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E2020 government a quiz answers

Which of the following would be MOST threatened by the social contract theory?

divine right advocates

The goals of the Founding Fathers for the new government, under the U.S. Constitution, are contained in the _________.


Which of the following is among the characteristics of a state?
a. population
b. territory
c. government
d. all of the above

d. all of the above

The social contract theory does not allow the governed to invalidate its agreement with the government.


When all power and authority rests with one person, it is called a _______.


John Locke is associated with this major political theory of government.

social contract

____ is the power to make law and frame public policies.

Legislative power

Which of the following is among the purposes of government outlined in the Preamble to the Constitution?
a. defending the nation against foreign enemies
b. insuring order and domestic tranquility
c. promoting the general welfare of the citizens
d. all of the above

d. all of the above

What is the theory used in the United States that involves people giving their freedom to the government in order to protect life, liberty and personal property?

Social Contract Theory

Which of the following statements is true regarding the definition of a state?
a. A state is a political unit without organized territory.
b. A state is an individual living alone in an area.
c. A state is an unorganized territory.
d. A state is a political unit with people who live in a defined territory.

d. A state is a political unit with people who live in a defined territory.

True/ False
James Madison wrote about his concerns regarding factions in The Federalist 10.


national government has key powers

Unitary system

The United States is an example of
a. a unitary government.
b. an industrialized nation.
c. a confederacy.
d. a developing nation.

b. an industrialized nation.

This system divides the power between the state and national governments.

Federal system

The highest form of constitutional law in America is federal or national law.


A state that has a high degree of technology would most likely be categorized as:


The only way for politics to affect government is through elections.


Political parties are themselves interest groups or factions.


Among the broad purposes of the United States government spelled out in the Preamble to the Constitution is the obligation to:

provide for justice and the people's general welfare.

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