Hereditary rule by one person is known as


Question 1.1. (TCO 2) Hereditary rule by one person is known as _____. (Points : 3)

a monarchy

a republic


a state

Question 2.2. (TCO 2) According to Aristotle, democracy is the _____ form of government by _____. (Points : 3)

corrupt; one

corrupt; a few

corrupt; many+

legitimate; many

Question 3.3. (TCO 2) Which of the following descriptions best depicts a federal system of government? (Points : 3)

The central government maintains all the power.

The first-order subdivisions maintain all the power.

Federal systems exist where there are no governments.

Federal systems have divided power between a central government and first-order governments.

Question 4.4. (TCO 2) In _____, representatives are elected based on their party’s percentage of the vote. (Points : 3)

proportional representative systems

majoritarian systems

single-member districts

multimember districts

Question 5.5. (TCO 2) Why are coalitions among parties seldom necessary in the United States? (Points : 3)

Because elections are held in multimember districts

Because elections usually produce more than two viable candidates

Because elections are held in single-member districts with plurality winners

Because of the multiparty system in the United States

Question 6.6. (TCO 2) A _____ system practices both state ownership and extensive welfare benefits. (Points : 3)





Question 7.7. (TCO 2) Judicial activism refers to _____. (Points : 3)

liberal judges

conservative judges

judicial restraint by judges

willingness to override legislatures

Question 8.8. (TCO 2) Though rare, a “true” democracy, is a system in which _____. (Points : 3)

all citizens meet periodically to elect officials

all citizens meet periodically to elect officials and personally enact laws

popular accountability is common, but political competition is extremely limited

the wealthy almost always have greater influence than the poor

Question 9.9. (TCO 2) Right-wing totalitarianism does not desire revolution; instead, it attempts to block _____. (Points : 3)

a leftist revolution

ethnic turmoil

an Islamic fundamentalist movement

a libertarian revolution

Question 10.10. (TCO 2) Describe the purpose of total control as relates to the image of the state. (Points : 3)

To reveal the state as a genuine and open entity

To excuse the state’s invasive and/or violent political measures

To convey to the citizens a perception of only everyday order

To convey to visitors a perception of nearly perfect order


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