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Poli330 Week 5 Quiz 2017 (Score 100%)
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Question 1.1. (TCO 5) Which of the following statements best defines feudalism? (Points : 3)

A political structure in which power is dispersed evenly

A system of political power dispersed among layers

A political structure in which power rests with church leaders

A system of political power distributed to the working class

Question 2.2. (TCO 5) Why do the responsibilities of legislative and executive powers often overlap? (Points : 3)

Separation of powers is rarely clear-cut.

Separation of powers is rare among industrialized nations.

Separation of powers is absolute.

Separation of powers grants obtuse levels of power to the executive branch.

Question 3.3. (TCO 5) In a parliamentary system, voters directly elect _____. (Points : 3)

members of parliament and the prime minister

members of parliament and the ministerial cabinet

members of parliament only

the prime minister only

Question 4.4. (TCO 5) Voters receive the most direct representation in which system? (Points : 3)

Parliamentary

Presidential

Electoral

Coalition

Question 5.5. (TCO 5) Who directly calls forth the leader of the largest party to take office with a cabinet and become the prime minister? (Points : 3)

The voters

Parliament

The monarch

The House of Commons

Question 6.6. (TCO 5) The only political system that could guarantee the cooperation between the legislative and executive branches is _____. (Points : 3)

a monarchy

a dictatorship

a democracy

an oligarchy

Question 7.7. (TCO 4) Which of the following issues is a civil concern? (Points : 3)

Extortion

Theft

Divorce

Trafficking

Question 8.8. (TCO 4) What are the key mechanisms of international law? (Points : 3)

Reciprocity and coalition

Consistency and reciprocity

Consistency and coherence

Coalition and coherence

Question 9.9. (TCO 4) Describe the primary jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Points : 3)

It makes initial rulings on all federal cases, civil and criminal.

It rules on high penalty cases, including those with life sentences and the death penalty.

Its jurisdiction is almost entirely appellate, from lower federal or state supreme courts.

Its jurisdiction is broad, ranging from appellate rulings to original rulings in federal crimes.

Question 10.10. (TCO 4) Which of the following best articulates the stance of judicial restraint advocates? (Points : 3)

Judicial review is the best and only true method of checking legislative power.

The court should practice restraint in cases in which legislative acts are presented for interpretation.

Only the executive branch can restrain the court, keeping the power of judicial review in balance with the other governing branches.

Only Congress should make public policy and, unless a legislative act clearly violates the Constitution, the law should stand.

 

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