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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) US Government Questions

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Grade 12 US Laws and Amendments
The system in which on branch watches over another
  1. checks and balances
  2. separation of powers
  3. division of power
  4. checks of power
Grade 12 US Government
The U.S. is an example of a/an
  1. representative democracy
  2. dictatorship
  3. monarchy
  4. direct democracy
Grade 12 Executive Branch
Which one of these is not a role of the President?
  1. Chief of State
  2. Chief Executive
  3. Chief administrator
  4. Chief of Justice
  5. Chief Diplomat
Grade 12 Executive Branch
What role of the President involves him having final say in wartime decisions?
  1. Commander in Chief
  2. Chief Agenda Setter
  3. Chief Executive
  4. Representative of the Nation
Grade 12 US Laws and Amendments
The U.S. Constitution
  1. sets limits within which our government operates
  2. grants it's citizens freedom
  3. provides for a limited monarchy
  4. can never be changed
Grade 12 US Government
Voter turnout increases as age, income, and what increase?
  1. Education
  2. Work Experience
  3. Maturity
  4. Popularity
Grade 12 US Government
What is the process by which citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national?
  1. Birthright
  2. Nationalization
  3. Dual Citizenship
  4. Honorary Citizenship
Grade 12 US Government
Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of United States citizens?
  1. serve on a jury when called upon
  2. defend the country if the need should arise
  3. pay income and any additional taxes
  4. run for elected office
Grade 12 Executive Branch
Grade 12 US Government
What is the problem with public opinion?
  1. it is often measured incorrectly
  2. it is unsuccessful in influencing public policy
  3. it is the result of socialization
  4. it is often ignored by politicians
Grade 12 US Government
What are the benefits of the use of media in politics?
  1. appeals to younger voters
  2. brings politicians closer to the people
  3. increased platforms for public opinion
  4. all of the above
Grade 12 US Government
Which of the following is NOT offered as a reason for party polarization?
  1. extremism
  2. partisan apathy
  3. lack of education on parties
  4. growing desire for political victory
Grade 12 US Government
Which of the following is a power reserved to the states?
  1. controlling public school systems
  2. establishing court systems
  3. collecting taxes
  4. printing money
Grade 12 US Government
Which of the following is the best description of federalism?
  1. supreme federal government grants certain powers to states.
  2. National, state, and local governments share equally in governing.
  3. Different levels of government share authority over the same land and people.
  4. States delegate some of their powers to a national government.
Grade 12 Executive Branch
Grade 12 Judicial Branch
The ability to hear cases for the first time is
  1. original jurisdiction
  2. appellate jurisdiction
  3. discretionary jurisdiction
  4. mandatory jurisdiction
  5. none of the above
Grade 12 US Laws and Amendments
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