POL111 Exam Prep

POL111 Exam Prep

Are you ready for the POL111 final exam? (: The following questions are taken from Hague & Harrop Political Science, Canadian Politics and the required online readings. Good luck!

published on December 13, 201270 responses 0

What are POLITICS?

an institution that governs a state
judgements that are advisory in nature
an activity where collective and binding decisions are made
the highest source of authority

What is a quality of a LIBERAL DEMOCRACY?

the government is completely reflective of society
the government is limited by protection of individual rights
elections are not fair
franchise is not given to criminals

What is a quality of an ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY?

they are authoritarian
they are totalitarian
there are no elections
leaders exploit their position of power

What is POWER?

capacity to bring about intended effects
refusal to leave position at end of tenure
respect from citizens
cooperation between international governments

A LEGITIMATE government has:

authority
dual federalism
a religious ideology
a secular ideology

What is AUTHORITY?

ultimate power
acknowledgement of a government's right to rule
coercive power over citizens
lack of free and fair elections

Which of the following is NOT a type of AUTHORITY?

Bureaucratic
Legal-rational
Charismatic
Traditional

What is true of a nation?

All members speak same language
All members have same religion
It is an imagined community
It is necessarily made and not found

What is the main difference between internal and external sovereignty?

Internal sovereignty is exclusively international
Internal sovereignty always focuses on territorial government
External sovereignty is nonexistent.
External sovereignty is recognition from outside of the state.

Every state is home to only one nation.

True
False

What is important about the PEACE OF WESTPHALIA?

It brought peace to Germany in the 1940s
Millions died in the process
It is regarded as the emergence of the state.
It was a treaty between Aboriginals and the federal government of Canada.

Citizens themselves debate and reach collective decisions in a [blank] democracy.

Emphasis on free discussion among equals is characteristic of a [blank] democracy.

Citizens elect officials to represent their interests in a [blank] democracy

Political culture refers to:

some citizens are active, while passive citizens stabilize and prevent overheating of the system.
culture of accountability
attitudes associated with the political elite
sum of beliefs, attitudes, values of society in relation to politics.

Civic culture refers to:

some citizens are active, while passive citizens stabilize and prevent overheating of the system.
culture of personal accountability
attitudes associated with civil society
sum of beliefs, attitudes, values of society in relation to politics.

Postmaterialism is associated with many quality of life issues. An example would be:

traditional marriage
the environment
lower taxes

A REFERENDUM is:

a vote from the electorate concerning an issue of public policy
a vote from the assembly concerning an issue of public policy
a vote from the electorate concerning the environment
a vote from the electorate concerning the political executive

An INITIATIVE is:

a judicial review
a prime minister-initiated concern
an assembly-initiated popular vote
a citizen-initiated popular vote

RECALL occurs when:

the supreme court refuses to review a case
a line-item of proposed legislation is eliminated
an elected official is removed
the constitutional court is found to violate the constitution

Please select any words that are possible descriptors of a given constitution

Select the four correct answers
rigid
flexible
semi-presidential
codified
uncodified
concrete
abstract

Allowing a court to try a case at first instance is [blank] jurisdiction

Allowing a court to review a decision made by lower court is [blank] jurisdiction

Please select the two corresponding words that fill in the blanks:
Judicial [blank] involves conservative decisions that leave policy-making to legislators, while judicial [blank] involves influencing public policy through new interpretations of the law.

Select the two correct answers
narrowism
restraint
activism
power

In a spoils system, elected politicians distribute government jobs

to winning party supporters
to opposition party supporters
according to technical knowledge
very sparingly

In a merits system, government jobs are distributed based on

party loyalty
set of skills in competitive examination
previous work experience
previous political experience

Guibernau argues that:

Devolution leads to secession
Secession is the final result of federation
Devolution leads to dual identities
Secession is rare in unitary states

Joppke argues that:

Despite the different civic integration approaches, policies are beginning to converge.
Different civic integration policy leads to varied success.
There is a democratic deficit in the EU.
Europe lacks substantial civic integration for immigrants.

Please select the two (2) most relevant answers.
Tanguay argues that [1] & [2] prove a democratic deficit in Canada.

Select the two correct answers
political mistrust
political apathy
high voter turnout
low voter turnout

Please select the two (2) most relevant answers.
Kymlicka argues that [1] & [2] are the reasons why liberals are wary of embracing distinct nations within Canada.

Select the two correct answers
religious fundamentalism
disruption of social unity
threatening individual rights
environmental concerns