Introduction to American Government: Introduction to Government Flashcards


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1

One responsibility of the government is to provide public works, which includes

building bridges and roads

2

The part of the US government that interprets laws is the

executive branch.

vice president.

Senate.

judicial branch.

judicial branch.

3

In the US government, citizens play a key role in

foreign policy.

business.

economic policy.

elections.

elections.

4

Which form of government serves the interests of royal family members?

a democracy

a monarchy

a theocracy

an oligarchy

a monarchy

5

A purpose of government in the United States is to

guarantee power for a single leader.

guarantee rights for people worldwide.

guarantee rights for its citizens.

guarantee power for a few leaders.

guarantee rights for its citizens.

6

Which statement best describes the two main functions of US government?

It creates laws and provides leadership.

It pays for services and controls the prices of goods.

It provides loans and responds to emergencies.

It organizes public works and helps businesses.

It creates laws and provides leadership.

7

A country governed by a central party is best characterized as

communist.

democratic.

capitalist.

aristocratic.

communist.

8

State governments must follow which type of laws?

local

federal

regional

judicial

federal

9

The part of the US government that carries out laws is the

legislative branch.

judicial branch.

executive branch.

congressional branch.

executive branch.

10

Which best describes how the US government affects the economy?

The government builds hospitals, regulates schools, and makes business rules.

The government builds roads, regulates business, and makes job safety rules.

The government builds police stations, regulates hospitals, and makes industrial rules.

The government builds firehouses, regulates roads, and provides emergency services.

The government builds roads, regulates business, and makes job safety rules.

11

What is the main reason voters choose political candidates?

to represent their interests in the economy

to create policies that favor them

to get rid of policies they do not like

to represent their interests in government

to represent their interests in government

12

Read the quote from James Madison.

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. . . . In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.

The main idea that Madison addresses in this passage is why the US government

is needed.

must be weak.

is not needed.

must be strong.

is needed.

13

The division of the US government into three branches is called

public welfare.

separation of powers.

public works.

separation of Congress.

separation of powers.

14

The government provides a number of public safety services, including

health inspections.

workplace regulations.

interstate transportation.

law enforcement.

law enforcement.

15

Which statement best describes how the US Constitution affects the separation of powers in the federal government?

It divides government into three branches, overseen by the president.

It guarantees that separate branches of government have similar powers.

It divides government into three branches with separate powers.

It guarantees that separate branches of government have unlimited powers.

It divides government into three branches with separate powers.

16

The government provides a number of public welfare services, including

emergency response.

public education.

criminal trials.

electric power.

public education.

17

Which practice is not an effective way for people to influence government policies?

voting for or against the president of the United States

discussing a policy with peers who share the same view

voting for or against public safety and welfare services

campaigning for a representative who is a policy expert

discussing a policy with peers who share the same view

18

Which statement best describes a similarity between voting in the US and in other democratic countries?

In some countries, citizens do not have the right to vote.

In some countries, citizens have the right to vote but choose not to.

In some countries, citizens vote for communist leaders.

In some countries, citizens vote for monarchs.

In some countries, citizens have the right to vote but choose not to.

19

An example of a public safety service a government provides

state-run hospitals

public schools

interstate highways

police officers

police officers