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AEPA: The Study of American Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Tom is campaigning for the California fifth district. He is attempting to speak to his entire potential constituency. One of his voters is only interested in the legalization of soft drugs and does not care about any other aspects of Tom's policy. He doesn't even care if such a policy would have a negative impact on the state. Which of the following best describes such a voter?

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Question 2 2. The U.S. government plays a large role in the country because its functions greatly affect citizens' _____.

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Question 3 3. Which of the following is a current trend in American politics?

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Question 4 4. The _____ theory of political power asserts that people who have the most resources have the most political power and make decisions for society.

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Question 5 5. Republicanism in America _____

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Question 6 6. The professor of a political science class asks his students to watch two short videos. In the first video, a member of Congress meets with his constituents to obtain their thoughts and opinions regarding a federal highway project that will directly affect them. In the second video, three politicians are gathered together discussing a plan to back one another's projects in a way that will help all of them profit at the expense of taxpayers. The professor asks the students which video demonstrates politics in action. Which of the following is the BEST answer?

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Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an example of the way democracy is exercised in the modern political system of the United States?

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Question 8 8. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

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Question 9 9. In a permanent campaign _____.

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Question 10 10. How did improved literacy in Europe and Franklin's circulation of Enlightenment ideals impact the world view of the eighteenth century?

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Question 11 11. One of the functions of the United States government listed in the preamble of the Constitution is _____.

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Question 12 12. How did John Locke's ideas influence the American Enlightenment?

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Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 14 14. An Iowa congressman wants to become governor. He declared that he would be running by stating: 'If I become governor, I will reduce state taxes by 5% and make sure that commerce within our borders prospers. The great state of Iowa needs to increase its exports, and we will print money to encourage inflation, which will help trade. Finally, I will make sure that all licenses are available online so the people do not have to waste their time.' Which of the following is a promise that the candidate and the state government would NOT be able to fulfill?

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Question 15 15. Tom is a career politician who is tiring of the requirements his role entails. Which of the following is FALSE of career politicians such as Tom?

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Question 16 16. Which value maintains that the United States is one indivisible nation and that Americans are a people bound by unbreakable ties?

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Question 17 17. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

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Question 18 18. A foreign country complains that you are emitting excessive greenhouse gases and not taking into account environmental sustainability. Which of the following could be used to defend your rule over your territory?

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Question 19 19. When it comes to government, politics:

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Question 20 20. Locke believed that the social contract between monarch and subjects could be broken by the people if _____.

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Question 21 21. Individualism is the value that is committed to _____.

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Question 22 22. Which of the following goals do the rules of American politics accomplish?

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Question 23 23. Which of the rules governing American politics tells us that the government's powers are limited by a written and defined legal framework, which is established as the highest law in the land?

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Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 25 25. Locke's 'Two Treatises of Government' were taken nearly verbatim and used to justify _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements defines a government?

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Question 27 27. Which type of government is ruled by a deity, whose representatives claim divine inspiration and interpret the laws found in the nation's holy texts?

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Question 28 28. Why did Deism play a large role in the principles of American Government?

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Question 29 29. A hurricane hits the eastern coast of the United States, causing damage that stretches from Florida to Virginia. Representatives from each state make their cases for the amount of money needed from the federal emergency budget to repair this damage. Each representative claims to have greater needs than any other. Which definition of politics is illustrated in this example?

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Question 30 30. Which statement best describes democracy?

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AEPA: The Study of American Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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