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 NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
US HISTORY & GOVERNMENT - AUGUST 2001

PART 1

Directions (1-50): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer
sheet the number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes
the statement or answers the question.

1 The best source of information for identifying the location of the major
mountain ranges in the United States is

(1) an encyclopedia     (3) an atlas
(2) an almanac            (4) a dictionary

2 The Mayflower Compact is important to the concept of a democratic society because it represents

(1) an effort by the colonists to use force to resist the King
(2) a clear step toward self-government
(3) an early attempt to establish universal suffrage
(4) an attempt by the colonists to establish freedom of religion

3 The Declaration of Independence was based on the ideas of the

(1) Enlightenment       (3) Renaissance
(2) Romantic Era        (4) Age of Exploration

4 What was an important accomplishment of the central government under
the  Articles of Confederation?

(1) elimination of debts from the Revolutionary War
(2) removal of all British troops from North America
(3) formation of a national policy relating to Native American Indians
(4) development of guidelines for the admission of new states into the Union

5 Which feature of the unwritten constitution is part of the system of checks
and balances?

(1) the cabinet                (3) political parties
(2) judicial review         (4) legislative lobbies

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