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Question 1. Question :

(TCO 2) Hereditary rule by one person is known as _____.

a monarchy

a republic


a state

Question 2. Question :

(TCO 2) According to Aristotle, democracy is the _____ form of government by _____.

corrupt; one

corrupt; a few

corrupt; many

legitimate; many

Question 3. Question :

(TCO 2) Which of the following might lead you to believe Great Britain has a quasiunitary system of government?

Scotland has gained autonomy over some policy areas.

Scotland remains under British control on all matters.

Great Britain has a federal system of government.

Great Britain has a confederal system of government.

Question 4. Question :

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

proportional representative systems

majoritarian systems

single-member districts

multimember districts

Question 5. Question :

(TCO 2) An advantage of a proportional representation system of government would be _____.

a strong two-party system

the ability to draw districts to favor the majority party

representation of minor parties

the ability of the central government to provide benefits to the populations

Question 6. Question :

(TCO 2) A _____ system practices both state ownership and extensive welfare benefits.





Question 7. Question :

(TCO 2) Judicial activism refers to _____.

liberal judges

conservative judges

judicial restraint by judges

willingness to override legislatures

Question 8. Question :

(TCO 2) Though rare, a “true” democracy, is a system in which _____.

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. Question :

(TCO 2) The mass media in totalitarian states _____.

show the system is functioning well under wise leaders, but practice a mildly critical attitude toward the official ideology

question the system, but still push the official ideology

show the system is functioning well under wise leaders, and sell the official ideology

question the system only in times of crisis, otherwise selling the official ideology

Question 10. Question :

(TCO 2) How do totalitarian regimes eliminate armed resistance?

They hold a monopoly on all weapons.

They attempt to pacify the people by encouraging peaceful protest.

They attempt to distract the people with entertainment and sports.

They ensure that the only weapon the people have access to is manual action.