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GACE Behavioral Science: Political Organization Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are defined as rules or standards that regulate behavior?

Question 2 2. Which of these is NOT true of foraging tribes that rely on fishing?

Question 3 3. Foragers are often referred to as

Question 4 4. Which of these is not an example of a custom?

Question 5 5. Which of these is not an example of rational authority?

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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. 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?

Question 8 8. What is defined as a combination of smaller kin or nonkin groups, linked by a common culture, that is usually egalitarian and acts as one?

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

Question 10 10. Foragers are often referred to as

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Question 11 11. What is defined as the legitimate, socially approved use of power within institutions?

Question 12 12. What is defined as the ability to affect the behavior of another without coercion or legitimate authority?

Question 13 13. Which of these in NOT true of a chiefdom?

Question 14 14. Which of these is true of a state?

Question 15 15. Most foraging tribes tend to be

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Question 16 16. What is generally defined as the way in which a society maintains order?

Question 17 17. Which of these is true of a foraging band?

Question 18 18. What is defined as a political unit with a chief at its head, who holds power over more than one community group?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. What are defined as rules that a society uses to regulate behavior and that are enforced through the levying of penalties?

Question 22 22. What is defined as a a political unit with a chief at its head, bringing together more than one community?

Question 23 23. What are defined as traditional and widely accepted ways of behaving, or actions that are specific to a particular society?

Question 24 24. Most chiefs acquire their positions through

Question 25 25. What type of lifestyle is defined as having no fixed home and moving from place to place in search of food and water?

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Question 26 26. What is defined as a combination of smaller kin or nonkin communities linked by a common culture that usually act as one?

Question 27 27. What is defined as the ability to assert one's will over others, forcing them to act in accordance with it despite their own desires?

Question 28 28. What is defined as a structured, armed struggle between groups, each of which is motivated by a specific purpose?

Question 29 29. Which of these in NOT true of a band?

Question 30 30. What are defined as traditional and widely accepted ways of behaving or actions that are specific to a particular society?

GACE Behavioral Science: Political Organization Chapter Exam Instructions

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