Social Studies Test Set 1

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1. What term refers to the system that gives each government branch some power over the others?
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2. Which option presents a clear point of view?
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3. According to the law of demand, when prices increase, demand will decrease.
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4. Since the year 1990-1991, the number of students graduating from public high schools has increased. Public high schools receive funds from federal and state governments. Analyze the given data in the following graph and predict how increasing graduation rates could be connected with other U.S. policy objectives.

Which long-term U.S. domestic policy objective is reflected in the following graph?

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5. Which is a constitutional requirement to run for Congress?
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6. “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” – James Madison

From this quote, we can assume that James Madison supports:
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7. What is the name for a change or addition to the Constitution?
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8. The statement is part of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. Identify how today’s political system follows the purposes of government found in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution.

"We the People of the United States... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
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9. The poster below was placed in public buildings, businesses, and schools by a civil rights group.

What is a long term policy goal of the interest group?
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10. Who has veto power?
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11. The desire to own something and the ability to pay for it.
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12. Which department is responsible for monitoring the United States border?
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13. Goods used in place of one another are
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14. Which is a synonym for the word Veto?
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15. Which characteristic serves as a long-term protection against tyranny and is a foundation of liberty in the United States?
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16. A country with very strong economic ties to the United States is allowing human rights violations to take place. Based on U.S. foreign policy, which is an appropriate first response?
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17. Identify the term that links the group below.

Plessy v. Ferguson, Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education
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Last Updated on November 16, 2021.