EOC Civics Practice Test 1

EOC Civics Practice Test 1: This EOC (End of Course) Civics Practice Test 1 is a comprehensive and well-structured exam designed to gauge the understanding of students in the discipline of civics, at the culmination of their course.

The test aims to evaluate the students’ grasp of concepts such as democracy, governance, political structures, historical developments, rights and responsibilities of citizens, and public policies, among other themes central to civics.

EOC Civics Practice Test 1

This practice test consists of a diverse range of questions, presented in multiple-choice format, that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and analytical abilities. The questions span across various sub-disciplines in civics, including American government, comparative political systems, and contemporary world issues. Moreover, they are created to align with educational standards and to mirror the format and content students can expect to find in the actual EOC examination.

Practice Test #1
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EOC Civics Practice Test #1

EOC Civics Practice Test #1
Total Items: 40
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Score: You can find your test score as a percentage at the end of the test!

1 / 40

Which level of government could pass a law changing the age at which people can marry?

2 / 40

Use the quotation to answer the question

“. . . shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and
Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and
general Welfare of the United States . . . to borrow Money . . . to regulate
Commerce . . . to coin Money . . .”
— U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8

To which branch of the government does the quotation refer?

3 / 40

Which of the following statements is true of the British Parliament?

4 / 40

Which of the following comparisons is correct?

5 / 40

How did President Washington respond to the war between Great Britain and France in 1793?

6 / 40

Why might a citizen oppose the U.S. government’s involvement with the United Nations?

7 / 40

Use the table to answer the question.

Which of the following best completes the table?

8 / 40

Which of the following issues would most likely be a foreign policy matter?

9 / 40

Which debate during the Constitutional Convention is most related to recent controversy over the USA PATRIOT Act?

10 / 40

You want to get a law passed requiring radon detectors in all houses. What type of group would you most likely organize to help reach that goal?

11 / 40

“Everybody’s doing it” is the new slogan for a campaign encouraging people to vote. What propaganda technique is being used?

12 / 40

Which is a main purpose of public opinion polls?

13 / 40

Which question would a citizen want to ask to determine whether a lobbyist is working on behalf of the public interest?

14 / 40

Which is the correct description of a party platform?

15 / 40

Which of the following statements about the Democratic Party is most accurate?

16 / 40

Use the map to answer the question.

Which of the Florida cities indicated on the map is located in a county won by the Republican candidate?

17 / 40

Use the quotation to answer the question.

“It is emphatically [definitely] the province [role] and duty of the Judicial
Department to say what the law is. . . . If two laws conflict with each
other, the Courts must decide on the operation of each.”
—Chief Justice John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, 1803

According to the Supreme Court, which branch of government has the power and responsibility to interpret the law?

18 / 40

How did the Twenty-fourth Amendment allow more Americans to vote?

19 / 40

To what age did the Twenty-sixth Amendment lower the voting age?

20 / 40

How does the Fifth Amendment protect an individual’s right to own property?

21 / 40

Which of the following best describes the purpose of the Bill of Rights?

22 / 40

How does the Twenty-second Amendment protect individual rights?

23 / 40

Use the quotation to answer the question.

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be
construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
—excerpt from the U.S. Constitution, Amendment IX

Which statement most accurately explains the significance of the excerpt?

24 / 40

How does registering to vote fulfill a responsibility of citizenship?

25 / 40

Use the line graph to answer the question.

Percentage of Americans Aged 18-24 Who Voted in Presidential Elections

Which of the following best describes the trend of voting among Americans aged 18 to 24 between the 1988 and 2008 presidential elections?

26 / 40

Why is it important for citizens to pay taxes?

27 / 40

What does a person born in any U.S. territory automatically become?

28 / 40

Use the diagram to answer the question.

The diagram above identifies the steps in becoming a U.S. citizen. Which of the following best completes the diagram?

29 / 40

Use the information in the box to answer the question.

ART. 85. DESERTION
(a) Any member of the armed forces who– (1) without authority goes or remains absent from his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to remain away therefrom permanently . . . is guilty of desertion.

What is the source of this law?

30 / 40

A court decides that the First Amendment permits a journalist to write an article on something the government wants to keep secret. What type of law was most involved in the decision?

31 / 40

What is meant by “the rule of law”?

32 / 40

Use the quotation to answer the question.

“My political curiosity . . . leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak
the language of ‘We, the People,’ instead of ‘We, the States’?”
—Patrick Henry, June 4, 1788

Which group did Patrick Henry most likely side with during the ratification debate?

33 / 40

Use the information in the box to answer the question.

Speaker 1: “We can’t ratify the Constitution. It has no bill of rights!”
Speaker 2: “I think the states should have more power.”
Speaker 3: “We just fought for liberty. Why submit to a new tyrant?”

Who are the speakers and what are they afraid of?

34 / 40

Use the table to answer the question.


Which of the following best completes the title of this table?

35 / 40

The Preamble of the Constitution lists six goals, including which of the following?

36 / 40

What is the most likely reason it was difficult to pass laws under the Articles of Confederation?

37 / 40

Consider this situation: On January 25, 2011, widespread pro-democracy demonstrations began in Egypt. For 18 days, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets, demanding free elections, free speech, and an end to government corruption, police brutality, and President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. Finally, on February 11, Mubarak resigned. Which of the following ideas expressed in the U.S. Declaration of Independence best supports the actions of the Egyptian people?

38 / 40

Use the quotation to answer the question.

“THE HORRID MASSACRE IN BOSTON, Perpetrated in the evening of
the fifth day of March, 1770, by soldiers of the Twenty-ninth Regiment,
which with the Fourteenth Regiment were then quartered there; with
some observations on the state of things prior to that catastrophe.”
—anonymous account, A Short Narrative of the
Horrid Massacre in Boston, 1770

Who most likely wrote this passage and for what reason?

39 / 40

What pamphlet denounced British rule and fanned the flames of revolution?

40 / 40

Why did the Founding Fathers separate the power to make, enforce, and interpret laws between different branches of government?

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