Government

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US/AZ Government-Pre-Test
Section 1 of this examination contains 100 multiple-choice questions. Therefore, please be careful to fill in only the ovals that are preceded by numbers 1 through 100 on your answer sheet. After you have decided which of the suggested answers is best, COMPLETELY fill in the corresponding oval on the answer sheet. Give only one answer to each question. If you change an answer, be sure that the previous mark is erased completely.
1) The Preamble to the Constitution begins
A) "We the People . . ."
B) "Four score and seven years ago . . ."
C) "When in the course of human events . . ."
D) "In order to form a more perfect Union . . .”
E) "These are the times that try men's souls . . .”
2) A social contract
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C) separation of powers.
D) compromise.
E) gridlock.
18) Those who favored ratification of the Constitution were known as
A) Whigs.
B) Democratic-Republicans.
C) Anti-Federalists.
D) Tories.
E) Federalists.
19) The Anti-Federalists feared
A) a confederacy.
C) strong central government.
E) separation of powers.

B) amendments.
D) checks and balances

20) The Anti-Federalists demanded a series of amendments to the Constitution to protect individual liberties known as
A) the libertarian amendments.
B) the Anti-Federalist amendments.
C) the Bill of Rights.
D) Mr. Madison's Mistake.
E) the confederation amendments.

21) Under the Constitution, both the national and state governments
A) are totally autonomous.
B) do not share any powers.
C) are accountable to the people.
D) can regulate interstate commerce.
E) are able to establish local governments.
22) In situations of conflict between state and national law, national law prevails due to
A) federalism.
B) the supremacy clause.
C) the Tenth Amendment.
D) judicial interpretation.
E) the Bill of Rights.
23) The Tenth Amendment provides for
A) states' reserve or police powers.
B) states' implied powers.
C) concurrent state and federal powers.
D) enumerated federal powers.
E) taking private property for public purposes.
24) A law declaring an a citizen or group of citizens guilty without a judicial trial is called
A) an equity law.
B) an ex post facto law.
C) a writ of
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