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The three branches of the federal government (and the 50 state governments) are:

 

a.) Executive, Legislative, and Judicial

b.) Federal, Confederal, and Unitary

c.) Small, Medium, and Large,

d.) Branches One, Two, and Three.

 

 

  1. An impeachment is:

 

a.) The removal of a public official from office

b.) An indictment sought against a public official

 

c.) The pelting of a shamed official with rotten peaches d.) The aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg

 

The three branches of the federal government

  1. The power of the courts to determine the constitutionality of legislative and/or executive action is known as:

 

a.) Nocturnal Enuresis

b.) Public opinion

c.) Original trial jurisdiction

d.) Judicial review

 

 

  1. The sharing of power among the three branches of government is known as:

 

a.) Power sharing

b.) Checks and balances

c.) Appeals

d.) Dendrophilia

 

 

  1. Government is defined as:

 

a.) Organized chaos

b.) A den of corruption

 

c.) The process of implementing and enforcing laws and public policies d.) None of the above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Politics can be defined as:

 

a.) Running for office

b.) The process of deciding who gets what; how power is distributed; and the manner in which

goods and services are provided and allocated.

c.) Voting

d.) Registering to vote

 

 

  1. Initiatives and referenda are examples of:

 

a.) Direct democracy

b.) Bills of attainder

c.) Executive orders

 

d.) Taxes

 

 

  1. The word “democracy” is derived from:

 

a.) The Greek words “demos (people)” and “kratia (power)”

b.) The Democratic Party

c.) Public opinion

d.) The dictionary

 

 

  1. A republican form of government is:

 

a.) A government under the control of the Republican Party b.) A local government with an elected mayor

c.) A revolution

 

d.) A representative democracy

 

 

  1. The four basic categories of politics discussed in (our) class are:

 

a.) Partisan; Identity; Structural/Systemic; and Spontaneous b.) Caucasoid; Mongoloid; Negroid; and Australoid

c.) Wholesale; Retail; Synthetic; and Diagnostic

 

d.) Winter; Spring; Summer; and Fall

 

 

  1. Under the Presidential System of government:

 

a.) The Chief Executive and the Legislature are elected separately b.) The Legislature appoints the Chief Executive

 

c.) There is neither an executive nor a legislative branch of government d.) The Chief Executive can dissolve Congress by executive order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. The governor of New York State is:

 

a.) Mario Cuomo

b.) Andrew Cuomo

c.) Alfred E. Smith

d.) David Paterson

 

 

  1. The two U.S. Senators representing New York State are:

 

a.) Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob Javits

b.) Jacob Javits and Daniel Patrick Moynihan

c.) Alphonse D’Amato and John Foster Dulles

d.) Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand

 

  1. Everyone in the United States lives in a county:

a.) True

 

b.) False

 

 

  1. Cities must be larger than towns and villages:

 

a.) True

b.) False

 

 

  1. The diametric (complete) opposite of Theocracy is:

 

a.) Secularism

b.) Democracy

c.) Dendrophilia

d.) Portal systemic encephalopathy

 

 

  1. Which of the following Federal Departments/Agencies is NOT a component of the National Security apparatus?

 

a.) The Department of Defense

b.) The Department of Homeland Security

c.) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

 

d.) The Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

  1. Military intervention of any kind always requires some catalyzing event because:

 

a.) People are not innately militaristic

b.) Most people want peace most of the time

 

c.) The notion of an external threat is necessary to mobilize public opinion d.) All the above

 

 

 

 

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  1. The idea that the United States is “the greatest country in the world: is an example of:

 

a.) American exceptionalism b.) False consciousness

 

c.) Cognitive dissonance d.) Consensus reality

 

 

20.) The notion that something is true simply because it is believed to be true by most people is an example of:

 

a.) American exceptionalism

b.) False consciousness

 

c.) Cognitive dissonance

d.) Consensus reality

The three branches of the federal government