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Introduction to the Study of American Government: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following is best suited for a capitalist system?

Question 3 3. Which of the following did NOT influence Enlightenment thinking?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. In a _____, one leader, who is not elected and does not inherit his position, rules with absolute power, little restraint, and often violence.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following theories states that political power should be held by groups?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 8 8. Why did Deism play a large role in the principles of American Government?

Question 9 9. Which type of government is controlled by a group of wealthy, powerful aristocrats?

Question 10 10. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a factor in the rise of the permanent campaign?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy?

Question 13 13. In a representative democracy, _____.

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

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Question 16 16. Locke believed that the social contract between monarch and subjects could be broken by the people if _____.

Question 17 17. How did John Locke's ideas influence the American Enlightenment?

Question 18 18. One of the functions of the United States government listed in the preamble of the Constitution is _____.

Question 19 19. Congress recently voted on a law that would allow the implementation of harsher sentences for people working in the NSA who disclose confidential information. The president vetoed the bill, but was eventually overruled by a 2/3 majority of Congress. In the end, the Supreme Court declared the bill unconstitutional. The actions taken by the Supreme Court are an example of _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 21 21. Tom is a career politician who is tiring of the requirements his role entails. Which of the following is FALSE of career politicians such as Tom?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following refers to an individual's or group's right to use power by making decisions, giving directives, and demanding compliance?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. An Iowa congressman wants to become governor. He declared that he would be running by stating: 'If I become governor, I will reduce state taxes by 5% and make sure that commerce within our borders prospers. The great state of Iowa needs to increase its exports, and we will print money to encourage inflation, which will help trade. Finally, I will make sure that all licenses are available online so the people do not have to waste their time.' Which of the following is a promise that the candidate and the state government would NOT be able to fulfill?

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Question 26 26. The U.S. government plays a large role in the country because its functions greatly affect citizens' _____.

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. 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 29 29. In a direct democracy, _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following refers to voter participation?

Introduction to the Study of American Government: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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