Saturday, December 22, 2007

Civic Test, questions 21-40

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

Because of the length of the test, I am dividing it into 3 segments of 20 questions each. See the December 19, 2007 post for an explanation of the origin of the test. The website for it is Of course, you can take the complete test at that site and they will provide the correct answers.

“Test your knowledge by answering the sixty multiple-choice questions below. You must answer all questions. When you are finished, use the button at the bottom to submit your quiz for scoring. You will be given a score for the number of questions you answered correctly. For those questions you missed, the appropriate answer will be provided. A printable version of the quiz, along with the answers, is available for download for those who register.

21) The Federalist (or The Federalist Papers) was written to:

 A. support ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
 B. oppose ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
 C. support America’s independence from England.
 D. oppose America’s independence from England.
 E. support the Missouri Compromise.

22) The principle of the ‘separation of powers’ suggests that:

 A. legislative, executive, and judicial powers should be dispersed.
 B. government becomes more efficient with division of labor.
 C. there should always be at least two global superpowers.
 D. no single political party should dominate any legislature.
 E. courts should formulate policy during periods of Congressional gridlock.

23) The power of judicial review was established in:

 A. the Constitution.
 B. Marbury v. Madison.
 C. McCulloch v. Maryland.
 D. the Bill of Rights.
 E. a Presidential executive order.

24) What is federalism?

 A. A political party at the time of the Founding.
 B. A set of essays defending the Constitution.
 C. A political system where the national government has ultimate power.
 D. A political system where state and national governments share power.
 E. The belief that America should be unified with a trans-continental railroad.

25) The common law:

 A. was ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.
 B. is based upon past custom and emerging case law.
 C. was the fundamental law for the Nazis and the Soviets.
 D. is a new form of jurisprudence being tested in Louisiana.
 E. consists of only those statues approved by popular referendum.

26) The Declaration of Independence relies most obviously on the political thought of:

 A. Plato.
 B. Niccolo Machiavelli.
 C. David Hume.
 D. John Locke.
 E. George Hegel.

27) Which statement is a common argument against the claim that ‘man cannot know things’?

 A. Professors teach opinion not knowledge.
 B. Appellate judges do not comprehend social justice.
 C. Consensus belief in a democracy always contains error.
 D. Man trusts his ability to know in order to reject his ability to know.
 E. Social scientists cannot objectively rank cultures.

28) In his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

 A. argued for the abolition of slavery.
 B. advocated black separatism.
 C. morally defended affirmative action.
 D. expressed his hopes for racial justice and brotherhood.
 E. proposed that several of America’s founding ideas were discriminatory.

29) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that:

 A. all moral and political truth is relative to one’s time and place.
 B. moral ideas are best explained as material accidents or byproducts of evolution.
 C. values originating in one’s conscience cannot be judged by others.
 D. Christianity is the only true religion and should rule the state.
 E. certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason.

30) The Bill of Rights explicitly prohibits:

 A. prayer in public schools.
 B. discrimination based on race, sex, or religion.
 C. the ownership of guns by private individuals.
 D. establishing an official religion for the United States.
 E. the President from vetoing a line item in a spending bill.

31) Which author’s view of society is presented correctly?

 A. Edmund Burke argued that society consisted of a union of past, present, and future generations.
 B. Adam Smith argued that the division of labor decreases the wealth of nations.
 C. Alexis de Tocqueville argued that voluntary associations are usually dangerous to society.
 D. Max Weber argued that the Jewish work ethic is central to American capitalism.
 E. John Locke defended the divine right of kings.

32) In 1776, Thomas Paine argued for colonial independence from Britain in:

 A. the Declaration of Independence.
 B. Common Sense.
 C. Novanglus.
 D. A View of the Controversy between Great Britain and Her Colonies.
 E. Letters from a Birmingham Jail.

33) Which of the following is NOT among the official powers of Congress?

 A. To declare war.
 B. To regulate commerce with foreign nations.
 C. To receive ambassadors.
 D. To create courts lower than the Supreme Court.
 E. To approve treaties with foreign nations.

34) The warning to the American people to avoid entangling alliances and involvement in Europe’s wars is found in:

 A. President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address.
 B. President Washington’s Farewell Address.
 C. Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points.
 D. The League of Nations Covenant.
 E. The Treaty of Versailles of 1919.

35) The Monroe Doctrine:

 A. discouraged new colonies in the Western Hemisphere.
 B. proclaimed America’s ‘Manifest Destiny.’
 C. was the earliest recorded agreement between the United States and France.
 D. was America’s response to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago.
 E. resolved border disputes among the thirteen colonies.

36) According to the just-war theory, a just war requires which of the following?

 A. Approval of the International Court of Justice.
 B. Endorsement by democratic vote.
 C. A threatening shift in the balance of powers.
 D. The authority of a legitimate sovereign.
 E. That no civilian casualties occur.

37) Which of the following was an alliance to resist Soviet expansion:

 A. United Nations.
 B. League of Nations.
 C. North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
 D. Warsaw Pact.
 E. Asian Tigers

38) What kind of government is a junta?

 A. Military.
 B. Religious.
 C. Populist.
 D. Social democratic.
 E. Parliamentarian.

39) The question of why democracy leads to well-ordered government in America when disorder prevails in Europe is central to:

 A. Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia.
 B. Walt Whitman’s Democratic Vistas.
 C. John Adam’s ‘Thoughts on Government.’
 D. Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.
 E. Charles Beard’s An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.

40) The United Nations was organized in:

 A. 1953 to combat the power of American corporations.
 B. 1945 to promote ‘international organization.’
 C. 1937 to deter the spread of Nazism.
 D. 1968 to pursue nuclear disarmament.
 E. 1961 to curtail global warming.


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