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POLI 330 WEEK 8 FINAL EXAM Week 8 Final Exam 1. Question : (TCO 3) In the U.S., most people who consider themselves independents actually Student Answer: prefer one political party (Democrats or Republicans) over another. are completely neutral as regards political parties. Both a and b Neither a or b Question 2. Question : (TCO 3) Why have third parties been unsuccessful in the United States? Student Answer: They are disadvantaged by the plurality system of elections. They are forbidden in the Constitution. They are against state law. George Washington declared them undemocratic. Question 3. Question : (TCO 11) What is the word that defines the sharing of power between different levels of government? Student Answer: Federalism Nationalism Ethnicity Democracy Question 4. Question : (TCO 3) Under which electoral system is representation distributed among parties directly according to the percentage of votes won? Student Answer: Socialism SMP Proportional representation Liberalism Question 5. Question : (TCO 3) In an election in democratic country Q, Party A wins 45% of the votes and Party B wins 35% of the votes. Party A is awarded 45% of the seats in the national legislature and Party B is awarded 35% of the seats in the national legislature. This describes Student Answer: single member plural elections. proportional representation elections. state autonomy elections. conflictual elections. Question 6. Question : (TCO 6) In parliamentary systems such as that found in Great Britain, Student Answer: parliament selects the executive leader. voters select the executive branch, then the executive branch appoints/selects members of the parliament. parliament names members of the Supreme Court, who then exercise the power of judicial review. parliament selects the king or queen. Question 7. Question : (TCO 6) In the U.S., the Twenty-Second Amendment Student Answer: accorded presidents unlimited tenure. prohibited presidential pocket vetoes. prohibited presidents from becoming presidential lawmakers. None of the above Question 8. Question : (TCO 6) In _____, the legislature consists of two chambers/houses. Student Answer: the U.S. Great Britain Both a and b Neither a nor b Question 9. Question : (TCO 9) Does a truly free market exist in most democratic countries? Student Answer: Yes, because a true democracy has little government intervention in the economy. Yes, because a free market is democratic. No, because most democracies regulate the economy to varying degrees. No, because most democratic countries are communist. Question 10. Question : (TCO 6) In _____, the legislature consists of two chambers/houses. Student Answer: the U.S. the U.K. Both a and b Neither a or b Question 11. Question : (TCO 10) A country's security does not consist only of military security, but includes also human security, or quality of life security according to Student Answer: realism. anarchy. bipolarism. liberalism. Question 12. Question : (TCO 10) With the collapse of the USSR, Student Answer: NATO was abolished. all nuclear materials held previously by the USSR were transferred out of the region and to the U.S. NATO proceeded to establish links with the countries emerging out the collapse of the USSR. Both a and b Question 13. Question : (TCO 8) UN activities have included Student Answer: programs to improve public health. peacekeeping operations. Both a and b Neither a nor b Question 14. Question : (TCO 8) What does the European Union do? Student Answer: Defend England from France Defend Europe from Russia Create an environment for co