GOVERNMENT

Question 18 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

(Policy and Elections 03.05 HC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.2.13>

“Our aim is a democratic peace, a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.”—President Bush, 2004 State of the Union Address

Cartoon image of man with round glasses and a mustache hitting a white dove with a large club.
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The image represents Theodore Roosevelt, president from 1901 to 1909, known for the phrase “speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Which of the following is a valid statement about the artist’s judgment in the image compared to the quote?

[removed] President Roosevelt was a much tougher leader than President Bush, who clearly was unwilling to go to war.

[removed] President Bush was a much tougher leader than President Roosevelt, who clearly was unwilling to go to war.

[removed] President Roosevelt was willing to trample on human rights to win wars, while President Bush would not.

[removed] President Bush was willing to trample on human rights to win wars, while President Roosevelt would not.

 


 

Question 19 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.01 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.9>

Which of the following types of cases would have to begin in a state-level court?

[removed] disputes over interpretation of the Constitution

[removed] disputes related to federal officials while in office

[removed] disputes arising from accident damage to property

[removed] disputes that arise from laws that govern immigration

 


 

Question 20 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.01 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.9>

Which of the following is true about responsibility in the U.S. Court system?

[removed] State courts handle most criminal and civil trials, whereas federal courts address constitutional law and appeals from state courts of last resort.

[removed] State courts handle constitutional law, but only the federal courts can make new laws based on their interpretations.

[removed] State courts handle appeals from the federal district courts, and federal district courts handle appeals from state courts as a check on the power of the courts.

[removed] State courts handle local trial courts and most cases though the federal court has authority to select certain cases to hear.

 


 

Question 21 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.01 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.6>

Map of the United States titled U.S. Circuit Map. The map outlines the each circuit. Circuit 1: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico. Circuit 2: Vermont, New York, Connecticut. Circuit 3: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virgin Islands. Circuit 4: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Circuit 5: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi. Circuit 6: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee. Circuit 7: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana. Circuit 8: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas. Circuit 9: Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, California, Arizona, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii. Circuit 10: Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma. Circuit 11: Florida, Alabama, Georgia. Circuit 12: Washington D.C.
Public Domain

A federal case in Texas would begin in a

[removed] Texas trial court

[removed] Texas court of last resort

[removed] U.S. District Court for Circuit Five

[removed] U.S. Court of Appeals for Circuit Five

 


 

Question 22 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.01 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.6>

Map of the United States titled U.S. Circuit Map. The map outlines the each circuit. Circuit 1: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico. Circuit 2: Vermont, New York, Connecticut. Circuit 3: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virgin Islands. Circuit 4: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Circuit 5: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi. Circuit 6: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee. Circuit 7: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana. Circuit 8: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas. Circuit 9: Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, California, Arizona, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii. Circuit 10: Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma. Circuit 11: Florida, Alabama, Georgia. Circuit 12: Washington D.C.
Public Domain

People involved in cases that are accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court

[removed] must travel to the U.S. Court of Appeals for their circuit

[removed] must travel to Washington D.C. to present their cases

[removed] present their cases in the closest U.S. Circuit Court

[removed] present their cases in the state court of last resort

 


 

Question 23 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Citizenship 02.04 LC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.14>

Reserved powers

[removed] are determined only by the president

[removed] are shared by the states and nation

[removed] belong to the national government

[removed] belong only to state governments

 


 

Question 24 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Citizenship 02.03 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.1.3>

Bills of rights “have no application to constitutions professedly founded upon the power of the people, and executed by their immediate representatives and servants. Here, in strictness, the people surrender nothing, and as they retain everything, they have no need of particular reservations.”–Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 84

Hamilton argues in this quote that

[removed] a list of rights in the Constitution is unnecessary because the government’s power is already limited

[removed] a list of rights should be added to the Constitution before the state legislatures vote whether to ratify

[removed] representatives of the people should have the task of determining protections for individual rights

[removed] people should choose their representatives and other leaders very carefully to protect their rights

 


 

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