TB_chapter3 - CHAPTER 3FEDERALISM MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Of the...

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CHAPTER 3—FEDERALISM MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Of the different ways of ordering relations between central governments and local units, the most common method in the world today is the a. unitary system. b. confederal system. c. federal system. d. bicameral system. e. none of the above. ANS: A REF: Three Systems of Government 2. In a unitary system of government, ultimate government authority is located a. at the state or provincial level. b. at the local or municipal level. c. at the regional level. d. at the national or central level. e. both a and b. ANS: D REF: Three Systems of Government 3. In a confederal political system the central governing unit has a. total power over state governments. b. total power over local governments. c. only those powers granted it by the states. d. the ability to overrule the actions of state governments. e. a system of checks and balances. ANS: C REF: Three Systems of Government 4. An example of a confederal system is a. the United States today. b. the United States under the Articles of Confederation. c. the European Union, according to many observers. d. NATO. e. both b and c. ANS: E REF: Three Systems of Government 5. In a federal political system power is a. always vested in a bicameral legislature. b. shared between the central government and state or regional governments. c. bestowed in the central government, with no power being granted to the regional governments. d. concentrated in a unicameral legislature within a strong central government. e. exercised by the national government only insofar as these powers are granted by the states. ANS: B REF: Three Systems of Government 6. Our federal system of government was a compromise between those who favored a. a strongly democratic government and those who opposed it.
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b. a strong central government and those who favored weak state governments. c. a weak central government and strong state governments. d. a strong central government and those who favored strong state governments. e. a weak central government and those who favored weak state governments. ANS: D REF: Why Federalism? 7. Obstacles to the creation of a unitary government in the United States, Canada, and India include a. very few governments have had such a political system. b. the only countries to have such a system were islands. c. the size of the country would make unitary rule operationally difficult. d. the public would not accept an idea that was untested by a previous government. e. modern transportation and communications systems. ANS: C REF: Why Federalism? 8. In a federal political system state governments can a. only carry out actions that have been authorized by the central government. b. test new ideas by initiating new laws within their scope of power. c.
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