Civics Practice Quiz - Chapter 1

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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. 
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2.  Group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom, tradition, and sometimes religion 
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3.  A country in which the territory of both the nation and the state coincide.
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4.  An agreement about basic beliefs
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5.  The supreme and absolute authority within territorial boundaries
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6.  The institution through which the state maintains social order provides public services, and enforces binding decisions on citizens.  
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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. 
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8.  A loose union of independant states
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9.  A plan that provides the rules for government
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10.  A government in which a  constitution has authority to place clearly recognized limits on the powers of those who govern
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11.  Law that involves the interpretation and application of the US constitution and the state constitutions.
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12.  Nation only beginning to develop industrially
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13.  A government that divides the powers of government between the national government and the state/provincial government. 
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14.  A nation with large industries and advanced technology that provides a more comfortable way of life than develpping nations
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15.  The effort to control or influence the conduct and policies of government
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16.  A statement in a constitution that sets forth the goals and purposes of government.
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17.  A government that gives all key powers to the national or central government.
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18.  A system of government in which the power to rule is in the hands of a single individual
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19.  Government in which the people rule
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20.  The oppurtunity to control one's own economic decisions 
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21.  Autocracy in which a king, queen, or emporer exercise supreme powers of government.
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22.  A system of government in which a small gorup holds power. 
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23.  A group of individuals with broad common interests who organize to nominate canidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy. 
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24.  A government in which voters hold soverign power, elected representatives, responsible to the people, exercise that power. 
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25.  Capitalists who own the means of production. 
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26.  An economic system providing free choice and indicidual incentive for workers, investors, consumers, and business enterprises. 
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27.  An economic system in which government controls the factors of production. 
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28.  An eocnomic system in which the central government directs all major economic decisions. 
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29.  The study of human efforts to satisfy seemingly unlimited wants through the use of limited rsources. 
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30.  Econimic system in which buyers and sellers make free choices in the market place. 
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31.  The philosphy that government should keep its hands off the economy. 
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32.  Workers who produce the goods 
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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. 
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