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MTTC Political Science: Comparative Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What do we call an autonomous political unit, including many communities within its territories over which it has legitimate centralized power?

Question 2 2. What do we call a union of states that have placed themselves under a centralized government authority?

Question 3 3. Which Russian ruler was considered an example of absolute monarchy?

Question 4 4. Who appoints Cabinet members?

Question 5 5. How would you classify the form of government utilized in the United States of America?

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Question 6 6. How would you describe the political party system of the United States?

Question 7 7. In the pluralist mode of power, why do insider groups tend to be more powerful than outsider groups?

Question 8 8. Thomas Smith is a teacher in a country that has a parliamentary political system. He thinks that he could make a difference in Parliament. Which of the following can place him in the position to campaign for a seat in Parliament?

Question 9 9. In a parliamentary system, the members of the legislature are elected by _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a duty of the Prime Minister?

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Question 11 11. The Prime Minister ...

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a benefit of a constitutional government, whether unitary or federal?

Question 13 13. What is defined as holding supreme, autonomous power?

Question 14 14. Select the answer that describes the major difference between the pluralist and power-elite models of power.

Question 15 15. What happens when there are conflicts between the legislative and executive branch in a Parliamentary system?

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Question 16 16. In which type of government does a king or queen hold supreme power over his or her nation?

Question 17 17. 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?

Question 18 18. In a _____, one leader, who is not elected and does not inherit his position, rules with absolute power, little restraint, and often violence.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a difference between the electoral systems of the U.K. and the United States?

Question 20 20. What type of authority is defined as leaders being elevated by a system of law and given formalized power to enforce laws and policies?

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Question 21 21. Which French monarch was considered a prime example of absolute monarchy?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. What title did Louis XIV use to refer to himself?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an area where the EU is allowed to make laws?

Question 25 25. Why does a state have a legitimate power to use force?

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Question 26 26. Which traditional branch of government is largely powerless in a parliamentary system?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Which of the following statements correctly describes a society ruled by an oligarchy?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT correct regarding a multi-party system?

Question 30 30. Federal systems can best be described as:

MTTC Political Science: Comparative Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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