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DeVry POLI330 Week 1 Quiz Latest 2016 November
Question 1. Question :
(TCO 1) Aristotle’s view that humans live naturally in herds is most related to what explanation for political power?
Question 2. Question :
(TCO 1) Which of the following did Machiavelli contribute to the study of politics?
Social contract theory
The role of power in politics
The role of wealth in society
The connection between race and politics
Question 3. Question :
(TCO 1) The ability of A to get B to do what A wants is known as _____.
Question 4. Question :
(TCO 1) Which of the following best exemplifies sovereignty?
The United States negotiating a trade agreement with Canada
The people of France acknowledging the authority of their president
Israel asserting jurisdiction over the Gaza Strip
President Obama having the support of the people who elected him
Question 5. Question :
(TCO 1) Despite a disputed 2000 presidential election, once President George W. Bush took office, few people doubted his _____.
Question 6. Question :
(TCO 1) The term for measuring with numbers is _____.
Question 7. Question :
(TCO 1) Reason, balance, and theory pertain to which of the following?
Question 8. Question :
(TCO 1) Descriptions of political phenomena often lack _____.
Question 9. Question :
(TCO 1) The subfield of _____ studies major thinkers and attempts to define the good polity.
public administration
comparative politics
public policy
political theory
Question 10. Question :
(TCO 1) Which are both true for most political scientists?
They think practically and seek accuracy.
They seek popularity and are skeptical of power.
They offer single causes and think abstractly.
They are skeptical of power and offer long-term consequences.
DeVry POLI330 Week 2 Quiz Latest 2016 November
Question 1. Question :
(TCO 6) Which of the following best characterizes Aristotle?
He only explained what is.
He only explained what ought to be.
He explained both what is and what ought to be.
He neither explained what is nor what ought to be.
Question 2. Question :
(TCO 6) Which of the following is most consistent with the idea of a social contract?
Government should be limited to ensure individual freedom.
Individuals join and stay in civil society.
Citizens prefer solitary lives to living in groups.
Citizens are more concerned with their own social situations than the community.
Question 3. Question :
(TCO 6) Which of the following is most consistent with the concept of the “general will” according to Rousseau?
Creating a park for the citizens to enjoy
Using public dollars so that some citizens can attend private schools
Offering tax breaks to one auto manufacturing plant
Low turnout in elections
Question 4. Question :
(TCO 6) Karl Marx used the term _____ to refer to everything built on top of the economy.
the social contract
Question 5. Question :
(TCO 6) Which statement best supports Marxist theories?
The United States provides ample opportunities for all who work hard.
Similarities exist between economies in both Europe and the United States.
Tax breaks will often create jobs, benefiting the working class.
Uneven benefits to corporations with few benefits for workers led to the economic crises in the early 2000s.
Question 6. Question :
(TCO 6) Which of the following best describes classical liberalism and modern conservatism?
Classical liberalism is the opposite of modern conservatism.
Classical liberalism is similar to modern conservatism.
Neither classical liberalism, nor modern conservatism continues to exist.
Classical liberalism and modern conservatism were developed by Karl Marx.
Question 7. Question :
(TCO 6) Thomas Hill Green might agree with which of the following?
No one is forced to take a job he or she doesn’t like.
Unions are necessary to protect workers against business owners.
Taxes should benefit business owners because they allow owners to hire more workers.
Markets regulate themselves.
Question 8. Question :
(TCO 6) Where do modern conservatives diverge from Adam Smith?
Adam Smith was resolute in his belief that markets produced fair outcomes, whereas modern conservatives are not.
Adam Smith believed government could help regulate market, but modern conservatives do not.
Modern conservatives believe government can help regulate markets, but Adam Smith did not.
Modern conservatives are resolute in their beliefs that markets are fair, but Adam Smith acknowledged that they could be unfair.
Question 9. Question :
(TCO 6) How do Libertarians differ from liberals and conservatives?
Libertarians are more consistent in their views.
Libertarians are less consistent in their views.
Libertarians prefer intervention in economic matters only.
Libertarians prefer intervention in social matters only.
Question 10. Question :
(TCO 6) Fascism existed during the 20th century in what country?
DeVry POLI330 Week 3 Quiz Latest 2016 November
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.
DeVry POLI330 Week 4 Quiz Latest 2016 November

1. Question :
(TCO 3) Who generally belongs to interest groups?
A multiplicity of people
Primarily the middle class
Almost exclusively the well educated
Suburbanites and urbanites
Question 2. Question :
(TCO 3) The National Rifle Association is an example of an interest group that seeks the support of primarily one party, in that it tilts strongly toward _____ candidates.
Tea Party
Question 3. Question :
(TCO 3) Many interest groups are brought about by government, insofar as they are _____.
associated with government programs
funded largely by the government
almost exclusively based in the nation’s capital
usually formed by former politicians
Question 4. Question :
(TCO 3) In countries where _____, the courts become an arena of interest-group contention.
public defenders are unavailable
the rule of law is strong
judges have little power
the rule of law is weak
Question 5. Question :
(TCO 3) Which of the following is a function of political parties?
Parties limit voters’ choices by narrowing the playing field.
Parties function as an input device, allowing citizens to get their needs heard.
Parties decide the issues for televised political debates.
Parties nominate candidates, thereby increasing voter efficacy.
Question 6. Question :
(TCO 3) _____ allow and even encourage parties to split.
Single-member districts
“First past the post” systems
Proportional representation systems
Plurality systems
Question 7. Question :
(TCO 3) Which of the following has recently done much to encourage state and local party organizations to cooperate with national party platforms?
Door-to-door canvassing
Cohesive national platforms
Computerized mailing lists
Local political pandering
Question 8. Question :
(TCO 3) What do you think might be a side effect of or a cause of nations with very high voter turnout having that level of turnout?
They may have a kind of political fever in which partisan politics has become too intense.
They likely play host to elections in which indistinct personalities and a relatively unified electorate bring out more voters.
They probably don’t offer automatic voter registration.
They usually have mandatory voting.
Question 9. Question :
(TCO 3) What was the relationship between African American voting rates and Barack Obama’s run for president?
African American voting rates rose to those of white voters as African American income and education levels rose.
African American voting rates unexpectedly remained far below those of white voters as African American income and education levels remained steady.
African American voting rates rose to those of Hispanic voters as African American income and education levels rose.
African American voting rates fell unexpectedly below those of white voters despite African American income and education levels rising.
Question 10. Question :
(TCO 3) Why is it that in most of the world, cities have higher turnouts than rural areas?
Partly because those who live rurally tend to feel less enfranchised
Partly because urbanites have higher education levels on average
Partly because people who have lived in the same place are less likely to vote than are transients or newcomers
Partly because men tend to vote more than women
DeVry POLI330 Week 5 Quiz Latest 2016 November
Question 1. Question :
(TCO 5) Which of the following terms is defined as the post-feudal concentration of power in a monarch?
Question 2. Question :
(TCO 5) Why do the responsibilities of legislative and executive powers often overlap?
Separation of powers is rarely clear-cut.
Separation of powers is rare among industrialized nations.
Separation of powers is absolute.
Separation of powers grants obtuse levels of power to the executive branch.
Question 3. Question :
(TCO 5) How often does the cabinet change in a parliamentary system?
Every 4 years
Every 6 years
Every 8 years
When the cabinet is voted out or resigns
Question 4. Question :
(TCO 5) Voters receive the most direct representation in which system?
Question 5. Question :
(TCO 5) Describe how the election process in a parliamentary system slightly resembles presidential elections in the United States.
Party chiefs run as candidates for prime minister.
Citizens vote directly for the each new prime minister.
Citizens vote for a party member with the knowledge that the next prime minister will be the head of the largest party.
The prime minister is appointed for a 4-year term and can be reappointed one time.
Question 6. Question :
(TCO 5) When it comes to electing officials, which factor matters the most to voters in both presidential and parliamentary elections?
Party affiliation
Political ideologies
Money invested in campaign
Question 7. Question :
(TCO 4) Unlike natural law, positive law uses _____.
the spirit of the law to make determinations
books to reach conclusions
judicial sentencing to determine case outcomes
jury selection to manipulate judgment
Question 8. Question :
(TCO 4) What are the key mechanisms of international law?
Reciprocity and coalition
Consistency and reciprocity
Consistency and coherence
Coalition and coherence
Question 9. Question :
(TCO 4) Describe the primary jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court.
It makes initial rulings on all federal cases, civil and criminal.
It rules on high penalty cases, including those with life sentences and the death penalty.
Its jurisdiction is almost entirely appellate, from lower federal or state supreme courts.
Its jurisdiction is broad, ranging from appellate rulings to original rulings in federal crimes.
Question 10. Question :
(TCO 4) Describe the significance of Marbury v. Madison.
The ruling laid precedent for judicial review.
The ruling stated that the president is subject to the court’s decisions.
The ruling decreed that current administrations must honor the appointments of previous administrations.
The ruling claimed that federal taxes could not be levied on the states.
DeVry POLI330 Week 6 Quiz Latest 2016 November
Question 1.1. (TCO 7) Describe how today’s conservatives use the term “political economy.” (Points : 3)
Conservatives use the term to try to get back to the pure market system advocated by Adam Smith.
Conservatives understand the term within the context of Machiavelli’s The Prince.
Conservatives veer toward John Stuart Mill’s usage, which advocated utilitarianism.
Conservatives take a neo-utilitarian approach, hoping to benefit the weakest members of society.
Question 2.2. (TCO 7) How do Keynesian economic policies differ from the traditional laissez-faire policies developed by Adam Smith? (Points : 3)
Laissez-faire policies advocate for “cutthroat” capitalism, and Keynesian policies seek to spread wealth equally among a nation’s citizens.
Keynesian economics advocates for increased government control of economics, and traditional laissez-faire argues for a hands-free approach.
Smithian policies advocate for increased spending and stimuli for government-run businesses, and Keynesian economics argues for a hands-free approach.
The more liberal Smithian economies distribute wealth more evenly among society, and Keynesian economics tends to distribute wealth among the top 1%.
Question 3.3. (TCO 7) President Jimmy Carter attempted to stimulate the economy, but this made inflation worse. This led him to _____. (Points : 3)
lose the 1980 election
slash prices of corn and soybeans
subsidize major oil companies
increase the national deficit
Question 4.4. (TCO 7) Between 1965 and 1973, the percentage of Americans living below the poverty line _____. (Points : 3)
greatly decreased
slightly increased
rapidly increased
Question 5.5. (TCO 7) Which U.S. President is responsible for implementing the Food Stamp program nationwide? (Points : 3)
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Jimmy Carter
Question 6.6. (TCO 7) Differentiate between the rising costs of Medicare and Medicaid. (Points : 3)
Medicare anticipates rising costs due to changing proportions of people over 65.
Medicaid expects rising costs due to looming financial busts.
Medicare plans to keep spending down by raising the eligibility age to 69.
Medicaid hopes to beat rising costs by adjusting the poverty level.
Question 7.7. (TCO 7) Why are many politicians wary about limiting Social Security and Medicare expenses? (Points : 3)
Many would be left without enough to support them.
Caps to these programs would undermine the welfare state.
It can cost them votes.
Both are primary social safety nets.
Question 8.8. (TCO 7) How does the American welfare state compare to those of other industrialized nations? (Points : 3)
Much less is allocated to welfare in the United States.
Other nations allocate less to welfare than the United States.
The United States allocates about the same to welfare.
Few nations besides the United States maintain funds for welfare.
Question 9.9. (TCO 7) According to the U.S. Labor Department, what determines the poverty line? (Points : 3)
The poverty line is three times a minimal food budget for nonfarm families of four.
The poverty line is twice the minimal food budget plus $400 for lodging.
The poverty line is three times the city minimal lodging budget.
The poverty line is four times the minimal living expenses for an urban family of five.
Question 10.10. (TCO 7) Theoretically, what are the consequences if the government assumes the burden of bad loans? (Points : 3)
Citizens will default on their mortgages.
Banks will learn from their mistakes and pay back the burden with interest.
Ultimately, the government will profit.
Firms will be encouraged to continue their risky behavior.

DeVry POLI330 Week 7 Quiz Latest 2016 November
Question 1.1. (TCO 9) What is the most common response to serious domestic unrest? (Points : 3)
Coup d’état
Military takeover
UN diplomatic action
Question 2.2. (TCO 9) Riots triggered by police beating youths, protests against globalization, and labor strikes against austerity are all examples of _____. (Points : 3)
purely traditional violence
issue-oriented violence
violence carried out by civilian institutions of government
Question 3.3. (TCO 9) Why might a period of prosperity bring about revolution? (Points : 3)
When people move in and out of poverty, they have no hope for the future, and so see nothing to lose in rebelling.
When things improve for the wealthy, they start imagining an even better future. No longer content with their already luxurious lot, they want improvement faster than even a growing economy can deliver.
When things improve for the poor, they realize just how bad they’ve had it and their anger is unleashed.
When things improve for the poor, people start imagining a better future, and no longer content with their lot, they want improvement faster than even a growing economy can deliver.
Question 4.4. (TCO 9) What about U.S. agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the CIA make them so ill-prepared to fight terrorism? (Points : 3)
They have extremely different missions when it comes to terrorism.
They are poorly funded.
They have a great deal of red tape to get through in order to be able to communicate.
They are often unwilling to communicate with each other.
Question 5.5. (TCO 9) Which of the following options best describes countries before and after revolutions? (Points : 3)
Before, revolutionary movements are still idealistic and convinced they will bring a better society; after seizing power, the revolutionary regime discovers it’s not difficult to make an economy work.
Before, revolutionary movements are still idealistic and convinced they will bring a better society; after seizing power, the revolutionary regime discovers it’s a lot harder to make an economy work than it thought.
Before, revolutionary movements believe that a truly committed regime can redo society; after seizing power, the revolutionary regime discovers its ideological ideals are impractical.
Before, revolutionary movements bomb and assassinate in an effort to overthrow corrupt governments; after seizing power, the revolutionary regime almost always finds itself being bombed and in the sights of assassins.
Question 6.6. (TCO 8) Countries generally sign treaties over which of the following concerns? (Points : 3)
Economic sanctions, cease-fires, and fiscal cliffs
Tariffs, infrastructure, and drug trafficking
Global warming, land mines, and germ warfare
Trade, energy, and education
Question 7.7. (TCO 8) The recent global contraction brought a new wave of _____, as one country after another started to worry about keeping jobs at home. (Points : 3)
Question 8.8. (TCO 8) _____ theory argues that leaders often misinterpret another nation’s actions as hostile and threatening, and consider their own actions to be merely defensive. (Points : 3)
Question 9.9. (TCO 8) The oldest approach to preserving peace is through _____, with envoys sent from one state to another. (Points : 3)
diplomatic contact
power displays
cease-fire agreements
the balance of power
Question 10.10. (TCO 8) Evaluate the changing role of sovereignty in today’s international relations. (Points : 3)
International relations have reinforced the notion of sovereignty.
Sovereignty is dwindling in the face of international law.
Weaker nations are losing sovereignty to larger, more powerful ones.
United States sovereignty has weakened due to the threat of terrorism.