Exam+questions+11 - Chapter 11: CIVIL LIBERTY IN AMERICA 1....

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Chapter 11: CIVIL LIBERTY IN AMERICA 1. One key dilemma of civil liberties according to the text is a. that people abuse their rights and the government must be protected b. that some people abuse their rights and the rest of us have to pay for it c. to give power to the government without having this power abused d. that the state should only be involved in our personal lives when we give permission e. none of the above is cited as a dilemma of civil liberties 2. The phrase “and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” comes from a. the declaration of independence b. the bill of rights c. the magna carta d. the preamble to the constitution e. the federalist papers 3. Civil liberties are those rights a. which are clearly outlined in the U.S. Constitution b. which emanate from citizenship c. contained in the Declaration of Independence d. mentioned in the Magna Carta e. the rights of minorities 4. Our government operates under a political system of a. majority rule b. royal plebicite c. divine sovereignty d. minority rule e. judicial fiat 5. The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to a. protect majority rule b. protect the state governments from taxation c. protect the individual from the majority d. protect those who can’t protect themselves e. to guide the States in making Civil Rights laws 6. If 90% of the people vote in an election to take a way an individually protected right under the Bill of Rights a. the right comes under review by the President b. the right is eliminated c. the right cannot be taken away d. the right is put on the ballot in the next election e. it becomes an inactive right
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7. Civil liberties protect people from a. private action b. corporate action c. individual action d. government action e. religious action 8. The New Braunfels, Texas situation involved a. cemetery displays b. obscene language on a T-Shirt c. the veggie libel law d. leaflet distribution e. the Ten Commandments 9. The Oprah Winfrey case involved a. cemetery displays b. obscene language on a T-Shirt c. the veggie libel law d. leaflet distribution
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