Congressional Powers Self-Quiz








Which of the following is NOT a power granted Congress in Article I?
Choice 1 The power to regulate commerce.
Choice 2 The power to levy taxes.
Choice 3 The power to declare war.
Choice 4 The power to enter into treaties.
Congress was disturbed to discover that many states do not require motorists to carry even minimal liability insurance. Congress could mandate that states pass laws requiring such insurance in accordance with:
Choice 1 Article I, Section 2, clause 4.
Choice 2 Article I, Section 8.
Choice 3 The Commerce Clause
Choice 4 Congress cannot compel states to pass such a law.
If Congress wants to ensure that motorcycle-helmet laws are passed by all of the states, the best way to do so would be to:
Choice 1 Repeal the Tenth Amendment and pass federal legislation.
Choice 2 Use the General Welfare Clause to establish a tax.
Choice 3 Use the General Welfare Clause to attach “strings” to funding provided to the states.
Choice 4 Use the Fourteenth Amendment to compel state action.
Evaluate the following statement: Congress may not delegate its constitutionally-granted powers to any other branch of the federal government.
TRUE. The Constitution grants Congress certain powers and so it is Congress which must exercise those powers.
FALSE. So long as some guidance is provided to the delegee(s), Congress may properly delegate any powers granted under the Constitution.
Congressional power to tax and spend is derived from:
Choice 1 The Taxation Clause
Choice 2 The General Welfare Clause
Choice 3 The Revenue Clause
Choice 4 The Levy Clause

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