Government Vocab 1 Quiz

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VA & US Government Vocab 1


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  • 1. 
    The institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies
    • A. 

      Public Policy

    • B. 

      Executive Power

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Legislative Power

    • E. 

      Judicial Power

  • 2. 
    All of the goals a government sets and the various courses of action it pursues as it attempts to realize these goals.
    • A. 

      Public Policy

    • B. 

      Executive Power

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Legislative Power

    • E. 

      Judicial Power

  • 3. 
    The power to make a law and to frame public policies
    • A. 

      Public Policy

    • B. 

      Executive Power

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Legislative Power

    • E. 

      Judicial Power

  • 4. 
    The power to execute, enforce, and administer law
    • A. 

      Public Policy

    • B. 

      Executive Power

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Legislative Power

    • E. 

      Judicial Power

  • 5. 
    The power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning, and to settle disputes within the society
    • A. 

      Public Policy

    • B. 

      Executive Power

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Legislative Power

    • E. 

      Judicial Power

  • 6. 
    Constitution- the body of fundamental law setting out the principles, structures, and processes of a government
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False (State)

  • 7. 
    Democracy- a form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False (Dictatorship)

  • 8. 
    Dictatoship- a form of government in which the supreme authority rests with the people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False (Democracy)

  • 9. 
    State- a body of people living in a defined territory who have a government with the power to make and enforce law without the consent of any higher authority
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False (Sovereign)

  • 10. 
    State- having supreme power within its own territory; neither subordinate nor responsible to any other authority
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False (Sovereign

  • 11. 
    A form of government in which a single person holds unlimited political power
  • 12. 
    A form of government in which the power to rule is held by a small usually self-appointed elite
  • 13. 
    A form of government in which powers are divided between a central government and several local governments  
  • 14. 
    A form of government in which the executive and legislative branches of the government are separate, independent, and coequal.
  • 15. 
    A form of government in which the executive branch is made up of the prime minister, or premier, and the official’s cabinet.