Test Your Knowledge With Political Science Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Independent voters claim to have ___________ party affiliation.
    • A. 

      Democratic

    • B. 

      Strong, specific

    • C. 

      No specific

    • D. 

      Republican

  • 2. 
    A monarchy is:
    • A. 

      Rule by a president, not a king

    • B. 

      Rule by a dictator

    • C. 

      Rule by a king

    • D. 

      Limited government

  • 3. 
    Democracy means rule by:
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      The people

    • C. 

      The best

    • D. 

      The wealthy

  • 4. 
    A republic is ruled by:
    • A. 

      A King

    • B. 

      A dictator

    • C. 

      A president

    • D. 

      The people directly

  • 5. 
    Absolute government is ____________, while constitutional government is _____________.
    • A. 

      Virtually unlimited; very limited

    • B. 

      Very limited; virtually unlimited

    • C. 

      Very neutral; unlimited

    • D. 

      Limited; very neutral

  • 6. 
    Three sources of political legitimacy are:
    • A. 

      Absolutism

    • B. 

      Will of the people

    • C. 

      God

    • D. 

      Gubernatorial elections

    • E. 

      Excellence

  • 7. 
    A majority candidate or party receives more than half of all votes cast.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Theocracy means rule by:
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      The people

    • C. 

      The best

    • D. 

      The wealthy

  • 9. 
    About ___% of national governments in the world are unitary.
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      90%

    • E. 

      95%

  • 10. 
    Aristocracy means rule by:
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      The people

    • C. 

      The best

    • D. 

      The wealthy

  • 11. 
    What values does government allocate?
    • A. 

      Absolutism

    • B. 

      Status

    • C. 

      Wealth

    • D. 

      Opportunity

    • E. 

      Partisanship

  • 12. 
    You, as a U.S. citizen, can violate the the U.S. Constitution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    U.S. central government is ____, whereas Britain's central government is ______.
    • A. 

      Weak; strong

    • B. 

      Strong;weak

  • 14. 
    Why did the Articles of Confederation fail?
    • A. 

      U.S. could not pay its bills

    • B. 

      Weak central government

    • C. 

      No separation of powers

    • D. 

      Little cooperation between the states

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Amendments to the structure of the U.S. require approval from ______ of the states.
    • A. 

      3/4

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      1/4

    • D. 

      1/8

    • E. 

      3/5

  • 16. 
    A form of government that derives its power indirectly from the people, who elect representatives is called a(n) __________ democracy.
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      Absolutist

    • C. 

      Statist

    • D. 

      Representative

  • 17. 
    Compromise made by states at the Constitutional Convention for a bicameral legislature with a lower house in which representation would be based on population and an upper house in which each state would have two senators
    • A. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • B. 

      Three-fifths compromise

    • C. 

      Shays' Rebellion

    • D. 

      Connecticut Compromise

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Proposal made at the Constitutional Convention for a unicameral central government with single house legislature in which each state would be represented equally.
    • A. 

      Virgina Plan

    • B. 

      Connecticut Compromise

    • C. 

      Annapolis Convention

    • D. 

      Shays' Rebellion

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    A convention held in September 1786 to consider problems of trade and navigation, attended by five states.
    • A. 

      Constitutional Convention

    • B. 

      Shays' Rebellion

    • C. 

      Virginia Convention

    • D. 

      Annapolis Convention

    • E. 

      New Jersey Convention

  • 20. 
    Proposal at the Constitutional Convention made for a strong central government with a bicameral legislature.
    • A. 

      Annapolis Convention

    • B. 

      Virgina Plan

    • C. 

      Shays' Rebellion

    • D. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    This would require that all judges treat national laws and treaties with highest regard.
    • A. 

      Bicameralism

    • B. 

      Supremacy clause

    • C. 

      Virgina Plan

    • D. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • E. 

      Constitutional Convention

  • 22. 
    Authoritative government gives you an exit option.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Federal governments:
    • A. 

      Have a pre-existing central government that creates and controls smaller, local units of government

    • B. 

      Have small units of pre-existing government that create a central government

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The United States is a _______ government.
    • A. 

      Federal

    • B. 

      Unitary

    • C. 

      Absolute

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Unitary government:
    • A. 

      Have small units of pre-existing government that create a central government

    • B. 

      Have a pre-existing central government that creates and controls smaller, local units of government

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

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