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ZigZag
02-21-2010, 10:32 AM
ARE U SMARTER THEN A 17 YEAR OLD CHINK (MASH)..
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TAKE HIS HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES EXAM.

LESSON 1: BASIC TYPES AND THEORIES OF GOVERNMENT

Multiple Choice

The earliest governments were an outgrowth of
a. the first farming communities
b. feudalism
c. tribal life
d. city-states

Democratic government originated with
a. medieval feudalism
b. Greek city-states
c. the American Revolution
d. the United States Constitution

The greatest Roman contributions to Western government were
a. codified laws and citizenship rights
b. democracy and the rejection of slavery
c. bureaucracy and feudalism
d. capitalism and personal freedom

King Hammurabi established
a. the first monarchy
b. laissez-faire economics
c. the first constitution
d. a strict set of laws and punishments

As the first early civilizations developed, the basic unit of government became the
a. tribe
b. city-state
c. empire
d. extended family

A political and economic system based on fiefs and vassal loyalty was called
a. mercantilism
b. a republic
c. feudalism
d. codified law

Which of the following pairs of items are most closely related to one another?
a. feudalism and monarchy
b. city-states and nation-states
c. Egyptian rule and democracy
d. tribal government and manors

Which of the following developed first?
a. feudalism
b. democracy
c. totalitarian rule
d. Roman codified law

Which of the following is not a true statement?
a. Great value and prestige were attached to Roman citizenship.
b. An important function of early governments was to provide those being governed with protection.
c. Direct democracy and slavery existed together in early Greece.
d. Roman government during the second half of Roman history was very democratic.

Objective 2

An institution which makes and enforces laws is called a(n)
a. society
b. government
c. nation
d. executive branch

To be considered a “nation” a society must have
a. a government
b. sovereignty
c. population
d. clearly defined boundaries
e. all the above

Every nation and government has developed
a. a lawmaking body
b. an executive branch
c. a court system
d. all the above

A bureaucracy is most closely associated with
a. early governments
b. the lawmaking branch of government
c. the executive branch of government
d. the court system

A nation which makes its own decisions free of outside interference is said to have
a. constitutionalism
b. statehood
c. bureaucracy
d. sovereignty

A nation's government is sometimes called
a. the state
b. a constitution
c. the sovereign
d. all of the above

Government employees that keep records, run public services, collect taxes, etc. are called
a. bureaucrats
b. executives
c. serfs
d. all of the above

The idea of writing down the formal limits of government is
a. feudalism
b. constitutionalism
c. bureaucracy
d. sovereignty

Objective 3

Governments can be classified according to
a. the location of power
b. the way political decisions are made
c. the way economic decisions are made
d. all of the above

Which of the following has a weak central government?
a. unitary government
b. confederate government
c. federal government
d. all of the above

Which of the following has a very strong central government?
a. unitary government
b. confederate government
c. federal government
d. all of the above

Which of the following divides power between a central government and state governments?
a. unitary government
b. confederate government
c. federal government
d. all of the above

The form of government established by the Articles of Confederation was
a. unitary government
b. confederate government
c. federal government
d. all of the above

The form of government used in France is
a. unitary government
b. confederate government
c. federal government
d. all of the above

The form of government used in the United States today is
a. unitary government
b. confederate government
c. federal government
d. all of the above

Objective 4

A government controlled by kings or other hereditary rulers is a(n)
a. oligarchy
b. monarchy
c. democracy
d. republic

A government run by a few who exercise total control is called a(n)
a. oligarchy
b. democracy
c. monarchy
d. republic

Which of the following is not a totalitarian system of government?
a. dictatorship
b. oligarchy
c. monarchy
d. democracy

A democratic government in which the head of state directs administrative policy but is not a member of the lawmaking body is
a. a totalitarian system
b. a parliamentary system
c. a presidential system
d. all of the above

A republic is closely related to a(n)
a. monarchy
b. democracy
c. oligarchy
d. dictatorship

A government in which the entire public votes on proposed laws is a(n)
a. direct democracy
b. indirect democracy
c. presidential system
d. parliamentary system

Which of the following is the best example of an oligarchy?
a. a local school board
b. a New England town meeting
c. a representative democracy
d. a government ruled by a king

A democratic government in which the head of state also belongs to the lawmaking body is a
a. direct democracy
b. presidential system
c. parliamentary system
d. monarchy

Which of the following is a democratic system of government?
a. dictatorship
b. oligarchy
c. monarchy
d. parliamentary system

The United States is all of the following except a
a. republic
b. presidential system
c. direct democracy
d. representative democracy

Objective 5

Which of the following is not a principle of capitalism?
a. private ownership
b. laissez-faire
c. free enterprise
d. dedication to revolution

Which of the following is not a principle of communism?
a. a nation and economy run by the proletariat
b. atheism
c. competition
d. bourgeoisie overthrown by the proletariat


The political-economic system in which all means of production are privately owned and operated is called
a. capitalism
b. communism
c. socialism
d. fascism


Identify the political-economic system in which all business, land, industry, etc. are owned and controlled by the government, and one-party totalitarian government is typical even though the state is supposed to be run by the working class.
a. capitalism
b. communism
c. socialism
d. fascism


The political-economic system in which the important industries and services are government-owned, but in which democratic government and small, privately owned businesses are typical is called
a. capitalism
b. communism
c. socialism
d. fascism


Which of the following is the best example of a communist nation today?
a. Sweden
b. Russia
c. China
d. Germany


Which of the following is the best example of a socialist nation today?
a. Sweden
b. the United States
c. China
d. Germany


The economic idea that government should not interfere with business is called
a. bourgeoisie
b. laissez-faire
c. profit motive
d. mixed economy


A political-economic system which has not been important since World War II is
a. capitalism
b. communism
c. socialism
d. fascism


Which of the following political-economic systems would allow you the greatest amount of freedom?
a. fascism
b. capitalism
c. socialism
d. communism


Which of the following best describes the United States' political-economic system today?
a. a mixed economy
b. capitalism
c. socialism
d. fascism


True or False
Points of Interest

James Madison believed that formal government was not necessary.
a. true
b. false


The United States is a pluralistic nation.
a. true
b. false


The earliest, most basic form of government originated with Paleolithic hunters and gatherers.
a. true
b. false


Early governments were more complex and complicated than are today's governments.
a. true
b. false


The United States' government has greater impact and influence in our lives than most of us realize.
a. true
b. false


Thought Questions

Instructions: These Questions will require some thought on your part. The answers to these questions are not necessarily found in your reading, but instead require you to analyze what you have learned and then apply it.

If you could live in the past as one of the following people, which life would afford you the most freedom and privileges?
a. an Athenian woman
b. a Roman citizen
c. a serf
d. a farmer in an early city-state

Which of the following is a “sovereign state”?
a. Texas
b. a colony
c. Canada
d. all of the above


Let’s assume you live close to a traditional American high school. For the moment, pretend your local high school is a sovereign nation. Would its government be considered unitary, federal, or confederate?
a. unitary
b. federal
c. confederate


Which of the following is usually the most efficient form of government?
a. unitary
b. federal
c. confederate


Assume that tomorrow the government of a small Central American nation is overthrown by its own military. The generals of the army, navy, and air force agree to share power and rule the country. This new government would be an example of a(n)
a. autocracy
b. oligarchy
c. monarchy
d. democracy


Which of the following is an example of socialism in the United States today?
a. Amtrak
b. Medicare
c. welfare
d. Social Security
e. all of the above

EAGLE EYE
02-21-2010, 03:20 PM
is there a prize?

Uncle Steezo
02-21-2010, 03:25 PM
i have a diploma and a bachelors.

diggy
02-21-2010, 09:44 PM
Give me the study material, then I will answer.

ZigZag
02-22-2010, 08:38 AM
haha study material...the study material is google my friend.

i have a diploma and a bachelors.

and clearly none of it is in history.

mash has sonned general chat....actually wooz did cuz wooz gave mash the answers. u guys dont like thinking too much...like a slug.

THE MASON
02-22-2010, 12:23 PM
this is what i study in school and cant be bothered to do a high school exam on wu corp

Crackhead Bob
02-22-2010, 01:48 PM
Yea kid, I'm not doing your homework for you, nice try.

food for thought
02-22-2010, 02:01 PM
"knowledge gods" huh?

those born on the 17th or omething?

lol

Undiluted Karma
02-22-2010, 02:08 PM
if this is the sort of shit Americans have to pass to get into College then thats ridiculously easy

TeknicelStylez
02-22-2010, 03:01 PM
^that's not an SAT fagula, relax your face

Wtf is good with mash anyway, was just talking about that little nigga