Purposes Of Government, Quiz

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Purposes Of Government, Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Use the headline to answer question"Governor Pledges to increase the number of Police Officers" Which purpose of government is associated with the headline?
    • A. 

      Maintain public order and safety

    • B. 

      Make economic decisions

    • C. 

      Maintain national security

    • D. 

      To ensure competition among monopolies

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the definition for government?
    • A. 

      The institution through which the state maintains social order, provides public services, and enforces binding decisions.

    • B. 

      The institution through which the state controls the economic status of every United States citizen

    • C. 

      The institution through which the state places citizen into predetermined professions

    • D. 

      The institution through which the state provides luxurious items to rich citizens.

  • 3. 
    Which responsibility of the United States government is being fulfilled when the governor of Maryland orders the National Guard to stop a riot?
    • A. 

      Maintain public order and safety

    • B. 

      Make economic decisions

    • C. 

      Maintain national security

    • D. 

      Provide public services

  • 4. 
    Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States government has increased airport security.What responsibility is the United States government fulfilling?
    • A. 

      Maintain public order and safety

    • B. 

      Make economic decisions

    • C. 

      Maintain national security

    • D. 

      Provide public services

  • 5. 
    Which of the following terms is defined as the “absence of government”?
    • A. 

      Anarchy

    • B. 

      Capitalism

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Social Contract

  • 6. 
    Use the headlines to answer the question:"Agriculture Department Calls for More meat Inspections"What is the intent of the government actions described in the headline?
    • A. 

      Maintain public order and safety

    • B. 

      Make economic decisions

    • C. 

      Maintain national security

    • D. 

      Provide public services

  • 7. 
    Use the headline to answer the question:“Government splits Microsoft to increase competition in the software industry”Which purpose of government is the United States government fulfilling?
    • A. 

      Maintain public order and safety

    • B. 

      Make economic decisions

    • C. 

      Maintain national security

    • D. 

      Provide public services

  • 8. 
    Use the quotation to answer the question:“And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” - Thomas Jefferson (Letter to John Taylor, 1816)Which purpose of government is associated with the quotation?
    • A. 

      Maintain public order and safety

    • B. 

      Make economic decisions

    • C. 

      Maintain national security

    • D. 

      Provide public services