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SS 236 Final Exam All Possible Questions

SS 236 Final Exam All Possible Questions

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SS 236 Final Exam All Possible Questions

Question 1:

The belief that the national government should not exceed its enumerated powers and that all other powers should be reserved to the states or the people is known as

Question 2.

The advantage that MOST helps members of Congress stay in office is

Question 3.

The system of government in which power is divided between the state and national governments is called

Question 4.

Individual senators can exercise tremendous power by filibustering

Question 5.

The Supreme Court ruled that individuals who are arrested must be informed of their constitutional rights in

Question 6.

How are interest groups different from political parties?

Question 7.

The ______________ was a confrontation over the deployment of ballistic missiles in Cuba, which almost led to war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in the 1960s.

Question 8.

Any legislature with two houses is referred to as

Question 9.

Republics are

Question 10.

The National Defense and Education Act was a policy designed to

Question 11.

A social contract theory of government was proposed by

Question 12.

Third parties do best when

Question 13.

To facilitate communication and the flow of information among independence-minded colonists, colonial leaders formed the

Question 14.

In 1765, the American colonists initiated a major protest against the

Question 15.

Removal of the president from office requires

Question 16.

Generally, the largest source of state revenue is

Question 17.

Interest groups

Question 18.

Under the Articles of Confederation,

Question 19.

Locke’s Second Treatise on Civil Government sets out a theory of

Question 20.

The first organized political party in the United States was the ____ Party.

Question 21.

The U.S. economic system is a

Question 22.

When both the presidency and Congress are led by members of the same party, the government is said to be

Question 23.

Which of the following did NOT lead to American settlement in the seventeenth century?

Question 24.

Today, the most common and most effective types of economic interest groups are

Question 25.

The law enacted in 1939 to prohibit federal employees from becoming directly involved in political campaigns was called the

Question 26.

In situations of conflict between state and national law, national law prevails due to

Question 27.

The American Independent Party, founded in 1968, took root as a result of what issue?

Question 28.

The most commonly used system of judicial selection is

Question 29.

Frustrated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s opposition to many New Deal programs, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed

Question 30.

The group that casts the ballots that actually elect a president is

Question 31.

Women finally received the right to vote in 1920 through the ________ Amendment.

Question 32.

The most politically cohesive religious group has been ______ voters.

Question 33.

Ex post facto laws

Question 34.

The 1786 rebellion in which an army of 1,500 disgruntled farmers marched on Springfield, Massachusetts, to prevent foreclosure on their farms was called

Question 35.

Nonprofit, tax-exempt groups that can expressly advocate for candidates and are not required to disclose the names of contributors are called

Question 36.

All of the following are theories that have been offered to explain how public policy is made EXCEPT

Question 37.

_____ is considered the founder of modern-day public opinion polling.

Question 38.

A form of journalism popular in the late nineteenth century that featured pictures, comics, color, and sensationalized, oversimplified news coverage was called

Question 39.

President ____________ warned against the development of a military-industrial complex.

Question 40.

Congress’s role in foreign policy making includes which of the following?

Question 41.

The “shot heard round the world” was fired at

Question 42.

A committee was appointed at the Constitutional Convention to work out the differences between the proposals of large and small states; the result was the

Question 43.

Great Britain used the principle of mercantilism to justify

Question 44.

Of the three branches of government, which of the following is the LEAST media friendly?

Question 45.

The ratification of the ________ Amendment in 1913 gave Congress the authority to implement a federal income tax, and thus allowed government to grow even more.

Question 46.

The coherent set or system of values and beliefs that shape the thinking of individuals and how they view the world, as well as their beliefs about the purpose and scope of government, is known as

Question 47.

A doctrine that society should be governed by certain ethical principles that are part of nature and can be understood by reason is called

Question 48.

A system of government where the local and regional governments derive all authority from a strong national government is known as a

Question 49.

In an effort to reduce massive budget shortfalls, some states have

Question 50.

Agreements that the president concludes with foreign nations that do not require the advice and consent of the Senate are called