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AP Comparative Government: UK Practice Test
Terms in this set (30)
An important source of legitimacy for most advanced democracies is
A.) a large amount of social capital
Unlike most other advanced democracies, the United States has
C.) A presidential system
A major goal of both the European Union and NAFTA is the establishment of
D.) A free trade system
Unlike most other modern democracies, Britain does not have a
E.) Written Constitution
Unlike code law, common law allows
B.) Public officials and courts to make decisions that set precedents for future policy along decisions
A characteristic of the political culture that most directly explains Britain's cautious attitude toward participation in the European Union is
In general, political and economic change in Britain has long been characterized by
During which of the following eras have coalition governments ruled Britain?
E.) WW2 & 2010 to the present
The economic policies of Margaret Thatcher most directly reflected
The largest ethnic minority in Britain is
Which of the following would be most likely to vote for Conservative Party candidates?
C.) A small business owner living in southern England
Which of the following British political parties had not openly advocated proportional representation?
D.) Liberal Democratic
Which of the following is the most important reason why Liberal Democratic Party has not been able to get a good representation in Parliament?
A.) The plurality electoral system
Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding the British electoral system?
B.) Elections to the Scottish and Welsh regional parliaments are based on proportional representation
The participation of quangos in policy making in Britain reflects the influence of
Which of the following is NOT a feature of the British political system?
"Collective Responsibility" is a term that applies most directly to Britain's
Which of the following is NOT a power of the British prime minister?
B.) Appoints judges to the Supreme Court
The "shadow cabinet" leads the
A.) Opposition Party
The most important responsibility of the speaker of the House of Commons is to
C.) Preside over debates
Which of the following is the most direct consequence of the majority party losing a vote of no confidence?
D.) A parliamentary election must be held as soon as possible
Since the turn of the 20th century, the main power of the House of Lords is to
C.) Delay legislation passed by the House of Commons
Which of the following is most likely to be an expert in a particular policy area?
B.) Top bureacrat
In Britain, the principle of parliamentary sovereignty has most directly hampered the development of
A.) Judicial Review
Which political party currently (after the election of 2009) has the most seats representing Britain in the European Parliament?
The main reason that the Cameron government launched the "www.number10.gov.uk" in 1910 was to promote the government's
Which of the following political parties is the most
openly and consistently anti-EU
D.) UK Independence
In Britain, the process of devolution has been carried out through
C.) Turning over some political powers to regional governments
The collective consensus philosophy that predominated in British politics from the end of WW2 until the 1970's was based on the economic philosophy of
Which of the following is NOT a linkage institution in the British political system?
A.) House of Lords
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