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Loafman Unit 4 Test- Federalism

Quiz by Gary Loafman

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  • Q1
    The President, Executive Departments, and Executive Agencies are all members of the... .
    Judicial Branch.
    Legislative Branch
    State Government.
    Executive Branch.
  • Q2
    The power to tax, enforce laws, and establish courts are shared between the States and the Federal Governments, therefore they are considered what type of powers?
    b) Reserved powers
    c) Concurrent powers
    a) Exclusive powers
    d) Denied powers
  • Q3
    When there is debate over State and Federal law,
    State law is supreme.
    a new law must be created.
    a compromise must be made.
    Federal law is supreme
  • Q4
    What is the structure of the national government?
    c) Confederal
    d) Autocratic
    b) Federal
    a) Unitary
  • Q5
    What is the relationship between the three branches of government, including separation of powers?
    a) They have no relationship
    c) They share powers and work together
    b) They work independently of each other
    d) They have overlapping powers
  • Q6
    What is the relationship between the state governments and national government?
    a) State governments have more power than the national government
    c) State governments and the national government have equal power
    d) State governments and the national government have separate powers
    b) State governments have no power compared to the national government
  • Q7
    The central government of the U.S. is known as the federal government.
    b) False
    a) True
  • Q8
    The Supremacy Clause says state laws are superior to federal laws.
    b) False
    a) True
  • Q9
    Implied powers are stated in the Constitution and expressed powers are not.
    a) True
    b) False
  • Q10
    The Constitution lets Congress do what is "necessary and proper" for carrying out its powers.
    a) True
    b) False
  • Q11
    An association of independent states is called a "unitary" form of government.
    a) True
    b) False
  • Q12
    What is the role of the Supreme Court in the Supremacy Clause?
    b) To enforce the Supremacy Clause by ensuring that federal law is supreme over state law
    a) To interpret and apply the Supremacy Clause in cases involving conflicts between federal and state laws
    c) To review and approve all laws passed by Congress before they become effective
    d) To mediate disputes between the President and Congress
  • Q13
    What is the purpose of the Elastic Clause?
    a) To allow Congress to stretch its powers to meet new and unforeseen circumstances
    d) To provide a mechanism for amending the Constitution
    c) To prevent the federal government from interfering in state affairs
    b) To limit the powers of Congress to only those specifically listed in the Constitution
  • Q14
    What landmark Supreme Court case established the principle of implied powers?
    a) Marbury v. Madison
    b) McCulloch v. Maryland
    d) Dred Scott v. Sandford
    c) Gibbons v. Ogden
  • Q15
    What is the role of the legislative branch?
    c) To make the laws and represent the interests of the people
    b) To interpret the laws and apply them in specific cases
    a) To enforce the laws and ensure their constitutionality
    d) To review and approve all presidential appointments

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