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1.  The belief that you can influence how your government acts is called A)  political efficacy. B)  saliency. C)  popular sovereignty. D)  autocracy. Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): A 2.  Studies show that an increasing number of young Americans receive their political  knowledge from A)  newspapers. B)  video games. C)  late-night comedy shows. D)  their friends and family. Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): C 3.  Of the nearly 200 governments in the world, what is the estimate of the number of actual  constitutional democracies? A)  20 B)  75 C)  110
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D)  150 Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): A 4.  Government can best be defined as A)  the institutions and procedures by which a territory and its people are ruled. B)  the set of political principles and values that guide political life. C)  the legalized theft of others’ property. D)  the invisible hand that turns private interests into public goods. Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): A 5.  What is the principle difference between an autocracy and an oligarchy? A)  the responsiveness to popular opinion B)  the number of people in charge C)  the level of wealth of the rulers D)  international diplomatic recognition Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): B 6.  A service that a person needs but is usually unable to provide for him- or herself  individually is called A)  a public good. B)  a cultural commodity.
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C)  an oligarchy. D)  an entitlement. Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): A 7.  Who said that the best government was the one that “governed least”? A)  John Locke B)  Thomas Jefferson C)  Abraham Lincoln D)  Franklin D. Roosevelt Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): B 8.  According to the text, what is the main benefit of a constitutional government? A)  The government is limited by the rule of law. B)  The government must obey democracy. C)  The government will distribute social goods equally. D)  The government is stable. Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): A 9.  Which major changes in Western governments led to the establishment of constitutional  government?
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A)  legal limits on government and the right of more people to vote B)  the right of revolution and the spread of socialism C)  debt relief for the poor and the right of citizens to hold office D)  the colonialism of the New World and the right of revolution Points Earned:  1.2/1.2  Correct Answer(s): A 10.  The key group in Europe that pushed for limited government was A)  the bourgeoisie. B) 
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