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AP Comparative Great Britain Questions
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If the percentage of a country's labor force in the primary sector decreases and the percentage in the secondary sector increases, the most likely cause is...
A major goal of both the EU and NAFTA is the establishment of...
a free trade system
Which of the following is NOT a necessary characteristic of advanced democracies?
private ownership of property
An important source of rational-legal legitimacy in Britain is...
Which of the following is the BEST description of the historical development of the British Parliament?
The British Parliament developed gradually, and eclipsed the king's power by end of the 17th century.
Which of the following is an accurate description of the influence of social class on voting in modern Britain?
The working class tends to support Labour and the middle class tends to support the Conservatives, but the lines of distinction have blurred in recent years.
In which of the following areas would British voters be MOST likely to vote for Conservative Party candidates?
This British political party generally supports a market controlled economy, privatization of industry, and fewer social welfare programs. They also attract supporters who are "Euroskeptics." Who are they?
Which political party in Britain has campaigned most openly for proportional representation in electing MPs?
Liberal Democratic Party
In the election of 2015, in what region of the country did the Labour Party lose the most seats that it had previously held?
Which of the following is the best description of the responsibilities of the British speaker of the House?
the speaker objectively presides over debates in the House of Commons
All of the following are powers of the British House of Commons EXCEPT...
initiating policy and legislation
Which of the following is the BEST description of the role the British bureaucracy plays in the political system?
Top level bureaucrats serve as a major source of stability because they make a career of government service.
Suppose that chart summarizes the election results for a seat in the British House of Commons. According to the British electoral system, what would happen next?
Mr. Smith - 35%
Ms. Brow - 29%
Mr. Dillon - 20%
Ms. Potter - 16%
Mr. Smith would win the seat.
The electoral system that is used for the British House of Commons is...
a plurality system
In regard to integration with Europe, which of the following measures has Britain so far refused to adopt?
adoption of the Euro as the main currency
The concept of "home rule" is most associated with the British political policy of...
Which of the following is the BEST description of Britain's ethnic and racial minority population?
Britain's minority population is relatively small, but it is growing rapidly.
Oxbirdge serves the British political system as an important source for...
recruitment of political elites
"Collective responsibility" for policy making in the British political system belongs to the...
The British parliamentary system is most fundamentally characterized by...
very little separation of powers between the Cabinet and Parliament
Which of the following policymakers in Britain is MOST likely to hold on to his/her position the longest?
a top level bureaucrat
Which of the following principles of governance has been MOST directly responsible for blocking the development of judicial review in Britain?
Interest groups in Britain are less likely to lobby members of Parliament than they are to put pressure on cabinet members because...
most policymaking decisions are made by cabinet members
In British politics, the most significant "check" on the Prime Minister and the Cabinet is the...
Which of the following accurately describes a recent trend in the House of Commons?
Backbenchers have become less deferential to the party leadership.
Which of the following is the best overall description for political and economic change over time in the British political system?
Britain's change has mainly been gradual, with significant social reforms along the way.
Which political body is most clearly the center of policymaking power in the British government?
Which of the following issues was addressed directly by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998?
devolution of power to a Northern Ireland Parliament
Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland have different political traditions, but what do they all have in common?
All are currently part of the United Kingdom, but London has devolved some powers to their regional governments.
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