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Federal Government (GOVT-2305-31250) Chapter 1 Quiz

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What form of government exists in the United States?
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Representative democracy (republic)
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One function of government is to prevent negative externalities. Which statement is an example of preventing negative externalities?
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The government requires a factory to install pollution control equipment
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One function of government is to provide public goods. Which statement is an example of providing public goods?
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The U.S. Transportation Department maintains the nation’s interstate highway system
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What are republics?
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representative democracies
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Which of the following expanded Americans’ conceptions of personal liberty?
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the Fourteenth Amendment
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How does the Preamble to the Constitution begin?
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“We the People…”
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The idea that governments draw legitimacy and power from the governed is referred to as which of the following?
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popular consent
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Indirect democracy uses which of the following?
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representation
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Which accurately compares Southerners to Northerners?
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Southerners are more likely to favor downsizing the federal government
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The Framers agreed that the new nation had to be founded on notions of which of the following?
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religious freedom
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Which of the following is a true statement about liberals?
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They generally favor government intervention to promote equality
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Which of the following was expected of the federal government 200 years ago?
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providing national defense
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Which of the following is a true statement about moderates?
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They believe that a centrist approach to politics is best
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Why use the comparative method to study governments and politics? Select the BEST response.
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All of the choices
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Which statement BEST describes a representative democracy (republic)?
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A governing system in which public decision making is delegated to representatives of the people chosen by popular vote in free, open, and periodic elections
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Which of the following is the doctrine that society should be governed by certain ethical principles that are part of nature and can be understood by reason?
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natural law
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Americans’ confidence in government institutions in the United States has __________.
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generally decreased
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Based on the average age of the state’s population, which issue would you expect to be least important to voters in Florida?
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public education
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Which of the following public policies would social conservatives be most likely to support?
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restricting abortions
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In a direct democracy, decisions are made collectively by citizens using __________.
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majority rule
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Which of the following is a true statement about liberals?
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They generally favor government intervention to promote equality.