Unit 1 Lsn Government Quiz: Political/Economic Structures

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Government Quizzes & Trivia

In this political quiz, answer questions regarding governments and their political and economic structures. It’s a topic that affects us all but not everyone seems to know about. What do you know about politics? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the United States, the central (national) government and the state governments share power. Which of these terms best describes this type of government?
    • A. 

      Representative democracy

    • B. 

      Confederation

    • C. 

      Direct democracy

    • D. 

      Federalism

  • 2. 
    Which of these statements is true of a representative democracy?
    • A. 

      Citizens have unlimited individual rights

    • B. 

      Citizens elect government leaders

    • C. 

      Government leaders rule by force

    • D. 

      Citizens vote directly on all laws and government actions

  • 3. 
    Which of these statements is most likely true about countries with a market economy?
    • A. 

      Businesses that do not make profits will likely go out of business

    • B. 

      Most farms are owned and operated by the government

    • C. 

      Workers are restricted by the government from changing jobs

    • D. 

      Consumers have little choice in the food they buy

  • 4. 
    In which form of government do sovereign states have more power than the central (national) government?
    • A. 

      Federal system

    • B. 

      Confederate system

    • C. 

      Unitary system

    • D. 

      Authoritarian system

  • 5. 
    Which of these actions would most likely take place in a command economy?
    • A. 

      Industrial leaders agree to control prices and fix the supply of goods

    • B. 

      Stock traders create wealth through buying and selling of stocks and bonds

    • C. 

      Government leaders decide how goods will be produced

    • D. 

      Many consumers decide to not buy lettuce because the price is too high

  • 6. 
    In which form of government do local governments have the least political power?
    • A. 

      Federal system

    • B. 

      Confederate system

    • C. 

      Unitary system

    • D. 

      Democratic system

  • 7. 
    What is the opportunity cost if the government decides to purchase more weapons for the military?
    • A. 

      Businesses will not be able to purchase more computers

    • B. 

      The government will spend less money on helping schools

    • C. 

      The government will have more weapons for their soldiers

    • D. 

      All citizens will support the government's decision

  • 8. 
    Read the headline: "US Government Creates New Food Safety Regulations for Restaurants" Based on the headline above, what type of economy does the United States use?
    • A. 

      Market economy

    • B. 

      Mixed economy

    • C. 

      Command economy

    • D. 

      Traditional economy