Test 3 - American Government Chapter 3 Test Prep Spring...

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American Government Chapter 3 Test Prep Spring 2011 Matching IDENTIFYING KEY TERMS Match each item with the correct statement below. You will not use all the terms. a. amendment b. Bill of Rights c. checks and balances d. constitutionalism e. article f. rule of law g. separation of powers ____ 1. A(n) ____ is a way to change the Constitution. ____ 2. The government and its officers must obey the ____, which is another way of describing the concept of limited government. ____ 3. A(n) ____ is one of the seven numbered sections of the Constitution. ____ 4. The system of ____ helps keep one branch of government from dominating the actions of the others. ____ 5. The Constitution provides for the ____ by creating three distinct branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. IDENTIFYING KEY TERMS Match each item with the correct statement below. You will not use all the terms. a. checks and balances b. Bill of Rights c. executive agreement d. formal amendment e. judicial review f. unconstitutional ____ 6. A(n) ____ carries the same force of law as a treaty. ____ 7. A governmental action that denies someone fair and equal treatment under the law may be declared ____. ____ 8. The first ten amendments are called the ____. ____ 9. Changes to the written provisions of the Constitution may be made only through the process of ____. Other IDENTIFYING KEY TERMS Use each key term in a sentence that shows the meaning of the term. 10. unconstitutional 11. federalism 12. treaty 13. constitutionalism 14. checks and balances 15. Preamble
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Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. MAIN IDEAS ____ 16. With the words, "We the People," the Constitution establishes its authority on the basis of a. popular sovereignty. b. the rule of law. c. the separation of powers. d. limited government. ____ 17. Which statement about the Bill of Rights is NOT true? a. The amendments arose from the controversy over ratification of the Constitution. b. The amendments were ratified at the same time as the Constitution. c. The amendments guarantee such basic rights as freedom of expression and fair and equal treatment before the law. d. The amendments are the first ten of the Constitution. ____ 18. Changes to the Constitution by means other than formal amendment a. involve changing the written words of the Constitution. b. have occurred very rarely in the past 200 years. c. can occur only with the approval of the States. d. result from the daily experiences of government. ____ 19. The President's Cabinet is an example of constitutional change by a. unwritten custom. b. court decision. c. State action. d. basic legislation. ____ 20. In most cases involving judicial review, the courts have
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