Chapter One/Two Civics quiz
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by Davis Rittenberry
| 17 Questions
Note from the author:
this is a chapter 1 and 2 review quiz for civics
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Which form of government below gives the most power and freedom to its citzens
Theocratic State
Democracy
Dictactorship
Totalitarian Regime
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What elements do indirect and direct democracy have in common with each other?
They both rely on a strong leader to enforce laws
In both indirect and direct democracies, local voters have the power to control government policy
direct democracies allow all people to vote on laws and bills, there is no need for professional politicans
Indirect democracies suffer from too much voter fraud
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This form of governemnt is characterized by the leadership of one person who claims to have a connection to god or some form or deity. Their power resides from the leaders ability to connect to God.
Direct Democracy
Dictatorship
Oligarchy
Theocracy
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A Dictatorship has more in common with which form of government below ?
indirect democracy, because a dictator has to run for office every 4-6 years to keep his/her post
confederation government, because all the states are against one another
direct democracy, because a dictator needs to have as many votes as possible to convince the people he is right
theocracy, because the people have to real say in what the leader does because the lead claims religious power over the whole nation
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After Shay's rebellion took place, congress began to work on a new plan of representation for itself. This plan decided that all representation in the government should be based on the population of the state.
The Virginia Plan
The Cinncinatti Plan
The Great Compromise
The New Jersey Plan
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After Shay's rebellion took place, congress began to work on a new plan of representation for itself. Congress came up with this plan, which said that each state should get equal representation in congress, no matter its population size.
The New Jersey Plan
The Virgina Plan
The Five Year Plan
The Emancipation Proclamation
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Read the answers below, which one BEST describes the benefits of having a limited government?
the president of the USA can raise taxes anytime he/she wants to
the government is limited in what it can do because it must follow a certain set of written laws
Only Congress can write and veto laws
the government is free to create any law they see fit especially during wartime
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Which answer below best summarizes the lasting effects of the Shay's Rebellion on government policy?
Local state government proved that they had the means to solve local disuptes without getting the national government involved in the issue.
Government leaders were faced with the fact that they needed to elect a king to rule with absolute authority.
The national government had no real power to solve problems and that new laws were needed to manage the United States.
Shay's rebellion showed to the American poeple that if they rebelled against unjust treatment, that the government give into their demands.
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What was the result of the Constitutional Convention of 1787?
Congress voted on a measure the edit to the Articles of Confederation.
Congress decided to leave the Articles of Confederation in place and increase funding for a National Army.
Congress decided to rewrite the Articles of Confederation creating the US constitution on its place
Congress was left with the fact that the British army was still operating forts in the America, so they decided to declare war on England in 1787.
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Which answer below best descibes how the Rule of Law effects the government?
A acting president decides to stay in office after his two terms are over, violating the 22nd amendment.
A local Senator discovers that he has lost his reelection bid to another contender and decides to step down and let his successor take the office.
Congress decides to make a new law forcing people to turn in all their guns to the government for protection.
A local police officer decides to walk into your house for no reason and search your room, he tells you he can do what ever he wants when ever he wants.
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Read this quote from John Jay Federalist paper 2 and answer the following question:
Describe, in your own words, the authors main thesis, and provide one piece of evidence that supports the thesis.
Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence
WHEN the people of America reflect that they are now called upon to decide a question, which, in its consequences, must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their attention, the propriety of their taking a very comprehensive, as well as a very serious, view of it, will be evident.
Nothing is more certain than the indispensable necessity of government, and it is equally undeniable, that whenever and however it is instituted, the people must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers. It is well worthy of consideration therefore, whether it would conduce more to the interest of the people of America that they should, to all general purposes, be one nation, under one federal government, or that they should divide themselves into separate confederacies, and give to the head of each the same kind of powers which they are advised to place in one national government.
It has until lately been a received and uncontradicted opinion that the prosperity of the people of America depended on their continuing firmly united, and the wishes, prayers, and efforts of our best and wisest citizens have been constantly directed to that object. But politicians now appear, who insist that this opinion is erroneous, and that instead of looking for safety and happiness in union, we ought to seek it in a division of the States into distinct confederacies or sovereignties. However extraordinary this new doctrine may appear, it nevertheless has its advocates; and certain characters who were much opposed to it formerly, are at present of the number. Whatever may be the arguments or inducements which have wrought this change in the sentiments and declarations of these gentlemen, it certainly would not be wise in the people at large to adopt these new political tenets without being fully convinced that they are founded in truth and sound policy.
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Read this quote from Alexander Hamilton Federalist paper 6 and answer the following question:
Describe, in your own words, the authors main thesis, and provide one piece of evidence that supports the thesis.
THE three last numbers of this paper have been dedicated to an enumeration of the dangers to which we should be exposed, in a state of disunion, from the arms and arts of foreign nations. I shall now proceed to delineate dangers of a different and, perhaps, still more alarming kind--those which will in all probability flow from dissensions between the States themselves, and from domestic factions and convulsions. These have been already in some instances slightly anticipated; but they deserve a more particular and more full investigation.
A man must be far gone in Utopian speculations who can seriously doubt that, if these States should either be wholly disunited, or only united in partial confederacies, the subdivisions into which they might be thrown would have frequent and violent contests with each other. To presume a want of motives for such contests as an argument against their existence, would be to forget that men are ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious. To look for a continuation of harmony between a number of independent, unconnected sovereignties in the same neighborhood, would be to disregard the uniform course of human events, and to set at defiance the accumulated experience of ages.
The causes of hostility among nations are innumerable. There are some which have a general and almost constant operation upon the collective bodies of society. Of this description are the love of power or the desire of pre-eminence and dominion--the jealousy of power, or the desire of equality and safety. There are others which have a more circumscribed though an equally operative influence within their spheres. Such are the rivalships and competitions of commerce between commercial nations. And there are others, not less numerous than either of the former, which take their origin entirely in private passions; in the attachments, enmities, interests, hopes, and fears of leading individuals in the communities of which they are members. Men of this class, whether the favorites of a king or of a people, have in too many instances abused the confidence they possessed; and assuming the pretext of some public motive, have not scrupled to sacrifice the national tranquillity to personal advantage or personal gratification.
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Write a two - three sentence response this question:
Describe the meaning of a dictatorship, give me an example of a nation that follows this type of system, and compare and contrast this system of government with another that we have studied.
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Write a two - three sentence response this question:
Describe the meaning of a indirect, give me an example of a nation that follows this type of system, and compare and contrast this system of government with another that we have studied.
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Write a two - three sentence response this question:
Describe the meaning of a Oligarchy, give me an example of a nation that follows this type of system, and compare and contrast this system of government with another that we have studied.
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Explain in detail the voter demographics of the United states as they stand today? Your anwer must include information about the racial, socio-economic, and age make up of the average American voter. Your answer must be at least 3-5 sentences long to get full credit.

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