PLSC 210firstmidmultiple

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1 PLSC 210: American Politics. Dr. Johannes A. Masare. First midterm exam. The multiple choices questions. You need Scantron Form No.882-E and a pencil. Student’s name: ______________________________________________________________. 1. Which of the following best describes the United States government under the Articles of Confederation? a. It was weak and ineffective. b. It was frequently involved in foreign affairs. c. It was very large and bureaucratic. d. It was dictatorial. e. It was a puppet for George Washington. 2. A major purpose of the economic provisions in the Constitution was to a. promote a more equal distribution of wealth in the country. b. guarantee the states a significant economic role. c. preserve and strengthen the farm economy to the disadvantage of manufacturing. d. establish a comprehensive set of social welfare programs to assist people in times of need. e. create a strong national government so as to bring stability out of economic chaos. 3. Which of the following statements represents John Locke’s understanding of the relationship between natural rights and human law? 4. According to James Madison, the “most common and durable source of factions” was
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2 5. The Connecticut Compromise at the Constitutional Convention a. resolved the impasse between those who favored the New Jersey Plan and those who preferred the Virginia Plan. b. added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution in order to lessen concerns about too much power for the new government. c. settled the dispute about whether slavery should be permitted in the final Constitution. d. threw out the idea of having a monarch in the United States, opting instead for an indirectly elected president. e. involved all of these elements. 6. Two key elements of the Madisonian model were to a. keep most of the government beyond the control of a popular majority and separate the powers of different institutions. b. promote state power while separating the powers of different national institutions. c. keep as much of the government as possible beyond the control of a popular majority and extend the right to vote to everyone. d. combine the powers of different institutions and create a powerful presidency. e. require a system of checks and balances and extend democracy.
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