PLS201 Sample Questions Chapter 1 - 5

PLS201 Sample Questions Chapter 1 - 5 - Sample Questions...

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Sample Questions PLS 201 Chapters 1 - 5 Note: The quiz will be based on the assigned readings as well as the lecture sessions. Do not limit yourself to reviewing and answering the following questions, make sure that you review your notes and the readings. Some of the questions in this list may not have been mentioned in class but are part of your readings. Questions will be taken from this list as well as other questions deemed appropriate by the instructor. Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. The idea that the highest political authority is the will of the people is referred to as: a. social equality b. political freedom c. political sovereignty d. popular sovereignty ____ 2. Which of the following is not one of the core democratic values? a. political equality b. political freedom c. popular sovereignty d. mandatory government service ____ 3. Which of the following is one of the common institutions in a representative democracy that helps facilitate democracy? a. political parties b. elections c. interest groups d. all of the above ____ 4. Famous definitions of "politics" include: a. who gets what, when and how b. the authoritative allocation of values c. the right of the stronger d. A and B ____ 5. Because large groups such as nations cannot easily resolve disputes, we need: a. politics b. government c. democracy d. none of the above ____ 6. All of the following are characteristics of a democratic process except: a. the right to vote b. the right to publicly voice your views c. support a political party d. mandatory military service ____ 7. Democracy provides a mechanism for citizens to hold government accountable for its actions in the right to vote. This upholds the core democratic value of: a. political equality b. popular sovereignty c. majority rule d. all of the above ____ 8. Equality of opportunity entails that:
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a. each individual receives the same amount of material goods as everyone else b. people should be free of class or social barriers and discrimination c. every individual has the right to develop to the fullest extent of his or her abilities d. the law is implied impartially without regard to the identity or status of the individual involved ____ 9. In the fifth century B.C. Athenian Assembly, the citizens themselves were the principle participants in making government decisions. This is an example of: a. autocratic rule b. oligarchy c. direct democracy d. rule of the mob ____ 10. Liberal democracy and Western democracy are other names for: a. direct democracy b. representative democracy c. Athenian democracy d. popular sovereignty ____ 11. The group of people who opposed a strong national government and the ratification of the Constitution were the: a. Federalists b. Anti-Federalists c. Whigs d. Republicans ____ 12. The proposal that called for a one-house legislature with equal representation for each state was the: a. Virginia plan b. Connecticut Compromise c. New Jersey plan
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2008 for the course PLS 201 taught by Professor Markwilliam during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly Pomona.

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PLS201 Sample Questions Chapter 1 - 5 - Sample Questions...

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