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Political 1-Quiz 1
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What is democracy?
a system that selects policymakers and organizes government so that policy represents and responds to the public's preferences
Robert Putnam's Book, Bowling Alone, argues that Americans today are
less tied to political institutions than in the past.
The __________ principle is that, in a democracy, policies should reflect the will of more than half of the voters.
What are policy impacts?
the effects that a policy has on people and on society's problems
What is an example of a collective good?
Which of the following is not one of the elements of the American Creed?
Which principle of traditional democratic theory is violated in circumstances in which the wealthy have influence over the government's policy that far exceeds what would be expected based on their members?
Citizen Control of the Agenda
Who has access to the American Dream in theory?
Which of the following is a linkage institution?
The Democratic Party
A set of values widely shared within a society is referred to as which of the following?
______________ was the primary cause of Shay's Rebellion in 1786.
As a result of negotiations during our founding, one big state and small state compromise is that our legislature has representation allocated by
proportion in the House and an equal number per state in the Senate.
The notion that individuals are bound by an agreement to form society is called
a social contract.
The Framers adopted a federal system of government partly because they feared __________.
centralizing power in the federal government
In a republic___________.
representatives are elected by the people.
The agreement reached at the Constitutional Convention that determined that every five slaves would be counted as three free persons for the purposes of taxation and representation in the House of Representatives was called the
Under the Articles of Confederation federal power was
The Anti-Federalists were worried about
all of the these.
In ___________________________________________, the chief executive is elected separately from the legislative body for a set term of years. The legislature passes laws, while the chief executive branch carries out the laws. While these branches are separate, they are considered equal.
A presidential democracy
Suppose Californians would like to see a particular law adopted. Is there a way for them to propose such a law and vote on whether or not to adopt it for the state?
Launch an initiative drive
Political leaders elected by the people in free and fair elections to govern society happens in
A representative democracy
Consider this fictitious (not real) country and decide which type of government is best represented. In this country, citizens periodically meet as their nation's legislative body. They discuss the issues of the day and then, propose and vote on laws. This is
A direct democracy.
Under a parliamentary democracy
The chief executive, the prime minister, is selected by the parliament which passes and carries out the country's laws.
All of the following are true of dictatorships except for
The government always rests in the hands of a single ruler with power passed down through a family line of males
Consider the following and decide which function of government it best represents. Local governments such as cities and counties provide public fire protection and services.
A public service is being provided
Suppose voters are unhappy with a law passed by the California State Legislature. Is there anything that they can do about it? Pick the best answer.
They can mount a popular referendum
Which is not a principle of American Democracy?
Ensuring that individuals do NOT experience education, nor wealth gaps
______________________________ always places governmental authority and power into one person's hands.
Which best describes government?
A collective group of people, along with institutions that have the power and authority to execute and enforce rules
Political culture refers to
A commonly held and shared set of values and beliefs by a population of people regarding government and the political processes
U.S. government uses authority to mediate conflicts through
Persuasion, rewards, and force
Which is not a function of or an essential service, typically, provided by governments, according to the lecture?
Providing jobs, housing, and a college education to those living in the U.S.
In a unitary democracy, governmental authority
Belongs to the national or central government which typically create smaller units of government; the smaller units of government have only those powers given to them by the national government
Should California Gov. Gavin Newsom be recalled, all of the following will happen except for
The lieutenant governor will become governor
In order to have placed the question of whether or not to recall Newsom before voters, all of the following must be done except for
At least half of the signatures obtained on the petition drive must be from half of California's 58 counties
Why does the number of Californians casting ballots matter in the Sept. 14 recall race against Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to the assigned article from CalMatters?
Republicans are excited about the chance to recall the governor, although Democrats are not following the campaign very much; if there is a weak turn out of Democrats to counter the Republican vote, Newsom could be recalled
Which is an advantage that Gov. Gavin Newsom enjoys in the recall election, according to CalMatters?
His massive fundraising abilities
Which is true of recall elections?
They are used to fire elected state officials before their terms expire
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