Unit 1 Chapter 1 True/False Questions



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Unit 1
Chapter 1 - True/False Questions:


  1. When the U.S. Constitution was written, voting was largely limited to property-owning white males.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 2


  1. Creation of the Department of Homeland Security demonstrates the function of government to help ensure domestic tranquility.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 7


  1. One way government promotes the general welfare is through Social Security.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 7-8


  1. Isaac Newton argued that kings would make decisions in strict adherence to moral and religious teachings.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 9-10


  1. The Enlightenment and Reformation encouraged people to seek alternatives to absolute monarchy and to ponder new ways of governing.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 9-10


  1. John Locke wrote Leviathan, in which he advocated strong government.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 10


  1. According to Thomas Hobbes, life without a family would be "nasty, brutish, and short."

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 10

  1. One reason that direct democracy is not used more often in the United States is because our population is too large.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 11


  1. The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first representative assembly in North America.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 11


  1. The U.S. federal government frequently makes grants to nongovernmental organizations to promote civil society.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 13


  1. Majority rule is the principle that government decisions should be based on the preferences of more than half of the citizens.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 12-13


  1. The fall of the Soviet Union exposed the inherent flaws of democracy.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 13


  1. A majority of Americans express a preference for presidents with strong religious beliefs.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 14


  1. A majority of Americans are skeptical of presidents with strong religious beliefs.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 14



  1. Declining birth rates have led to a decrease in the American population in recent decades.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 18-20


  1. The number of African Americans in the United States is higher than the number of Hispanics.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 19


  1. African Americans are the fastest growing racial or ethnic segment of the American population.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 19


  1. Due to the extraordinary influx of illegal immigrants in recent years, the American population is becoming younger.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 19-20


  1. The economic boom of the 1990s caused the average size of the American family to increase.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 20-21


  1. A majority of Americans believe that illegal immigration is a serious problem.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 21



  1. When it comes to regulation of the economy, conservatives tend to believe that government is best that governs least.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 16


  1. Liberals often believe that the government should intervene in the economy.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 16


  1. In the United States there are currently about twice as many conservatives as liberals.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 16


  1. Social conservatives believe that government should promote traditional moral teachings.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 16


  1. Libertarianism is a political philosophy based on individual freedom and the restoration of traditional moral values.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 16


  1. Negative perceptions of the United States have been increasing in some parts of the world.

Answer: TRUE

Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 24





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