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Chapter Examination # 3

Chapter 5


Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false. 

_____ 1.  The Constitution delegates powers to the national government.

_____ 2.  When state regulations impinge on interstate commerce, commerce must yield to the regulations, no matter how heavy the burden placed on commerce. 

_____ 3.  A law that distinguishes between or among individuals violates the equal protection clause. 

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

_____ 4.  The state legislature of Massachusetts enacts a law that directly conflicts with a federal law.  The state law will be rendered invalid under

                a.  the commerce clause. 

                b.  the equal protection clause.

                c.  the establishment clause. 

                d.  the supremacy clause. 

_____ 5.  Fred, the president of Good Sales Corporation, claims that certain actions by the federal government and the state of Iowa infringe on rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.  All of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights limit

                a.  state government only.

                b.  the federal government only.

                c.  state governments and the federal government.

                d.  neither state government nor the federal government.

_____ 6.  Indiana enacts a statute that bans the distribution of anonymous political leaflets.  The court would likely hold this to be

                a.  an unconstitutional restriction of speech.

                b.  constitutional under the First Amendment.

                c.  justified by the need to protect individual rights.

                d.  necessary to protect state interests. 

_____  7.  Extreme Publications, Inc. disseminates obscene materials.  This is

                a.  a crime.

                b. protected by state and local authorities.

                c.  protected by the First Amendment.

                d.  none of the above.

_____  8.  The requirement that no person be deprived of "life, liberty or property without due process of                law" is found in

                a.  the First Amendment only.

                b.  the Fifth Amendment only.

                c.  the Fourteenth Amendment only.

                d.  the Fifth Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment.

_____ 9.  Procedural due process focuses on

                a.  procedures used in making decisions to take life, liberty, or property.

                b.  the content of a law.

                c.  the similarity of the treatment of similarly situated individuals.

                d.  the steps to be taken to protect an individual's privacy.

_____ 10.  South Carolina enacts a statute to impose a prison term, without a trial, on all street vendors who operate in certain areas.  A court would likely hold this to be

                a.  constitutional under the due process clause. 

                b.  constitutional under the equal protection clause.

                c.  unconstitutional under the due process clause.

                d.  unconstitutional under the equal protection clause.



1.  T

2.  F

3.  F

4.  D

5.  B

6.  A

7.  A

8.  D

9.  A

10.  C