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13.7: Review Questions

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    1 .
    A governing regime is defined as ________.
    1. a set of organizations with little power but constant legitimacy
    2. an organization whose power is consistent over time
    3. a set of organizations, with their associated rules and procedures, that has the authority to exercise the widest scope of power over a defined area
    4. a set of organizations committed to revolutionary social change
    2 .
    The taxing authority of government ________.
    1. is a type of governmental power that can incentivize particular kinds of behavior
    2. is used exclusively to raise revenue for the government
    3. must in all regimes be exercised by elected representatives
    4. is the weakest government power because it is subject to the will of political elites
    3 .
    States of emergency ________.
    1. are unknown in contemporary global politics
    2. are periods where the ordinary operations of the legal system are suspended
    3. are sometimes broadly supported and periodically and legitimately reauthorized
    4. have the potential to erode the legitimacy of a regime if the people see them as abusive
    5. b, c, and d
    6. all of the above
    4 .
    Which of these is not a way in which governments attempt to secure legitimacy?
    1. Advancing tradition
    2. Putting forward charismatic leadership
    3. Taxing the people
    4. Establishing authority
    5 .
    Hard authoritarian regimes often ________.
    1. have strict voter registration requirements
    2. violate human rights
    3. advance the people’s desires despite not being democratically elected
    4. form coalition governments
    6 .
    Morocco has an elected legislature, and although recent reforms have given the legislature and the judiciary expanded powers, the king still has the ultimate power to override any legislative or judicial decision. These characteristics make the Moroccan government ________.
    1. a form of hard authoritarianism
    2. a form of soft authoritarianism
    3. a form of representative democracy
    4. a socialist state
    7 .
    Democratic representative systems with a congress, president, and independent judiciary ________.
    1. are unable to secure broad legitimacy
    2. are found in a range of countries, including Mexico
    3. all follow the same procedure for electing officials to every branch of government
    4. are more likely than other types of systems to declare states of emergency
    8 .
    Democratic representative systems with a congress, president, and independent judiciary ________.
    1. seek to have broad legitimacy by limiting government to a few core functions, such as maintaining domestic peace and stability
    2. cannot be unitary regimes
    3. cannot become corrupt
    4. elect the president independently of the legislature
    9 .
    In a parliamentary system, ________.
    1. the legislature selects the executive branch
    2. there is a strict separation of church and state
    3. the executive cannot be of the same party as the majority of members of the legislature
    4. none of the above
    10 .
    In illiberal representative regimes, ________.
    1. people lack political freedom
    2. there is broad support for individual rights and liberties
    3. people elect representatives
    4. religious freedoms are paramount
    11 .
    Pakistan ________.
    1. is a majority Hindu country
    2. is a majority Christian country
    3. was created to uphold Islamic values
    4. has designated 14 specific religious communities as being entitled to religious freedom
    12 .
    Blasphemy is ________.
    1. the act of giving praise to a religion
    2. insulting speech or publications about a religion or its tenets
    3. strictly protected around the world
    4. the primary political issue in contemporary Venezuela
    13 .
    Representative democratic governments ________.
    1. inevitably become dictatorships
    2. inevitably uphold individual rights and human equality as defined by Western human rights organizations
    3. can embody values that human rights organizations criticize
    4. are found only in the United States, Canada, and a few remote islands in the South Pacific

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