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) Countries with limits on government have usually had feudal pasts, which suggests what about the dispersion of power?
Equal distribution of power is the only effective political structure.
Power must be distributed by the working class.
Power should be concentrated among the lower classes.
Dispersion of power is good and concentration of power is bad.
Question 3. Question : (TCO 5) In Europe, a cabinet is equivalent to a U.S. _____.
Question 4. Question : (TCO 5) Because of the separation of powers inherent in a presidential system, some scholars think that executive-legislative _____ is common in systems like that used in the United States.
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) Which of the following issues is a civil concern?
Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) International law consists of _____ and established customs recognized by most nations.
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) Which of the following best articulates the stance of judicial restraint advocates?
Judicial review is the best and only true method of checking legislative power.
The court should practice restraint in cases in which legislative acts are presented for interpretation.
Only the executive branch can restrain the court, keeping the power of judicial review in balance with the other governing branches.
Only Congress should make public policy and, unless a legislative act clearly violates the Constitution, the law should stand.