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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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points %correct 1: 02/07/13 completed 32 18 0 N/A 64

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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