Unit 9 – Quiz 2 The U. S. population can directly participate in government in all of these ways



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Unit 9 – Quiz 2
1. The U.S. population can directly participate in government in all of these ways except

through

A. participating in elections. C. passing laws.

B. joining interest groups. D. belonging to political parties.
2. Which of these powers is shared by state and national governments?

A. printing money C. declaring war

B. raising taxes D. negotiating treaties
3. Which of these refers to the sharing of power between national and state governments?

A. commerce C. federalism

B. bicameral D. nationalism
4. An amendment to the Constitution can be ratified by three-fourths of the

A. state legislatures. C. Senate.

B. Supreme Court justices. D. citizens
5. Which of these can propose an amendment to the Constitution?

A. Supreme Court C. governors

B. presidents D. Congress (only the Senate)
6. All of these are advantages to having states share a common market except that

A. trade outside of the country is prohibited.

B. goods and resources can move more easily across the country (interstate commerce).

C. a large business can be located in several states.

D. it creates a single national economy.
7. What can the Congress do regarding the military?

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A. declare war against other nations

B. raise an army and a navy and provide the funds to pay for both

C. call up the militia to carry out federal laws, put down rebellions, and defend against invasion

D. all of the above
8. The president has the power to grant pardons and reprieves. The one crime for which the

president cannot grant a pardon or reprieve is cases of

A. conspiracy.

B. impeachment.

C. draft evasion.

D. obstruction of justice
9. How does Congress check the power of the president?

  1. Congress may override the president’s veto.

  2. Congress approves presidential appointments

  3. Congress may impeach the president.

  4. All of the above.


10. Checks and Balances is a system that…

A. enables each branch of the government to limit the power of the other two branches.

B. makes sure each citizen's voice is heard in our government.

C. divides the powers of government into three separate branches.

D. gives each branch of government complete power over its own affairs.

Applying Social Studies Skills: Use the diagram and your knowledge of history to answer questions 11 - 15.

11. How does the president balance the power of

Congress?

  1. The president can veto bills passed by Congress.

  2. The president may recommend legislation.

  3. The president may call special sessions of Congress

and/or approve bills.

  1. All of the above.


12. How does the Supreme Court prevent the

president & Congress from abusing their

power?

A. The Supreme Court can veto bills passed by

Congress.



B. The Supreme Court can reject laws and treaties

that are unconstitutional.



C. The Supreme Court approves presidential

appointments or may impeach the president.



D. None of the above.


13. How can the legislative branch limit the power of

the executive branch?

  1. It can override vetoes made by the

executive branch.

B. It can nominate Supreme Court justices.

C. It can veto bills passed by the executive branch.

D . It can reject laws that are unconstitutional.
14. How can the judicial branch limit the power of the legislative branch?

A. It can veto bills. C. It can reject laws that are unconstitutional.

B. It can reject treaties that are unconstitutional. D. It can nominate Supreme Court justices.
15. How can the executive branch limit the power of the judicial branch?

A. It can veto bills. C. It can override vetoes.

B. It can nominate Supreme Court justices. D. It can reject treaties that are unconstitutional.
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16. A bill was proposed to the KY Senate. They passed it by 2/3 majority. What happens next?
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17. If a bill passes both the KY Senate and the KY House of Representatives, it goes to the ________________________________ .
18. If he/she passes it, then it becomes a ______________________ .
19. If a national bill is proposed to the House and Senate and passes BOTH, it then goes to the ______________________________________ .
20. He/she decides it is not necessary, so it is then ____________________________.


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