Chapter 12 Politics And The Economy: Quick Quiz

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Politics Quizzes & Trivia

When you’re learning about politics, the economy and the status of your country from a governmental standpoint, it can be troublesome figuring out where to start – aside from all the bickering and complaining people do about it. This quiz should help you, however. Welcome to Chapter 12, Politics and The Economy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ______ is the formal organization in which political units exercise authority.     
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      Force

    • D. 

      Influence

  • 2. 
    _______ is power legitimized through custom and historical practice.
    • A. 

      Charismatic authority

    • B. 

      Unregulated authority

    • C. 

      Rational-legal authority

    • D. 

      Traditional authority

  • 3. 
    _______ are units of political organization whose boundaries are recognized by others and whose citizenry have specific rights and legal obligations.
    • A. 

      Nation-states

    • B. 

      City-states

    • C. 

      Constitutional-states

    • D. 

      Kingdom-states

  • 4. 
    Under an authoritarian regime the public has a lot of influence over the running of the government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The _______ is the social institution that determines a society’s production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
    • A. 

      Economy

    • B. 

      Service sector

    • C. 

      Labor market

    • D. 

      Unemployment rate

  • 6. 
      Which of the following economic models is based on private ownership of the means of production?
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Anarchy

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      Capitalism

  • 7. 
    At the top of the occupational pool are ________.
    • A. 

      Upper-tier jobs

    • B. 

      Lower-tier jobs

    • C. 

      Marginal jobs

    • D. 

      Professions

  • 8. 
    The official U.S. unemployment rate is derived from
    • A. 

      The total number of people out of work

    • B. 

      The number of people collecting unemployment benefits

    • C. 

      The percentage of people who are unemployed and actively seeking work

    • D. 

      The percentage of people laid off in a given month

  • 9. 
    In the last 20 years union membership in the United States has been rising.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The _____ model takes the view that society is ruled by a small group of like-minded individuals who run the country’s political and economic interests.
    • A. 

      Pluralist

    • B. 

      Elite

    • C. 

      Distribution

    • D. 

      Political action committee