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1) When the Framers created the legislative branch of government, why did they decide that this branch would have a bicameral structure?
A) They wanted to ensure equal representation for each of the thirteen states.
B) The Framers formed a bicameral legislature as a compromise between small states, which wanted equal representation in the legislature, and large states, which wanted representation based on population****
C) Fearing a powerful judiciary chosen by the president, the Framers wanted a two-house legislature to balance the other two branches of government
D) Fearing a tyrannical executive branch, the Framers were persuaded to create a bicameral legislature by the arguments of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton

2) Study this cartoon about gerrymandering that was published in 1812. What is the most important effect of gerrymandering on the electoral process illustrated in the cartoon?
A) It aids the electoral process by making it easier for people to get to the polls on Election Day.
B) It dilutes the power of people's votes by creating as many safe districts as possible for the party already in power.****
C) It makes elected officials more responsive to the needs of their constituents.
D) It strengthens the power of people's votes, thereby ensuring that officials remain hard-working and honest

3) "Congress does not have an unlimited power to tax. As with all other powers, the taxing power must be used in accord with all other provisions of the constitution." Which one of the following is an example of a tax that would violate the constitution?
A) an increase in income taxes
B) a tax on tobacco or alcohol
C) a tax on religious services ****
D) a tax on parts of the interstate highway system

4) Why did the Framers of the Constitution put the regulation of monetary policy in the hands of the federal government instead of the states?
A) They wanted the nation to have a unified currency
B) They wanted the nation to avoid inflation and deflation
C) They wanted the central government to be supreme over the states ****
D) They wanted the central government to control the economy of each state

5) Which of the following statements about single-member districts is true?
A) A candidate who gets the least number of votes can be elected****
B) A candidate who gets the second-highest number of votes can be elected
C) A candidate who gets the greatest number of votes, whether it is a majority or not, can be elected
D) A candidate who belongs to a minor political party has a good chance of being elected

6) How can the congressional power to investigate provide for checks and balances among the branches of government?
A) The power to investigate can result in substantial increases in the budget for certain federal programs ****
B) Congress can use its power to investigate to oversee operations of various agencies of the executive branch
C) The power to investigate ensures that Congress will work closely with law enforcement agencies of the federal government
D) Congress may use its power to investigate to help a state collect income taxes for state-run programs

7) The power of Congress to print money is one of the legislative
A) Implied powers *****
B) expressed powers
C) inherent powers
D) nonlegislative powers

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27 answers

  1. B
    B
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    A
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  2. 1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. C
    6. A
    7. B
    8. C
    I just got 7/8 because someone said 6 was B. But these are the Correct Answers! <3 <3 <3 <3 Have a good day!

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  3. 1.B
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.C
    6.B
    7.B
    8.C

    i just took it. good luck

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  4. YOONGI IS RIGHT
    8/8 100%

    1.B
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.C
    6.B
    7.B
    8.C

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  5. Monica is right, I got 100%

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  6. Thanks Monica!!

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  7. 1. is B.) The Framers formed a bicameral legislature as a compromise between small states, which wanted equal representation in the legislature, and large states, which wanted representation based on population

    2. is B.) It dilutes the power of people's votes by creating as many safe districts as possible for the party already in power.

    3. is C.) a tax on religious services.

    4. is A.) They wanted the nation to have a unified currency.

    that's all I know idk the other 3

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  8. THANKS

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  9. It's a pretest, it doesn't matter if you get one or two wrong

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  10. Yoongi and anonymous were right, and do remember that the pretest is supposed to measure what you already know. I suppose knowing now what you didn't then is the first step to finding out why.

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  11. Thank you yoongi

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  12. What test is this for connexus

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  13. Monica was right! 6 is A.
    Other answers are all the same.

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  14. perfect 100%

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  15. Yoongi is 100% right.

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  16. I luv this website thanks yall !!!!!!!

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  17. Monica is correct
    got a 7/8 with Yoongi's answers :/

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  18. Anyone taking the lesson 1 legislative branch overview unit 3 the legislative branch markie is right but 6 is A

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  19. soooo Monica was 100% right for the Unit 3 Lesson 1The Legislative Branch Practice. As of 9/3/2020

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  20. yes Monica was 100000% correct for Feb, 4 2021

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