POL201 Week 1 Quiz

1. Separation of powers entails three distinct branches of government so that (Points : 1)

[removed] all branches are equal.
[removed] efficiency can be obtained through the division of labor.
[removed] one branch can prevent another branch from tyrannizing the majority.
[removed] the Framers had a negative view of politicians.

 

2. Schattschneider’s “mobilization of bias” is characterized by all except: (Points : 1)

[removed] Mobilization will always lead to violence.
[removed] The two sides to a conflict include actors and spectators.
[removed] One side seeks to localize the conflict.
[removed] One side seeks to socialize the conflict.

 

3. Modern liberalism differs from classical liberalism because modern liberalism (Points : 1)

[removed] is associated with big government and large social programs.
[removed] does not respect human agency as does classical liberalism.
[removed] allows for arbitrary exercise of power and authority.
[removed] does not respect property rights.

 

4. Liberalism rests in a conception of equality whereby the government (Points : 1)

[removed] must not choose one person’s good over another.
[removed] must ensure that we all have the same possessions.
[removed] must provide everybody with healthcare.
[removed] must redistribute wealth in order to achieve fairness.

 

5. Regulation of private activity is more difficult in classical liberalism because (Points : 1)

[removed] classical liberals did not understand what caused harm.
[removed] what was viewed as harmful was limited to physical harm.
[removed] there was no need to regulate private activity.
[removed] classical liberals were more attached to liberty than modern-day liberals.

 

6. The Annapolis Convention was called to address (Points : 1)

[removed] the lack of authority to raise armies.
[removed] the lack of authority to impose uniform commercial regulations among the states.
[removed] the inability of the Continental Congress to pay revolutionary war veterans.
[removed] the possibility of holding a convention in secret.

 

7. The Federalists argued that a Bill of Rights was not necessary because (Points : 1)

[removed] all basic protections were contained in the Constitution.
[removed] the anti-Federalists were being irrational.
[removed] it impedes the authority of the government.
[removed] it would take too long to ratify.

 

8. The weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation were dramatized by all of the following except (Points : 1)

[removed] the Newburgh Conspiracy.
[removed] Shays’ Rebellion.
[removed] the absence of a centralized authority.
[removed] the absence of a single currency.

 

9. The Virginia Plan proposed all of the following except (Points : 1)

[removed] smaller states would get more representation than larger states.
[removed] the people would select the House of Representatives as a practical expression of democracy.
[removed] the House would select the Senate and the legislature as a whole would select the President.
[removed] a council made up of the executive and members of the judicial branch had power to veto legislation.

 

10. The Bill of Rights, as a whole, protects states’ rights because (Points : 1)

[removed] its prohibitions only apply to the national government.
[removed] it does not mention the people.
[removed] it guarantees state sovereignty.
[removed] it concerns the natural rights of the people.

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