Multiple choice. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question



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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1) Eighteen to twenty-one year olds received the right to vote in the

A) Constitution.

B) Bill of Rights.

C) Twenty-Sixth Amendment.

D) states.


2) In 1765, the American colonists initiated a major protest against the

A) Treaty of Paris.

B) Stamp Act.

C) Sugar Act.

D) Tea Import Act.
3) Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams were among the leaders of the

A) Sons of Liberty.

B) Stamp Act Congress.

C) Philadelphia Parliament.

D) Continental Congress.
4) The first official meeting among the 13 colonies was the

A) Continental Congress.

B) Treaty of Paris.

C) Representative Assembly.

D) Stamp Act Congress.
5) In order to facilitate communication and the flow of information among independence minded colonists, they formed

A) the Sons of Liberty.

B) Committees of Correspondence.

C) a Continental Congress.

D) the Stamp Act Congress.
6) The First Continental Congress was called in opposition to the

A) French and Indian War.

B) Coercive Acts.

C) taxes laid in the Stamp Act.

D) all of the above
7) At the First Continental Congress, there were delegates from

A) every colony except Georgia.

B) every colony except Rhode Island.

C) all 13 colonies.

D) all the colonies and a representative of the British King.
8) In 1776, Thomas Paine issued a pamphlet arguing for colonial independence from Britain, titled

A) The Plain Truth.

B) The Crisis.

C) Tis Time to Part.

D) Common Sense.
9) A type of government in which the national government is weaker than the sum of its parts is called

A) confederacy.

B) federalism.

C) a unitary system.

D) pluralism.
10) Under the political system established in 1781, the national government

A) could not reach a quorum of nine states on a regular basis.

B) did not have the power to tax.

C) was not allowed to regulate commerce among the states.

D) all of the above
11) The 1786 rebellion in which an army of 1500 disgruntled farmers marched on Springfield, Massachusetts to prevent foreclosure on their farms was called

A) Shays's Rebellion.

B) the Farm Revolt.

C) Bacon's Rebellion.

D) Gabriel's Rebellion.
12) The Virginia Plan called for a national system with

A) strong state governments and a slightly stronger central government.

B) a single legislature with representation by population.

C) a strong central government and a bicameral legislature.

D) equality among the states.
13) The most serious disagreement in the debate between large and small states at the Constitutional Convention was the issue of

A) representation in Congress.

B) judicial power.

C) slavery.

D) taxation.
14) The electoral college system for electing the president was designed to give

A) the federal government the preeminent role.

B) the states a key role.

C) average voters the decisive power in choosing the president.

D) larger states an advantage in selecting the president.
15) The sole responsibility of investigating and charging a president or vice president with "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" falls to the

A) House of Representatives.

B) Senate.

C) Supreme Court.

D) Federal Court system.
16) The Legislative Branch is established in

A) Article I.

B) Article II.

C) Article III.

D) Article IV.
17) Federal judges are appointed by the president and approved by the Senate for a term of

A) eight years.

B) four years.

C) two years.

D) life.
18) Article VI is also known as the

A) Commerce Clause.

B) Supremacy Clause.

C) Elastic Clause.

D) Equal Faith and Credit Clause.
19) A series of 85 political papers written by John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison in support of ratification were called the

A) Pennsylvania Packet.

B) Federalist Papers.

C) Anti-Federalist Papers.

D) Ratification Debates.
20) The 18 to power of (th) Amendment was added to the Constitution in order to enable

A) Congress to implement a personal income tax.

B) the president to appoint a vice president with the advice and consent of the Senate.

C) equal voting rights for all citizens regardless of race, gender, or previous condition of servitude.

D) the enactment of Prohibition.
21) The only Amendment passed and ratified that repealed a prior amendment was the

A) 16 to power of (th).

B) 19 to power of (th).

C) 21 to power of (st).

D) 27 to power of (th).
22) Of the more than 10,000 amendments introduced in Congress, __________ have been sent to the states for debate and ratification.

A) 120


B) 94

C) 55


D) 33
23) The amendment process for the Constitution is set out in Article V and sets up a(n)

A) two stage process of proposal and ratification.

B) fairly easy procedure for changing the document.

C) single stage process utilizing conventions or Congress.

D) process by which the states, Congress, the executive, and a majority of voters must agree on changes to the document.
24) The Madison Amendment that prohibits Congress from raising their own salaries during the term of Congress was passed many years after it was proposed. It is also known as the __________ Amendment.

A) 10 to power of (th)

B) 17 to power of (th)

C) 21 to power of (st)

D) 27 to power of (th)
25) Once the Constitutional Convention was completed, the drive for ratification in the states began. Those who favored strong states and a weak national government, and thus opposed ratification, were called

A) Decmocrats.

B) Republicans.

C) Anti-Federalists.



D) Federalists.


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