Government

Question 1. 1. All of the original 13 American colonies were initially companies of shareholders or proprietorships whose authority was based in charters granted by the Crown. (Points : 1)

True

False

Question 2. 2. True or False: Republicanism prefers small governance units and assumes homogeneity while Liberalism tolerates diversity and is thus heterogeneous. (Points : 1)

True

False

Question 3. 3. The Anti-Federalists were concerned that the Constitution did not (Points : 1)

adequately protect states’ rights.

expressly limit powers of the national government.

establish a strong national government.

provide for a strong enough defense.

Question 4. 4. Which of these three branches of government was NOT established by the U.S. Constitution? (Points : 1)

Legislative

Tricameral

Executive

Judiciary

Question 5. 5. The American system of government can be most accurately described as a _________. (Points : 1)

Democracy

Meritocracy

Representative Democracy

Constitutional Autocracy

Question 6. 6. The most notable philosophies influencing America’s founding were

  (Points : 1)

divine right of kings.

aristocracy.

liberalism and republicanism.

free markets.

Question 7. 7. English philosopher John Locke wrote in his Second Treatise that the individual exists in a hypothetical state of __________. (Points : 1)

Bliss

Conflict

Righteousness

Nature

Question 8. 8. The theory of “American Exceptionalism” is rooted in the idea that the United States was founded in opposition to the European feudalistic tradition. (Points : 1)

True

False

Question 9. 9. Which of these is NOT a power of the Executive Branch of government? (Points : 1)

Execute laws

Declare war

Issue pardons

Appoint judges

Question 10. 10. The Three-Fifths Compromise was included in the Constitution to resolve tension between northern states and southern states regarding _________. (Points : 1)

Taxes

Military service

Crop yields

Congressional representation

Question 11. 11. English philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke shared the view that all government arrangements should be based on what principle?

@Chapter 1.2 Core American Values (Points : 1)

Mutual interest

Reason

The Social Contract

Divine Right

Question 12. 12. The conservative idea that limitations should be placed on state actions is known as __________. (Points : 1)

Delineated liberty

Positive liberty

Equitable liberty

Negative liberty

Question 13. 13. The Federalist Papers were editorials written by John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison that supported ratification of the Constitution.  In which state were these editorials first published? (Points : 1)

New Jersey

Virginia

New York

Pennsylvania

Question 14. 14. In 1607, the English monarch King James I granted a charter to which organization to establish a settlement in the Chesapeake region? (Points : 1)

Plymouth Company

Virginia Company

Pilgrim Company

Dutch East India Company

Question 15. 15. Impeachment can be characterized as a (Points : 1)

sole responsibility of the Senate.

shared function between the Senate and the Supreme Court.

shared function between the House of Representative and the Senate.

sole responsibility of the House of Representatives

 

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