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Basic Terms and Concepts of Political Science: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best defines the ability of individuals and groups to create and enforce policies and manage public resources?

Question 2 2. What do you call a group of people that have authority over a political unit at a particular point in time?

Question 3 3. 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?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is best suited for a capitalist system?

Question 5 5. You are a respected member of the community who has volunteered at the local dog shelter for many years. You minored in political science and have an M.B.A. in economics. You decide you want to run for political office. As you have been working as a teacher, you don't have that much money, nor connections to donors. Which of the following is a factor that might hamper your campaign?

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Question 6 6. The president meets with the leaders of two countries that are currently involved in a conflict with one another. He leads them to acceptable compromises in order to diffuse tensions. Which definition of politics is seen in this example?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is the best explanation of political rights?

Question 8 8. What is an ideal aim of civil society?

Question 9 9. Which discipline studies the interaction between states and other international actors?

Question 10 10.

What is the GDP for the following information:

Consumption = 10,000

Investment = 2,000

Government spending = 1,000

Exports = 7,500

Imports = 7,000

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Question 11 11. When it comes to government, politics:

Question 12 12. What type of justice is concerned with process instead of outcome?

Question 13 13. Which of the following accurately and completely describes the scope of political science?

Question 14 14. What's the broadest definition of justice according to the lesson?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. Which of the following does not affect public opinion?

Question 17 17. Which type of political culture exhibits citizens with knowledge of the political system but are passive participants?

Question 18 18. Which political science discipline focuses its study on the political systems of foreign countries?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 20 20. The United States and other Western democracies demonstrate which of the following political cultures?

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Question 21 21. Your teacher is talking about the principles of capitalism and states: 'The main role of the government in capitalism is to ensure people have the freedom they need to buy and sell their goods and services in an open and competitive market. In doing so, the government should protect the right of anybody to own property and should protect workers. However, consumer protection is not important. Free competition will root out bad products, so the government doesn't need to protect consumers.' What did your teacher say that was NOT correct?

Question 22 22. Which of the following would NOT be included in consumption?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is incorrect about citizenship in the United States?

Question 24 24. What does the word domestic in Gross Domestic Product refer to?

Question 25 25. Which of the following refers to an individual's or group's right to use power by making decisions, giving directives, and demanding compliance?

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Question 26 26. What political science discipline is concerned with the study of how people and institutions interact in the political environment?

Question 27 27. If you needed to increase the GDP, why might you focus on consumption to do this?

Question 28 28. Fairness of allocating society's resources involves what type of justice?

Question 29 29. What's the best explanation of nation?

Question 30 30. Which of the following theories states that political power should be held by groups?

Basic Terms and Concepts of Political Science: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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