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  • Q1

    Which of the following is one characteristic of a democracy?

    Citizens are punished for criticizing government officials 

    Citizens participate in the fair election of government officials

    Government power is controlled by a single monarch

    Government power is controlled by a few individuals

  • Q2

    The following excerpt was written on July 4, 1776.

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another . . . ”

    Which of the following individuals was the author of this document?

    George Washington

    James Madison

    Thomas Jefferson

    Patrick Henry

  • Q3

    Which of the following rights is most characteristic of a democracy?

    The right to participate in the electoral process

    The right to achieve financial security

    The right to worship in a government church

    The right to a publicly funded education

  • Q4

    Which of the following objectives is expressly stated in the preamble to the Constitution?

    Insuring domestic tranquility and establishing voting procedures

    Promoting the general welfare and establishing political parties

    Providing for the common defense and establishing justice

    Providing for the common defense and establishing political parties

  • Q5

    “…a Firm League of Friendship with each other, against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them…” (1781)

    Which of the following documents outlines the objectives referred to in this excerpt?

    The Mayflower 

    The Declaration of Independence 

    The Articles of Confederation

    The Bill of Rights

  • Q6

    Which of the following best protects the security of citizens in a democracy?

    Mandating that voters participate in elections

    Ensuring that voters are well-informed about elections

    Limiting the number of potential candidates in elections

    Compensating candidates for money spent in elections

  • Q7

    Which of the following officials is the chief executive at the state level of government?





  • Q8


    “The Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be adde” (1789)

    Which of the following documents resolved the issue described by this excerpt?

    The Federalist Papers

    The Articles of Confederation

    The Bill of Rights

    The Annals of Congress

  • Q9

    The following narrative is from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa (1789).

    "I remember, in the vessel in which I was brought over, in the men’s apartment, there were several brothers . . . sold in different lots; and it was very moving on this occasion, to see and hear their cries at parting."

    Which of the following eighteenth-century practices is described by this narrative?

    Indentured Servitude

    Chattel Slavery



  • Q10

    Sixteenth-century European explorers sought to discover alternative trade routes to which of the following?

    North Africa


    South America


  • Q11

    Which of the following describes one outcome of the Battle of Saratoga?

    The British government gave the colonists equal representation in Parliament.

    The battle immediately led to the surrender of all British forces in the American colonies.

    The colonists formed a military alliance with Mexico against the British.

    The American victory convinced France to form a military alliance with the colonists.

  • Q12

    The following excerpt is a portion of a letter from George Washington to Henry Knox in February, 1787.

    “If three years ago, any person had of told me that at this day, I should see such a formidable rebellion against the laws and constitutions of our own making as now appears, I should have thought him a bedlamite (insane person)—fit subject for a madhouse…”

    Which of the following rebellions is discussed in this excerpt?

    Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion

    The Stono Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion

  • Q13

    Which of the following statements best describes the historical settlement of the present-day United States?

    European powers cooperated with one another to colonize new territories.

    Internal migration was discouraged by local government officials.

    The area was primarily populated from the East Coast to the West Coast.

    Internal migration was discouraged by local government officials.

  • Q14

    Which of the following actions is considered primarily a duty of local governments?

    Negotiating with foreign leaders

    Organizing school systems

    establishing border security

    printing paper currency

  • Q15

    -Rich soil

    -Abundant fishing grounds

    -Access to freshwater

    Which of the following actions by European colonists was most affected by these factors?

    trading with Native Americans

    Founding of Settlements

    Development of plantations

    Creation of new maps


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