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OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Political Systems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In basic social contract theory terms, nature is:

Question 2 2. Paul the policymaker believes that the main problem of his community is the very high number of drug users. He thinks the cause of the problem is that many police officers turn a blind eye to recreational drug use. Why is this an example of problem identification?

Question 3 3. A pollster asks you, 'Are you in favor of the death penalty for serial killers?' What's wrong with this public opinion polling question?

Question 4 4. In a representative democracy, _____.

Question 5 5. A significant problem in one district is that only 7% of small businesses export products. This loss in revenue causes many of them to declare bankruptcy in the first three years of starting their business. A policymaker is trying to evaluate the impact of increasing the export capacity of small businesses. Which of the following is a key question the policymaker should ask in evaluating the project?

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Question 6 6. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

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

Question 8 8. What is a democracy?

Question 9 9. Businesses that measure public opinion through strategic methods are known as:

Question 10 10. This is one of the oldest and best-known American polling organizations. It is known for publishing timely public opinion research on a multitude of topics.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is the best explanation of a vote of no confidence?

Question 12 12. Choose which of the following is an example of option identification as a step of the policy process?

Question 13 13. The United States Constitution replaced the _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy?

Question 15 15. What is the difference between a monarchy and a constitutional monarchy?

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Question 16 16. Any right that is not granted to the federal government is generally reserved to the states. This power comes from _____.

Question 17 17. In a _____, one leader, who is not elected and does not inherit his position, rules with absolute power, little restraint, and often violence.

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Many thinkers who argue social contract theory is flawed believe that

Question 20 20. Which type of government is controlled by a group of wealthy, powerful aristocrats?

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Question 21 21. In order for a federal law to be declared 'supreme', it must _____.

Question 22 22. Why were early societies okay with sacrificing personal freedoms in order to create governments?

Question 23 23. Which statement best describes democracy?

Question 24 24. How many steps are there to the Rational-Comprehensive Model of public policy?

Question 25 25. Locke's view of government was ultimately based upon his desire to:

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Question 26 26. In which type of government does a king or queen hold supreme power over his or her nation?

Question 27 27. Thomas is polling people in his state to get a sense of their general political views. He polls all of the shoppers that exit an upscale furniture store. How could Thomas change his polling tactics in order to reduce sampling errors?

Question 28 28. How are the executive positions filled in a parliamentary system?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is a characteristic common to both parliamentary and presidential systems?

Question 30 30. In the United States, citizens are subject to federal, state, and local laws. This is known as _____.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Political Systems Chapter Exam Instructions

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