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Political Principles & Power Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of the legislative branch and the executive branch checking the power of the other?

Question 2 2. The _____ theory of political power asserts that people who have the most resources have the most political power and make decisions for society.

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. What is defined as the ability to affect the behavior of another without coercion or legitimate authority?

Question 5 5. Popular sovereignty became a major political issue in the United States in what year?

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Question 6 6. Political Action Committees (PACs) influence legislators through:

Question 7 7. Slavery erupted as a divisive issue after the Mexican-American War over the question of:

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. The suggestion that slavery should be barred from the territory gained by the war with Mexico was made by:

Question 10 10. Which of the following theories states that political power should be held by groups?

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Question 11 11. What is defined as the ability to assert one's will over others, forcing them to act in accordance with it despite their own desires?

Question 12 12. Which of these is not an example of rational authority?

Question 13 13. Smitty was arrested on his way home. When he was brought into the police station, he was locked up for over 6 days without being informed of the charges. What type of due process was violated?

Question 14 14. Amad's parents came to the United States on a visa program from a Middle Eastern country. While they were here, his mother gave birth to Amad. Once their visa expired, immigration officials denied the family an extension and claimed that Amad was considered only a citizen of his parent's home country. What protection would Amad have under the law?

Question 15 15. Samantha is finally old enough to vote but she really has no interest in the political process. She thinks one person's vote can't really make a difference and doesn't even plan to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Samantha is displaying _____.

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Question 16 16. Voters who incorporate the political views of different parties and end up not identifying with any particular group are referred to as _____.

Question 17 17. How are the 5th and 14th Amendments similar?

Question 18 18. Joe was arrested for loitering. Upon his arrest, he was denied a phone call. What type of due process was he denied?

Question 19 19. Which of the following best describes separation of powers?

Question 20 20. Members of the Republican political party are likely to do all of the following, except:

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Question 21 21. Bullfrog McCoy was arrested and acquitted of robbery. When he was released, the police wanted to re-arrest him because they were sure he did the crime. What protects Bullfrog from being rearrested?

Question 22 22. What is the term used to describe the Supreme Court's ability to determine whether a law passed by Congress is constitutional or not?

Question 23 23. The original advocate of organizing new territories on the basis of popular sovereignty was:

Question 24 24. Popular sovereignty was also known as:

Question 25 25. _____ is a third party political group in the U.S. that can be said to have views that reflect the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an example of the legislative branch and the judicial branch checking the power of the other?

Question 27 27. What is defined as the legitimate, socially approved use of power within institutions?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of separation of powers found in the United States Constitution?

Question 29 29. What is generally defined as the way in which a society maintains order?

Question 30 30. A foreign country complains that you are emitting excessive greenhouse gases and not taking into account environmental sustainability. Which of the following could be used to defend your rule over your territory?

Political Principles & Power Chapter Exam Instructions

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