POLI 330N Week 8 Final Exam, 02 Sets

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POLI 330N Week 8 Final Exam 1 (Essay and MCQs)

Page 1: Multiple Choice
  1. (TCO 1) Which best explains the differences between historians and political scientists?
  2. (TCO 1) The notion that politicians think practically and political scientists think abstractly is indicative of which of the following?
  3. (TCO 1) When people base their views on beliefs that may not be based in reality, they are behaving _____.
  4. (TCO 1) A political leader’s ability to command respect and exercise power is known as _____.
  5. (TCO 1) Despite a disputed 2000 presidential election, once President George W. Bush took office, few people doubted his _____.
  6. (TCO 1) Relating concepts in a way that connects them in an empirical manner is the basis of _____ building.
  7. (TCO 1) A(n) _____ is an initial theory a researcher starts with to be proved with evidence.
  8. (TCO 4) Unlike natural law, positive law uses _____.poli 330n week 8 final exam
  9. (TCO 4) Under which of the following circumstances might a case be pursued as both a criminal and a civil case?
  10. (TCO 4) Describe the significance of Marbury v. Madison.
  11. (TCO 4) What legal agency in the United States generates reputation-based ratings of prospective federal judges?
  12. (TCO 4) When was judicial review granted to the Supreme Court within the United States?
  13. (TCO 4) Which of the following best articulates the stance of judicial restraint advocates?
  14. (TCO 4) The Supreme Court’s decision in _____ (1954) triggered a revolution in American race relations, an area Congress had been unwilling to touch.
  15. (TCO 5) Which systems demonstrate the clearest separation of power between the executive and legislative branches?
  16. (TCO 5) How often does the cabinet change in a parliamentary system?
  17. (TCO 5) Voters receive the most direct representation in which system?
  18. (TCO 5) The head of ministry is equivalent to the _____ in the United States.
Page 2: Multiple Choice
  1. (TCO 5) The only political system that could guarantee the cooperation between the legislative and executive branches is _____.
  2. (TCO 5) In the case of both parliamentary and presidential systems, examine the reason democracies will not vanish, even though the executive seems to be receiving more and more power.
  3. (TCO 5) Explain which type of candidate parliamentary systems seek out to become ministers.
  4. (TCO 7) Radicals use the term political economy instead of _____,”which is a hard sell these days.
  5. (TCO 7) Early 20th-century European governments subscribed to _____ doctrines, generally keeping their hands away from the economy.
  6. (TCO 7) Between 1965 and 1973, the percentage of Americans living below the poverty line _____.
  7. (TCO 7) Which of the following is an increasing financial concern of the Medicare program?
  8. (TCO 7) Why are many politicians wary about limiting Social Security and Medicare expenses?
  9. (TCO 7) How does the American welfare state compare to those of other industrialized nations?
  10. (TCO 7) Theoretically, what are the consequences if the government assumes the burden of bad loans?
  11. (TCO 9) _____ is a small or moderate change that essentially leaves the system intact poli 330n week 8 final exam
  12. (TCO 9) Describe what can often happen in a changing society when, during times of prosperity, some people get rich faster than others.
  13. (TCO 9) What is likely to happen if the people are unhappy and there is no organization to focus their discontent?
  14. (TCO 9) What about U.S. agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the CIA make them so ill prepared to fight terrorism?
  15. (TCO 9) According to Hannah Arendt, the American struggle was indeed a revolution, perhaps history’s only complete revolution, _____.
  16. (TCO 9) Does terrorism work?
  17. (TCO 9) Hannah Arendt pointed out that rage is the fuel of revolution, but what is now the greatest cause of rage?
Page 3 – Essay
  1. (TCO 2) Evaluate Aristotle’s six types of government. In doing so, please be sure to list and define the categorizations. Please then assess how these classifications can be useful today to someone analyzing current governmental structures.
  2. Explain the relationship between electoral systems and party systems. Answers should be sure to assess this question from the perspective of both proportional representation and single-member districts and provide examples to support your points poli 330n week 8 final exam
  3. The United States has utilized multiple forms of liberalism throughout its history. Please distinguish the specific characteristics of classical and modern liberalism and outline the evolution of these forms of liberalism within the United States. Please be sure to include specific historic examples to support your points poli 330n week 8 final exam
  4. Today’s world seems to be moving beyond sovereignty and toward supranational leadership to cooperate on issues of global importance. What are some of these issues? How might they be solved through supranational cooperation? Does such cooperation impede the sovereignty of independent nations? Please sure to include specific examples in supporting your points.
POLI 330N Week 8 Final Exam (Version 2)
Page 1 – Multiple Choice
  1. (TCO 1) Historians and political scientists are different because historians and political scientists _____. Chapter 1, page 5
  2. (TCO 1) The notion that politicians think practically and political scientists think abstractly is indicative of which of the following?
  3. (TCO 1) Voting for someone who is charismatic but whose policies might not benefit you would be considered _____ behavior.
  4. (TCO 1) _____ is the use of public office for private gain.
  5. (TCO 1) The notion that we acknowledge the rightful roles of our leaders or our laws is known as _____.
  6. (TCO 1) Relating concepts in a way that connects them in an empirical manner is the basis of _____ building
  7. (TCO 1) The term for measuring with numbers is _____ .
  8. (TCO 4) The English common law stressed the rights of free and equal men and was developed on the basis of precedent set by earlier judges, known today as _____.
  9. (TCO 4) Which of the following issues is a civil concern?
  10. (TCO 4) The concept of judicial review falls under which article of the U.S. Constitution?
  11. (TCO 4) Who nominates and approves federal judges in the U.S. court system?
  12. (TCO 4) Which of the following was an argument against granting the U.S. Supreme Court the power of judicial review?
  13. (TCO 4) Examine the ideal role of American judges poli 330n week 8 final exam
  14. (TCO 4) In Lombard v. Louisiana (1963), the Warren Court supported _____, ruling that blacks who had refused to leave a segregated lunch counter could not be prosecuted.
  15. (TCO 5) Why do the responsibilities of legislative and executive powers often overlap?
  16. (TCO 5) How often does the cabinet change in a parliamentary system?
  17. (TCO 5) Because of the separation of powers inherent in a presidential system, some scholars think that executive­legislative _____ is common in systems like that used in the United States.
  18. (TCO 5) Who directly calls forth the leader of the largest party to take office with a cabinet and become the prime minister?
Page 2: Multiple Choice
  1. (TCO 5) When it comes to electing officials, which factor matters the most to voters in both presidential and parliamentary elections?
  2. (TCO 5) Who receives the most attention in both parliamentary and presidential systems?
  3. (TCO 5) Describe how the United States expands its cabinet poli 330n week 8 final exam
  4. (TCO 7) Radicals use the term political economy instead of _____ to describe their critique of capitalism and the inequitable distribution of wealth among nations.
  5. (TCO 7) How do Keynesian economic policies differ from the traditional laissezfaire policies developed by Adam Smith?
  6. (TCO 7) What event is largely considered responsible for deterring Johnson’s War on Poverty?
  7. (TCO 7) Which of the following is an increasing financial concern of the Medicare program?
  8. (TCO 7) Why are many politicians wary about limiting Social Security and Medicare expenses?
  9. (TCO 7) How does the American welfare state compare to those of other industrialized nations?
  10. (TCO 7) Theoretically, what are the consequences if the government assumes the burden of bad loans?
  11. (TCO 9) What is the most common response to serious domestic unrest?
  12. (TCO 9) Riots triggered by police beating youths, protests against globalization, and labor strikes against austerity are all examples of _____.
  13. (TCO 9) What is likely to happen if the people are unhappy and there is no organization to focus their discontent?
  14. (TCO 9) What about U.S. agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the CIA make them so ill prepared to fight terrorism?
  15. (TCO 9) According to Hannah Arendt, the American struggle was indeed a revolution, perhaps history’s only complete revolution, _____ .
  16. (TCO 9) Does terrorism work?
  17. (TCO 9) Hannah Arendt pointed out that rage is the fuel of revolution, but what is now the greatest cause of rage?
Page 3 – Essays
  1. (TCO 2) What types of states are most likely to become authoritarian? Why? Along the same lines, what authoritarian states have been most likely to democratize? Under what circumstances does this democratization occur and why? Based on previous findings, describe one country you think is likely to democratize in the near future. 
  2. (TCO 3) Compare and contrast interest groups and political parties. In your response, be sure to provide examples their similarities and differences. In addition, please assess what advantages interest groups offer that political parties don’t and then what advantages d political parties offer that interest groups don’t.  poli 330n week 8 final exam
  3. (TCO 6) Since the end of WWII, international relations have been framed by the conflict between liberal governments and communist ideals. Compare and contrast the features of these systems and assess their continued impact on the global community. Please be certain to explain classical and modern liberalism, socialism, and communism within your responses and provide examples to support your points. 
  4. (TCO 8) Today’s world seems to be moving beyond sovereignty and toward supranational leadership to cooperate on issues of global importance. What are some of these issues? How might they be solved through supranational cooperation? Does such cooperation impede the sovereignty of independent nations? Please sure to include specific examples in supporting your points. poli 330n week 8 final exam