Elements of American Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In which type of government does a king or queen hold supreme power over his or her nation?

Question 2 2. One of the functions of the United States government listed in the preamble of the Constitution is _____.

Question 3 3. After a long, heated debate, the U.S. Congress has managed to agree upon two final versions of a gun control bill. However, each version has several contradicting stipulations. According to majoritarianism, what would be the best way to resolve the situation?

Question 4 4. What institution of higher learning did both Hobbes and Locke attend?

Question 5 5. How does the presence of the Vice President impact the functioning of the Senate?

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Question 6 6. Why did Deism play a large role in the principles of American Government?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements defines a government?

Question 8 8. While Thomas Hobbes' political views were in part influenced by the English Civil War and Interregnum, John Locke's were influenced by the _____.

Question 9 9. When it comes to government, politics:

Question 10 10. Which statement best describes democracy?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best defines the ability of individuals and groups to create and enforce policies and manage public resources?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a current trend in American politics?

Question 13 13. In the country of Faketopia, citizens cannot vote public officials to office. Instead, the United Council of Faketopia has members that serve for life and appoint one another. The Council alone is in charge of creating, enforcing, and interpreting the laws that citizens must follow. According to this description, which of the following ideals does Faketopia lack?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. The value of _____ proclaims that people should be free to think, speak, and act as they choose as long as they do not offend the freedom and rights of others.

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Question 16 16. How has the amount of available information on candidates, along with the fact that candidates are spending more time in the public eye, changed voter behavior?

Question 17 17. The U.S. government plays a large role in the country because its functions greatly affect citizens' _____.

Question 18 18. In a direct democracy, _____.

Question 19 19. The U.S. Supreme Court was called upon to examine whether a law enacted by Congress regarding gun control breaches the Second Amendment. What grants the Supreme Court with the power to determine constitutionality in such a case?

Question 20 20. How can the Senate and Congress maintain their role as a check in regards to the executive branch?

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Question 21 21. Due to Hobbes' belief that man was inherently selfish and in need of a strong governmental hand, he concluded that the only correct form of government is _____.

Question 22 22. How did John Locke's ideas influence the American Enlightenment?

Question 23 23. Individualism is the value that is committed to _____.

Question 24 24. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 29 29. In a _____, one leader, who is not elected and does not inherit his position, rules with absolute power, little restraint, and often violence.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

Elements of American Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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