Pols 403 Self-test Quiz: Midterm Exam General Questions (Part 2/2)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why would the federal government want to participate in shared cost funding of social programs with the provinces?
    • A. 

      To make an end run around the constitutional division of powers and have influence in provincial jurisdiction

    • B. 

      To make sure that Canada has programs, from coast-to-coast, that fulfill national objectives

    • C. 

      As recognition of federal dominance in revenue raising capability

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      The second and third responses only

  • 2. 
    The 1966 Medical Care Act was:
    • A. 

      A shared-cost program

    • B. 

      Never passed into law but implemented section-by-section over a few years, following negotiations with the provinces

    • C. 

      An early attempt at equalization

    • D. 

      Simply hospital insurance, and nothing more, at the time

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    As experienced with the 1966 Medical Care Act, a problem was that:
    • A. 

      The reform liberal attitude of the time desired more than just simply medical care for hospital-related costs

    • B. 

      With shared cost programs, there may be little incentive for the recipients of the funding to manage their costs effectively

    • C. 

      With shared cost programs, there are so many restrictions on spending the funds that governments at the provincial level simply said, “No thanks,” on several occasions

    • D. 

      Executive federalism was in its infancy

  • 4. 
    Early government involvement in British Columbia in the area of health care:
    • A. 

      Focused on illness prevention and the spread of contagious viral diseases

    • B. 

      Focused on hospital insurance

    • C. 

      Took its cues from developments in Saskatchewan

    • D. 

      Included maternity benefits

    • E. 

      Were slow to develop because the province at this time was so beset by numerous political scandals

  • 5. 
    The 1935 BC Health Insurance Act is an example of:
    • A. 

      Legislation that is passed, but not proclaimed into law

    • B. 

      Legislation that is passed, but quickly repealed

    • C. 

      Legislation that was deemed outside of the constitutional jurisdiction of the province

    • D. 

      Legislation that was debated but never passed by the legislators

    • E. 

      Legislation that was overturned after a change in government following an election

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not said to be a welfare state precursor or impetus?
    • A. 

      The Poor Laws

    • B. 

      The Great Depression

    • C. 

      The Beveridge Report

    • D. 

      Classical liberalism

    • E. 

      Reform liberalism

  • 7. 
    Classical liberals:
    • A. 

      Feel that it’s tough luck if you can’t look after yourself

    • B. 

      Believe that we should all help to look after each other and in so doing, everyone is looked after

    • C. 

      Tend to live in New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die State”

    • D. 

      Tend to live in New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die State”

    • E. 

      Maintain that governments are long-lasting and need not be changed