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Separation of powers under the United States Constitution: Quiz


Question 1: He also began to suspend bureaucrats who were appointed as a result of the ________ system, replacing them with more "deserving" individuals.
Ancient historyPatronageFlorenceRenaissance

Question 2: In ________, the Governor also functioned as a member of the state's highest court and as the presiding officer of one house of the New Jersey Legislature.
MassachusettsNew JerseyDelawarePennsylvania

Question 3: During the Age of Enlightenment, several philosophers, such as ________ and James Harrington, advocated the principle in their writings, whereas others, such as Thomas Hobbes strongly opposed it.
Immanuel KantPlatoJohn LockeGottfried Leibniz

Question 4: Many political scientists believe that separation of powers is a decisive factor in what they see as a limited degree of ________.
Cold WarAmerican exceptionalismUnited StatesAnti-Americanism

Question 5: It was ________, the seventh President, who was the first to use the veto as a political weapon.
George M. DallasAndrew JacksonAl GoreMartin Van Buren

Question 6: form of ________ is associated with a system of checks and balances.
Separation of powers under the United States ConstitutionUnited KingdomConstitutionSeparation of powers

Question 7: The Supreme Court established a precedent for judicial review in ________.
John MarshallJames MadisonUnited States ConstitutionMarbury v. Madison

Question 8: ________, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia all kept the branches of government "separate and distinct."
DelawarePennsylvaniaMarylandNew Jersey

Question 9: Advocates of a parliamentary system have included President ________.
Thomas R. MarshallGeorge B. McClellanFranklin D. RooseveltWoodrow Wilson

Question 10: The President exercises a check over Congress through his power to veto bills, but Congress may override any veto (excluding the so-called "________") by a two-thirds majority in each house.
Bill ClintonGeorge W. BushPocket vetoAbraham Lincoln

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