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Title: Foundations of American Government

Foundations of American Government
1. A basic principle of our political system is
the rule of law. This means that
  1. Laws can never be changed.
  2. Citizens choose which laws they have to obey.
  3. Laws are applied equally to all.
  4. Only laws written by the federal government can
    be followed.

2. In addition to the rule of law, which of
the following is also one of our fundamental
political principals?
  1. Consent of the governed
  2. Right to own property
  3. Freedom to hold foreign citizenship
  4. Guaranteed citizenship

3. U. S. Citizenship is addressed in the _______
  1. First
  2. Thirteenth
  3. Fourteenth
  4. Twenty first

4. All of the following are requirements for
naturalization, EXCEPT
  1. Statement of loyalty.
  2. U. S. history and government test.
  3. Proof of employment.
  4. Ability to speak and write English.

5. A person may become a citizen of the United
States by
  1. Filing a Declaration of Intent with the
    Naturalization Court.
  2. Living in the United States for seven years.
  3. Joining a political party.
  4. Birth or naturalization.

6. The Fourteenth Amendment is designed to
protect citizens against
  1. Unfair actions by the state government.
  2. Unfair actions by the federal government.
  3. Unfair actions by foreign countries.
  4. Unfair actions at the polls for elections.

7. The Fifth Amendment guaranmtee that no
person can be denied life, liberty, or property
without due process of the law relates to
  1. Local government.
  2. State government.
  3. Federal government.
  4. Both the state and federal governments.

8. Which of the following is a civic
responsibility rather than a civic duty?
  1. Obey laws
  2. Serve on a jury
  3. Pay taxes
  4. Register and vote

9. John Smith receive a subpoena. When he
appears as directed by the subpoena, he will be
  1. Defending the nation.
  2. Registering to vote.
  3. Appearing in court.
  4. Paying taxes.

10. Civic responsibilities differ from civic
duties in that civic responsibilities are
  1. Enjoyable.
  2. Mandatory.
  3. Voluntary.
  4. Required only when drafted.

11. Civic Duties differ from civic
responsibilities in that civic duties are
  1. Enjoyable.
  2. Mandatory.
  3. Voluntary.
  4. Required only when drafted.

12. Which of the following is the best example
of a civic responsibility?
  1. Attending school.
  2. Registering and voting.
  3. Coaching youth league sports.
  4. Volunteering in a local nursing home.

13. Ron Bergman has just turned eighteen. Which
of the following best describes that civic
responsibility he should now fulfill?
  1. Attend college.
  2. Register and vote.
  3. Volunteer at a summer camp.
  4. Organize a roadside clean up project.

14. A citizen could show good citizenship by
doing which of the following to benefit the
  1. Trying to get out of jury duty
  2. Enrolling in a safe driving class
  3. Signing up to go to summer camp
  4. Offering to drive people to the polls on election

15. The legal process by which an alien becomes
a citizen is called
  1. Deportation.
  2. Adoption.
  3. Naturalization.
  4. Immigration.

16. The movement of large numbers of people from
region to region is
  1. Deportation.
  2. Migration.
  3. Immigration.
  4. Population growth.

17. A legally recognized member of society is
call a/an
  1. Immigrant.
  2. Alien.
  3. Citizen.
  4. Birthrate.

18. Civics is the study of
  1. Past civilizations.
  2. Civilization today.
  3. What it means to be a citizen.
  4. Cities and communities.

19. What has Immigration and Naturalization led
to in that 20th century?
  1. People rule
  2. The government having limited power
  3. Increased diversity
  4. Smaller death rate

20. Which fundamental political principle states
that the government and those who govern are
bound by the law?
  1. Consent of the Governed
  2. Rule of Law
  3. Representative Government
  4. Democracy

21. Which fundamental political principle states
the people are the source of any and all
government power?
  1. Limited Government
  2. Representative Government
  3. Rule of Law
  4. Consent of the Governed

22. Which fundamental political principal states
that the government is not all powerful and
may only do those things people have given it the
power to do?
  1. Consent of the Governed
  2. Rule of Law
  3. Democracy
  4. Limited Government

23. Which fundamental political principal state
that in a representative government people elect
officeholders to make laws and conduct government
ot their behalf?
  1. Rule of Law
  2. Consent of the Governed
  3. Democracy
  4. Representative Government.

24. Which fundamental political principal stated
that in a democratic system of government,
people rule?
  1. Limited Government
  2. Democracy
  3. Consent of the Governed
  4. Rule of Law

25. What is one theme that is similar throughout
all 5 Fundamental Political Principals?
  1. Government rules.
  2. The people rule.
  3. Illegal aliens rule.
  4. They explain due process.

26. Which amendment describes the due process of
  1. Thirteenth and twenty third
  2. Second and sixth
  3. Thirteenth and seventh
  4. Fourteenth and fifth

27. The Supreme Court stretched the Due Process
Clause to protect the guarantees of the
  1. Declaration of Independence.
  2. Articles of the Confederation.
  3. The Bill of Rights.
  4. Magna Carta.

28. Citizens who do not fulfill their civic
duties face
  1. Paying higher taxes.
  2. Legal consequences.
  3. Capital punishment.
  4. MIP.

29. A count of U. S. citizens that happens every
ten years is called a/an
  1. Census
  2. Quota
  3. Head County
  4. Roll Call

30. Where is the sunbelt located?
  1. South and West warmer climates
  2. North and East colder climates
  3. North and West warmer climates
  4. South and East warmer climates