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  • 1. 
    A political community that occupies a definite territory and has an organized government with the power to make and enforce laws without approval from any higher authority. 
    • A. 

      Nation-state

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      State

    • D. 

      Confederacy

    • E. 

      Nation


  • 2. 
    Group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom, tradition, and sometimes religion 
    • A. 

      Consensus

    • B. 

      State

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Captalism

    • E. 

      Nation


  • 3. 
    A country in which the territory of both the nation and the state coincide.
    • A. 

      Bourgeoisie

    • B. 

      Nation-state

    • C. 

      Free enterprise

    • D. 

      Confederacy

    • E. 

      State


  • 4. 
    An agreement about basic beliefs
    • A. 

      Consensus

    • B. 

      Sovereignty

    • C. 

      Constitution

    • D. 

      Political party

    • E. 

      Capitalism


  • 5. 
    The supreme and absolute authority within territorial boundaries
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      Command economy

    • D. 

      Sovereignty

    • E. 

      Autocracy


  • 6. 
    The institution through which the state maintains social order provides public services, and enforces binding decisions on citizens.  
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Consensus

    • C. 

      Federal system

    • D. 

      Republic

    • E. 

      Economics


  • 7. 
    Theory that by contract, people surrender to the state the power needed to maitain order, and the state, in turn agrees to protect its citizens. 
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Constitutional law

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Social contract

    • E. 

      Communism


  • 8. 
    A loose union of independant states
    • A. 

      Confederacy

    • B. 

      Laissez faire

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Political party

    • E. 

      Federal system


  • 9. 
    A plan that provides the rules for government
    • A. 

      Consensus

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Confederacy

    • D. 

      Federal system

    • E. 

      Socialism


  • 10. 
    A government in which a  constitution has authority to place clearly recognized limits on the powers of those who govern
    • A. 

      Capatilism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Constitutional government

    • D. 

      Communism

    • E. 

      Federalism


  • 11. 
    Law that involves the interpretation and application of the US constitution and the state constitutions.
    • A. 

      Constitutional law

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Constitutional government

    • D. 

      Socialism

    • E. 

      Free enterprise


  • 12. 
    Nation only beginning to develop industrially
    • A. 

      Industrialized nation

    • B. 

      Confederacy

    • C. 

      Unitary system

    • D. 

      Developing nation

    • E. 

      Republic


  • 13. 
    A government that divides the powers of government between the national government and the state/provincial government. 
    • A. 

      Unitary system

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Capitalism

    • D. 

      Federal system.

    • E. 

      Democracy


  • 14. 
    A nation with large industries and advanced technology that provides a more comfortable way of life than develpping nations
    • A. 

      Developing nations

    • B. 

      Confederacy

    • C. 

      Union

    • D. 

      Federal system

    • E. 

      Industrialized nations.


  • 15. 
    The effort to control or influence the conduct and policies of government
    • A. 

      Political parties

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      Federal system

    • D. 

      Unitary system

    • E. 

      Command economy .


  • 16. 
    A statement in a constitution that sets forth the goals and purposes of government.
    • A. 

      Article

    • B. 

      Law

    • C. 

      Constitutional government

    • D. 

      Article 1

    • E. 

      Preamble


  • 17. 
    A government that gives all key powers to the national or central government.
    • A. 

      Federal system

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Unitary system.

    • D. 

      Capitalism

    • E. 

      Autocracy


  • 18. 
    A system of government in which the power to rule is in the hands of a single individual
    • A. 

      Autocracy

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Unitary system

    • E. 

      Federal system .


  • 19. 
    Government in which the people rule
    • A. 

      Oligarcy

    • B. 

      Autocracy

    • C. 

      Dictatorship

    • D. 

      Democracy

    • E. 

      Representative government


  • 20. 
    The oppurtunity to control one's own economic decisions 
    • A. 

      Laissez faire

    • B. 

      Capitalism

    • C. 

      Free enterprise

    • D. 

      Communism

    • E. 

      Democracy


  • 21. 
    Autocracy in which a king, queen, or emporer exercise supreme powers of government.
    • A. 

      Dictatorship

    • B. 

      Command economy

    • C. 

      Proletariat

    • D. 

      Socialism

    • E. 

      Monarchy .


  • 22. 
    A system of government in which a small gorup holds power. 
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Autocracy

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Socialism

    • E. 

      Oligarchy


  • 23. 
    A group of individuals with broad common interests who organize to nominate canidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy. 
    • A. 

      Politics

    • B. 

      Community

    • C. 

      Group

    • D. 

      Political party.

    • E. 

      Proletariat


  • 24. 
    A government in which voters hold soverign power, elected representatives, responsible to the people, exercise that power. 
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Republic.

    • C. 

      Autocracy

    • D. 

      Oligarchy

    • E. 

      Socialism


  • 25. 
    Capitalists who own the means of production. 
    • A. 

      Proletariat

    • B. 

      Bourgeoisie

    • C. 

      Command economy

    • D. 

      Communism

    • E. 

      Capitalism


  • 26. 
    An economic system providing free choice and indicidual incentive for workers, investors, consumers, and business enterprises. 
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Capitalism.

    • D. 

      Federalism

    • E. 

      Free enterprise


  • 27. 
    An economic system in which government controls the factors of production. 
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Command economy.

    • C. 

      Capitalism

    • D. 

      Socialism

    • E. 

      Federalism


  • 28. 
    An eocnomic system in which the central government directs all major economic decisions. 
    • A. 

      Communism.

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Unitary system

    • E. 

      Capitalism


  • 29. 
    The study of human efforts to satisfy seemingly unlimited wants through the use of limited rsources. 
    • A. 

      Constitutional law

    • B. 

      Laissez-faire

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      Embargo

    • E. 

      Economics


  • 30. 
    Econimic system in which buyers and sellers make free choices in the market place. 
    • A. 

      Free enterprise

    • B. 

      Laissez-faire

    • C. 

      Social contract

    • D. 

      Free market.

    • E. 

      Monarchy


  • 31. 
    The philosphy that government should keep its hands off the economy. 
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Laissez-faire

    • C. 

      Free enterprise

    • D. 

      Free market

    • E. 

      Communism


  • 32. 
    Workers who produce the goods 
    • A. 

      Bourgeoisie

    • B. 

      Capitalists

    • C. 

      Proletariat

    • D. 

      Communists

    • E. 

      Producers


  • 33. 
    An economic system in which the governemtn owns the basic means of production, distributes the producs and wages, and provides social services such as healthcare and welfare. 
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Command economy

    • E. 

      Capitalism


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