Week 5 Political science
1. Question : (TCO 5) Which of the following statements best defines feudalism?
A political structure in which power is dispersed evenly
A system of political power dispersed among layers
A political structure in which power rests with church leaders
A system of political power distributed to the working class
Question 2. Question : (TCO 5) Why do the responsibilities of legislative and executive powers often overlap?
Separation of powers is rarely clear-cut.
Separation of powers is rare among industrialized nations.
Separation of powers is absolute.
Separation of powers grants obtuse levels of power to the executive branch.
Question 3. Question : (TCO 5) How often does the cabinet change in a parliamentary system?
Every 4 years
Every 6 years
Every 8 years
When the cabinet is voted out or resigns
Question 4. Question : (TCO 5) What is the effect of divided government, such as that used in the United States, on spending and policy formation?
It encourages unhealthy spending and foolish policies.
It holds down spending and foolish policies.
It encourages irresponsible spending because representatives are held accountable for only a short amount of time. It encourages responsible spending, but is slow to implement policy. Instructor
Question 5. Question : (TCO 5) The head of ministry is equivalent to the _____ in the United States.
chief of government
head of state
Question 6. Question : (TCO 5) The only political system that could guarantee the cooperation between the legislative and executive branches is _____.
Question 7. Question : (TCO 4) Distinguish between primitive and modern judicial systems.
Primitive legal systems rely largely on labyrinthine written and codified laws, and modern systems rely on oral rhetoric. Modern legal systems utilize recent advances in technology, and primitive legal systems must do without such amenities. Modern legal systems better ensure the rights of citizens, and primitive systems function on superstition and disbelief. Primitive legal systems are oral and consist of customs and beliefs, and modern systems are written and largely codified.
Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) What are the key mechanisms of international law?
: Reciprocity and coalition
Consistency and reciprocity
Consistency and coherence
Coalition and coherence
Question 9. Question : (TCO 4) What legal agency in the United States generates reputation-based ratings of prospective federal judges?
Judicial Ratings Bureau
Federal Bureau of Judicial Review
American Bar Association
Office of Legal Assessment
Question 10. Question : (TCO 4) Describe the significance of Marbury v. Madison.
The ruling laid precedent for judicial review.
The ruling stated that the president is subject to the court’s decisions. The ruling decreed that current administrations must honor the appointments of previous administrations. The ruling claimed that federal taxes could not be levied on the states.