2.In contemporary societies the government is the primary political system.Answer: TruePAGE: 377LO: 1TYPE: ConceptualSOURCE: New3.Charismatic authority is more stable than traditional or rational-legal authority.Answer: FalsePAGE: 379LO: 1TYPE: ConceptualSOURCE: NewRejoinder: Charismatic authority tends to be temporary and fairly unstable. Both rational-legal and traditional authority are more stable.4.The U.S. Constitution grants authority to the person who occupies the office of the presidency; any particular president who fails to uphold the public trust may be removed from office.
Answer: TruePAGE: 377LO: 1TYPE: ConceptualSOURCE: New5.All true nation-states have the same type of government.Answer: FalsePAGE: 380LO: 2TYPE: FactualSOURCE: New6.All rulers need the support of the military and the backing of business elites to maintain their positionAnswer: TruePAGE: 381LO: 2TYPE: FactualSOURCE: New7.Representative democracies have governments that are organized in the same way.Answer: FalsePAGE: 382LO: 2TYPE: FactualSOURCE: NewRejoinder: Not all Western democratic elections are “winner takes all” as in the U.S. In Europe most governments are formed from coalitions based on the percentages candidates won in elections.8.The U.S. political system is made up of both formal and informal components.Answer: TruePAGE: 385LO: 4TYPE: FactualSOURCE: New9.Party loyalties are becoming increasingly strong among American voters.Answer: FalsePAGE: 388LO: 4TYPE: FactualSOURCE: NewRejoinder: Voters demonstrate decreasing party loyalty, voting split ticket or one party in the primary and another in the election. Also, the media are replacing the party as the source of political communication.10.The U.S. federal bureaucracy is the nation’s largest employer.Answer: TruePAGE: 391LO: 4TYPE: FactualSOURCE: New
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