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Chapter 9 Review

Quiz by Stephanie Hahlen

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  • Q1
    What is federalism?
    division of government into 3 branches
    the sharing of power between the national government and the states
    The ability of each branch of government to check the power of the other branches
    the delegation of powers from the Congress to the President
  • Q2
    What is judicial review?
    A judges performance in office is reviewed by the president
    a judges performance in office is reviewed by Congress
    The supreme court has the power to review laws and determine whether they are constitutional
    Judges must review their decisions after each term they serve
  • Q3
    What is the Preamble of the Constitution?
    The powers of the Congress
    the rights of the people
    A list of goals of the government.
    the limits on government power
  • Q4
    "We the People" are the first three words of the Preamble. These words tell us that the authority of the Constitution comes from
    American citizens
    members of Congress
    The Constitutional convention
    State legislatures
  • Q5
    Which is not an example of the checks and balances system in place under the Constitution?
    Congress can override a presidential veto
    The president nominates members of Congress
    The president can veto legislation passed by congress
    The Supreme Court can declare laws unconstitutional
  • Q6
    The Constitution has survived because
    has been amended thousands of times to make it work better
    creates a framework for government that can never be changed
    it combines a strong framework for the government with flexibility
    gives more power to the states than to the national government
  • Q7
    The judicial branch is responsible for
    vetoing laws it doesn't like
    resolving disputes under the law
    making new laws to stop crime
    putting federal laws into effect
  • Q8
    The main job of the legislative branch is to
    enforce and carry out federal laws
    resolve disputes involving the law
    make laws needed for the country
    obey laws once they are passed
  • Q9
    The Supreme Court's power to declare a law unconstitutional is known as
    judicial review
    the amendment process
    veto power
  • Q10
    The most important task of the executive branch is to
    decide which laws are unconstitutional
    resolve disputes involving the law
    change laws to fit changing needs
    enforce and carry out federal laws
  • Q11
    A bill can not become a law until it is
    proposed by the president and approved by Congress
    proposed by Congress and ratified by the states
    approved by Congress and judged constitutional by the Supreme Court
    approved by Congress and signed by the president
  • Q12
    Which of the following would belong under power of only the national government?
    issuing marriage licenses and building roads
    vetos and bill proposals
    proposing bills and creating lower courts
    handling most crimes
  • Q13
    Which of the following is shared by the national government and state governments?
    issuing marriage licenses
    veto bills
    proposing bills and building roads
    creating lower courts and building roads

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