POL SCIENCE

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Over the past several decades, the public’s belief that the government is responsive to the people has declined.
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TRUE
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Many of the most critical dilemmas of American politics involve conflicts over the way commonly held values are put into practice.
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TRUE
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In order to be a good citizen, it is most critical to possess
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KNOWLEDGE
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Government can best be defined as
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THE institutions and procedures by which a territory and its people are ruled
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It is important for Americans to have knowledge of democratic principles so that they
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understand what forms of political conduct are consistent with democracy
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Which of the following is NOT a reason given to explain American citizens’ increased political apathy?
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an increase in the knowledge of how government operates
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Which of the following is NOT an example of a public good?
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A JOB
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Political apathy among Americans hurts which core political value the most?
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DEMOCRACY
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The United States has never accepted the principle of popular sovereignty.
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FALSE
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The referendum is a form of direct democracy.
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TRUE
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A service that a person needs but is usually unable to provide for him- or herself individually is called
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A PUBLIC GOOD
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When a single ruler controls all government power, it is called an oligarchy.
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FALSE
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Brutus and the Federal Farmer are two psuedonyms used by the
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Anti-Federalists
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The Boston Tea Party started as a reaction to the British imposing an embargo of the tea and coffee trade on the colonies.
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FALSE
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The Constitution gives Congress the power to recognize other nations, and to accept ambassadors from foreign countries.
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FALSE
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According to the video, “The Constitution and Foundations of Government”, the Stamp Act, was instituted in 1765.
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TRUE
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According to the video, “The Constitution and Foundations of Government”, Article VI of the Constitution prohibited the use of a religious test as a requirement to hold public office.
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TRUE
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According to the video, “The Constitution and Foundations of Government”, the 27th Amendment was originally proposed in 1789 but, was not ratified until 1992.
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TRUE
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According to the video, “The Constitution and Foundations of Government”, Thomas Jefferson was only 33 years-old when he drafted the Declaration of Independence.
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TRUE
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The Electoral College is
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designed to select the president
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The first written constitution for the United States was called
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the Articles of Confederation
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Which of the following was a ramification of the Three-Fifths Compromise?
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It allowed for a political agreement between the North and the South.
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Shay’s Rebellion was significant because it
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convinced many observers that the government of the Confederation had become dangerously inefficient and indecisive
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At the Constitutional Convention, the plan to create a Congress where representation was distributed according to population was called the
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Virginia PlaN
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Using block grants to return power to the states was part of the Nixon and Reagan administrations’
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NEW FEDERALISM
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In the video, “State and Local Brownfields Programs”, the Economic Development Administration is discussed as one of the federal agencies in the re-development of brownfields.
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TRUE
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According to the video, “State and Local Brownfields Programs”, a brownfield is a tract of land that has been developed for industrial purposes, polluted, and then abandoned.
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TRUE
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The Constitution guarantees that a state cannot discriminate against someone from another state.
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TRUE
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Cooperative federalism ended during the Civil War.
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FALSE
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A federal block grant gives states no discretion on how to spend the money.
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FALSE
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The full faith and credit clause of the Constitution
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requires states to normally honor each other’s public acts and legal decisions
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Which level of government writes the majority of criminal laws?
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the state governments

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