EOC Civics Practice Test 3

EOC Civics Practice Test 3 The End-of-Course (EOC) Civics Practice Test 2 is a comprehensive practice test designed to assess students’ understanding of civics and government’s fundamental principles and concepts.

This test focuses on critical areas such as the foundations of government, the Constitution, federalism, the three branches of government, civil liberties and civil rights, the electoral process, and the roles of state and local government.

EOC Civics Practice Test 3

The test consists of multiple-choice questions that require students to apply critical thinking skills and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.

Civics Practice Test 3
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EOC Civics Practice Test #3

EOC Civics Practice Test #3
Total Items: 40
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Score: You can find your test score as a percentage at the end of the test!

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Use the table to answer the question.

Which phrase completes the table?

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From which of the following courts is there no appeal?

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Which statement about monarchies is correct?

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Use the quotation to answer the question.

“Western policies must encourage the evolution of the Soviet Union
toward an open society. This task . . . will require a sweeping vision. Let
me share with you my vision: I see a Western Hemisphere of democratic,
prosperous nations, no longer threatened by a Cuba or a Nicaragua
armed by Moscow.”
—President George H. W. Bush, May 12, 1989

To which twentieth-century situation was Bush referring?

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What was the United States’ approach to fighting communism in the late 1940s called?

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Why did the United States join NATO?

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Use the table to answer the question.

Which of the following best completes the table?

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

9 / 40

Opponents of the USA PATRIOT Act would most likely argue that it violates which part of the U.S. Constitution?

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A state legislature fails to pass a law because the two houses cannot agree on a compromise bill. How can citizens get the law passed without the legislature’s help?

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A politician has a picture taken of him mowing the yard. Which propaganda technique is being used?

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Which source would be most likely to provide a thorough and balanced analysis of political issues?

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Which of the following is the least common method lobbyists use to try to influence public policy?

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Which of the following would be the best source for accurate information about a candidate’s experience and qualifications?

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

16 / 40

Use the table to answer the question.

What percentage of Florida counties did the Democratic candidate win?

17 / 40

Which Supreme Court decision most helped overturn the “separate but equal” doctrine?

18 / 40

Use the quotation to answer the question.

“In practically all jurisdictions, there are rights granted to adults which are
withheld from juveniles. . . . Under our Constitution, the condition of being
a boy [or girl] does not justify a kangaroo court [an unfair trial].”
—Justice Abe Fortas, In re Gault, 1967

According to the Supreme Court, why should juveniles have the same right to a fair trial that adults have?

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How did the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause extend the Bill of Rights?

20 / 40

Which of the following statements best describes an aspect of American government?

21 / 40

What does the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution deal with?

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Which phrase has come to mean that each person’s rights are as important as every other person’s rights?

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How does the Fourteenth Amendment protect individual rights?

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Use the quotation to answer the question.

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a
speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury. ”
—excerpt from the U.S. Constitution

Which amendment is this quotation from?

25 / 40

Which of the following is the most likely reason that an individual might volunteer with a political campaign?

26 / 40

Use the diagram to answer the question.


Duties of citizenship are things we must do. Responsibilities of citizenship are things we should do. Which duty of citizenship is missing from the diagram?

27 / 40

Why does the government require qualified 18-year-old males to register for military service?

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Which of the following terms is defined as the legal process of becoming a U.S. citizen?

29 / 40

Which is the best example of a criminal law?

30 / 40

What is one way that the rule of law has influenced the development of the American legal system?

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se these quotations to answer the question.

“Where-ever law ends, tyranny begins.”
—John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, 1690
“That in America THE LAW IS KING. For as in absolute governments the
King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought
to be no other.”—Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Which conclusion about the rule of law is best supported by these quotations?

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What did Federalists and Antifederalists disagree most strongly about?

33 / 40

Use the diagram to answer the question.

Which of the following completes the diagram?

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Use the quotation to answer the question.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings
of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity [future generations], do ordain and
establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
—excerpt from the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution

What does the phrase “to ourselves and our Posterity” suggest about the Founding Fathers’ goals?

35 / 40

Use the diagram to answer the question.


Which term correctly completes the diagram?

36 / 40

According to the Declaration of Independence, what is the main purpose of government?

37 / 40

The Declaration of Independence lists a number of offenses committed by the British king against the American colonists. Which of the following offenses refers to a protection first established by Magna Carta?

38 / 40

se the information in the box to answer the question.

Events Leading to American Independence
1. The Declaration of Independence is issued.
2. British Parliament passes Tea Act.
3. Boston Tea Party staged to protest British policies.
4. First battles of the American Revolution are fought.

What is the correct sequence of events?

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Use the quotation to answer the question.

“No freeman shall be taken, imprisoned, . . . or in any other way
destroyed . . . except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law
of the land.”
— excerpt from Magna Carta

Which statement best expresses how Magna Carta shaped the colonists’ views of government?

40 / 40

Which Enlightenment thinker argued that all people were born equal and had natural rights to life, liberty, and property?

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