American Political Institutions Quiz 1

American Political Institutions Quiz 1

A unitary form of government is defined as:

A system in which states and other governmental units have supreme authority over themselves

A system in which states and other governmental units are completely controlled by and under the authority of a central government

A system in which the people have supreme authority over themselves

A system in which governmental units and states share power with a central government

Question 2

At the time of the founding of the new nation, Britain had what form of government?

State-based form of government

Direct democracy

Unitary form of government

Central form of government

Question 3

Based on the 1790 U.S. Census, the National Archives estimates that only 20.7 percent of the U.S. population were White males 16 years and older. What percentage of the U.S. population does the National Archive estimate was eligible for participation in the political system by way of being White male property owners?

18 percent

2 percent

14 percent

6 percent

Question 4

Concurrent Resolution 331, which was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1988, recognized the influence of the ____________ on the _____________ and the ____________.

Iroquois Confederacy; Articles of Confederation; Bill of Rights

Iroquois Constitution; U.S. Constitution; Bill of Rights

Algonquin Confederacy; Articles of Confederation; Bill of Rights

Iroquois Constitution; Articles of Confederation; U.S. Constitution

Question 5

Democracy is:

A system of government in which religious leaders control the political process

A system of government in which the people exercise political power

A system of government in which the people control their economic well-being

A system of government in which political leaders make all social and economic decisions

Question 6

Do contemporary conservatives fully adhere to classical republican theories?

Yes, contemporary conservatives support using the government to solve social problems

No, contemporary conservatives believe in a limited role for government for solving social problems

Yes, contemporary conservatives value individual liberty over the public good

No, contemporary conservatives believe the government has a role to play in individual lives

Question 7

For the Constitution to become the new national government after the Continental Congress passed it, __________ of the states had to ratify it.

All

Two-thirds

Three-fourths

One-half

Question 8

Government provides security for its citizens by:

Protecting them from unfair business practices

Protecting them from discrimination

Maintaining armed forces

All of the above

Question 9

Lemuel Haynes argued that slavery directly violated classical republican theory. Which of the following arguments would not fit into this argument?

People cannot be classified as property

Denying liberty to slaves undermines the intrinsic virtue of the citizenry

Given that slaves are individuals, their rights should be protected under the law

Because liberty is a natural right, slavery is unlawful

Question 10

Rule of law is defined as:

The idea that laws only applies to the people and not to the politicians

The idea that although laws are important, general government decisions are supreme

The idea that laws should take precedence over arbitrary governance

The idea that laws should be based on biblical authority

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