which federal government spending was reduced, and federal functions were given to the states to enact was called

2 points   

QUESTION 20

  1. The concept of Dual Federalism gives distinct and separate jurisdictions for states and the federal government.

2 points   

QUESTION 21

  1. In McCulloch v. Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled that a bank chartered by the national government could not be taxed by a state.

2 points   

QUESTION 22

  1. Obscenity is protected by the First Amendment.

2 points   

QUESTION 23

  1. An individual cannot get exemptions from the military draft for religious reasons.

2 points   

QUESTION 24

  1. Which of the following is NOT considered a civil liberty, but is a civil right instead?

2 points   

QUESTION 25

  1. Defaming a person’s character is known as

2 points   

QUESTION 26

  1. 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

2 points   

QUESTION 27

  1. 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.

2 points   

QUESTION 28

  1. According to a Supreme Court ruling, high school students have the same rights as adults in expressing their beliefs at school.

2 points   

QUESTION 29

  1. In the immediate aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education, southern resistance to school integration immediately ended.

2 points   

QUESTION 30

  1. Sexual Harassment is considered illegal in which cases

2 points   

QUESTION 31

  1. Civil rights cases deal with issues where unreasonable or biased distinctions between people are being made.

2 points   

QUESTION 32

  1. In Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court ruled that the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed political equality but not social equality.

2 points   

QUESTION 33

  1. In the early __________ decision, the Supreme Court ruled that “separate-but-equal” facilities were constitutional.

2 points   

QUESTION 34

  1. Which case focused on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act?

2 points   

QUESTION 35

  1. In Brown v. Board of Education the Supreme Court decision was unanimous.

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