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PAC Rich Final Exam
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Christians, according to the Bible, are able to disobey government ________.
when it commands believers to engage in sinful behavior
The number of U.S. Senators per state is:
equal, with each state having two members of the Senate
Thinking of political parties in America, it seems we generally have _____.
two main parties that compete for influence
The principle of popular sovereignty refers to
the idea that all political power is derived from the people.
Assuming good behavior, federal judges serve a term of _____.
Members of the House of Representatives are
elected directly by the people.
A major distinction of the United States from other countries is a wide-spread belief in ____.
According to the original Constitution, Senate terms are served for
Our civil liberties are found in:
the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other constitutional amendments
Which of the following are the inalienable rights referred to in the Declaration of Independence?
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Which of the following is a formal constitutional requirement for becoming president?
One must be a natural-born citizen.
How does direct democracy differ from representative democracy?
Representative democracy is carried out by elected officials who make laws on behalf of the citizens, but direct democracy includes all citizens.
The phrase "city on a hill" is often used in politics to express the
belied that the Unites States should serve as an example to other nations
The legislative branch of the federal government is primarily responsible for _____ the law.
Voter turnout in America is best described as:
somewhat low but cyclical, with more voters in presidential elections, but fewer otherwise
According to the Bible, government derives its power and authority from ______.
A conservative is opposed to government intervention _______.
in the economic but not in the social sphere
The _______ prohibits Congress from creating a national religion.
The theory of constitutional interpretation which holds that judges should look to how the Constitution was understood by those who wrote and ratified it is called
The phrase "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." is found in _____.
The Declaration of Independence
The executive branch of the federal government is described in Article _____ of the U.S. Constitution.
What are the two phases of most American elections?
primary election and general election
The United States Electoral College
is a constitutionally mandated assembly that elects the president
The legislative branch of the federal government is described in Article _____ of the U.S. Constitution.
Liberals are correctly described by all of the following statements except
they believe that traditional values should be upheld even at a considerable cost to those citizens who disagree with those values
Libertarians are opposed to governmental intervention
in both the economic and social spheres
What part of the government has the power to declare war?
The executive branch of the federal government is primarily responsible for _____ the law
enforcing and implementing
How many branches are in the federal government?
The Great (or Connecticut) Compromise at the constitutional convention provided for:
a bicameral legislature
The judiciary's status as an independent branch of national government depends on judicial review, which grants the judiciary the authority to
invalidate the actions of other branches of government.
Which Supreme Court case ruled that racially segregated education was unconstitutional?
Brown v. Board of Education
The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court is:
Who is the commander in chief of the U.S. military?
The judicial branch of the federal government is described in Article _____ of the U.S. Constitution.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects all the freedoms EXCEPT _____.
Free enterprise or capitalism exists insofar as:
individual citizens create, exchange, and control goods and resources
Scripture clearly teaches that __________.
government has the authority to use force to punish evil-doers
The Apostle Paul makes it clear that Christians are commanded to ________.
a. honor and respect political leaders
b. all of the answers provided are correct CORRECT
c. obey government because it is the right thing to do
d. pray for political leaders
The judicial branch of the federal government is primarily responsible for _____ the law.
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