Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 7

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Question 1:


a) regular patterns of behaviour that provide predictability and stability in social life.
b) both formal and informal in nature.
c) resources, as well as constraints.
d) all of the above.

Question 2:


a) institutional factors alone.
b) individual politicians.
c) political groupings.
d) the interaction of several different factors.

Question 3:


a) Between 1600 and 1800
b) In classical Rome
c) In ancient Greece
d) After World War II

Question 4:


a) war.
b) the need for governments to raise revenue for various purposes.
c) the creation of a professionalized bureaucracy.
d) all of the above.

Question 5:


a) A bureaucracy composed of the ruler’s friends
b) An inefficient bureaucracy
c) A rule-based bureaucracy based on promotion through merit
d) A corrupt bureaucracy

Question 6:


a) Britain
b) Revolutionary France
c) Japan
d) America

Question 7:


a) the document which ended the Hundred Years’ War.
b) a key landmark in the development of the Western state.
c) the agreement which established the European Union (EU).
d) all of the above.

Question 8:


a) the nation has created the state.
b) the boundaries of the state follow tribal lines.
c) the state has tended to generate a sense of nationhood.
d) the legacy of colonial rule has quickly faded away.

Question 9:


a) A state in which men monopolize power
b) A state in which key political actors exploit the system in order to enrich themselves and their allies
c) A state in which the ruler is seen as the father of his people
d) A state in which all forms of patronage are outlawed

Question 10:


a) Clever politicians
b) Economic prosperity
c) A strong military
d) Widespread consent from the public