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R23 One of the advantages of a ____________________ is that the central government has “checks balances” in place to make sure that one branch of government does not become too powerful.
a) parliamentary democracy b) presidential democracy c) oligarchy d) theocracy
R23 In a parliamentary democracy, which branch of government has the most power?
a) Legislative b) Executive c) Judicial d) Trick Question - They all have EQUAL power
R23 In a Presidential Democracy, the President is _____________________________
a) elected by the legislature. b) elected directly by the people. c) both head of government and head of state. d) elected directly by the people AND both head of government and head of state
R24/25 How does the United Kingdom distribute power in its government system?
a) Federal System b) Confederation System c) Unitary System d) Autocratic System
R22 Of the following types of government, which has the least amount of citizen participation?
a) Autocratic Dictatorship b) Parliamentary Democracy c) Presidential Democracy d) Representative Democracy
R24 In this system, the central government has the power to hire fire regional/state governors or leaders, because the central govt. has all the power.
a) Unitary b) Confederation c) Federal d) Oligarchy
R24 Which of the following distributes power as a confederation?
a) France b) United States c) European Union (EU) d) Russia
R24 How is power distributed in France?
a) Confederation System b) Unitary System c) Federal System d) Oligarchy
R24/25 How does Germany distribute power in its government system?
a) Federal b) Confederation c) Unitary d) Autocratic
R24 A distribution of power system in which the central government has the most authority, but states have the right to make some laws on their own. This type of government is usually guided by a constitution, which outlines the powers of each.
a) Confederation b) Unitary c) Federal d) Traditional
R24 In this type of distribution of power, regional governments, like states, can defy (or not follow) the laws of the central government.
a) Unitary b) Federal c) Confederation d) Cooperation
R24 In this type of distribution of power, the central government has all powers all decision-making authority.
a) Confederation b) Unitary c) Federal d) Coalition
R22 In which type of government do the voters those they elect have power?
a) Democratic b) Autocratic c) Oligarchic d) Absolute Monarchy
R22 A dictatorship would be an example of which type of government?
a) Democratic b) Autocratic c) Oligarchic d) Mosaic
R22 Which of the following had/has an autocratic government?
a) Czarist Russia b) South Africa under Apartheid (1942-1994) c) Modern Russia d) United States during the Civil War
R22 In this type of government, a small group of individuals (usually wealthy) holds power.
a) Oligarchic b) Autocratic c) Democratic d) Psychosomatic
R22 Which type of government would have a single ruler, usually with unlimited power?
a) Oligarchic b) Democratic c) Autocratic d) Idiosyncratic
R22 Which type of government has the highest amount of citizen participation?
a) Dictatorship b) Autocratic c) Oligarchic d) Democratic
R25 ______________ is an example of a country with a parliamentary democracy.
a) Russia b) United States c) United Kingdom d) Mexico
R23 In a ______________________ the leader of the political party with the most seats in the legislature usually becomes Prime Minister or the head of government. This position is not elected directly by the people.
a) parliamentary democracy b) presidential democracy c) oligarchy d) tyranny
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