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AP Comp. Gov: UK Practice Test
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Important elements that legitimize Britain's rational legal authority are
Common law, the Bill of Rights and Magna Carta
Tony Blair's "Third Way" was meant to chart a middle course between
Labour's leftist policies and Margaret Thatcher's rightist policies
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.
Which British political party generally supports a market controlled economy, privatization of industry, less involvement with the EU, and fewer social welfare programs?
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
Which basic characteristic of Britain's political culture has most directly supported the country's cautious attitude toward the EU?
The concept of "collective responsibility" is most relevant to the policy making practices of the British?
The influence of neoliberalism is (was) the most apparent in the policymaking processes of the British government under
Which of the following is the best description of the rules regarding British Elections?
Elections must be held every five years, but in the case of a successful no-confidence vote, elections could be held sooner
What is the main purpose of the weekly Question Time in the House of Commons?
To hold the prime minister and cabinet accountable for their actions
Which of the following is NOT a power held by the British Prime Minister?
To disband the House of Lords
What important political principle in the British system is most directly responsible for limiting the power of judicial review by the British courts?
Which of the following best describes the United Kingdom's transition to democracy?
What is an argument in favor of moving toward proportional representation?
It provides a more accurate representation of the views of the population
A country with a single-member district, first-past-the post electoral system is most likely to have which form of party rule?
A smaller number of parties with broad ideological consensus
Which of the following is an accurate description of a vote of no confidence?
The government proposes a major piece of legislation but fails to pass it in Parliament, forcing new elections.
Which of the following cleavages has been most prominent in the history of the United Kingdom?
Which of the following is the best description of the arrangement of power in the United Kingdom?
It is a unitary system that has experienced devolution
The Magna Carta was a document that
Placed the first restrictions against absolute power by the monarch
All of the following are true of the Industrial Revolution EXCEPT it
Created pressure for democratization but did not affect the average citizen
As an approach to economic and social policy in the U.K., Keynesianism includes all of the following EXCEPT
A balanced budget to achieve a stable economy and full employment
Parliamentary sovereignty means Parliament
Has ultimate authority to make or overturn any law and the prime minister and judiciary cannot overturn them
Cabinet government includes all of the following EXCEPT
Choosing the next monarch
The prime minister is
The leader of the party after a general election who controls a majority of seats in the House of Commons
Before a bill becomes a law, all of the following must occur EXCEPT
A vote of approval by the House of Lords
All of the following are true of the House of Lords EXCEPT
Most government policy is initiated here
Which of the following is true of the Liberal Democrats?
They are emerging as an alternative to the two major parties
What rights does the Bill of Rights in Great Britain provide?
It does not provide rights for individual citizens, instead it provides policymaking rights for Parliament
The decision to support the U.S. decision to go to war in Iraq.
a. Resulted in anti-war protests by British citizens
b. Weakened support for Tony Blair in Parliament
The only nationally elected official(s) in Great Britain
Members of Parliament
Safe districts in Great Britain
Refer to districts where a candidate runs, because he/she is more likely to win
The term backbenchers refers to
Members of parliament who have no government office and rank and file members of the opposition
Share of vote (%) /# Seats
Liberal Dems 22.1-62
Which of the following is true of UK referenda?
The referendum in May 2011 regarding adopting an Alternative Voting system was rejected
Which of the following political figures is most likely to be a policy expert in a policy-making field?
A top-level bureaucrat in the department that deals with the policy type
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
Which of the following is the term used for David Cameron's policy of steep budget cuts including reducing costs in government departments by an average of 19 percent, sharply curtailing welfare benefits, raising the retirement age to 66 by 2020 and eliminating hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs in an effort to bring down the bloated budget deficit.
As Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown promoted this economic plan which focuses on creating a high-skilled workforce and innovation in technology to succeed in the global market.
New Growth Theory
This economic policy seeks to avoid inflation, allows for a natural rate of unemployment and seeks to cut budget deficits.
If people who live in one region of a country and share a common ethnicity and religion often have conflict with people in another region who share a different ethnicity and religion, the country is characterized by
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