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Govt. Ch. 2 Refresher

Quiz by Derrick Allen

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14 questions
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  • Q1
    The concept that the largest group will be right more often than it is wrong
    minority rule
    zoning ordinances
    compromise
    majority rule
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  • Q2
    Limits the actions of government leaders
    enumerated powers
    checks and balances
    judicial review
    rule of law
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  • Q3
    formal approval
    compromise
    jurisdiction
    authority
    ratification
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  • Q4
    Those who opposed the ratification of the Constitution
    inauguration
    Anti-Federalists
    Federalists
    quorum
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  • Q5
    How are differences usually settled in a democracy?
    by compromise
    by minority rule
    by autocracy
    by dictatorship
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  • Q6
    Which has been most important in the development of government in the United States?
    social contract theory
    divine right theory
    evolutionary theory
    force theory
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  • Q7
    Which phrase in the Preamble of the Constitution means the government should provide peace and order in society?
    provide for the common defense
    promote the general welfare
    secure the blessings of liberty
    insure domestic tranquility
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  • Q8
    Which gives more power to a central government than to local governments?
    a unitary government
    a territorial system
    a direct democracy
    a judicial government
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  • Q9
    The democratic concept of equality entitles all to equal
    abilities
    living conditions
    incomes
    opportunity
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  • Q10
    From the standpoint of geographic distribution of power, three basic forms of government exist: federal, confederate, and
    authoritarian
    presidential
    parliamentary
    unitary
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  • Q11
    Parliamentary government avoids which of the following problems?
    a central government that is more powerful than local governments
    prolonged conflict between the executive and legislative branches
    frequent changes in government
    abuse of power by the legislative branch
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  • Q12
    The U.S. government is correctly classified as
    unitary, presidential, and a direct democracy
    federal, presidential, and a direct democracy
    unitary, presidential, and an indirect democracy
    federal, presidential, and an indirect democracy
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  • Q13
    In the American concept of democracy, which of the following is true?
    The majority will always make the best decisions
    The majority rules, but must be willing to listen to minority arguments
    The minority can never become the majority
    Minorities will generally make better decisions than the majority
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  • Q14
    What is the main idea of the Declaration of Independence?
    that all men should pursue happiness
    that a Constitution would be written to improve colonial government
    that the colonies would no longer submit to British rule
    that the colonies would not pay taxes
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