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Different Forms of Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is accurate when describing forms of government?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a reason a country may need a transitional government?

Question 3 3. When a government employs a military force to ensure security, this is specifically known as:

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a term that could be used to describe a type of autocratic leader?

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Question 6 6. Which statement best describes democracy?

Question 7 7. A totalitarian government may include which of the following characteristics:

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements defines a government?

Question 9 9. In a _____, one leader, who is not elected and does not inherit his position, rules with absolute power, little restraint, and often violence.

Question 10 10. In which type of government does a king or queen hold supreme power over his or her nation?

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Question 11 11. Which type of government is controlled by a group of wealthy, powerful aristocrats?

Question 12 12. In a direct democracy, _____.

Question 13 13. The U.S. government plays a large role in the country because its functions greatly affect citizens' _____.

Question 14 14. One of the functions of the United States government listed in the preamble of the Constitution is _____.

Question 15 15. The United States currently utilizes which system of government?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is most accurate about nation-building and state-building?

Question 17 17. Which of the following terms includes both authoritarianism and totalitarianism, if led by one ruler?

Question 18 18. In a representative democracy, _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following groups typically also play a key role in maintaining the power of the autocratic government?

Question 20 20. A governmental system ruled by a single power that maintains control over many aspects of society is best described by the term:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a possible objective of a transitional government?

Question 23 23. Federal systems can best be described as:

Question 24 24. Which definition summarizes the meaning of 'government'?

Question 25 25. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a possible benefit of a more federal style of government compared with a unitary style?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a benefit of a constitutional government, whether unitary or federal?

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 29 29. 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?

Question 30 30. An unintended negative consequence of a transitional government may include:

Different Forms of Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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