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Civics & Economics – Grade 8 – Practice SOL. Civics and Economics Practice SOL Questions. Title Page. Next Page. Directions: Read the question below, then select the best answer choice. Where in the U.S. Constitution will you find a definition for citizenship? . Preamble. Article I.

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    1. Civics & Economics – Grade 8 – Practice SOL Civics and Economics Practice SOL Questions Title Page Next Page

    2. Directions: Read the question below, then select the best answer choice. Where in the U.S. Constitution will you find a definition for citizenship? Preamble Article I 1st Amendment 10th Amendment 14th Amendment  Question 1 of 30 8.1.5 (CE.3a) Previous Page Next Page

    3. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are principles of democratic government? democracy checks and balances representative government separation of powers rule of law limited government  Question 2 of 30 8.1.3 (CE.2a) Previous Page Next Page

    4. Directions: Read the question below, then select the best answer choice. Which historic document most influenced the Bill of Rights? Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Virginia Declaration of Rights The Magna Carta Mayflower Compact  Question 3 of 30 8.2.6 (CE.2b) Previous Page Next Page

    5. Directions: Read the question, then click on boxes to indicate where each answer choice belongs. *Click on the boxes more than once to cycle through the various answer choices.* Correctly label the parts of the structure of the U.S. Constitution that are described below: The Structure of the U.S. Constitution Amendments Article III Article II Article I Preamble Article II Structure and Powers of the Executive Branch Preamble Article II Article III Amendments Article I Article I Structure and powers of the Legislative Branch Amendments Article III Article II Preamble Preamble Article I Statement of what the government will do Article III Amendments Amendments Preamble Article I Article II Additions made over time Article III Article III Preamble Article I Article II Amendments Structure and powers of the Judicial Branch  Question 4 of 30 8.2.2 (CE.2b) Previous Page Next Page

    6. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are duties of U.S. citizenship? voting paying taxes campaigning holding elected office jury duty serving in the military, if called  Question 5 of 30 8.1.9 (CE.3c) Previous Page Next Page

    7. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are public goods and services? Wal-Mart Post Office Interstate Highway Disney World Military Hospital Starbucks Princess Anne Middle School First Landing State Park Space Shuttle Ambulance Police Traffic lights Gasoline Health inspectors Hotel Television Bridge  Question 6 of 30 8.7.15 (CE.13b) Previous Page Next Page

    8. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are expressed powers? declare war coin money manage education conduct elections raise an army and navy establish a system of courts  Question 7 of 30 8.3.4 (CE.6a) Previous Page Next Page

    9. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are powers of either the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, or both? impeach the President/VP override a veto impeach federal judges veto appoint federal judges approve Presidential nominees  Question 8 of 30 8.3.4 (CE.6a) Previous Page Next Page

    10. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which six amendments to the U.S. Constitution expanded voting rights? 1st Amendment 2nd Amendment 3rd Amendment 4th Amendment 5th Amendment 6th Amendment 7th Amendment 8th Amendment 9th Amendment 10th Amendment 11th Amendment 12th Amendment 13th Amendment 14th Amendment 15th Amendment 16th Amendment 17th Amendment 18th Amendment 19th Amendment 20th Amendment 21st Amendment 22nd Amendment 23rd Amendment 24th Amendment 25th Amendment 26th Amendment 27th Amendment  Question 9 of 30 8.2.13 (CE.3b) Previous Page Next Page

    11. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are checks by the legislative branch on the executive branch? appointing federal judges vetoing bills overriding a veto judicial review confirming presidential appointments impeaching federal judges  Question 10 of 30 8.3.7 (CE.6b) Previous Page Next Page

    12. Directions: Click on the graph to indicate where each of the bills described below are in the legislative process. Bill HR-105 – Currently held up in a filibuster. Bill S-45 – Made into law. Bill HR-119 – Currently being considered by the House Armed Services Committee. Graph If vetoed, Congress may overturn with a 2/3 majority The President signs or vetoes The Senate debates and votes on the bill If passed, the bill is sent to the Senate House of Representatives debates and votes The appropriate committee considers the bill Congressman introduces the bill A bill is proposed Bill HR-105 Bill S-45 Bill HR-119  Question 11 of 30 8.3.5 (CE.6c) Previous Page Next Page

    13. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are powers of the executive branch? makes laws appoints federal judges impeaches the President/VP declares war judicial review vetoes bills from Congress  Question 12 of 30 8.4.2 (CE.6d) Previous Page Next Page

    14. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are the qualifications to hold Presidential office? at least 25 years old natural born citizen Naturalized citizen at least 35 years old have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years Have lived in the U.S. for at least 7 years  Question 13 of 30 8.4.1 (CE.6a) Previous Page Next Page

    15. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are duties performed by the President as Chief Legislator? negotiate treaties give the State of the Union Address sign bills into law veto bills award medals give speeches  Question 14 of 30 8.4.2, 8.4.3 (CE.6a, CE.6d) Previous Page Next Page

    16. Directions: Read the question, then click on boxes to indicate where each answer choice belongs. *Click on the boxes more than once to cycle through the various answer choices.* Correctly label the diagram shown below: Reserved Powers Enumerated / Expressed Powers Concurrent Powers Reserved Powers Concurrent Powers Enumerated / Expressed Powers Reserved Powers Concurrent Powers Concurrent Powers Enumerated / Expressed Powers Enumerated / Expressed Powers Reserved Powers Manage education Marriage laws Regulate businesses and licenses Establish a system of courts Levy taxes Make laws Declare war Raise an army and navy Regulate interstate commerce  Question 15 of 30 8.2.8, 8.2.9, 8.3.8 (CE.6a, CE.7a, Ce.7b) Previous Page Next Page

    17. Directions: Read the question below, then select the best answer choice. In which Presidential role would BarackObama help raise money for fellow Democrats? Chief Diplomat Chief Citizen Commander in Chief Chief of State Chief Legislator Chief Executive Party Chief  Question 16 of 30 8.4.3 (CE.6d) Previous Page Next Page

    18. Directions: Click on the graph to indicate which stage of the decision-making process each of the scenarios below describes. Scenario A – Jason wondered why his dog, Buster, never wanted the food he gave to him, so he spent the next two days keeping a close watch on his dog. After seeing the dog dig a hole to get into his neighbor’s yard, Jason began to suspect that his neighbor may be feeding his dog. Scenario B – When Tanya discovers a dent in her car door, she asks herself if it had been there before she went into the grocery store, then asks the manager of the store to review the surveillance camera recordings to find out how it might have been damaged. Scenario C – Carla presents a proposal to the City Council for funding the budget without raising taxes. Graph Come up with a plan to solve the problem Take a position on the issue Research and analyze the information Ask good questions  Scenario A Scenario B Scenario C Question 17 of 30 8.1.12 (CE.4g) Previous Page Next Page

    19. Directions: Read the question below, then select the best answer choice to fill in the blanks. A Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives serves a term of ____ years, and a Senator serves a term of _____ years. 2… 4 2… 6 4… 6 4… 4 6… 2  Question 18 of 30 8.3.2 (CE.6a) Previous Page Next Page

    20. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are characteristics of a Virginia Circuit Court? hears cases involving misdemeanors for the first time. original jurisdiction for serious crimes judge, no jury appellate jurisdiction only judge and a jury appellate court for less serious crimes  Question 19 of 30 8.8.11 (CE.10a) Previous Page Next Page

    21. Directions: Read the question, then click on boxes to indicate where each answer choice belongs. *Click on the boxes more than once to cycle through the various answer choices.* Correctly label the diagram shown below: The Virginia Court System General District Court General District Court Court of Appeals Supreme Court Circuit Court judge, no jury, original jurisdiction only Supreme Court Circuit Court Supreme Court Court of Appeals General District Court 7 Justices, no jury, limited original and appellate jurisdiction Court of Appeals General District Court Court of Appeals Supreme Court Circuit Court judges, no jury, appellate jurisdiction only General District Court Circuit Court Court of Appeals Supreme Court Circuit Court judge and jury, original and appellate jurisdiction  Question 20 of 30 8.8.11 CE.10a Previous Page Next Page

    22. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which two amendments to the U.S. Constitution provide due process protection? 1st Amendment 2nd Amendment 3rd Amendment 4th Amendment 5th Amendment 6th Amendment 7th Amendment 8th Amendment 9th Amendment 10th Amendment 11th Amendment 12th Amendment 13th Amendment 14th Amendment 15th Amendment 16th Amendment 17th Amendment 18th Amendment 19th Amendment 20th Amendment 21st Amendment 22nd Amendment 23rd Amendment 24th Amendment 25th Amendment 26th Amendment 27th Amendment  Question 21 of 30 8.5.16 (CE.10d) Previous Page Next Page

    23. Directions: Read the question below, then select the best answer choice. Which of the following is needed to win the Presidential election? A majority of popular votes A majority of electoral votes At least 270 electoral votes 2/3 majority vote by Congress  Question 22 of 30 8.6.7 (CE.5f) Previous Page Next Page

    24. Directions: Read the question below, then select the best answer choice. Which of the following determines the number of a state’s electoral votes? Population The number of Representatives The number of Representatives and Senators The number of Congressional districts  Question 23 of 30 8.6.7 (CE.5f) Previous Page Next Page

    25. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are the four factors of production found in an economic system? human scarcity natural supply entrepreneurship capital  Question 24 of 30 8.7.2 (CE.11a) Previous Page Next Page

    26. Directions: Read the question, then click on boxes to indicate where each answer choice belongs. *Click on the boxes more than once to cycle through the various answer choices.* Demonstrate how the circular flow of the U.S. Economy works by correctly labeling each box. Individual Households goods and services public goods and services human resources (labor) taxes income money payments goods and services human resources (labor) Human resources (labor) money payments income taxes public goods and services goods and services income taxes income money payments human resources (labor) goods and services public goods and services human resources (labor) taxes money payments goods and services public goods and services money payments income Businesses Government taxes goods and services public goods and services human resources (labor) taxes income money payments public goods and services public goods and services goods and services human resources (labor) taxes income money payments  Question 25 of 30 8.7.7 (CE.12b) Previous Page Next Page

    27. Directions: Read the question below, then select the best answer choice. Which of the following is a role of media in political campaigns? helping candidates win elections recruiting and nominating candidates writing editorials registering voters lobbying government officials  Question 26 of 30 8.6.5 (CE.5a) Previous Page Next Page

    28. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are some personal traits of good citizens? honest uncivil trustworthy compassionate ignorant lazy pushy respectful dishonest responsible courteous brave patriotic ill-mannered rude self-reliant insulting caring  Question 27 of 30 8.1.10 (CE.4) Previous Page Next Page

    29. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following are characteristics of the United States economy? mixed market private property competition lack of consumer choice centrally-planned consumer sovereignty  Question 28 of 30 8.7.6 (CE.11c) Previous Page Next Page

    30. Directions: Read the question and then click on the best answer choices. Which of the following is NOT a reason why nations trade? To obtain goods and services they cannot produce efficiently To buy goods/services at a lower cost To sell goods and services to other countries To create jobs To show supply and demand  Question 29 of 30 8.7.10, 8.7.11 (CE.11a, CE.12d) Previous Page Next Page

    31. Directions: Read the question and click on the correct answer choices. Which of the following determine the price of a good or service? incentives supply interest The Federal Reserve Bank demand opportunity cost  Question 30 of 30 8.7.6 (CE.11c) Previous Page Next Page