Pcsi Test Questions
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Pcsi Test Questions
the first to midterms
1.A form of government in which citizens debate the issue and decide on the laws\ is called:
2.For the ancient Athenians, democracy meant:
3. Who argued that elected representatives should be free to make whatever decisions they feel are best?
Thomas Hobbes &
4. The British political theorist Thomas Hobbes Argued that without government:
-human being would engage in a war of all against all
5. The ancient Roman concept of mixed government:
-refers to a combination of democracy, aristocracy and monarchy
6. A form of democracy in which laws can only be made if everyone agrees to them is called:
7. Choosing representatives based on characteristics such as gender, age, or ethnicity would be an example of:
8. A claim that small groups of powerful people are able to manipulate supposedly "democratic" governments would be an example of:
-the theory of elitism
9. Public goods are:
10. Nationalism refers to the argument that:
-a cultural group should posses independent state sovereignty
11. according to Max Weber, rational-legal legitimacy means that:
12.An example of direct democracy in the United States?
13. Sovereignty refers to the fact that:
14. The theory of pluralism argues that:
15. A government in which sovereignty is held by religious officials is called:
16. Politics can be defined as:
17. A state
-combines population, territory, and government
18. which represents an example of a public good?
19. What makes government different from other institutions is society?
20. Choosing representatives based on their support for particular policies or beliefs would be an example of:
1. Which plan called for equal state representation?
2. Powers specially granted to the U.S government by the constitution are called:
3. Which of the following illustrates the system of checks-and-balances in the U.S government?
3. The principles of dual federalism maintains that:
4. Thea principles of dual federalism maintains that:
5. The constitution gives the US gov. the power to collect taxes, declare war, and issue currency. this is an example of?
6. The system of checks and balances in the Constitution is meant to:
8. Th Articles of Confederation:
9. In a confederation:
Political power is concentrated in regional governments
10. Shay's Rebellion:
was an armed revolt lead by in debt farmers
11. The fact that national laws always overrule state laws when the two are in conflict is determined by the:
12. The 10th Amendment to the constitution:
-allows state governments to hold any powers not specifically prohibited or delegated to the federal government.
13. The 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination means that:
14. The constitution's original procedure for selecting members of the senate was a form of:
15. Unfunded mandates are:
federal laws calling for states to pay for programs created by congress.
16. The United States is considered to have a federal system due to the fact that:
17. A written constitution:
establishes a set of relationships between ordinary people and political authorities
defines the functions, procedures, and structure of gov.
provides the rules for exercising political power
small farmers or wage laborers
19. In the case of U.S v. Ballard (1944), the Supreme Court ruled that a valid form of religion is proven by:
the sincerity of belief
20. Thomas Pain's Common Sense Argued that the first and most natural form of gov. was:
21. Which plan called for state representation on the basis of the population size?