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1. (TCO 3) Political parties in the U.S. tend to be decentralized.
highly centralized.
parties which strictly enforce-among their members who are elected officials-compliance with party platforms.
nonmembership groups.
Question 2. 2. (TCO 3) Why have third parties been more successful in other countries than in the United States?
These countries have more people.
Other countries are socialist.
Electoral systems in other countries often allow small parties to be represented.
These countries are not truly democratic.
Question 3. 3. (TCO 11) What is a benefit of a federalist system?
Governmental unity
National security and economy, but with some local independence.
Local government having dominance over national government.
International peace
Question 4. 4. (TCO 3) What is proportional representation?
Having only one branch of government that does everything.
Electing a president from only part of the population.
Dividing representation among all parties according to the percentage of the vote each won.
Requiring that only one party win all of the votes.
Question 5. 5. (TCO 3) Thresholds tend to be used in
single member plural elections.
proportional representation elections.
cumulative voting elections.
non-associational elections.
Question 6. 6. (TCO 6) Democratic systems in which executives and legislatures are elected in separate elections for fixed terms of office are known as
parliamentary systems.
presidential systems.
collective responsibility systems.
electoral college systems.
Question 7. 7. (TCO 6) In the U.S., the president appoints Supreme Court Justices.
wages war.
gives the State of the Union address.
All of the above
Question 8. 8. (TCO 6) In the U.S. Congress,
most bills which are introduced fail to become laws.
members of the Senate have the power to cast a no confidence vote if the Senate comes to be convinced that the President is acting in an unconstitutional manner.
all bills must be originally introduced in the Senate and then referred to the House.
None of the above
Question 9. 9. (TCO 9) Does a truly free market exist in most democratic countries?
Yes, because a true democracy has little government intervention in the economy.
Yes, because a free market is democratic.
No, because most democracies regulate the economy to varying degrees.
No, because most democratic countries are communist.
Question 10. 10. (TCO 6) In the U.S., which of the following is more powerful?
The Senate
The House of Representatives
These have equal power
None of the above
Question 11. 11. (TCO 10) The Iriquois League represents an example of _____.
Question 12. 12. (TCO 10) With the collapse of the USSR,
NATO was abolished.
all nuclear materials held previously by the USSR were transferred out of the region and to the U.S.
NATO proceeded to establish links with the countries emerging out the collapse of the USSR.
Both a and b
Question 13. 13. (TCO 8) Which of the following is more powerful?
The UN General Assembly
The UN Security Council
The World Court
The Iriquois League
Question 14. 14. (TCO 8) What is the primary goal of the European Union?
The economic prosperity of member countries
To abolish the United States
To end the self-government of all member countries
To create a one-world government
Question 15. 15. (TCO 10) What is the primary reason for treaties between countries?
Start a war
Create security alliances
Stop the Soviet Union
Form a new country
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