Govt chapter 1

  1. True of false, In a dictatorship supreme authority rests solely with the people
  2. True or false, Government is the process of accommodating different needs and viewpoints.
  3. True or false, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people” describes a system of government in which the people are sovereign.
  4. True or false, The law of supply and demand states that when supplies of goods and services become plentiful, prices tend to drop
  5. True or false, a confederation is a government in which a single person holds unlimited political power
  6. Among the broad purposes of the United States government spelled out in the Constitution is the obligation to
    d. provide for justice and the people’s general welfare
  7. Locke, Harrington, Hobbes, and Rousseau would most likely agree that:
    c. the state exists to serve the will of the people
  8. The theory underlying modern democracies was developed to challenge the idea that:
    a. those of royal birth have absolute authority to rule
  9. A federal government is one in which:
    c. power is divided between a central government and local government
  10. Which of the following statements in NOT true of parliamentary government?
    b. the legislature is subject to the direct control of the executive
  11. Which of the following is among the characteristics of a state?
    d. all of the above(population, territory, and government)
  12. In a democracy, the will of the majority:
    d. cannot be used to deprive rights to a member of a minority group
  13. All political powers in a state are concentrated at the central level under which form of government?
    a. by private and corporate means
  14. In a free enterprise system, the means of capital are owned:
    a. by private and corporate means
  15. Which of the following purposes of government is mainly concerned with other nations? :
    d. providing for the common defense
  16. The evolutionary theory of the origins of the state emphasizes which of the following?
    a. family
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Govt chapter 1
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