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1. Which statement best describes the importance of the Magna Carta? (1 point)
British judges should hold judicial power.
Even the king must respect certain rights of the people.***
Federalism is the best form of government.
Parliament should have the power to determine tax rates.

2. Which of the following statements is an accurate description of how social contract theory influenced the structure of American government? (1 point)
Social contract theory influenced the division of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

Social contract theory influenced the federal structure of American government.

Social contract theory influenced the division of Congress into the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Social contract theory influenced the balance between individual rights and governmental powers.***

3. Which of the following is an advantage of a presidential government? (1 point)
The president is elected independently of the legislature.***
The president is part of the legislative branch of government.
A system of checks and balances increases legislative power.
A system of checks and balances increases presidential power.

4. Which of the following is an accurate example of exercising legislative power? (1 point)
the president signing a bill into law
the election of representatives to Congress
the Senate voting on a bill***
the Supreme Court deciding a law is unconstitutional

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, . . .

Use this excerpt from the Declaration of Independence to answer the question.
6. How does this excerpt from the Declaration of Independence exemplify the difference between a dictatorship and a democracy? (1 point)

It states that “all men are created equal,” which is true in a dictatorship but not in a democracy.

It states that everyone has “unalienable Rights,” which is true in a democracy but not in a dictatorship.

It states that the Creator gives people “unalienable Rights,” which is true in a democracy but not in a dictatorship.

It states that governments “deriv[e] their just powers from the consent of the governed,” which is true in a democracy but not in a dictatorship.***

To many people, the most meaningful of these classifications [of government] is the one that depends on the number of persons who can take part in the governing process.
Use this excerpt from the text to answer the question.

7. Why might this particular classification be most meaningful to people? (1 point)
It indicates the balance of power in a government.
It indicates how democratic a government is.
It indicates a government’s geographic distribution of power.***
It indicates how flexible a government’s laws are.

8. Which political system separates the law-making and law-enforcing branches of government? (1 point)
federal system
parliamentary system
presidential system***
unitary system

9. Why are conflicts between the executive and legislative branches of a parliamentary government unlikely to occur? (1 point)

Parliament as a whole maintains strict oversight over the executive branch.

The executive branch is part of the Parliament, which is the legislature.***

There are checks and balances among the different branches.

The central government’s limited power restricts its ability to act on behalf of the country as a whole.

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  1. Answers are:

    1. b
    2. d
    3. a
    4. c
    5. b
    6. d
    7. b
    8. c
    9. b
    10. b,c,d,e (government, population, sovereignty, territory)

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  2. im glad im not the only one cheating in 2021 in connexus

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  3. All are right, except for 7.

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  4. Number 7 is b.

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  5. You're Welcome is 100% Correct for connexus! :D Just took the quiz and got 13/13 yay! lol But I at least took notes! =P

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  6. 7. a?

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  7. Are these correct?

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  8. You're welcome is correct

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  9. b
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    a

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  10. Bet add me on discord

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  11. You're Welcome's answers are still correct in 2021 :)

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  12. You're Welcome is right except for number 9 it should be B

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  13. Your welcome is wrong for septemmber 2021. They probably update the answeres.

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  14. Your welcome is semi right for September 2021 I mean… I got an 84% not too bad not perfect but eh I’ll take it, took me 5 min to do? Easy peasy 👍🏻

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  15. Still right to this day

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