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1.9 Rule of Law

Quiz by Alexandra Lee

Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

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SS.7.C.1.9

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  • Q1
    The passages below are from Executive Order 13490, issued by President Barack Obama in 2009. Based on these passages, what is the purpose of this executive order?
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    Government employees should support political candidates.
    Government employees should respect enforcement of the law.
    Government employees should work with interest groups.
    Government employees should be held to the rule of law.
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  • Q2
    The quote below is from a 1977 interview with President Richard Nixon. Based on the quote, what can be presumed about the rule of law?
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    It requires judicial review.
    It promotes institutional transparency.
    It requires consistent application.
    It promotes fair procedures.
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  • Q3
    The conversation below took place between two U.S. citizens. What principle is important to these citizens?
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    trial by jury
    rule of law
    representative democracy
    freedom of speech
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  • Q4
    The statement below is from the Magna Carta written in 1215. Which political principle justifies this statement?
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    The rule of law guarantees fair legal treatment.
    Checks and balances prevent tyranny in government.
    Separation of powers permits shared government authority.
    The right to trial protects political institutions.
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  • Q5
    The diagram below shows characteristics of a political system. Which title completes the diagram?
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    autocracy
    rule of law
    checks and balances
    federalism
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  • Q6
    What is meant by "the rule of law"?
    the power of the courts to interpret the Constitution and other laws
    the idea that all people, including rulers and leaders, must obey the law
    the idea that people are the source of government power
    the theory that power should be divided among three branches of government
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  • Q7
    Use the information in the box to answer the question. Which constitutional principle is best expressed by these headlines?
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    rule of law
    minority rights
    majority rule
    individual rights
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  • Q8
    Use the quotation to answer the question. Which statement best expresses how Magna Carta shaped the principles of the US government?
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    Government should protect free speech and property rights
    Citizens should be able to petition the government for changes in laws
    Leaders should obey the law and that citizens had a right to trial by jury
    Government should be divided into three branches
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  • Q9
    What is one way that the rule of law has influenced the development of the American legal system?
    Defendants are guilty until proven innocent
    Elected officials must obey constitutional laws but not statutory laws
    All people, including politicians and other leaders, must enact fair laws
    Penalties for violating civil laws are more severe than for violating criminal laws
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  • Q10
    Consider this situation: A president of a nation orders lawyers and judges to be put in jail so that he or she can remain in power and not be tried for crimes against the people. What basic principle of American government does this violate?
    federalism
    checks and balances
    rule of law
    separation of power
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  • Q11
    Which characteristic serves as a long-term protection against tyranny and is a foundation of liberty in the United States?
    the elastic clause
    the right to trial
    the rule of law
    the commerce clause
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  • Q12
    Which impact of the rule of law affects the legal system because it can be seen and understood by the general public?
    Transparency of institutions
    Consistent application
    Decisions based on the law
    Accountability to the law
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  • Q13
    Which impact of the rule of law holds citizens and public officials responsible for their actions and gives consequences for their crimes?
    Enforcement of the law
    Accountability to the law
    Transparency of institutions
    Fair procedures
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  • Q14
    Which impact of the rule of law ensures domestic tranquility and prevents violent conflict?
    Enforcement of the law
    Decisions based on the law
    Fair procedures
    Consistent application
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  • Q15
    Which impact of the rule of law ensures that decisions will be made on the basis of a set of established rules that are known?
    Fair procedures
    Consistent application
    Enforcement of the law
    Accountability to the law
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  • Q16
    Which impact of the rule of law is illustrated in 7th amendment rights of accused to be confronted with evidence from witnesses and evidence against them during a trial?
    Accountability to the law
    Decisions based on the law
    Transparency of institutions
    Consistent application
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  • Q17
    Which impact of the rule of law ensures that each person is treated in the same way by the legal system no matter who they are?
    Transparency of institutions
    Decisions based on the law
    Consistent application
    Enforcement of the law
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  • Q18
    Which of the following examples does NOT illustrate transparency of institutions under the rule of law?
    citizens have access to filing grievances against human rights standards
    individuals are guaranteed legal representation and counsel
    courts and trials are open to the public, not behind closed doors
    legal information and rulings are kept hidden from the general public
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  • Q19
    Which of the following is a characteristic of a society that operates under the rule of law?
    citizens accused of crimes might stay in jail for a long time with no idea of what they are accused of
    the law is applied differently between the poor and rich, men and women, or popular and unpopular groups of people
    a person could be arrested and held in prison for speaking out against the government by protest, petition, or writing a letter to the newspaper
    citizens have a rights to a speedy and public trial with help from an attorney
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  • Q20
    Which of the following is NOT an example of the rule of law in the amendments to the US Constitution?
    6th and 7th amendment rights to fair trials
    14th amendment equal protection rights
    5th amendment due process rights
    3rd amendment freedom from quartering soldiers
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