GOV 1310 Exam Questions with Answers CHAPTER 3

1. In federalism power is
a. divided among different level and branches of government.
b. concentrated in the federal government to the exclusion of state governments.
c. concentrated in the state governments to the exclusion of the federal government.
d. centralized in local governments.
e. distributed in a way, which is the opposite of the way it is distributed in confederal systems.
2. Federalism relates to
a. the division of power between the King and the Parliament
b. the division of power between the Legislature and the Executive branches
c. the division of power between the states and the federal government
d. the division of power between the people and the federal government.
e. power distribution under the English system.
3. The founders distrusted the unitary system because
a. they saw it as an ideal environment for the majority to become tyrannical.
b. they saw it as an ideal environment for a tyrant.
c. they saw it as a way for the states to become ungovernable.
d. they saw it as a way for the society to fall into chaos.
e. they saw it as the most likely way for the federal government to collapse.
4. The founders distrusted the confederal system because
a. they saw it as an ideal environment for the majority to become tyrannical.
b. they saw it as an ideal environment for a tyrant.
c. they saw it as a way for the states to become ungovernable.
d. they saw it as a way for the society to fall into chaos.
e. they saw it as the most likely way for the federal government to collapse.
5. Government by majority in small areas lacking diversity often creates the Environment for
a. arbitrary policies.
b. oppressive policies.
c. capricious policies.
d. all of the above.
e. neither of the above.
6. Delegated powers are also known as
a. statutory powers.
b. regulatory powers.
c. enumerated powers.
d. implied powers.
e. resultant powers.

7. Implied powers are those powers which
a. arise by virtue of Article I section 8 Clause 18 of the Constitution.
b. emanate from the necessary and proper language in the elastic clause.
c. were considered in the McCulloch v. Maryland case.
d. all of the above.
e. none of the above.
8. Enumerated powers are those which
a. are specifically mentioned in the Article II of the Constitution.
b. are specifically mentioned in Article I of the Constitution.
c. are specifically mentioned in Article III of the Constitution.
d. are not mentioned in the Constitution.
e. are mentioned in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.
9. Reserved powers are those which
a. are alluded to in Article I of the Constitution.
b. are alluded to in Article II of the Constitution.
c. are alluded to in Article III of the Constitution.
d. are alluded to in the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.
e. are reserved in the Declaration of Independence.
10. Concurrent Powers
a. are those given exclusively to the federal government.
b. are those reserved for the states.
c. include taxation and borrowing.
d. include entering treaties.
e. none of the above is correct.
11. Prohibited Powers are
a. contained in Article I section 9 only.
b. contained in Article I section 10 only.
c. contained in Article I section 9 and 10.
d. are contained in Article II of the constitution.
e. none of the above is correct.
12. The federal government is prohibited from
a. coining money.
b. entering alliances or confederations.
c. granting titles of nobility.
d. ever suspending habeas corpus.
e. Prohibiting the migration of importation of persons as the states think proper.
13. The state governments are prohibited from
a. coining money.
b. entering treaties.
c. passing bills of attainder and ex post facto laws.
d. all of the above are correct.
e. none of the above is correct.

14. Federalism was
a. emphasized by James Madison in The Federalist Papers.
b. not mentioned in The Federalist Papers.
c. had never been conceived before the constitutional convention.
d. all of the above are correct.
e. none of the above is correct.
15. Joseph Zimmerman described the political philosophy question surrounding federalism as being about
a. separation of powers.
b. the people and their fear of libertarian beliefs.
c. National Interests v. States Rights and Local Control
d. tolerance
e. economic Class
16. In our federal system, Sovereignty rests with
a. the Congress to distribute as they see fit.
b. the President to distribute as he sees fit.
c. the Courts to distribute as it sees fit.
d. the People to distribute as they see fit.
e. none of the above is correct.
17. Alexander Hamilton argued for
a. national supremacy
b. states’ rights
c. strong local governments.
d. equally strong state and local governments
e. equally strong national and state governments
18. Thomas Jefferson argued for
a. national supremacy.
b. states’ rights.
c. strong local governments
d. equally strong state and local governments
e. Thomas Jefferson did not care which government had the most power.
19. James Madison
a. began as a proponent of states’ rights and switched to being a proponent of national supremacy.
b. began as a proponent of national supremacy and switched to being a proponent of states’ rights.
c. began as a proponent of local control and switched to being a proponent of states rights.
d. began as a proponent of national supremacy and remained the same.
e. none of the above is correct.

20. Dual Federalism focused on
a. states’ rights.
b. national supremacy.
c. interpretation of the Commerce Clause.
d. the role of the Executive branch and the Legislative branch of the federal government.
e. the role of the judicial branch and the Legislative branch of the federal government.
21. Dual Federalism refers to an interpretation of the Commerce Clause
a. creating separate spheres of authority for the federal and state governments.
b. making the federal government is supreme in interstate commerce.
c. making the state government is supreme in intrastate commerce.
d. all of the above are correct.
e. none of the above is correct.
22. Near the end of the 19th Century, increasing demands on the federal government included
a. to send the cavalry.
b. to deliver the mail.
c. to get control over railroads and monopolies.
d. all of the above are correct.
e. none of the above is correct
23. Cooperative Federalism was a period in which
a. the role of the federal government was minimized.
b. the role of the federal government was slightly expanded.
c. the role of the federal government was eliminated.
d. the role of the federal government was greatly expanded.
e. the role of the federal government remained constant.
24. A key factor in the expansion of the role of the federal government was
a. urbanization
b. McCulloch v. Maryland
c. Marbury v. Madison
d. all of the above.
e. none of the above.
25. A key factor in the expansion of the role of the federal government was
a. The Great Depression
b. McCulloch v. Maryland
c. Marbury v. Madison
d. all of the above.
e. none of the above.
26. A key factor in the expansion of the role of the federal government was
a. The Sixteenth Amendment
b. McCulloch v. Maryland
c. Marbury v. Madison
d. all of the above are correct.

f. none of the above is correct.
27. New Federalism I during the Nixon administration focused on
a. federal answers to urban problems.
b. returning power to the federal government over state programs.
c. returning power to the state and local governments over federal programs.
d. ending welfare, as we knew it.
e. none of the above is correct.
28. New Federalism II during the Reagan Administration focused on
a. the redistributive programs.
b. returning power to the federal government.
c. a strong national defense.
d. tearing down the Iron Curtain.
e. ending welfare.
29. Revenue sharing was created during
a. the Carter administration
b. the Nixon administration
c. the Reagan administration
d. the Bush administration
e. the Clinton administration
30. The devolution revolution is most closely associated with
a. the Carter administration
b. the Nixon administration
c. the Reagan administration
d. the Bush administration
e. the Clinton administration

30. Block grants
a. combine several categorical or project grants.
b. have a general purpose and fewer restrictions.
c. are sometimes referred to as broad based aid.
d. all of the above are correct.
e. none of the above is correct.
31. Categorical grants
a. combine several project grants.
b. have a general purpose and fewer restrictions.
c. are sometimes referred to as broad based aid.
d. Leave little discretion on the part of local authorities
e. are those falling under the auspices of revenue sharing.
32. Lobbying for federal funding is conducted by
a. cities exclusively.
b. states exclusively.
c. local governments and States
d. private Corporations exclusively
e. none of the above is correct.

33. Cities and States compete for
a. private funds and industry.
b. tourism
c. sports Franchises
d. all of the above are correct.
e. none of the above is correct.

33. Two Alaskan cities had to import and add _____ to their water supply to comply with a federal regulation relating to removing 85% of incoming organic waste.
a. toxic chemicals
b. formaldehyde
c. oil
d. fish waste
e. bacteria
34. Redistributive Programs are designed to
a. control private behavior.
b. recoup lost money for the federal government.
c. take wealth from one class and transfer it to another.
d. redistribute the power from the states to the federal government.
e. redistribute power from the federal to the state governments.
35. Regulatory programs are designed to
a. control private behavior.
b. recoup lost money for the federal government.
c. take wealth from one class and transfer it to another.
d. redistribute the power from the states to the federal government.
e. redistribute power from the federal to the state governments.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

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