POL 201 Week 1 Quiz (All Correct)

POL 201 Week 1 Quiz (All Correct)

Question 1.1. English philosopher John Locke wrote in his Second Treatise that the individual exists in a hypothetical state of __. (Points : 1)





Question 2. 2. Harold Lasswell’s statement of “who gets what, when, and how” is one definition of (Points : 1)





Question 3. 3. The Articles of Confederation invested the greatest power in the individual states and left the national government weak and powerless. (Points : 1)



Question 4. 4. John Locke, writer of Second Treatise of Government, coined the expression: “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Points : 1)



Question 5. 5. The conservative idea that limitations should be placed on state actions is known as __. (Points : 1)

Delineated liberty

Positive liberty

Equitable liberty

Negative liberty

Question 6. 6. What United States document establishes the core principles on which our government is based? (Points : 1)


Articles of Confederation

Bill of Rights

Magna Carta

Question 7. 7. The Bill of Rights, as a whole, protects states’ rights because (Points : 1)

its prohibitions only apply to the national government.

it does not mention the people.

it does not mention the states.

it concerns the natural rights of the people.

Question 8. 8. Impeachment can be characterized as a (Points : 1)

sole responsibility of the Senate.

shared function between the Senate and the Supreme Court.

shared function between the House of Representative and the Senate.

sole responsibility of the House of Representatives.

Question 9. 9. Indirect democracy differs from direct democracy in that (Points : 1)

the people don’t get to vote.

the people elect representatives.

the government serves the public interest.

the people participate in public affairs and vote on all matters.

Question 10. 10. The Connecticut Plan, also known as the Great Compromise, combined elements of which two other plans during the Constitutional Convention of 1787? (Points : 1)

The New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan

The New York Plan and the Georgia Plan

The Massachusetts Plan and the Virginia Plan

The New York Plan and the Carolina Plan

Question 11. 11. True or False: Republicanism prefers small governance units and assumes homogeneity while Liberalism tolerates diversity and is thus heterogeneous. (Points : 1)



Question 12. 12. The American system of government can be most accurately described as a _. (Points : 1)



Representative Democracy

Constitutional Autocracy

Question 13. 13. All of the original 13 American colonies were initially companies of shareholders or proprietorships whose authority was based in charters granted by the Crown. (Points : 1)



Question 14. 14. The Federalist Papers were intended to (Points : 1)

demonstrate the evils of faction.

convince New Yorkers to petition their legislators to support ratification.

show that Virginia was not to be feared.

showcase the brilliance of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay.

Question 15. 15. The events surrounding the Newburgh Conspiracy and Shay’s Rebellion highlighted fundamental weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation. Which of these weaknesses can NOT be attributed to the national government under the Articles of Confederation? (Points : 1)

Inability to authorize the formation of new states

Inability to collect revenue from the people

Inability to change the Articles without unanimous approval of state legislatures.

Inability to regulate commerce.
POL 201 Week 1 Quiz (All Correct)



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