Foundations and Formations of Government
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  • Question 1
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    Q. According to John Locke, what must people do if their government stops working?
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    Overthrow the government and live without a government
    Overthrow the government and create a new government
    Nothing. The people must follow their government-any government is better than nothing at all
  • Question 2
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    Q. According to the Social Contract theory ... 
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    government emerged when all the people of an area were brought under the control of one person or group
    Government emerged from family
    People give up some of their natural rights in order to receive protection
    A person gains the authority to govern because a god or group of gods gave them that power
  • Question 3
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    Q. What type of government do we have in America?
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    Direct (pure) Democracy
    Republic
    Monarchy
    Oligarchy
  • Question 4
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    Q. What is a theocratic government?
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    A government that is dominated or ruled by religion
    A government in which a small group of people (wealthy and powerful) rule
    A government in which a large group of people have authority
    The absence of governemnt
  • Question 5
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    Q. What is a federal system?
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    A system of government in which power is divided between a national government and regional governments
    A system in which a country is governed as a single entity
    A system in which most governing power rests with the states while the national government is weak
  • Question 6
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    Q. What system of government do we utilize in the United States?
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    Federal System
    Confederal System
    Unitary System
  • Question 7
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    Q. What is a constitution?
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    A framework for government 
    A document that describes separation from another country
    A document created to grant unlimited power to the people of a country
  • Question 8
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    Q. Hobbes & Locke believed that without government, the "state of nature" would leave humans 
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    In a state of happiness
    With an abundance of resources
    More choices
    In perpetual war
  • Question 9
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    Q. Which of the following philosophers believed in separation of powers?
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    Montesquieu
    Rousseau
    Hobbes
    Voltaire
  • Question 10
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    Q. Which of the following philosophers was a strong advocate for freedom of speech and religion?
    answer choices
    Voltaire
    Montesquieu
    Hobbes
    Rousseau
  • Question 11
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    Q. Which of the following is an example of a state?
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    Mexico
    Missouri
    Maine
    Mississippi
  • Question 12
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    Q. Who believed that man is born evil & selfish, and needs to be controlled.  Life without a strong government would be nasty, brutish, and short
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    Hobbes
    Locke
  • Question 13
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    Q. Which of the following best describes the Articles of Confederation?
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    America's first attempt at self-government
    America's attempt at creating an all-powerful central government
    America's current governing document
  • Question 14
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    Q. What did the Tea Act of 1773 accomplish?
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    An increased tax on British tea
    A decrease in the cost of British tea
    A tax on dice and playing cards
    A tax on molasses
  • Question 15
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    Q. Which of the following philosophers was a strong advocate for freedom of speech and religion?
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    Baron de Montesquieu
    Voltaire
    Jean Jacques Rousseau
    John Locke
  • Question 16
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    Q. Which Enlightenment philosopher believed in separating powers of government?
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    Baron de Montesquieu
    Voltaire
    Thomas Hobbes
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Question 17
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    Q. Which of the following documents severely limited the power of the King, preventing him to act without Parliament's consent?
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    Petition of Right
    English Bill of Rights
    US Constitution
    Declaration of Independence
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