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Floyd G. Cullop
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Some say the government of the U.S. is one in which the people are responsible for self-governing, or what Cullop calls what?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Confederation.
(c) Republic.
(d) Independence.

2. What length of term do members of the Senate serve?
(a) 4 years.
(b) 8 years.
(c) 6 years.
(d) 2 years.

3. What is the Constitution a contract between?
(a) United States government, England.
(b) Federal government, local governments.
(c) Federal government, state governments.
(d) American people, federal government.

4. The President is afforded the ability to set up a Cabinet of advisers including how many members?
(a) 12.
(b) 18.
(c) 15.
(d) 13.

5. In what year were the Articles of Confederation finally ratified?
(a) 1785.
(b) 1787.
(c) 1781.
(d) 1777.

6. The main body of the Constitution is separated into how many blocks, known as Articles?
(a) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 8.
(d) 7.

7. Elections give all citizens the opportunity to make their voices known, and to choose the official that would do what?
(a) Best represent their interests.
(b) Best represent their hometown.
(c) Best represent their state.
(d) Best represent their political party.

8. If a person's preferred candidate is not elected, there will be another election in which that candidate has what option?
(a) Try only once more for election by a majority vote.
(b) Try again, but only for a different position.
(c) Try again for election by a majority vote.
(d) Request a vote ballot recount be taken.

9. The Constitution was ratified by what date?
(a) July 4, 1788.
(b) July 4, 1789.
(c) March 2, 1789.
(d) July 2, 1788.

10. What is one check on the Congress held by the Supreme Court?
(a) May call special sessions of Congress.
(b) May veto bills of Congress.
(c) May veto bills of Congress.
(d) May declare laws Congress passes and President signs, unconstitutional.

11. What do the states that make up the U.S. constitute?
(a) A confederation.
(b) A community.
(c) A federation.
(d) A symposium.

12. The President is charged with ensuring what?
(a) Seeing that laws are proposed to Congress, signed by Supreme Court.
(b) Seeing that the Supreme Court enforces the laws.
(c) Seeing that Congress enforces the laws.
(d) Seeing that laws are enforced.

13. The Articles of Confederation was not the best plan for a number of reasons and fell by the wayside when?
(a) 1785.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1787.
(d) 1783.

14. Some say the American government is one in which elected officials act on behalf of the people, or what Cullop says is the definition of what?
(a) Republic.
(b) Independence.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Confederation.

15. What type of government does the U.S. have?
(a) Direct.
(b) Indirect.
(c) Federation.
(d) United.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is known as congressional immunity protects all members from being arrested while attending a session of their house, or while going to or from it, except for what?

2. Whom was the final draft of the Constitution written by?

3. The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union was introduced in what year?

4. The U.S. government is currently located where?

5. All revenue bills must originate where?

(see the answer keys)

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