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1.

The power of the National Government to coin money is:


a. an expressed power

b. a concurrent power

2. States must honor the legality of one anothers laws because of the
a. Extradition Clause
b. Full Faith and Credit Clause
3. The legal process by which a fugitive from justice is returned to one State from another is known as:
a. extradition

b. expatriation

4. Which of the following is the basic characteristic of federalism?


a.

It divides power between a National government and sub-divisional governments.

b.

It encourages citizen participation in government

5. Which of the following is an inherent power of the National Government:


a. the power to issue drivers license
b. the power to license doctors

c. the power to acquire territory


d. the power to grant divorces

6. Which statement about the Supremacy Clause is true?


a.
b.
c.
d.

It establishes the Constitution as the nations highest law


It establishes acts of the President as the nations highest law
It grants States priority over acts of Congress
It grants State laws priority over treaties

7. The state of _________allows 14 year olds to drive:


a. Massachussetts

b. Nevada

c. Oregon

d. California

8. The first state to allow state assisted suicide:


a.

Arizona

b. Texas

c. California

d. Oregon

9. Concurrent powers are those that are


a. exercised by the National and the State governments.
b. exercised by the State governments only.
10. The full faith and credit clause of the Constitution provides that
a. State laws and court decisions must generally be honored by other states
b. agreements made between the States must first be approved by Congress.
11. The power of the National Government to prohibit discrimination in places of public business is
implied through its power to regulate
a. full faith and credit

b. interstate commerce

12. The Constitution requires the National Government to guarantee to each state the following:
a. a republican form of government
b. none of the above
13. Which of the following states allows gambling:
A: New Jersey

B: Nevada

C: both a and b

14. Who is responsible for setting up public schools:


a. the national government b. state governments D: all of the above
15.

The power to tax is:


a.
b.

a power of both the states and the national government


denied to both the states and the national government

16. The power to regulate interstate commerce is


a.
b.

a power that can be exercised only by the national government


denied to both the states and the national government

17. The power to regulate marriage is:


A: a power that can be exercised only by a state government
B: a power of both the states and the national government
18. Which of the following is NOT true of the necessary and proper clause:
a.
b.

it is also called the "elastic clause"


it allows the government to exercise powers not specifically listed in the constitution

19. Which of the following are the states free to do ( there is only one answer)
a.

pass laws

b. wage war

20. If a state law conflicts with a constitutional federal law, what is the result?
a.

the state law is observed

b. the Federal law is supreme, and must be observed

21. Which state allows same sex marriages:


a. Arizona b. Massachussetts

c. California

d. Oregon

22. A California divorce must be honored in Arizona because of:


a.

Full Faith and Credit Clause b. Extradition Clause

23. Citizens of one state have the right to sue in the courts of another state under:
a. the Full Faith and Credit Clause b. the Extradition Clause c. the Privileges and Immunities Clause d. None of the above

24. Which state was the first to allow same sex marriages?
25. Which of the following best describes the modern relationship between the states and the national
government ?
a. the national government cannot require anything of the states
b. the states and the national government cooperate to achieve established goals.
26. True / False

The Constitution was created out of the weaknesses established by the


Government under the Confederate States of America?

27. Federalism serves as the compromise between what two types of government?
a. presidential /unitary

b. unitary /confederation

28. True / False Federalism allows the growth of tyranny with a diffusion of power?
29. True / False

Federalism encourages experimentation through a trial and error process at the


state level

30. True / False

Federalism keeps government closer to the people, by involving fewer people:

31. Which state was the first to experiment with state wide health care?
a. Arizona
c. Georgia

b. Texas
d. Oregon

32. Which state was the first to experiment with allowing 18 year olds to vote?
a. Nevada
c. Hawaii

b. Oregon
d. Georgia

33. Where can you find the powers of the National government?
a.
c.

In the first 3 articles of the Constitution


In the Bill of Rights

b. In the last 3 articles of the Constitution


d. In the Declaration of Independence

34. Who is responsible for the licensing of doctors and lawyers?


a.

The National Government

b. State Government

35. How many powers does Congress have:


a. 1

b. 100

c. 47

d. 27

36. In reality what does the Federal System of government produce in the US:
a. nothing

b. dual system of government