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.