What Do You Know About Intergovernmental Relations?

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What Do You Know About Intergovernmental Relations? - Quiz

With such a self explanatory name, you can deduce that intergovernmental relations are the relations in an intergovermental level.
To further simplify, these are local, provincial, and national institutions creating an interacting network to empower the different parts of government to cling in a way pretty much suitable to respective institutional plans.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Relations amongst the government within a federation assume their distinctive form as a result of these except which one?

    • A.

      The society in which they are apart

    • B.

      The governmental institutions of which they are in part

    • C.

      Only the external conditions which shape the life of the given country at a particular time

    • D.

      The constitutional regime within which they are set

    Correct Answer
    C. Only the external conditions which shape the life of the given country at a particular time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Only the external conditions which shape the life of the given country at a particular time." This is because the question is asking for an exception among the factors that contribute to the distinctive form of relations amongst the government within a federation. The other options, such as the society in which they are apart, the governmental institutions, and the constitutional regime, all play a role in shaping these relations. However, external conditions are not considered a factor in this context.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is not an intergovernmental transaction?

    • A.

      Federal-State Relations

    • B.

      Local-Federal Relations

    • C.

      State-Local Relations

    • D.

      Inter-Local Relations

    Correct Answer
    B. Local-Federal Relations
    Explanation
    Local-Federal Relations is not an intergovernmental transaction because it refers to the relationship between local governments and the federal government, rather than between different levels of government. Intergovernmental transactions typically involve interactions and transactions between different levels of government, such as federal-state relations, state-local relations, or inter-local relations.

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  • 3. 

    Which is not an instrument of intergovernmental relations?

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      The Executives

    • C.

      National Inclusive Forum

    • D.

      Judiciary

    Correct Answer
    D. Judiciary
    Explanation
    The question asks for an instrument of intergovernmental relations, and the options provided are Legislative, Executives, National Inclusive Forum, and Judiciary. The Legislative and Executives are both branches of government that play a role in intergovernmental relations by passing laws and making decisions on behalf of the government. The National Inclusive Forum is not a commonly known instrument of intergovernmental relations, but it could potentially refer to a forum or platform where different levels of government come together to discuss and collaborate on issues. However, the Judiciary is not typically considered an instrument of intergovernmental relations as its primary role is to interpret and apply the law, rather than actively engaging in relations between different levels of government.

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  • 4. 

    The Police Powers allows a state to protect its citizens'... 

    • A.

      Property, business, and family

    • B.

      Safety, family, and business

    • C.

      Health, property, and business

    • D.

      Property, health, and safety

    Correct Answer
    D. Property, health, and safety
    Explanation
    The Police Powers allow a state to protect its citizens' property, health, and safety. This means that the police have the authority to enforce laws and regulations that safeguard individuals' rights to their belongings, physical well-being, and protection from harm. These powers enable the state to maintain order, prevent crime, and ensure the overall welfare of its residents.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is an example of intergovernmental relations in the United States?

    • A.

      The provision of undergraduate and postgraduate education

    • B.

      The provision of elementary and secondary education

    • C.

      The recruitment of military personnel

    • D.

      The appointment of the Supreme Court Justice

    Correct Answer
    B. The provision of elementary and secondary education
    Explanation
    The provision of elementary and secondary education is an example of intergovernmental relations in the United States because it involves cooperation and coordination between different levels of government. In the U.S., education is primarily the responsibility of state and local governments, but the federal government also plays a role through funding and policy initiatives. This requires collaboration and communication between federal, state, and local authorities to ensure the effective delivery of education services to students.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is not a dimension of intergovernmental relations?

    • A.

      Horizontal

    • B.

      Sectoral

    • C.

      Transverse

    • D.

      Vertical

    Correct Answer
    C. Transverse
    Explanation
    The term "intergovernmental relations" refers to the interactions and relationships between different levels of government, such as local, state, and federal. Horizontal and vertical dimensions are commonly used to describe these relationships. Horizontal refers to interactions between governments at the same level, while vertical refers to interactions between governments at different levels. Sectoral dimension refers to interactions based on specific policy areas or sectors. However, transverse is not a dimension commonly used to describe intergovernmental relations, making it the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    What type of government does the majority of the world's nations operate on?

    • A.

      Unitary system

    • B.

      Republic

    • C.

      Representative democracy

    • D.

      Constitutional monarchy

    • E.

      Parliamentary system

    Correct Answer
    A. Unitary system
    Explanation
    The majority of the world's nations operate on a unitary system of government. In a unitary system, power is concentrated in a central government, which holds authority over subnational units such as states or provinces. This type of government allows for a centralized decision-making process and uniform laws and policies throughout the country. It is commonly adopted by smaller countries or those with a homogenous population. Examples of countries with a unitary system include France, Japan, and China.

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  • 8. 

    What is a federalism in which each policy sector has its own IGR networks and personnel?

    • A.

      Dual Federalism

    • B.

      Picket Fence Federalism

    • C.

      Fiscal Federalism

    • D.

      Cooperative Federalism

    Correct Answer
    B. Picket Fence Federalism
    Explanation
    Picket Fence Federalism refers to a form of federalism where each policy sector has its own intergovernmental relations (IGR) networks and personnel. In this system, different levels of government cooperate and interact with each other on specific policy issues, resembling the pickets of a fence. This allows for a more specialized and targeted approach to policy-making, as each sector can focus on its specific area of expertise and work collaboratively with other levels of government.

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  • 9. 

    Who wrote the book Understanding Intergovernmental Relations?

    • A.

      Harvey C. Mansfield

    • B.

      Helen Margetts

    • C.

      Theda Skocpol

    • D.

      Deil S. Wright

    Correct Answer
    D. Deil S. Wright
  • 10. 

    Which one of these cannot affect intergovernmental relations?

    • A.

      Public Services

    • B.

      Private Services

    • C.

      Political Parties

    • D.

      Interest Groups

    Correct Answer
    B. Private Services
    Explanation
    Private services cannot affect intergovernmental relations because they are not directly involved in the governance and decision-making processes of the government. Private services are typically provided by businesses or individuals for profit, and their operations are not regulated or controlled by the government. Intergovernmental relations primarily involve interactions and cooperation between different levels of government, such as federal, state, and local governments. Public services, political parties, and interest groups, on the other hand, can have a significant impact on intergovernmental relations as they are directly involved in the political and governance processes.

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