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EOC Practice Test Goal6

EOC Practice Test Goal6

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Practice Test of 
Goal 6 – Law on aState, Local, andNational Level
Note to teachers:
These unofficial sample questions were created to help students review Goal 6 content, as well aspractice for the Civics and Economics EOC. The questions are based on the various lesson plans in the Civic EducationConsortium’s Database of Civic Resources, as well as the NC Standard Course of Study. However, these practicequestions are not meant to influence teachers in the content they choose to focus on in class, nor do they reflect any knowledge of questions that will actually appear on the state’s EOC.
1. The Virginia House of Burgesses wasimportant to the development of democracyin the thirteen colonies because it:
A. Provided an example of a representativeform of governmentB. Created the first written constitution inAmericaC. Provided for the direct election ofsenatorsD. Began the practice of legislative overrideof executive vetoes
2. Read the courtroom summation below. What democratic principle did this helpestablish in colonial America?“It is not the cause of one poor printer, nor ofNew York alone, which you are nowtrying. No! It may in its consequence affectevery free man that lives under a Britishgovernment on the main of America. It is thebest cause. It is the cause of liberty…Nature and the laws of our country havegiven us a right to liberty of both exposing and opposing arbitrary power (in these partsof the world at least) by speaking and writing truth.”
A. Trial by JuryB. Equal Voting RightsC. Protection of Private PropertyD. Freedom of the Press
3. Which best explains how Hammurabi’sCodes could act as a deterrent?
A. The severity of the punishments coulddiscourage the committing of crimes.B. The leniency of punishments wouldmake people respect order.C. The judges punish with death, which isfeared by a majority of Americans.D. Government Administrators inspiredpositive behavior.
4. Which document led the United StatesConstitutional principle of limitedgovernment?
A. U.S. ConstitutionB. Magna CartaC. Code of HammurabiD. Federalist Papers
5. Administrative Law deals with whichbranch of government?
A. LegislativeB. JudicialC. ExecutiveD. Delegated
6. Who is responsible for reconciling differences in alternate versions of a billcreated in the House of Representatives andin the Senate?
A. Conference CommitteeB. Compromise CommitteeC. Select CommitteeD. Standing Committee
7. What is the term usually given to bills setaside or ignored?
A. Conference BillsB. Filibustered BillsC. Pigeonholed BillsD. Recalled Bills
8. The President’s ability to veto a law passedby Congress is an example of:
A. Judicial ReviewB. Limited GovernmentC. Checks and BalancesD. Federalism
9. How far do the
of bills inCongress travel?
A. Committee, and then they expireB. The floor, and then they are voted downC. Vetoed or signed by the PresidentD. Public hearing and dismissal
10. In which area of the law-making processare hearings on issues and bills held?
A. Through Committee WorkB. Through Presidential WorkC. Through Clerical WorkD. Through Judicial Work
11. What best describes the relationshipbetween a bill and a law?
A. A bill is a draft of a law. The law is apassed bill.B. A bill is an idea of law. The law is a
act.C. A bill is a draft of a law. The law is aproposed bill.D. A bill is an idea of law. The law is a rule.

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