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DEVRY POLI330 Week 8 Final Exam 2

1. (TCO 5) When it comes to electing officials, which factor matters the most to voters in both presidential and parliamentary elections? (Points : 2) A) Party affiliation B) Political ideologies C) Money invested in campaign D) Personality 2. (TCO 5) Who receives the most attention in both parliamentary and presidential systems? (Points : 2) A) Head of state B) Chief executive C) The legislature D) Voting citizens 3. (TCO 5) Describe how the United States expands its cabinet. (Points : 2) A) The president can create a new department at his or her will B) Congress must agree on the new department and provisions for its funds must be made C) In order for a new department to be developed, a former one must be deleted D) New departments are no longer developed 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. (Points : 2) A) Marxism B) laissez-faire C) public-choice D) Keynesian 5. (TCO 7) How do Keynesian economic policies differ from the traditional laissez¬faire policies developed by Adam Smith? (Points : 2) A) Laissez-faire policies advocate for “cutthroat” capitalism, while Keynesian policies seek to spread wealth equally among a nation’s citizens B) Laissez-faire policies advocate for increased spending and stimuli for government-run businesses, while Keynesian economics argues for a hands-free approach C) Keynesian policies advocate for increased government control of economics, while traditional laissez-faire economics argues for a hands-free approach D) The more liberal laissez-faire economies distribute wealth more evenly among society, while Keynesian economics tends to distribute wealth among the top one percent 6. (TCO 7) What event is largely considered responsible for deterring Johnson’s War on Poverty? (Points : 2) A) Great Society B) Vietnam War C) Middle-class entitlements D) Tax expenditures 7. (TCO 7) Which of the following is an increasing financial concern of the Medicare program? (Points : 2) A) The proportion of older people in American society is increasing steadily B) Every American citizen on reaching 65 obtains Medicare, regardless of class C) Economic inequality renders Medicare more necessary for some than for others D) Wealthy Americans are taking advantage of the Medicare system 8. (TCO 7) Why are many politicians wary about limiting Social Security and Medicare expenses? (Points : 2) A) Many would be left without enough to support them B) Caps to these program would undermine the welfare state C) It can cost them votes D) Both are primary social safety nets 9. (TCO 7) How does the American welfare state compare to those of other industrialized nations? (Points : 2) A) Much less is allocated to welfare in the United States B) Other nations allocate less to welfare than the United States C) The United States allocates about the same to welfare D) Few nations besides the United States maintain funds for welfare 10. (TCO 7) Theoretically, what are the consequences if the government assumes the burden of bad loans? (Points :2) A) Citizens will default on their mortgages B) Banks will learn from their mistakes and pay back the burden with interest C) Ultimately, the government will profit D) Firms will be encouraged to continue their risky behavior 11. (TCO 9) What is the most common response to serious domestic unrest? (Points : 2) A) Revolution B) Coup d’état C) Military takeover D) UN diplomatic action 12. (TCO 9) Riots triggered by police beating youths, protests against globalization, and labor strikes against austerity are all examples of _____. (Points : 2) A) purely traditional violence B) issue-oriented violence C) violence carried out by civilian institutions of government D) coups 13. (TCO 9) What is likely to happen if the people are unhappy and there is no organization to focus their discontent? (Points : 2) A) They will almost assuredly turn to violence B) Not much will happen C) The people will organize themselves, regardless D) They will eventually find other means of achieving contentedness 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? (Points : 2) A) They have extremely different missions when it comes to terrorism B) They are poorly funded C) They have a great deal of red-tape to get through in order to be able to communicate D) They are often unwilling to communicate with each other 15. (TCO 9) According to Hannah Arendt, the American struggle was indeed a revolution, perhaps history’s only complete revolution, _____.(Points : 2) A) for it alone ended with a democratic institutions B) because it became an example for other nations C) because it managed to route what was then the great world power D) for it alone ended with a new foundation of liberty instead of the tyranny that came after other revolutions 16. (TCO 9) Does terrorism work? (Points : 2) A) Rarely, and seldom without political and/or economic pressure B) Rarely, but primarily when brought against democratic nations C) Often, and without much need for political pressure to aid it D) Often, but only with the assistance of economic and/or political pressure 17. (TCO 9) Hannah Arendt pointed out that rage is the fuel of revolution, but what is now the greatest cause of rage?(Points : 2) A) The low level of education in developing nations B) The enormous economic mismanagement in industrialized nations C) The extreme violence utilized by industrialized nations against developing nations D) The massive corruption now found in the developing lands

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