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Politics & Geography Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A formally approved agreement between two states is known as _____.

Question 2 2. What is the primary role of the United Nations?

Question 3 3. What influenced the dramatic changes in lifestyle experienced in most of the world in the twentieth century?

Question 4 4. In a _____, the leaders are elected by citizens who actively participate in the political process.

Question 5 5. Which of the following resulted from the consolidation of power in the modern world?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following explanations is NOT true of a state?

Question 7 7. How did Canada, Mexico and the United States benefit from NAFTA?

Question 8 8. What do you call a group of people that have authority over a political unit at a particular point in time?

Question 9 9. What's the best explanation of nation?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is not a major type of political change?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following would be the BEST example of gerrymandering?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What do we call a body of voters in a specified area who elect a representative to a legislative body?

Question 14 14. What is broadly defined as collaborations between the armed forces of two states?

Question 15 15. Which type of government is controlled by a group of wealthy, powerful aristocrats?

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Question 16 16. Setting political boundaries is often referred to as what?

Question 17 17. In which type of government does a king or queen hold supreme power over his or her nation?

Question 18 18. What do we call the manipulation of political boundaries to favor one party or class?

Question 19 19. What do we call an autonomous political unit, including many communities within its territories over which it has legitimate centralized power?

Question 20 20. What factor in modernization involves the development of hierarchical organization and written rules and regulations?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 24 24. Why does a state have a legitimate power to use force?

Question 25 25. What is the best explanation of a State?

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Question 26 26. A conflict between a country's own citizens is what type of political change?

Question 27 27. Which factor in modernization involves pricing that is the result of supply and demand, and competition between private businesses?

Question 28 28. What do we call the process of revising the geographic boundaries in which people elect their representatives?

Question 29 29. Significant disruption in a government that leads to new or modified leadership or policies is called?

Question 30 30. What type of authority is defined as leaders being elevated by a system of law and given formalized power to enforce laws and policies?

Politics & Geography Chapter Exam Instructions

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