Gov Topic 1 and 2 Practice Test Rev

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How does the chief executive of a parliamentary system differ from that of a presidential system?
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Unlike a president, a prime minister is a member of both the legislative and executive branches.
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the individual 50 states of the U.S lack which of the following
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sovereignty
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According to the text, \”Thomas Jefferson called the [Declaration of Independence] ‘pure Locke,’\” referring to the English philosopher John Locke. Which of the following ideas shows Locke’s influence on the Declaration of Independence?
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By violating the social contract with the colonists, the king has lost his authority to rule.
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In what way is the United States a representative democracy?
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Citizens choose small groups of people to make laws and policy for them.
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Which of the following is MOST directly related to the idea that government should be restricted in what it can do?
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limited government
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Which of the following actions is one example of how the American government establishes justice?
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creating a set of laws and a court system
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Which of the following lists the three basic powers a government must have?
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executive power, legislative power, legslative power
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The major puirpose of The Federalist Papers was to
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win support for ratification of the new Constitution
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Which of the following statements about the forms of government shown in the chart is correct?
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In a unitary system, the central government determines which powers the local governments have.
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What is government?
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the institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies
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Based on this chart, which of the following explains why some States supported the Three-Fifths Compromise?
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Virginia and South Carolina had the highest slave populations and could add three-fifths of each slave to their population for representation
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Which was a main feature of the Connecticut (Great) Compromise?
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In the Senate, the States would be represented equally. In the House, the States would be represented based on population.
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The individual 50 states of the U.S. lack which basic characteristic of a state?
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sovereignty
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Anti-Federalists demanded that guarantees of citizens’ freedoms (such as religion, assembly, property, etc.) be added to the Constitution. This resulting listing of basic liberties in the Constitution is called
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the Bill of Rights
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Which of the following is the best definition of the public policies of a government?
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everything a government decides to do
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To what concept of government does this excerpt refer?
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the social contract
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Which of the following ideas shows Locke’s influence on the Declaration of Independence?
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By violating the social contract with the colonists, the king has lost his authority to rule.
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What is the difference between a unitary government and a federal government?
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In a unitary government power is held by a single, central agency; in a federal government power is divided between a central government and local governments.
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A legitimate government is
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one that is accepted by its people and other governments as the sovereign authority of a nation.
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which one of these explanations about the origins of state best applies to the type of political system created by the U.S Constitution? (chart)
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social contract theory
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\”we hold the truths that all Men…by their creator with certain unalienable rights…\” which of the following BEST paraphrases this statement?
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people are born with certain rights that no one can take away
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image of Kim-Jon-un- which type of goverment is he?
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dictatorship

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