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Title: Civics Jeopardy Ms. Rosen Chapters 1-14 Monday, November 17


1
Civics Jeopardy
  • Ms. Rosen
  • Chapters 1-14
  • Monday, November 17, 2008

2
Round 1
3
This term means government by consent of the
governed.
  • Popular Sovereignty

4
Government with a king or queen who inherits this
position of power
  • Monarchy

5
When there is a difference of opinion, do what
most people want
  • Majority Rule

6
People from foreign countries who plan to stay in
the United States for a short time are called
  • Aliens

7
Men 18 to 25 years of age are required to
register in case the country needs to draft them
for
  • Military Duty

8
This document limited the power of the English
monarch by guaranteeing that no one would be
above the law
  • Magna Carta

9
These people came to America for religious
freedom and founded the state of Massachusetts
  • Puritains

10
The purpose of the first colleges in America were
to
  • Train ministers

11
These Acts restricted colonists rights to a
trial by jury
  • Coercive Acts

12
He published Common Sense, a pamphlet that called
for complete independence from Britain
  • Thomas Paine

13
The agreement about how to represent enslaved
persons was known as the
  • 3/5 Compromise

14
This Plan at the Constitutional Convention
described a system with a president, courts, and
a bicameral legislature
  • The Virginia Plan

15
This principle divides the functions of
government among three branches.
  • Separation of Powers

16
According to the Constitution, establishing
schools is this type of power.
  • Reserved (or State)

17
Any change to the Constitution is called a(n)
  • Amendment

18
The five basic freedoms guaranteed by the first
amendment are
  • Religion, Assembly,
  • Petition, Press, Speech

19
The Fifth Amendment protects people against
______, which means that people accused of a
crime and judged not guilty may not be put on
trial again for the same crime.
  • Double Jeopardy

20
This prevented African Americans from voting in
many Southern states
  • Poll Taxes,
  • Literacy Tests,
  • Jim Crow Laws

21
What sphere of American life was desegregated in
the 1940s?
  • Armed Forces

22
The right of the government to take private
property for public use is called
  • Eminent Domain

23
Who chooses the Speaker of the House?
  • The Majority Party

24
What is it called when the House and Senate meet
as one body?
  • Joint Session (of Congress)

25
This term means ignoring a bill and letting it
die.
  • Pigeonholing

26
A court order that requires police to bring a
prisoner to court to explain why they are holding
that person is called the
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus

27
The senate has ________ members, each of whom
serve ______-year terms.
  • 100 members
  • 6-year terms

28
Who is the head of the executive branch?
  • The President

29
As a check on Congress, the President can do this
  • Veto

30
The nations plan for dealing with other nations
is called its
  • Foreign Policy

31
What President was elected to four terms?
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)

32
An appointed group of presidential advisors is
called the
  • Cabinet

33
A situation in which both federal and state
courts have authority to hear a case is known as
  • Concurrent Jurisdiction

34
When all the justices vote the same way, the
Supreme Court issues a(n)
  • Unanimous Opinion

35
In what federal courts do juries try cases?
  • District Courts

36
In what case did the Supreme Court declare
separate but equal Constitutional?
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

37
This term means the authority to hear a case
appealed from the lower district court.
  • Appellate Jurisdiction

38
Round 2
39
A political partys belief, position, or
principle on an election issue is called a
  • Plank

40
A primary election in which only the declared
members of a party are allowed to vote for that
partys nominees is a(n)
  • Closed Primary

41
This third party would like to replace capitalism
with worker-owned factories
  • Communist Party

42
A candidate unaffiliated with either of the two
major parties can get on the ballot by
  • Collecting Voter Signatures

43
One role of political parties is to act as a
______________ over government activites
  • Watchdog

44
Citizens can propose a new law through a(n)
  • Initiative

45
Much of the money from election campaigns comes
from these
  • Political Action Committees (PACs)

46
This requires states to allow people to register
when renewing their licenses.
  • National Voter Registration Act

47
A presidential candidate needs this many
electoral votes to win
  • 270

48
Which group has the highest rate of voter
turnout?
  • Middle-aged people

49
These measure public attitudes toward possible
White House proposals
  • Pollsters (public opinion polls)

50
Representatives of interest groups who contact
public officials directly are called
  • Lobbyists

51
This organization regulates television and radio
by penalizing stations for breaking rules.
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

52
This interest group would most likely back a
candidate who supports laws to protect nature.
  • The Sierra Club

53
These are polls in which the questions are worded
so as to influence a persons responses one way
or another.
  • Push Polls

54
The opening section of the Constitution of North
Carolina is the
  • Preamble

55
A protest in which a group refuses to buy certain
goods is called a
  • Boycott

56
The Framers of the US Constitution included this
system in order to divide power between state and
national government.
  • Federalism

57
Each branch of North Carolinas government
exercises some control over the other branches
under the principle of
  • Checks and Balances

58
Who has the power to approve or reject amendments
to the Constitution of North Carolina?
  • The People

59
This is the official population count that occurs
once every 10 years.
  • The Census

60
This is the name for a minor crime
  • Misdemeanor

61
The North Carolina Senate has _________ members.
  • 50

62
The Department of __________ shapes the state
budget
  • Administration

63
The main responsibility of the ____________
_____________ is to pass laws
  • General Assembly

64
This is the largest political subdivision of a
state.
  • County

65
Laws and regulations passed by local government
are called
  • Ordinances

66
The amount of money that the government spends on
programs in a year is known as
  • Expenditures

67
North Carolina is divided into how many counties?
  • 100

68
The ______district is a unit of government that
deals with a specific function, such as water
supply or transportation.
  • Special

69
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