WEST Middle Level Humanities: Democratic Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Elections were held in a country with a proportional representation system. The Social-Democratic Party received 45% of the vote, the Unity Party received 30% of the vote, the Labour Party received 15% and the Movement for Progress received 10% of the vote. Which of the following is a possible party distribution if the Parliament has 100 seats and the minimum census a political party has to reach in order to be represented in Parliament is 5%?

Question 2 2. How many Electoral College votes are needed to win a presidential election?

Question 3 3. The Pilgrims left England in 1620 to find:

Question 4 4. Why is the system of checks and balances in place?

Question 5 5. How would you define closed voting in primary elections?

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Question 6 6. Paul and his friends were arrested on the following charges: wearing a blue shirt with brown pants in the afternoon while walking on the boardwalk and drinking a milkshake. Shocked by the arrest, they cried 'foul play.' Is this arrest fair?

Question 7 7. How are primary elections defined?

Question 8 8. A Social Contract could best be described as

Question 9 9. Who was Publius?

Question 10 10. The Mayflower Compact was written in the style of:

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Question 11 11. Why did people not favor the Constitution?

Question 12 12. In which of the following is voter turnout generally higher?

Question 13 13. An agreement, or contract, that people agree to is called

Question 14 14. What are the members of the Electoral College called?

Question 15 15. Who became King of England following the Glorious Revolution?

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Question 16 16. In the country of Faketopia, citizens cannot vote public officials to office. Instead, the United Council of Faketopia has members that serve for life and appoint one another. The Council alone is in charge of creating, enforcing, and interpreting the laws that citizens must follow. According to this description, which of the following ideals does Faketopia lack?

Question 17 17. In Johnson v. State, why was Johnson arrested?

Question 18 18. The new City Attorney has decided to crack down on crime in Mapleville. He decides that no person who is arrested shall receive a list of charges. The arrested party must wait several weeks in jail before formal charges are filed. Can he legally implement this new process?

Question 19 19. The Glorious Revolution led to the passage of which document in 1689?

Question 20 20. Which of the following best sums up the principle of limited government?

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Question 21 21. Alabama and South Carolina are holding a second primary between Tom Pearson and John Stierman, who had the most votes in the first round of voting. Why is this type of contest called a runoff primary election?

Question 22 22. Which core principle states that the government operates only with the people's consent and authority?

Question 23 23. Which of the following represents a disadvantage for smaller political parties in a plurality system?

Question 24 24. What was the first set of government rules adopted by the United States?

Question 25 25. What was the result of the Federalist Papers?

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Question 26 26. This is an independent regulatory agency that governs campaign donations and spending:

Question 27 27. How are electoral votes divided?

Question 28 28. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

Question 29 29. This fund provides public money to be used on presidential campaigns during the general election:

Question 30 30. Which is NOT a way that perpetuates the existence of a two-party system in the United States?

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Democratic Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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