American Government Quiz

| September 26, 2015

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1. The most notable philosophies influencing America’s founding were

  (Points : 1)       divine right of kings.

aristocracy.

liberalism and republicanism.

free markets.

Question 2. 2. The Federalist Papers were intended to (Points : 1)

demonstrate the evils of faction.

convince New Yorkers to petition their legislators to support ratification.

show that Virginia was not to be feared.

showcase the brilliance of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay.

Question 3. 3. What were the two most notable philosophies that influenced the Framers of America’s key founding documents? (Points : 1)

Conservatism and capitalism

Idealism and skepticism

Liberalism and republicanism

Cronyism and pessimism

Question 4. 4. 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 5. 5. State delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were charged only with revising the Articles of Confederation, not with drafting a new Constitution. (Points : 1)

True

False

Question 6. 6. The British Crown attempted to impose its authority and restrict the liberties of the colonists by imposing new taxes to help pay for wars in Europe. Which of these taxes was NOT imposed on the colonists? (Points : 1)

Wool Act

Stamp Act

Molasses Act

None of the above

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 events surrounding the Newburgh Conspiracy and Shay’s Rebellion highlighted fundamental weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation.  Which of these weaknesses can NOT be attributed to the national government under the Articles of Confederation? (Points : 1)

Inability to authorize the formation of new states

Inability to collect revenue from the people

Inability to change the Articles without unanimous approval of state legislatures.

Inability to regulate commerce.

Question 9. 9. The Bill of Rights, as a whole, protects states’ rights because (Points : 1)

its prohibitions only apply to the national government.

it does not mention the people.

it does not mention the states.

it concerns the natural rights of the people.

Question 10. 10. 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 11. 11. The Articles of Confederation invested the greatest power in the individual states and left the national government weak and powerless. (Points : 1)

True

False

Question 12. 12. 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.

Question 13. 13. In Federalist Paper No. 10, Madison argues that (Points : 1)

factions should be outlawed.

stronger factions are necessary to unify the nation.

factions need to be regulated in order to protect liberty.

more factions make it difficult for any one faction to dominate others.

Question 14. 14. True or False: Republicanism prefers small governance units and assumes homogeneity while Liberalism tolerates diversity and is thus heterogeneous. (Points : 1)

True

False

Question 15. 15. John Locke, writer of Second Treatise of Government, coined the expression: “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Points : 1)

True

False

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