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4.8 Citizenship

Quiz by Catherine Chesser

Grade 8
Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson listed three unalienable rights: "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." By unalienable, Jefferson meant that-- (8.19A)
    people cannot give up these rights
    only people, not governments, can protect these rights
    these rights cannot be taken away from a person without that person's consent
    only citizens have these rights
  • Q2
    The concept of unalienable rights forms the basis of what part of the U.S. Constitution? (8.19A)
    the Bill of Rights
    Article I
    Article II
    Article III
  • Q3
    What are the unalienable rights that the Declaration refers to in the excerpt below? (8.19A)
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    Due process rights for the accused
    Right to vote and peacefully assemble
    Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
    Freedom of speech, religion, and the press
  • Q4
    This excerpt from the Declaration of Independence refers to rights that-- (8.19A)
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    are guaranteed to property owners
    are guaranteed to all people
    are limited under the law
    can be earned through hard work
  • Q5
    John Locke's philosophy of natural rights mentioned that all people have the right to life, liberty, and property. Thomas Jefferson used this example when he described the-- (8.19A)
    women's rights
    unalienable rights
    first amendment rights
    rights of citizens
  • Q6
    In the quote below Jefferson is describing the-- (8.21B)
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    effects of the Townshend Acts on the colonies
    reasons for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence
    importance of a free press in the country
    significance of the system of checks and balances
  • Q7
    Responsible citizens stay informed on public issues. Why is the First Amendment important to achieving this responsibility? (8.21B)
    The First Amendment protects freedom of religion.
    The First Amendment protects freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
    The First Amendment requires the newspapers present both sides of every issue.
    The First Amendment outlines what information the government must release.
  • Q8
    Which of the following quotes best describes the importance of freedom of speech and the press in a constitutional republic? (8.21B)
    "I doubt that a country can live in freedom where its people can be made to suffer physically or financially for criticizing their government."
    "During times of war the executive branch needs the ability to control the flow of information to its citizens."
    "Governments exist through the unification of states and the belief in the principle of federalism."
    "The press needs to protect the country and its citizens from the views of the minority."
  • Q9
    Freedom of speech and freedom of the press is necessary in a constitutional republic in order for-- (8.21B)
    citizens to express their opinions without fear of punishment
    the government to protect against criticisms by its citizens
    states to effectively share power with the central government
    immigrants to be granted equal citizenship rights under the law
  • Q10
    In the quote, Thomas Jefferson is describing the-- (8.21B)
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    need for the protection of states' rights
    significance of the Declaration of Independence
    reasons for the American Revolution
    importance of the freedom of the press

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