Poli Sci 40 Fall 2006 Midterm Exam with solutions

Poli Sci 40 Fall 2006 Midterm Exam with solutions - UCLA...

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Unformatted text preview: UCLA Department of Political Science 9W if.“ RS. 40 Introduction to American Politics Prof. Thomas Schwartz / W Do not turn this page until you are told to do so. Print your name: ID. Number: Secti‘on,“day, time: Print your T.A.’s name: Clear your desk of everything but this exam and writing tools. Be neat. Print if possible. In each case give the best answer - - not just some arguably justifiable answer or other. Be brief. In each case you have more than enough space for a perfect answer. Your goal is to show that you know the right answer, not that you can expound it in tedious detail. Don’t make a mess of drafting and redrafting. Instead use backs of pages as scrap paper. There are 21 questions, each worth 5 points. 90=A, 87=A-, 80=B, etc. GOOD LUCK! 1. Who got his colleagues at the Federal Convention to reject Congressional election of the President? Outline his argument: 2. Constitutionally, President Bush was elected by a majority of . But if no majority of them had agreed on one candidate, who would have had to elect the President? 3. According to the unamended Constitution, who (fl, states, or both) may NOT: enact a bill of attainder? enact a religious test for office? issue a piracy license? make you a prince or princess? enact import duties? / 4. What is meant by the One Man, One Vote Rule? What court case stated it for Congressional elections? What was its chief consequence for rural and urban representation? 5. Succinctly define: appellate jurisdiction W original jurisdiction diversity jurisdiction 6. What are the subjects of: Article 1‘? Article 11? Article III? Article IV‘? Article V? 7. Define checks and balances: 8. Define separation of powers: 9. By what two-step process is the Constitution usually amended? Step 1.. Step 2. 10. In ascending order, what are the three levels of Article III courts? 11. Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned by Brown v. Board of Education. In a few words, what were the findings in these two cases? 12. The classical social-contract theorists saw states as solving cooperation problems among individuals. Deganawida saw that cooperation problems could also arise among what other entities? What was his solution? 13. A river separates two US. states. Each state decides whether to allow or forbid the other’s boats to carry goods between them. What kind of game are they most likely engaged in? Draw the table: What does Gibbons v. Ogden say about such cases? 14. What does the 25‘h Amendment say about choosing a Vice President? 15. The Northwest Ordinance did what to Virginia? How did that make it easier to form a stronger federal union? Cite a recent example in which a country’s failure to do something similar may have helped to break up a federation. 16. How does the “case and controversy” requirement limit the appellate power of federal courts? 17. Succinctly identify the doctrine enunciated by MibunLMadison Chaddha v. INS Gitlow v. New York Roe v. Wade McCulloch v. Maryland 18. What, very briefly, are the two most cited provisions of the 14th Amendment? How did one of them (say which one) eventually become the source of a great many individual rights more commonly attributed to another part of the Constitution? 19. How did Madison get Virginia to ratify the Constitution? 20. What was the Great Compromise (or the Connecticut Compromise)? What dispute did it resolve? 21. List the general Constitutional features that, according to Madison, would protect citizens and states against excessive federal power. ...
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