Question 1. Which of these is NOT a power of the Executive Branch of government?
Question 2. What United States document establishes the core principles on which our government is based?
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
Question 3. The Connecticut Plan, also known as the Great Compromise, combined elements of which two other plans during the Constitutional Convention of 1787?
The New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan
The New York Plan and the Georgia Plan
The Massachusetts Plan and the Virginia Plan
The New York Plan and the Carolina Plan
Question 4. 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?
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 5. The conservative idea that limitations should be placed on state actions is known as __________.
Question 6. The Articles of Confederation invested the greatest power in the individual states and left the national government weak and powerless.
Question 7. Harold Lasswell's statement of "who gets what, when, and how" is one definition of
Question 8. Indirect democracy differs from direct democracy in that
the people don't get to vote.
the people elect representatives.
the government serves the public interest.
the people participate in public affairs and vote on all matters.
Question 9. The Federalist Papers were intended to
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 10. The Bill of Rights, as a whole, protects states' rights because
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 11. English philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke shared the view that all government arrangements should be based on what principle?
The Social Contract
Question 12. True or False: Republicanism prefers small governance units and assumes homogeneity while Liberalism tolerates diversity and is thus heterogeneous.
Question 13. State delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were charged only with revising the Articles of Confederation, not with drafting a new Constitution.
Question 14. The American system of government can be most accurately described as a _________.
Question 15. The most notable philosophies influencing America's founding were
divine right of kings.
liberalism and republicanism.