political science exam 1

  1. The system under which voters elect leaders and then hold those leaders accountable for the deciisions they make is generally known as?

    C) Representative democracy
  2. Which of the following is NOT an example of an activity in the elections pathway?

    C) lobbying an elected official
  3. The judiciary in the United States is unique because judges

    E) have broader authority to order the government to take specific actions
  4. The court pathway is

    B) expensive
  5. The pathway of action that generally requires the longest time to affect change is the pathway.

    C) cultural change
  6. The least direct pathway of action is the

    A) cultural change pathway
  7. successful grassroots mobilization campaigns require all of he following EXCEPT

    A) extensive financial resources
  8. According to data compiled by the U.S Census Bureau, which American population group is increasing most quickly in size?

    B) Hispanics
  9. Alexis de Tocqueville, the French scholar who traveled the U.S, is the author of

    B) Democracy in America
  10. Alexis de Tocqueville made his observations regarding American democraccy in the

    A) nineteenth century
  11. Which of the following is NOT an element of stabillity in a political system>

    B) Frequent changes in elected leadership
  12. One of the main objectives of those who participated in the Constitutional Convention was to

    C) balance liberty and stability
  13. The constitutional convention met in May of for the purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation
  14. At the Constitutional Convention, the New Jersey Plan was propsed by

    A) William Paterson
  15. Which of the following wasNOT a feature of the Virginia Plan at the Consittutional Convention

    C) a multi-person executive coouncil
  16. One of the main debates at the Constitutional Convention centered on the nature of representation in the national legislature. What were the two competing approaches to representation this debate?

    E) state-based vs. citizen-based representation
  17. The Three-Fifths Comrpmise
    counted 5 slaves as 3 free persons for the purpose of representation in the Congress
  18. Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution prohibited Congress from

    C) Ending the slave trade
  19. A system of government in which political power and functions are divided among different layers of government, such as the national government and thestates, is referred to as a system

    E) federal
  20. the poweres explicitly granted to the national government by the U.S Constitution are usually referred to as

    C) expressed powers
  21. The Constitution can be amended by two- thirds vote in favor in both Houses of Congress and ratification by

    A) Three-quarters of the state legislatures
  22. which of the following powers in an example of a power possessed by Congress which ascts as a check on the Courts?

    B) creating lower federal courts
  23. The most well- known author of the Federalist papers, responsibile for writing Federalist Paper no. 10 and 51 was

    1) Benjamin Franklin
    b) Alexander jamililton
    c) John Jay
    d) James Madison
    e) Thomas Jefferson
    d) James Madison
  24. The most visible disagreement between the Federalists and Anti- Federalists centered on the issue of

    E) Whether representation should cover the entire republic or be based on the interests and needs of the states
  25. California's climate and geography have shaped all but which of the following aspects of the satat?

    d) all of the above are correct
    C) its technology
  26. Native Californian society:

    E) was well-adapted to its surroundings
  27. The most lucrative export(s) for Spanish settlements in California

    e) there were no native Californians prior to the Gold Rush
    C) were animal hides
  28. The mission system's impact on native Californians was:

    • D) profoundly negative in terms of their freedom of movement, land use,
    • and health.
  29. the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo did all of the following EXCEPT:

    A) make California a U.S state
  30. Many Californios and mexican settlers lost their land and property rights due to:

    A) the treay of guadalupe hidalgo
  31. The delegaes to california's first constitutional convention

    B) included six californios
  32. The big four were:
    Businessmen who founded the Central Pacific Railroad Company
  33. The 1879 Constitution's ability to address political and economic inequality was hindered by:

    D) all of the above
  34. The benefits World War II brought to California helped:

    B) some groups more than others
  35. The leader of the Workingmen's Party was

    C) Denis Kearney
  36. The Bracero Program
    granted U.S citizenship to Mexicans willing to work in agriculture for the duration of the wr.
  37. The state legislature first and foremost wants to craft a budget that

    C) will cater to their constituents and special interest groups who helped elect them.
  38. The biggest area of thestate's general fund expenditure is
  39. Which of the following is backed by the "full faith and credit" of the state government?

    Only A and B
    D) all of the above
  40. Most of the states revenue is deposited into the:

    D) general fund
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