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Introduction to Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A governmental system ruled by a single power that maintains control over many aspects of society is best described by the term:

Question 2 2. Which definition summarizes the meaning of 'government'?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements correctly describes a society ruled by an oligarchy?

Question 4 4. The event that brought about the support for a stronger national government was _____.

Question 5 5. The United States' first constitution was called _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements defines a government?

Question 7 7. Federal systems can best be described as:

Question 8 8. Which of the following groups typically also play a key role in maintaining the power of the autocratic government?

Question 9 9. Which of the following terms includes both authoritarianism and totalitarianism, if led by one ruler?

Question 10 10. After the American Revolution, colonists wanted a _____.

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Question 11 11. The biggest weakness of the Articles of Confederation was _____.

Question 12 12. The United States currently utilizes which system of government?

Question 13 13. Ana lives in a country where the monarch is the key figure in the government. He determines the fate of the country on his own. She wants to start a petition to form the country's first parliament in order to restrict the monarch's power. Why is her country currently an absolute monarchy?

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

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 16 16. A totalitarian government may include which of the following characteristics:

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a term that could be used to describe a type of autocratic leader?

Question 18 18. How would you classify the form of government utilized in the United States of America?

Question 19 19. Which of the following was part of the federal government under the Articles of Confederation?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a possible benefit of a more federal style of government compared with a unitary style?

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Question 21 21. The U.S. government plays a large role in the country because its functions greatly affect citizens' _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a benefit of a constitutional government, whether unitary or federal?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is accurate when describing forms of government?

Question 24 24. You are listening to a news report about a foreign government that often uses scare tactics and censors the media. The government seems to have unlimited control over people's lives. Which of the following forms of government is it most likely to be?

Question 25 25. The form of government in Cuba allows citizens very few civil liberties. There is only one ruler to whom the people are absolutely obedient. Based on this information, Cuba uses which form of government?

Introduction to Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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