Quiz POL 201

| September 30, 2015
1. True or False: Republicanism prefers small governance units and assumes homogeneity while Liberalism tolerates diversity and is thus heterogeneous. (Points : 1)




Question 2.2. The Bill of Rights, as a whole, protects states’ rights because (Points : 1)

its prohibitions only apply to the national government.

it does not mention the people.

it does not mention the states.

it concerns the natural rights of the people.


Question 3.3. What were the two most notable philosophies that influenced the Framers of America’s key founding documents? (Points : 1)

Conservatism and capitalism

Idealism and skepticism

Liberalism and republicanism

Cronyism and pessimism


Question 4.4. The Articles of Confederation invested the greatest power in the individual states and left the national government weak and powerless. (Points : 1)




Question 5.5. The Federalists argued that a Bill of Rights was not necessary because (Points : 1)

all basic protections were contained in the Constitution.

the anti-Federalists were being irrational.

it impedes the authority of the government.

it would take too long to ratify.


Question 6.6. The events surrounding the Newburgh Conspiracy and Shay’s Rebellion highlighted fundamental weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation.  Which of these weaknesses can NOT be attributed to the national government under the Articles of Confederation? (Points : 1)

Inability to authorize the formation of new states

Inability to collect revenue from the people

Inability to change the Articles without unanimous approval of state legislatures.

Inability to regulate commerce.


Question 7.7. In 1607, the English monarch King James I granted a charter to which organization to establish a settlement in the Chesapeake region? (Points : 1)

Plymouth Company

Virginia Company

Pilgrim Company

Dutch East India Company


Question 8.8. The theory of “American Exceptionalism” is rooted in the idea that the United States was founded in opposition to the European feudalistic tradition. (Points : 1)




Question 9.9. State delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were charged only with revising the Articles of Confederation, not with drafting a new Constitution. (Points : 1)




Question 10.10. The Federalist Papers were intended to (Points : 1)

demonstrate the evils of faction.

convince New Yorkers to petition their legislators to support ratification.

show that Virginia was not to be feared.

showcase the brilliance of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay.


Question 11.11. The British Crown attempted to impose its authority and restrict the liberties of the colonists by imposing new taxes to help pay for wars in Europe. Which of these taxes was NOT imposed on the colonists? (Points : 1)

Wool Act

Stamp Act

Molasses Act

None of the above


Question 12.12. Harold Lasswell’s statement of “who gets what, when, and how” is one definition of (Points : 1)






Question 13.13. In Federalist Paper No. 10, Madison argues that (Points : 1)

factions should be outlawed.

stronger factions are necessary to unify the nation.

factions need to be regulated in order to protect liberty.

more factions make it difficult for any one faction to dominate others.


Question 14.14. What United States document establishes the core principles on which our government is based? (Points : 1)


Articles of Confederation

Bill of Rights

Magna Carta


Question 15.15. The conservative idea that limitations should be placed on state actions is known as __________. (Points : 1)

Delineated liberty

Positive liberty

Equitable liberty

Negative liberty

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