Gov CH. 1

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The power to make laws and frome public policies
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legislative power
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Independent states that retain separate identities
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confederation
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The body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, processes of government
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constituion
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The power to interpret laws and define their meanings
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judicial power
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All powers are held by the government belong to a single, central agency
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unitary government
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The government must resign if their is a vote of \”no confidence\”
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parliamentary government
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Powers are divided between central and local levels of government
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federal government
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For what reason might the ruler in a dictatorship feel threatened by the internet?
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it might provide a forum which people could unite & rebel
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A government can be both
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unitary & parlimentary
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What happens to the price of strawberries if there is a drought?
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the price will rise
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Democracy’s, belief in the worth of the individual is indirectly reflected in the
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free enterprise system
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In a democracy, each minority has a right to
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be heard & criticize the majority
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Which of the following would NOT happen in a free enterprise system?
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the government orders a company to produce more steel
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Which of the following would be most threatened by the social contract theory?
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divine right advocates
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Inability to resolve conflicts can be a characteristic of a
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presidential government
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\”Promote the general welfare\” really means that
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the government is a servant to its citizens
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Where does sovereignty rest in a dictatorship?
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with a small group or a single person
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The decision to raise taxes is an example
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public policy
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The U.S. does not have a unitary form of government becuase
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the States have powers reserved to them in the Constitution
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Politics is a(n)_____, while government is a(n)____
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process; institution
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A democratic government with territory and population qualifies as a
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state
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Locke, Harrington, Hobbes, and Rousseau would most likely agree that
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the state exists to serve the will of the people
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Which is a characteristic of the state
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all the above (population, territory, government)
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Which of the following statements is NOT true of parliamentary government?
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the legislature is controlled by the executive
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The individual 50 States lack which basic characteristic of a state?
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state
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The Internet seems especially suited to satisfy which of these needs in a democracy?
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to be informed about government policies
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The theory underlying modern democracies was developed to challenge the idea theat
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those of royal birth have absolute authority to rule
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A federal government is one is whick
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power is divided between a federal government and local governments
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The dominant political unit in the world today is the
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State
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According to the social contract theory, the contract is
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a constitution
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Which of the following statements about sovereign states is NOT true?
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a county or city is considered sovereign
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Which illustrates the concept of equality of opportunity?
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public schools can’t exclude students because of sex or race
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In a democracy, the will of the majority
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cannot be used to derive rights to minority groups
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Which of the following statements about the internet is false?
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it led to widespread on-line voting in the 2000 election
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Which is among the purposes of government outlined in the preamble of the Constitution?
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all the above
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All political powers in a state are concentrated at the level
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unitary government
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Which statement about the social contract theory is NOT true?
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the state is an extension of the family structure
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What is a purpose of the U.S. government spelled out in the Preamble?
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provide for justices and the people’s general welfare

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