Unit I Sample Questions

Unit I Sample Questions - Unit I Constitutional...

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Unit I – Constitutional Underpinnings 1. 0All of the following statements support the pluralist view of American politics EXCEPT : a0. No elites exist in a modern representative democracy. b0. Many groups compete for control of public policy, with no one group or set of groups dominating. c0. Bargaining and compromise among groups are essential ingredients in a democratic policy process d0. While claiming to represent the general welfare, groups tend to represent narrow interests. e0. Some people do have more power than others, but their influence tends to be limited to particular issues and areas. 2. 0The document which includes 27 paragraphs that list specific complaints of the colonists against George III and his ministers was a0. The Constitution b0. Common Sense c0. the Declaration of Independence d0. Federalist #10 e0. Second Treatise of Civil Government Questions 3-4 refer to the following passage: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government, but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.” 3. 0The author of the passage was a0. Benjamin Franklin b0. Thomas Jefferson c0. John Locke d0. James Madison e0. Samuel Adams 4. 0The passage intended to support which of the following principles of government? a0. federalism b0. rule by an elite c0. direct democracy d0. majoritarian e0. minority rights 5. 0Which of the following was a provision of BOTH the Articles of Confederation AND the Constitution? a0. A president enforces the law. b0. Congress may regulate interstate commerce. c0. Congress may declare war. d0. Certain cases are decided by the Supreme Court. e0. Congress may not levy taxes. 1
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6. 0All of the following conditions characterized the United States under the Articles of Confederation EXCEPT : a0. Sovereignty was left to the states. b0. Expanded political participation brought a new middle class more power. c0. Economic turmoil brought economic issues to the top of the political agenda. d0. A series of attacks on courthouse in Massachusetts called attention to the demands of debtors. e0. Several states were on the verge of rebellion because of harsh new restrictions placed by the national government on interstate trade. 7. 0The 55 members of the Constitutional Convention generally held which view of human nature? a0. Man, by nature, wants to be ruled by government. b0. Humans are naturally good, and are only corrupted by society
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course GOVT 32 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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