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Sovereignty, Authority & Power of Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following theories states that political power should be held by groups?

Question 2 2. What do you call a group of people that have authority over a political unit at a particular point in time?

Question 3 3. 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?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. What is the best explanation of a State?

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Question 6 6. A group organizing a rally to voice concerns over rising health care costs would be an example of an outsider group. This kind of group is part of the _____ model of power.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 8 8. Why does a state have a legitimate power to use force?

Question 9 9. What do we call a union of states that have placed themselves under a centralized government authority?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. How does the average person make their voice heard in the power-elite model?

Question 12 12. In the pluralist mode of power, why do insider groups tend to be more powerful than outsider groups?

Question 13 13. Which of the following models sees power as revolving around class and economic status?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of the following is incorrect?

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Question 16 16. What do we call an autonomous political unit, including many communities within its territories over which it has legitimate centralized power?

Question 17 17. What's the best explanation of nation?

Question 18 18. Select the answer that describes the major difference between the pluralist and power-elite models of power.

Question 19 19. What is defined as holding supreme, autonomous power?

Question 20 20. The _____ theory of political power asserts that people who have the most resources have the most political power and make decisions for society.

Sovereignty, Authority & Power of Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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