2 What is a weakness of a confederation government system? A. a confederation is very expensive.B. Confederations are too large to rule effectivelyC. A confederation does not share power with its members.D. The central government has only as much power as the local governments are willing to give.
3 Which Southwest Asia country could be described as an autocracy? A. IraqB. IsraelC. TurkeyD. Saudi Arabi
4 Why do individual voters have more power in a democracy than they do in an autocracy or oligarchy? A. Kings are always cruel leaders.B. The voters get to choose the people who make the laws.C. All of the power stays in the hands of the local government.D. Voters in democratic countries always choose qualified leaders.
5 In a confederation government system, most of the power is in the hands of________. A. LegislatureB. Individual votersC. Local governmentsD. Central government
6 Which Southwest Asian country would be a good example of a federal system of government? A. IranB. IsraelC. KuwaitD. Saudi Arabi
7 Who makes the most of the important governmental decisions in an oligarchy? A. The kingB. The peopleC. The legislatureD. A small group of powerful leaders
8 Who makes most of the important governmental decisions in an autocracy? A. The rulerB. The peopleC. The court systemD. The elected legislature
9 In a unitary government, most of the power is in the hands of the ______. A. Individual votersB. King and advisorsC. Local governmentsD. Central government
10 Choose the correct order of power distribution and authority in central government, from greatest to least.A. Federal, confederation, unitaryB. Unitary, federal, confederationC. Autocracy, oligarchy, democracyD. Democracy, monarchy, oligarchy
11 In a presidential system of government, how is a president chosen? A. By a decision of the national courtsB. By a majority vote of the legislatureC. In a separate vote from the one that chooses the legislatureD. By the political party with the most representatives in the legislature
12 Which best describes the government in which citizens have the most power to choose? A. DemocracyB. DictatorshipC. MonarchyD. Oligarchy
13 What type of government is based on religious principles? A. DemocracyB. OligarchyC. TheocracyD. Monarchy
14 The Head of State in a parliamentary system is often a person who has ______. A. No actual powerB. A veto for laws passed by the legislatureC. The most power in the national governmentD. A ceremonial role without much actual power
15 In a totalitarian government, the government __________. A. Has only power over the political aspects of people’s livesB. Takes control of people’s livesC. Has only one leaderD. Has many political parties
16 Which branch of government is responsible for making and carrying out the laws in a parliamentary system of government?A. KingB. PresidentC. GovernorD. Prime minister
17 The leader of a parliamentary system is chosen by _________. A. The monarchB. The popular vote of the peopleC. A decision by the national courtsD. The political party with the most representatives in the legislature.
18 What is the role of the president regarding the laws passed by the legislature in a presidential democracy?A. The president must enforce those laws.B. The president can change the laws he does not like.C. The president sends the laws to the states for approval.D. Laws passed by the legislature do not have to go to the president for approval.
19 In a theocracy, the head of the government is __________. A. KingB. Popularly elected PresidentC. GodD. Group of religious leaders
20 The Israeli parliament is called the _____. A. SenateB. KnessetC. CongressD. House of representatives
21 Who is allowed to vote in Israeli elections? A. All citizens 16 years of age or olderB. All citizens 18 years of age or olderC. Only men who can prove they are Israeli bornD. Only those who were actually born in the State of Israel
22 How often are elections for the national government held in Israel? A. Elections are held every six yearsB. Party members are elected for lifeC. Religious leaders can require new elections whenever they likeD. Elections are held every four years unless the ruling party calls for them to be held sooner
23 Who is the chief executive in a parliamentary democracy? A. The head of the stateB. The head of the governmentC. The presidentD. The king
24 What role do the people play in a government that is a monarchy like that of Saudi Arabia? A. They have the power to vote a ruler out of office.B. The people get to approve the laws made by the ruler.C. They are guaranteed certain rights by their written constitution.D. They have little influence, as the ruler makes most of the decisions.
25 What role do religious leader play in the Israeli government? A. They have some influence in making laws.B. They are not allowed to run for political office.C. Religious leaders always control which candidates are elected.D. They are guaranteed a certain number of representatives in each election.
26 Which Southwest Asian country has a democratic system of government? A. IranB. IsraelC. KuwaitD. Saudi Arabia
27 What is an Ayatollah? A. Christian priest B. A Shia religious leader C. The title of a local governorD. A leader of a Jewish congregation
28 How long does a monarch rule? A. One elected termB. A term of 10 yearsC. As long as parliament allows him to ruleD. Laws calling for a separation of church and state
29 What is Shariah law? A. Laws made by the king alone B. Laws based on parliamentary democracyC. Laws based on the teaching of the QuranD. Laws calling for a separation of church and state
30 What is the definition of theocracy? A. A government that sees God as the supreme leaderB. A government that allows the people to choose the leadersC. A system in which religious law and civil law are separateD. A system in which only religious leaders are allowed to vote
31 Why is Iran sometime called a theocratic republic? A. Iran’s religious leaders make all the laws for the country.Religious leaders decide which Iranian citizens can voteThe people of Iran have no say in choosing their government leadersIran’s government is led by both an elected parliament and powerful religious leaders