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Government where the legislative and executive branches are separate but equal
a) parliamentary
b) presidential
c) unitary
d) divine right

Government where if the legislative and executive branches argue, the executive must resign
a) parliamentary
b) presidential
c) unitary
d) divine right

Type of government where the rulers have all of the power
a) democracy
b) presidential
c) parliamentary
d) dictatorship

First document that limited what the monarch could do
a) Bill of Rights
b) Parliament
c) Magna Carta
d) Constitution

Document that creates our government
a) Magna Carta
b) Constitution
c) Parliament
d) Congress

Type of government where all of the laws originate from one, national capitol
a) unitary
b) confederation
c) federal
d) presidential

a group of sovereign states that come together for a common goal
a) unitary
b) confederation
c) federal
d) presidential

To which political party would conservatives most likely belong?
a) Nazi
b) Republican
c) Democrat
d) Green

If I am like most Americans, where do I fall of the political spectrum?
a) far left
b) left
c) middle
d) right

A government that can only use the powers given to it by the people is an example of which idea?
a) federalism
b) limited government
c) separation of powers
d) divine right

Which person would MOST likely support lower taxes and higher military spending?
a) liberal
b) radical
c) conservative
d) reactionary

Texas is not a state. Why?
a) It is not sovereign
b) The Texas population is too large
c) Texas does not have its own government
d) Because the Texas Constitution says so

What type of government allows the national government to make some laws and the state governments to make the rest?
a) Unitary
b) Confederation
c) Federal
d) Presidential

If Ms. Adams and her cat army take over Norway after a great battle, which theory of the origin of the state is reflected?
a) Divine Right
b) Social Contract
c) Force
d) Evolutionary

What institution makes the laws and carries out the laws?
a) Bill of Rights
b) Government
c) Democracy
d) Dictatorship

Who has sovereignty in an oligarchy?
a) One person
b) A small group of people
c) All of the people
d) The elected leaders

Which document (inspired by an English document) lists the protections from the national government?
a) Magna Carta
b) Bill of Rights
c) Dictatorship
d) Parliament

Which theory of the creation of the state would result in the government having the LEAST amount of power?
a) Force
b) Social Contract
c) Divine Right
d) Evolutionary

Which person on the political spectrum wants a rapid return to the past?
a) reactionary
b) radical
c) liberal
d) moderate

Which American document borrowed John Locke's idea of natural rights?
a) Magna Carta
b) Parliament
c) Declaration of Independence
d) Constitution

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