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Vocabulary MC #6

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  • Q1
    "Congress shall have the make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers..." This section of the US Constitution is used to
    protect states rights
    start the amendment process
    justify a loose interpretation of the Constitution
    limit the authority given to Congress
  • Q2
    The term "unwritten constitution" is best defined
    government policies that are based on Supreme Court decisions
    powers reserved for state governments
    political customs and traditions that have become part of the US Government
    the government of the US before the Articles of Confederation
  • Q3
    The main purpose of lobbying is to
    strengthen the power of political parties
    increase the speed and efficiency of the lawmaking process
    influence legislation on behalf of special interest groups
    reduce the number of candidates in political elections
  • Q4
    The US Constitution requires that a census be taken every ten years to reapportion
    the number of delegates to national nominating conventions
    agricultural subsidies
    Federal aid to localties
    membership in the House of Representatives
  • Q5
    The US Constitution requires that a national census be taken every ten years to
    decide who can vote in presidential elections
    determine the number of members each state has in the House of Representatives
    establish a standard for setting income tax rates
    provide the government with information about voter registration
  • Q6
    Which statement best explains why critics have called for a change in the electoral college?
    A person who did not receive the largest percentage of popular votes can be elected president
    Electors often vote for candidates not listed on the ballot
    The system is a threat to the two-party system
    States with small populations have greater influence on Presidential elections than more populated states do
  • Q7
    Which one of the following terms does NOT mean the same as "necessary and proper" clause?
    Implied Powers
    Elastic Clause
    Reserved Powers
    Necessary and Proper Clause
  • Q8
    Which one of the following is NOT considered "rights of the accused"?
    Due Process
    Right against unreasonable search and seizure
    Right to an attorney
    Right to bear arms
  • Q9
    Which one of the following is NOT a part of the first amendment?
    Freedom of Speech
    Freedom of Quarters
    Freedom of Religion
    Freedom of Petition
  • Q10
    A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.

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