Question 1.1. (TCO 2) Hereditary rule by one person is known as _____. (Points : 3)
Question 2.2. (TCO 2) According to Aristotle, democracy is the _____ form of government by _____. (Points : 3)
corrupt; a few
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
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)
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
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