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Chapter Exam



This activity contains 24 questions.

Question 1.
A unitary system is a way of organizing government so that

 
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Question 2.
A form of governmental structure in which the national government is weak and most or all power is in the hands of its components (e.g., states) is known as

 
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Question 3.
Most of the governments in the world today are ________, in which all power resides in the central national government.

 
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Question 4.
The power to directly regulate such things as drinking ages, marriage and divorce, and sexual behavior has been granted directly

 
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Question 5.
The principle of the supremacy of federal law over state law was affirmed in

 
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Question 6.
The constitutional provision which prohibits states from discriminating against citizens of other states is known as

 
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Question 7.
A tuition difference between in-state and out-of-state students is an example of

 
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Question 8.
Cooperative federalism refers to a system in which

 
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Question 9.
Which of the following is true of the politics of federalism during the 20th century.

 
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Question 10.
The requirement of a drinking age provision before states can receive federal highway aid is an example of

 
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Question 11.
Programs such as Medicaid and child nutrition programs , where applicants automatically qualify for aid if they meet the requirements, are examples of

 
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Question 12.
To reduce paperwork and other requirements attached to grants in areas like community development and social services, Congress established

 
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Question 13.
In 1994, the states of California, New York, Texas, and Florida, among other states, sued the federal government for reimbursement of costs incurred on the grounds that the

 
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Question 14.
Over the last 125 years the people of the United States have turned increasingly to the national government to solve problems or provide assistance because

 
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Question 15.
Federalism is unique to the Western Hemisphere.

   
 
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Question 16.
The United Nations is an example of a confederation.

   
 
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Question 17.
The Tenth Amendment is sometimes called the supremacy clause, because it reinforces the power of the national government over the state governments.

   
 
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Question 18.
The word federalism is absent from the Constitution.

   
 
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Question 19.
McCulloch v. Maryland resulted in greater power for the national government.

   
 
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Question 20.
The Constitution says that the states must return a person charged with a crime in another state to that state for trial or imprisonment.

   
 
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Question 21.
The federal system of government increases opportunities for participation in American politics.

   
 
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Question 22.
As power has shifted to the national government, state spending has fallen dramatically.

   
 
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Question 23.
Southern politicians responded to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision by accepting national supremacy.

   
 
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Question 24.
Federal grants funding health care programs have grown substantially since 1990.

   
 
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