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Foy Government Test

QuestionAnswer
What type of government has a religious leader in control of the lawmaking? theocracy
How are the electoral votes in each state determined? number of representatives and senators
To win the presidential election, the candidate must win a simple majority with how many electoral votes? 270
What branch of government has the power to impeach the president, or charge him with a serious crime? legislative
Why do we need governments? to protect our rights
In what type of government does a king, queen, or emperor make all the laws for the people and is a title that is inherited? absolute monarchy
What public official has a four-year term, must be at least 35 years old, must be born in the U.S. and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years prior to running for office? president
In what type of government do people elect representatives and give them the power to vote on issues. representative democracy
What is NOT a duty citizens are expected to fulfill? run for political office
Which of the following best describes a republic? Citizens elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf.
What branch of government is responsible for making the nation’s laws and is divided up into two chambers, the Senate and House of Representatives? legislative
What public official has a two-year term, must be at least 25 years old, live in the state where elected and have been a U.S. citizen for seven years? representative
order for a bill to become a law? 1. H or S debates and votes on bill. 2.pres signs or vetoes bill. 3. member of H or S introduces bill and refers it to comm. 4. Both houses pass rev. bill. 5.H or S Comm. may report out or table bill. 6. 2/3 maj vote need 3-5-1-7-4-2-6
What is a government in which the power is held by one person. autocracy
What public official has a six-year term, must be at least 30 years old, live in the state represented and have been a U.S. citizen for nine years? senator
What is the term for a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of government authority? anarchy
What branch of government is responsible for enforcing the nation’s laws, has the President as the head, and also includes the Vice President and the President’s cabinet? executive
What branch of government determines whether nor not laws are constitutional and have three levels of courts- district courts, appeals courts and Supreme Court? judicial
In what type of government do people of a small society meet regularly and vote on all issues? direct democracy
What public official is appointed by the president and serves for life? Supreme Court justice
What public official can veto laws that Congress has passed, issue executive orders, grant pardons, command the armed forces, and create treaties? president
What type of government has a single ruler that rules with no restrictions on power and seeks to control all aspects of social and economic life? totalitarian dictatorship
Which of the following governments is an autocracy? absolute monarchy
What is NOT a requirement for becoming a U.S. citizen? volunteer in your community
What is the term for the person or group of people who make the rules or laws for everyone else in a nation? government
Bernadette is a queen who enjoys total power. She does not have to deal with other branches of government, and she is constrained by no laws. Bernadette rules what type of government? absolute monarchy
In what type of government does a small group of people, usually from the upper class, hold power through the military, wealth, or social status? oligarchy
In what type of government does a king, queen, or emperor share power with an elected legislature? constitutional monarchy
In what instance would you NOT be considered a citizen of the U.S.? Live in the U.S. illegally for five years before applying for citizenship
Country that is an absolute monarchy: King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia
Country that is an oligarchy: Communist Party in China
Country that is a totalitarian dictatorship: Adolph Hitler in Germany
Country that is a republic: United States government
Country that is a constitutional monarchy: Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain
Description of 1st amendment: Protects freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and the right to petition.
Description of 2nd amendment: Deals with the state militias and the right to bear arms.
Description of 3rd amendment: Prevents the military from forcing citizens to house soldiers.
Description of 4th amendment: Protects Americans from unreasonable search and seizure without a search warrant.
Description of 5th amendment: Guarantees the government cannot punish anyone without due process of law and protects from double jeopardy.
Description of 6th amendment: Protects right to a speedy, public trial by jury.
Description of 7th amendment: Protects right of trial by jury in a civil case.
Description of 8th amendment: Allows for bail and bans cruel and unusual punishment.
What branch reviews lower court decisions? judicial
What branch commands armed forces? executive
What branch interprets Constitution and other laws? judicial
What branch administers laws? executive
What branch declares war? legislative
What branch writes laws? legislative
What power of federalism is declaring war? delegated
What power of federalism is establishing local governments? reserved
What power of federalism is levying taxes? concurrent
What power of federalism is establishing and maintaining schools? reserved
What power of federalism is providing for public welfare? concurrent
What power of federalism is coining money? delegated
Created by: lfoy8290