Because they were often at war, ambitious European

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Question
Because they were often at war, ambitious European monarchs desperately needed revenues. Some of them started calling assemblies of notables to levy taxes. In return for their “power of the purse,” these assemblies received a modest input into royal policies. Such were the beginnings of the _____. (Points : 3)
American Congress
French Estates General
British Parliament
Swedish Riksdag

Question 2.2.(TCO 5) Countries with limits on government have usually had feudal pasts, which suggests what about the dispersion of power? (Points : 3)
Equal distribution of power is the only effective political structure.
Power must be distributed by the working class.
Power should be concentrated among the lower classes.
Dispersion of power is good and concentration of power is bad.

Question 3.3.(TCO 5) In a parliamentary system, voters directly elect _____. (Points : 3)
members of parliament and the prime minister
members of parliament and the ministerial cabinet
members of parliament only
the prime minister only

Question 4.4.(TCO 5) Voters receive the most direct representation in which system? (Points : 3)
Parliamentary
Presidential
Electoral
Coalition

Question 5.5.(TCO 5) Who directly calls forth the leader of the largest party to take office with a cabinet and become the prime minister? (Points : 3)
The voters
Parliament
The monarch
The House of Commons

Question 6.6.(TCO 5) When it comes to electing officials, which factor matters the most to voters in both presidential and parliamentary elections? (Points : 3)
Party affiliation
Political ideologies
Money invested in campaign
Personality

Question 7.7.(TCO 4) Which of the following issues is a civil concern? (Points : 3)
Extortion
Theft
Divorce
Trafficking

Question 8.8.(TCO 4) What are the key mechanisms of international law? (Points : 3)
Reciprocity and coalition
Consistency and reciprocity
Consistency and coherence
Coalition and coherence

Question 9.9.(TCO 4) Who nominates and approves federal judges in the U.S. court system? (Points : 3)
The president and the Senate
The Senate and the House
The President and speaker of the House
The Senate and the secretary of state

Question 10.10.(TCO 4) Which of the following best articulates the stance of judicial restraint advocates? (Points : 3)
Judicial review is the best and only true method of checking legislative power.
The court should practice restraint in cases in which legislative acts are presented for interpretation.
Only the executive branch can restrain the court, keeping the power of judicial review in balance with the other governing branches.
Only Congress should make public policy and, unless a legislative act clearly violates the Constitution, the law should stand.