American Government Unit 1 Quiz

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American Government Unit 1 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The text suggests that politics is  
  • 2. 
     Politics exists in
  • 3. 
    In a direct democracy 
  • 4. 
     The term that the Framers of the Constitution used to describe our form of democracy was
  • 5. 
    A government's legitimacy is based on its  
    • A. 

      Willingness to use power.

    • B. 

      Sense of responsiveness and honor

    • C. 

      Right to use power.

    • D. 

      Disregard external forces.

  • 6. 
    In a parliamentary system, all power is invested in the national 
  • 7. 
    The prime minister can rule as long as he or she 
  • 8. 
    One notable feature of parliamentary government is that 
    • A. 

      The govenor is elected by the legislature.

    • B. 

      The courts rarely interfere with the other branches.

    • C. 

      The legislative branch controls the bureaucracy

    • D. 

      Elections are held every year.

  • 9. 
    In a presidential system, the bureaucracy reports to 
  • 10. 
    The text suggests that decisions about public policy usually 
    • A. 

      Emerge out of complicated struggles among many different interests

    • B. 

      Depend on the relationship between unions and big business

  • 11. 
    Pluralism asserts that political resources are 
  • 12. 
    Most people holding elective national office are  
  • 13. 
     It is important to remember that the business of lobbyists is protected by the Amendement
  • 14. 
    The texts suggests that the American system stimulates  
  • 15. 
    It is possible to be highly critical of government and yet passionately defend its principles. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
     When states allow citizens to vote on issues, they are practicing a form of direct democracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
     It is incorrect to say that voters decide policies in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
     Democracies always feature presidential systems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    State and local governments play an important role in American politics. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In 1935, most Americans paid no federal income tax. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    There is a sense of rivalry between the president and Congress even when they are from the same party. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    American politics is adversial. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Identify and explain four factors in American politics that render it adversial in nature.
  • 24. 
    The liberties that the colonists fought to protect in the Revolutionary War were based on 
  • 25. 
    For most Americans, the Revolution was about