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Question 1

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 5) Because they were often at war, ambitious European monarchs desperately needed revenues. Some of them started calling assemblies of notables to levy taxes. In return for their “power of the purse,” these assemblies received a modest input into royal policies.Such were the beginnings of the _____.

American Congress

French Estates General

British Parliament

Swedish Riksdag

Question 2

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 5) Countries with limits on government have usually had feudal pasts, which suggests what about the dispersion of power?

Equal distribution of power is the only effective political structure.

Power must be distributed by the working class.

Power should be concentrated among the lower classes.

Dispersion of power is good and concentration of power is bad.

Question 3

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 5) In a parliamentary system, voters directly elect _____.

members of parliament and the prime minister

members of parliament and the ministerial cabinet

members of parliament only

the prime minister only

Question 4

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 5) Voters receive the most direct representation in which system?





Question 5

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 5) The head of ministry is equivalent to the _____ in the United States.

chief of government

head of state

departmental secretary


Question 6

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 5) When it comes to electing officials, which factor matters the most to voters in both presidential and parliamentary elections?

Party affiliation

Political ideologies

Money invested in campaign


Question 7

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 4) Unlike natural law, positive law uses _____.

the spirit of the law to make determinations

books to reach conclusions

judicial sentencing to determine case outcomes

jury selection to manipulate judgment

Question 8

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 4) What is the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding state obligation to international treaties?

States maintain the right to select which treaties they will observe.

States have no obligation to observe international treaties.

States must observe international treaties ratified by the United States.

States must observe international treaties ratified by state legislatures.

Question 9

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 4) Who nominates and approves federal judges in the U.S. court system?

The president and the Senate

The Senate and the House

The President and speaker of the House

The Senate and the secretary of state

Question 10

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 4) Which of the following best articulates the stance of judicial restraint advocates?

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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