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Government & Political Systems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The 'Title IX' amendment to the Civil Rights Act prohibits gender discrimination in education. It's best known for providing college sports opportunities for women. This is an example of:

Question 2 2. How much power does a social contract give the government?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is incorrect about sovereignty?

Question 4 4. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. Which of these was about an issue rather than who should rule?

Question 7 7. What would life be like without a social contract?

Question 8 8. The concept of sovereignty applies to which of the following?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a characteristic of a failed state?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a feature of a sovereign nation state?

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Question 11 11. When power is distributed among a variety of states, this would be considered an example of:

Question 12 12. What is the broadest term discussed in this lesson?

Question 13 13. What factors helped create the first nation states?

Question 14 14. Which refers to the concept of power, or military might, being evenly distributed among a variety of states, so that no single state is able to dominate the others?

Question 15 15. What makes a nation state different from a Kingdom?

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Question 16 16. In the view of Talcott Parsons, Integration is to family as Adaptation is to

Question 17 17. Under federalism, 'equality' means:

Question 18 18. Under which political system do we find a reigning monarch alongside governance by elected representatives?

Question 19 19. When did nation states first appear?

Question 20 20. An arrangement in which numerous states commit to defend any one member state with a collective response, would be considered an example of:

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Question 21 21. Which definition summarizes the meaning of 'government'?

Question 22 22. Which type of government is controlled by a group of wealthy, powerful aristocrats?

Question 23 23. Federalism has two main values. They are:

Question 24 24. Which political system is governed by elected officials?

Question 25 25. What best defines a revolution?

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Question 26 26. In a _____, one leader, who is not elected and does not inherit his position, rules with absolute power, little restraint, and often violence.

Question 27 27. One of the functions of the United States government listed in the preamble of the Constitution is _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is true?

Question 29 29. Which of these words describes the usual targets for a coup?

Question 30 30. If one state or power structure exercises total power within an international system, this would be considered an example of:

Government & Political Systems Chapter Exam Instructions

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