GOVERNMENT

Question 25 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.06 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.4.2>

In the early 21st century, the United States sent troops to both Afghanistan and Iraq to

[removed] establish democratic colonies throughout the region

[removed] prevent the support and conduct of terror activities

[removed] assist both nations in their wish for independence

[removed] focus public attention on human rights violations

 


 

Question 26 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Policy and Elections 03.06 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.2.14>

Which of the following makes a true statement about the Electoral College?

[removed] Individual votes have little bearing on the outcome of presidential elections, as only electoral votes are counted.

[removed] According to the U.S. Constitution, all states are awarded a minimum of five electoral votes.

[removed] Electoral votes are awarded and the president is usually chosen based on the popular vote in each state.

[removed] The original procedure for the Electoral College process in was outlined in the 12th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 


 

Question 27 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.04 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.10>

Which of the following cases set a precedent that accused people have the right to counsel even if they cannot afford it?

[removed] Texas v. Johnson

[removed] Plessy v. Ferguson

[removed] Gideon v. Wainwright

[removed] Brown v. Board of Education

 


 

Question 28 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.02 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.8>

Sue and Tim are arguing about the value of appointing rather than electing federal judges. Tim says they are appointed because they need to be independent. What does he mean?

[removed] Judges do not depend on voter will to keep their jobs. If that were the case, then judges would make decisions based on popular will rather than interpretations of law.

[removed] Judges receive their commissions from the president so they are independent in the sense that only the president needs to approve their decisions, not other officials.

[removed] Judges make decisions in isolation from other judges so that their interpretations of the law are not affected by the opinions or judgments of the associate judges.

[removed] Judges are like other federal officials and must consider the people’s will when deciding a case. They consult with other officials and the president to make decisions.

 


 

Question 29 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.02 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.8>

Judges are expected to base their decisions on the

[removed] timing of elections, similar to other elected officials

[removed] will of the majority, similar to other elected officials

[removed] interpretation of law, independent from elected officials

[removed] reports of the media, independent from elected officials

 


 

Question 30 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Courts and Civil Liberties 04.05 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.4.4>

Map of world titled Countries by 2011 GDP per capita.  The map shows the following GPA ranges by region: North America - $6400 to $102400; Central America and the Caribbean - $400 to $12800; South America - $1600 to $25600; Western Europe - $12800 to over $102400; Eastern Europe - $1600 to $25600; Middle East - $800 to over $102400 (majority of countries in the $1600 to $3200 range); Africa – less than $400 to $12,800; East Asia - $3200 to $25600; South East Asia - $400 to $12,800 (majority of countries in the $1600 to $3200 range); Australia – over $102400.
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Which of the following makes a true statement?

[removed] Countries with minimal wealth, such as those in Africa, are associated with greater degrees of democratization.

[removed] Countries with greater wealth, such as those in North America, are associated with greater democratization.

[removed] Countries with greater wealth, such as those in Africa, are associated with lesser degrees of democratization.

[removed] Countries with minimal wealth, such as those in North America, are associated with lesser democratization.

 


 

Question 31 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Citizenship 02.04 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.3.2>

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.”–U.S. Constitution

According to this quote, the job of protecting the nation from foreign enemies belongs to

[removed] the local governments

[removed] each state government

[removed] the national government

[removed] international governments

 


 

Question 32 (Multiple Choice Worth 3 points)

(Policy and Elections 03.04 MC) <object:standard:ss.912.c.2.15>

One way individuals can increase their individual influence on public policy is to

[removed] volunteer to work at the polls and record votes for an election

[removed] attend meetings of local government councils and committees

[removed] become an active member of a political party or interest group

[removed] follow the laws and report those who violate them to authorities

 


 

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