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AP Government Review Ch 1 and 2

Quiz by Mark Stegall

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40 questions
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  • Q1
    The elimination of tax increases may result in ________.
    cuts to state and local government budgets
    increase to the budget of the federal government
    decreases in the national debt
    improvement to services that people have come to expect
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  • Q2
    Democracy in the United States derives its powers from
    the Constitution
    the Declaration of Independence
    citizens
    natural law
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  • Q3
    A current issue the government faces today is a(n)
    decrease in the national debt
    decrease in global competition and foreign trade
    increasing gap in the income and wealth of individuals
    increasing high school graduation rate
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  • Q4
    ___________ was defined by political scientist Harold Lasswell as "who gets what, when and how."
    Government
    Government
    Social Contract
    Politics
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  • Q5
    The struggle over power or influence within organizations or informal groups that can grant or withhold benefits or privileges is known as __________.
    government
    politics
    aristocracy
    authority
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  • Q6
    The institution in which decisions are made that resolve conflicts or allocates benefits and privileges is now as ____________
    social contract
    politics
    government
    separation of powers
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  • Q7
    A leader rules under the belief that he or she has ultimate authority and that authority was conferred by God according to the __________.
    divine right of kings
    papal compact
    trinity doctrine
    theory of enlightenment
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  • Q8
    The theory that individuals form communities by mutual consent giving up some of their individual liberty in order to gain the protection of government is known as _________
    social contract
    social contract
    elitism
    political order
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  • Q9
    The theory of Thomas Hobbes states that life without government __________.
    would be nasty, violent and short
    would be free of unnecessary intrusions
    is unnecessary, given man's inherent qualities
    would resemble the Age of Enlightenment
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  • Q10
    ____________ theories that government is formed to protect life, liberty and property, but if government violates the social contract with the people, the people have the duty to end the abusive government and establish a new government.
    Thomas Jefferson
    Alexander Hamilton
    John Locke
    Thomas hobbes
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  • Q11
    A well-known pop singer is driving while impaired at a high rate of speed. Law enforcement officers arrest the pope singer and Duo charges are filed. The case goes to court, the pop singer is found guilty and sentenced to two months in jail. This situation outlines the defining value within the government of ___________
    rule of law
    eminent domain
    habeas corpus
    social contract
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  • Q12
    The set of ideas, values, and ways of thinking about government and politics that are shared by all citizens is known as
    a social contract
    politics
    political culture
    political socialization
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  • Q13
    Well-known technology companies like Google, Yahoo, and eBay were founded by __________.
    immigrants, which exemplifies the positive aspects of immigration
    government bureaucrats, which exemplifies the reach of government
    Hispanics, which demonstrates a tremendous contribution to expanding the Internet
    libertarians, which underscores the need for freedom of speech
    30s
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  • Q14
    the transmission of political culture to individuals through families, schools, houses of worship, and the media is known as political __________
    transmission
    dissemination
    science
    socialization
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  • Q15
    After 9/11 the government of the united States acted in a manner that ________.
    elevated the significance of both security and liberty
    dismissed the significance of both security and liberty
    emphasized liberty over security
    emphasized security over libery
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  • Q16
    when Americans perceived serious threats to national security, they have supported the increased actions of government to limit _________.
    the right of confidentiality
    religious freedom
    civil liberties
    Article VI of the Constitution
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  • Q17
    The advancement and protection of individual liberties, like the right to _______, are part of the foundation of the social contract theory of government.
    vote
    property
    education
    religious freedom
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  • Q18
    Which statement is best supported by the information provided in the following figure?
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    Confidence in church and religion declined slightly over the decade
    Increases in confidence where highest for banks, the presidency, and Congress
    Confidence in the military and the criminal justice system showed little change
    Overall, faith in most institutions in the United States is on the rise
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  • Q19
    Governments were first created to _________.
    guarantee freedom and liberty to all people
    maintain order by protecting members of society from violence and criminal activity
    act to protect the rights of the minority
    print money and control the economy
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  • Q20
    As a political value, equality is defined as the idea that all people __________.
    should have equal access to their elected representatives
    should be in position to succeed economically
    are of equal worth
    should make the same amount of money
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