Question 1

Before the Revolutionary War, most American colonists called themselves _____.

A.
“Americans”

B.
“Frenchmen”

C.
“Englishmen”

D.
“Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”

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10 points

Question 2

The British increased taxes (Thomas Paine said “unfairly”) to help pay for _____.

A.
the Revolutionary War.

B.
the French and Indian War.

C.
the Irish Rebellion.

D.
a GSA convention.

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10 points

Question 3

Under the Articles of Confederation, _____.

A.
the federal government could not impose taxes.

B.
there were three branches of government.

C.
Washington, D.C. was declared the nation’s capitol.

D.
the “Star-Spangled Banner” was to be played before every baseball game.

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10 points

Question 4

The first ten Amendments are called _____.

A.
the Bill of Rights.

B.
the Declaration of Independence.

C.
Common Sense.

D.
the Top Ten List.

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10 points

Question 5

In America, the first two parties were the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. They were divided over _____.

A.
how electoral votes are cast.

B.
how much power the Supreme Court should have.

C.
the adoption of the constitution.

D.
expansion.

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10 points

Question 6

The political party in power has the responsibility of staffing the executive branch as well as creating networks among elected officials to obtain support for policy.

True

False

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10 points

Question 7

The power of the judicial branch to determine if laws are constitutional or not was first defined in Marbury v. Madison.

True

False

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10 points

Question 8

Which of these powers are shared by both federal and state governments?

A.
Collecting taxes.

B.
Spending money for the betterment of the general welfare.

C.
Making and enforcing laws.

D.
All of these powers are shared by federal and state governments!

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10 points

Question 9

The “Minutemen” were famous American volunteers. They got their name because they were ready to fight _____.

A.
the British.

B.
with their own muskets.

C.
at a minute’s notice.

D.
for their rights.

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10 points

Question 10

Some colonists were forced by the British to provide _____ for their soldiers.

A.
Housing

B.
Ammunition

C.
Uniforms

D.
Lunch

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