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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. What is one check on the Supreme Court held by the Congress?
(a) Senate may refuse to give consent to a Supreme Court appointment.
(b) Congress may withhold consent to treaties approved by Supreme Court.
(c) Congress may refuse to give consent to a Supreme Court appointment.
(d) May override Supreme Court decisions by 51% vote of both houses.

2. Under the Articles of Confederation, there would be what?
(a) No central power, executive, or judiciary.
(b) A central power, executive, and judiciary.
(c) A central power and executive, but no judiciary.
(d) A central power, but no executive or judiciary.

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

4. Attending the convention in Philadelphia for revision of the Articles of Confederation were delegates from all but which state?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) Rhode Island.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Virginia.

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

6. What is a court-martial?
(a) Trial of civilian federal officials held under federal law.
(b) Trial of elected federal officials held under federal law.
(c) Military trial held under military law.
(d) Trial of elected federal officials held in the Supreme Court.

7. Section 10 of Article I covers power that are denied to whom?
(a) Unincorporated territory.
(b) Cities.
(c) Counties.
(d) States.

8. Cullop states the government in the U.S. is referred to by many different names, but by which two most frequently?
(a) Federal government, national government.
(b) United States government, federal government.
(c) United States government, national government.
(d) American government, federal government.

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

10. Together the group in Philadelphia constructed the Constitution requiring a federal government comprised of which three branches?
(a) President, Senate, and House of Representatives.
(b) Democratic, Republican, and Independent.
(c) Executive, legislative, and judicial.
(d) Democratic, Republican, and Whig.

11. What type of democracy is one in which the people elect officials in order to represent them in all aspects of government?
(a) United.
(b) Direct.
(c) Federation.
(d) Indirect.

12. If force is necessary to see that a U.S. law is carried out, the Congress has the power to add what to the U.S. military forces?
(a) Any police, firefighters.
(b) National Guard.
(c) Any police.
(d) State police.

13. On what date did the Constitution go into effect?
(a) July 4, 1788.
(b) March 4, 1789.
(c) July 4, 1789.
(d) March 4, 1788.

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

15. What type of democracy is that in which the people handle government matters on their own behalf?
(a) Direct.
(b) Indirect.
(c) United.
(d) Federation.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the U.S. Constitution in comparison with others?

2. When Cullop states the U.S. has a "government of the people, by the people, for the people," whom is he quoting?

3. How many changes have there been since the Constitution was ratified?

4. The government under the Articles of Confederation would be supervised by an assembly of people called a Congress, restricted in what fashion?

5. Articles within the Constitution are further divided into categories called Sections for what purpose?

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