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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Okay guys this was a online test that i had to take for my American History course. I all ready did it and we could re take it again. The answers that i Bolded are the ones that i choose. My Teacher isn't showing us the answer key and since this is an online course i was hoping someone could help review these.   

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Test for Chapter 1 Take: 2   |   02/08/13
Choose the best answer   1) QID: 19530
Extensive citizen involvement in political
decision-making and a state-guided economy are characteristic of which
form of political culture?

Market democracy Socialism State capitalism Communism

2) QID: 19533
All of the following are true of market democracies except that

security is highly valued. citizens are supposed to be responsible for their own housing, health, and education. the United States is the prime example of this form of political culture. liberty is valued over equality.


3) QID: 19534
Which of the following is true of the political culture of communist countries?

The market guides the economy. Citizens have a great deal of influence over political decisions. Equality is preferred to liberty. They tend to be more individualistic than other political cultures.

4) QID: 19537
Political culture can be determined by examining citizens’ beliefs and expectations about all of the following concepts except  
economic security. liberty. social participation. individual versus group emphasis.

5) QID: 19556
A representative democracy can be organized a number of ways, including all of the following, except as

a unitary government. an authoritarian government. a federal government. a confederate government.

6) QID: 19557
Which of the following is not true of a unitary government?
State governments can dictate national policies. The national government can abolish state governments. Most political decisions are made in one location. British and French governments are examples of this type.

7) QID: 19558
All of the following are true of the American government from 1781-1788 except

the government could not tax. amendments required the unanimous consent of the states. the government could regulate interstate commerce. the government had no president.

8) QID: 19560   
Which of the following is not an advantage of federalism?
It allows for national unity. State and local governments can respond to local preferences. Laws made by different levels of government need not agree. State and local governments can hire bureaucrats who closely resemble the people they serve.

9) QID: 19583
Federalism concerns all of the following levels of government except that
at which particular decisions are made. with the power to make decisions. with the power to enforce decisions. operating on a global level.

10) QID: 19585
The national government exerts power over the states in a number of ways, including all of the following except
direct orders. grantsmanship. civil sanctions. criminal sanctions.

11) QID: 19586
Which of the following laws does not illustrate the national government’s authority over state governments?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984

12) QID: 19588
California legislators ask for federal funds to
finance technological improvements at inner-city schools. Which of the
following types of assistance would apply in this situation?  
Block grant Formula grant Categorical grant Revenue sharing

13) QID: 19590
The national government institutes a new
literacy program that provides states implementing the program with a
specific amount of money for each participant. What kind of funding is
Project grant Categorical grant Formula grant Block grant  

14) QID: 24172   
Political legitimacy is the widespread acceptance that government has the authority to make decisions.   
true false  

15) QID: 24178
When deciding on the responsibilities of government, people often disagree about all of the following issues except  
redistributing income. restricting some liberties. regulating business. maintaining the armed forces.  

16) QID: 24179
A social contract is

a document that declares a government's goals. an agreement among members of a society regarding citizens' duties. an arrangement between politicians about how to run the country. an informal agreement designed to prevent lawsuits.

17) QID: 24180
Which of the following is not an example of a “free rider” problem?

A person buys a sport utility vehicle and expects others to pay the price of higher pollution. A person listens to a local public radio station but never contributes during pledge drives. A person expects the National Rifle Association to protect her rights to own a weapon but never donates money to the cause. A person uses public transportation but refuses to vote in local elections regarding transportation expenses.

18) QID: 24183
Some people support government regulation of business because it
prevents monopolies and helps resolve disputes between businesses. is efficient and provides a boost to the national economy. limits the bureaucracy and stabilizes the economy. is fun and gives politicians something to do.

19) QID: 24184
The biggest drawback to a monarchy is that it is
arbitrary. inefficient. not legitimate. uncommon.
   20) QID: 24185
In an oligarchy, citizens are most protected from
evil. arbitrariness. military rule. the uninformed.

21) QID: 24197
The Stamp Act outraged colonists because it placed high tariffs on postage stamps.

true false

22) QID: 24199
In 1607, colonists established _____________________, the first English settlement in America.
Plymouth. Charleston. Boston. Jamestown.
   23) QID: 24204
According to the Articles of Confederation, Congress could
draft soldiers. enforce laws. tax the people. control foreign policy.
   24) QID: 24205
The Articles of Confederation called for a

president. federal court system. unicameral legislature. strong national military.
   25) QID: 24206
Amending the Articles of Confederation required a __________________ vote by the states.
two-thirds majority unanimous three-fourths

26) QID: 24207
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention
broke into two political camps: the Federalists and the Republicans. The
Republicans promoted

strong state governments and broad citizen participation. a strong central government and broad citizen participation. weak state governments and minimal citizen participation. a weak central government and minimal citizen participation.   

27) QID: 24209
In 1786, 1,500 Massachusetts farmers protested the repossession of their farms. This protest came to be called
Shays' Rebellion. the Boston Uprising. the Whiskey Rebellion. the Corn Riot.
   28) QID: 24215
The Northwest Ordinance
placed all Territories under congressional control. concerned trade with Canada. required the states to vote on any decision regarding western expansion. was ratified by the states.

29) QID: 24216
According to the Constitution, after what year could Congress ban the importation of slaves?

1800 1808 1824 1842

30) QID: 24217
The Antifederalists objected to the Constitution for all of the following reasons except that it

lacked a bill of rights. destroyed states' rights. would lead to direct democracy. gave too much power to the president and the courts.

31) QID: 24218
The Federalists succeeded at getting the Constitution ratified for all of the following reasons except
their opponents did not provide a better alternative. they had a good media campaign. they had more resources. they had strong support from George Washington.
   32) QID: 24219
At Virginia’s state convention, the Federalists introduced ____________________ to gain broader support for ratification.

the Bill of Rights Article VII the Federalist Papers the Great Compromise
   33) QID: 24247
When drawing up the Bill of Rights, how many amendments did James Madison originally submit to Congress in 1789?
10 12 15 17

34) QID: 24253
The _____ Amendment protects a defendant’s
right to trial, access to legal counsel, and right to be informed of the
charges against her.

5th 6th 7th 8th

35) QID: 24254
The framers deliberately created an inefficient political system that promotes conflict.

true false

36) QID: 24255
Congress can override a presidential veto with a __________ vote of both houses.

one-half two-thirds three-fourths unanimous

37) QID: 24261
The 27th Amendment took 203 years to be ratified. How many years does Congress typically give states to ratify an amendment?

5 7 9 15

38) QID: 24262
Which amendment ratified in 1971 lowered the voting age to 18?

14th 19th 21st 26th

39) QID: 24264
The _________ Amendment (1919) prohibited the
manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages. The
__________ Amendment (1933) repealed the former.

18th; 21st 12th; 23rd 17th; 19th 13th; 26th

40) QID: 24414
Which of the following political philosophers
wrote that without government the life of man would be “solitary, poor,
nasty, brutish, and short”?

Alexis de Tocqueville John Locke Thomas Hobbes Jean-Jacques Rousseau

41) QID: 24419
The main way governments obtain and keep political power is through

propaganda. treaties. persuasion. force.

42) QID: 24430
In American democracy, a politician’s margin of victory is

important. usually unimportant. always controversial. impossible to calculate.

43) QID: 24431
The most succinct statement of Americans’ core political values is found in the

preamble to the Constitution. Declaration of Independence. Bill of Rights. Pledge of Allegiance.

44) QID: 24433
From 1972-1996, the percentage of Americans who
believed that the government should guarantee citizens a job stayed at
around ___________________ percent.

10 20 30 40

45) QID: 24501
Political culture reflects behavior rather than values and expectations.

true false

46) QID: 37797
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution

guarantess a person's right to free speech. Is also known as the self-incrimination clause. protects a person from unreasonable search and seizures protects a person from being required to tell a judge about their activities.

47) QID: 44807
The government of the United States is responsible for all of these but

Protecting private property Ensuring religious freedom Ensuring everyone a job Maintaining domestic peace None of the above

48) QID: 44808
Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry were from

Virginia Massachusetts Maryland District of Columbia None of the above

49) QID: 44817
The Fifth Amendment was designed to prevent

Self-incrimination A state religion An income tax Political protests None of the above

50) QID: 44818
True or false? Many of the rights listed in the
Constitution were protected because Great Britain abused these rights
during the colonial period.

true false

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