AP United States Government and Politics Practice Test 24

Questions 1-2 refer to the following information.

The following excerpt is from a Supreme Court decision:

On the other hand, the allowance of the privilege to withhold evidence that is demonstrably relevant in a criminal trial would cut deeply into the guarantee of due process of law and gravely impair the basic function of the courts. A president’s acknowledged need for confidentiality in the communication of his office is general in nature. . . .

1. Which event took place as a result of this ruling?

2. The principle of executive privilege relates to which constitutional doctrine?

3. The major impact third political parties have on presidential elections has been to

4. A special interest group would probably have the greatest success dealing with a legislator regarding public policy issues that

5. Which of the following statements best describes congressional incumbency?

6. Compared with marble cake federalism, Reagan's new federalism aimed to

7. Which of the following has the power to increase the size of the Supreme Court?

8. Which statement is true about the War Powers Act?

9. The guiding principle that governs legislative apportionment is

10. All of the following demographic criteria have had an impact on voting EXCEPT

11. What conclusion can you reach from the fact that informal congressional caucus groups such as the black caucus and caucus for women's issues have been formed?

12. Which of the following represents the attitudes of citizens with respect to the issue of separation of church and state?