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1

TRUE/FALSE

In a federal system, a central government is given power to act nationally, while states administer to local concerns.

True

2

TRUE/FALSE

A constitution is the written document that establishes the structure of the government and its relationship to the people.

True

3

TRUE/FALSE

The United States utilizes a tripartite division of government.

True

4

TRUE/FALSE

The powers given by the federal government to the states are described as delegated powers.

False

5

TRUE/FALSE

Some of the powers delegated to the national government still may be exercised by the states.

True

6

TRUE/FALSE

The power of the states to adopt laws to protect the general welfare of the people is called police power.

True

7

TRUE/FALSE

Ex post facto laws can be adopted by either states or the national government.

False

8

TRUE/FALSE

The Constitution took certain powers away from the national government and gave them to the state governments.

False

9

TRUE/FALSE

Silence of Congress indicates that Congress is unwilling to make changes to an existing law.

False

10

TRUE/FALSE

When there is a direct conflict between a federal and a state law, federal law prevails under the supremacy clause.

True

11

TRUE/FALSE

”Preemption” means that the federal regulatory scheme is controlling.

True

12

TRUE/FALSE

The Constitution may be amended, but it always has been interpreted in the same way.

False

13

TRUE/FALSE

Changes to the Constitution have been brought about by interpretation, amendment, and practice.

True

14

TRUE/FALSE

Under the "bedrock view," the purpose of a constitution is to state certain fundamental principles for all time.

True

15

TRUE/FALSE

For the past century, the United States Supreme Court has generally followed the "living document" view in interpreting the Constitution.

True

16

TRUE/FALSE

The greatest change to the Constitution has been made by the United States Supreme Court through interpretation.

True

17

TRUE/FALSE

Many changes have been made to the Constitution by the constitutional method of amending.

False

18

TRUE/FALSE

One of the characteristics of the “living” Constitution is limited government.

False

19

TRUE/FALSE

When it comes to the constitution, stability is more important than flexibility.

False

20

TRUE/FALSE

The living Constitution has as a characteristic a strong president.

True

21

TRUE/FALSE

When we speak of government regulation of business we ordinarily mean state government regulation, not federal government intervention.

False

22

TRUE/FALSE

Administrative agencies are, in effect, a fourth branch of the government.

True

23

TRUE/FALSE

Because the power to regulate interstate commerce has been interpreted broadly, Congress has great power to adopt regulatory laws affecting the economy.

True

24

TRUE/FALSE

Pursuant to the commerce clause, the United States Supreme Court has the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.”

False

25

TRUE/FALSE

When the federal government deregulates an industry, the states automatically have the power to regulate the same industry.

False

26

TRUE/FALSE

The states may coin money as long as it is backed by gold.

False

27

TRUE/FALSE

The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments prohibit the national and state governments from depriving any person of property without due process of law.

True

28

TRUE/FALSE

The Constitution prohibits state governments from denying any person the equal protection of the law.

True

29

TRUE/FALSE

The Constitution prohibits discrimination based on reasonable classification.

False

30

TRUE/FALSE

The purpose of the first ten amendments to the Constitution was to enlarge the power of the federal government.

False