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Chapter Quiz 2

  1. A unicameral legislature in which each state receives a single vote was created in the:
      a. Declaration of Independence
      b. Articles of Confederation
      c. Constitution
      d. Magna Carta
  2. Which rebellion was seen as a critical incident in the events leading to the Constitutional Convention?
      a. The Boxer Rebellion
      b. Shays Rebellion
      c. The Whiskey Rebellion
      d. The Sagebrush Rebellion
  3. ________ argued that governments are formed by an agreement among rational individuals who realize that it is in their self-interest to subject themselves to an all-powerful ruler.
      a. John Locke
      b. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
      c. Thomas Hobbes
      d. Charles de Montesquieu
  4. An arrangement in which governmental authority is vested in the units that comprise the nation is best described as a:
      a. Dictatorship
      b. Federation
      c. Confederation
      d. Unitary government
  5. A form of government in which ultimate authority rests with the national government is known as a:
      a. Federation
      b. Confederation
      c. Unitary government
      d. None of the above
  6. A system of government in which authority is shared by national and subnational governments is known as a:
      a. Federation
      b. Confederation
      c. Unitary government
      d. Polyarchy
  7. Many leaders of the American Revolution gained their governing experience from:
      a. The British Parliament
      b. The British Army
      c. The First Continental Congress
      d. Participation in colonial government
  8. The period from the 1600s through the 1700s in European history is known as the:
      a. Renaissance
      b. Enlightenment
      c. First Great Awakening
      d. Second Great Awakening
  9. The idea that the legislative, executive, and judicial functions of government should be separated came from:
      a. John Locke
      b. Charles de Montesquieu
      c. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
      d. Thomas Hobbes
  10. When one forms a legislature with two chambers, he or she is creating a:
      a. Unicameral legislature
      b. Bicameral legislature
      c. Tricameral legislature
      d. Different institution entirely
  11. The plan in which each state's representation in the legislature would solely be based on population is known as the:
      a. Rhode Island Plan
      b. Connecticut Plan
      c. New Jersey Plan
      d. Virginia Plan
  12. The plan in which each state would receive equal representation in the legislature is known as the:
      a. Rhode Island Plan
      b. Connecticut Plan
      c. New Jersey Plan
      d. Virginia Plan
  13. The power to coin money is an example of a:
      a. Delegated power
      b. Concurrent power
      c. Reserved power
      d. Prohibited power
  14. The power to collect taxes is an example of a:
      a. Delegated power
      b. Concurrent power
      c. Reserved power
      d. Prohibited power
  15. The power to conduct elections is an example of a:
      a. Delegated power
      b. Concurrent power
      c. Reserved power
      d. Prohibited power
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