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1. In what way was the government of ancient Athens different from the united states
A) Athens was a direct democracy in which citizens **
B) Athens was an oligarchy ruled by the wealthy members of the council of five hundred
C) Athens was a republic in which the people voted for for their representative.
D) Athens was an autocracy ruled by by a dictator who had absolute power

2.What principle of government presented by the U.S constitution is Montesquieu describing ?Use this quote by the french enlightment thinker Baron de Montesquieu to answer the question.
In every government there are three sorts of power; the legislative; the executive, in respect to things dependent on the law of nationsl and the executive, in regard to things that depend on the civil law.
A. Federalism
C.Separation of Power**

3. If you know that a nation uses parliamentary system of government but have no other information what do you know for certain about the structure of that government?

A) Who is allowed to participate in the governing process
B) the geographic distribution of power in the state
C) the relationship between the executive and legislative branches
D) that its laws must be collected in a written constitution. **

4.Which of the following demonstrates how the american government provides for common defense of the nation Use the preamble to the constitution to answer the question

"we the people of the united states in order to form a more perfect union established justice insure domestic tranquility provide for common defence promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and established the constitution for the united states of america"

A) creating and militias
B maintaining national armed forces **
C) supporting local police departments
D) establishing laws

5.Accord to the textbook Thomas Jefferson called the declaration of independence "pure Locke" referring to the English philosopher john Locke which of the following ideas shows Locke's influence of the declaration of independence?

A)The king of England has a divine right to rule the colonist so only god can remove his authority
B) By violating the social contract with the colonists the king has lost his authority to rule **
C)Without a king the colonists will be able to return to a state of nature which all men are free
D)The king rules by the right force so it is just for the colonists to overthrow the king using force

6.Which of the following best paraphrases this statement?"we hold the truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights"

A)people must show allegiance to their king and country throughout their lives
B)people need to help others to understand their basic rights as citizens
C)people owe their allegiance first to god then to monarch
D)People are born with certain rights that no one can take from them **

7.The intolerable acts led mostly to which event

A) stamp act congress**
B) Constitutional convention
C) First continental
D) Second continental

8.The farmers included the supremacy clause in the constitution for the purpose of

A) giving the federal government complete authority over all actions of state governments
B)making the individual state governments more powerful than the federal government
C)helping to settle disputes between different levels of government in the federal government **
D)making the supreme court the most powerful branch of federal government

9.Which of the following powers is a concurrent power shared by both the federal government and the state governments

A)making treaties or forming alliances with foreign governments
B)regulating public utilities such as gas or electric power
C)levying and collecting taxes from businesses or citizens **
D)collecting duties or tariffs on important goods

10.The necessary and proper clause shown below is used to justify what category of government powers in the federal system?
"(congress has the power) to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers and all other powers vested by this constitution in the government of the united states or in any department or officer thereof"

A) the powers reserved to the states
B)the implied powers of the federal government
C)the inherent powers of the federal government
D)the exclusive powers of the federal government and the states**

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