History Midterm Practice

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Question 1

In a certain country, decisions regarding production and consumption of goods are based upon customs, beliefs, rituals, and habits. Over time, the economic system changes to one in which production decisions are based on competition and consumer choice. How has the economic system of this country changed?
  • from a mixed economy to a command economy
  • from a command economy to a mixed economy
  • from a traditional economy to a market econom
  • from a market economy to a traditional economy

Question 2

In a certain country, all decisions concerning the production of goods and services are made by the government. However, following a political revolution, a new economic system is set up in which some decisions regarding production of goods and services are made by the government and others are made by individuals and private companies. How has the economy of this country changed?
  • from a mixed economy to a market economy
  • from a command economy to a mixed economy
  • from a market economy to a traditional economy
  • from a traditional economy to a command economy

Question 3

A government was chosen by the majority party in the legislature. The people revolted and established a new government in which the ruler was chosen by religious elders and used power to enforce religious law. How did the system of government change?
  • from a theocracy to an absolute monarchy
  • from a presidential democracy to a dictatorship
  • from a dictatorship to a constitutional monarchy
  • from a parliamentary democracy to a theocracy

Question 4

Which characteristic makes a constitutional monarchy different from an absolute monarchy?
  • an official state religion
  • the presence of a noble class
  • a ruler who inherits power by birth
  • laws which limit the power of the ruler

Question 5

Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote that the relationship between citizens and their government was a social contract. Which statement describes the impact of the idea of government as a social contract on the French Revolution in 1789?
  • The king granted women the right to vote.
  • French citizens claimed their natural rights
  • The king raised taxes to pay off the public debt.
  • French citizens supported the king against the nobles.

Question 6

What was one idea that the leaders of the American Revolution shared with Enlightenment thinkers?
  • Colonies exist to provide raw materials and markets for mother countries.
  • The people have the right to overthrow their government if it abuses its powers.
  • Governments may restrict freedom of speech and of the press during times of crisis.
  • Factories and businesses should be owned by the government rather than by individuals.

Question 7

The following is from an article in the newspaper. "Funding for state parks has been one of our governor’s top priorities over the last four years. When she entered office, state park funding was at $21 million; this year, the parks’ budget will be over $40 million." Which method enables a citizen to analyze the reliability of this information?
  • Visit some state parks
  • Listen to all of the governor’s speeches
  • Read a recent book written by the governor.
  • Verify the accuracy of the information presented.

Question 8

High school principals in a particular city have joined together in a request to local businesses that they voluntarily restrict the number of hours students work during the school year. The principals believe that students’ schoolwork will improve if students work fewer hours. What information could help support their claim?
  • data showing that students are not productive on the job
  • surveys showing that students prefer their jobs to their schoolwork
  • studies of student performance where such restrictions have been in place
  • data comparing the effects of athletic participation and non-participation on school achievement

Question 9

A town decides to build a new park. The mayor appoints a committee to review possible designs. After two months, the committee issues a report with its recommendations. Which factor contributes to the credibility of the report?
  • the length of the report
  • the cost of the report to the city
  • the number of tables and charts included
  • the qualifications of the committee members

Question 10

The authors of many history books provide bibliographies that indicate the sources for information provided in the text. Why would providing the reader with this information make a book more credible?
  • It allows the reader to check the reputation of the writer.
  • It allows the reader to find other books on the same topic
  • It allows the reader to form his or her own opinions on the topic
  • It allows the reader to determine the thoroughness of the author’s research.

Question 11

In a command economy, the question of what goods to produce is primarily determined by...
  • cultural traditions.
  • decisions by individuals.
  • government plans.
  • corporate policies.

Question 12

Economic systems answer the question of how goods and services are produced. What is one way a country could change from a command economy to a market economy?
  • if the government takes control of family-owned farms
  • if privately owned banks become subject to stricter regulation
  • if agricultural and factory workers are required to join labor unions
  • if industries that had been owned by the government become privately owned

Question 13

How do absolute monarchs differ from constitutional monarchs in their ability to use power?
  • The power of absolute monarchs is unlimited.
  • The power of absolute monarchs is maintained through periodic elections.
  • The power of absolute monarchs is limited by the fundamental laws of the country.
  • The power of absolute monarchs depends on continued support from their political party.

Question 14

Under what system of government are leaders typically chosen by church officials or religious elders?
  • theocracy
  • dictatorship
  • presidential democracy
  • constitutional monarchy

Question 15

What action by the leaders of the French Revolution demonstrates that they were influenced by Enlightenment ideas?
  • They called for the fall of the absolute monarchy.
  • They encouraged the conquests of Napoleon
  • They fought to maintain France’s colonial empire.
  • They supported the combination of church and state.

Question 16

In exploring the relationship between governments and people, Thomas Hobbes argued that governments resulted from a social contract to maintain an orderly society. John Locke, another philosopher of the Enlightenment, inspired American revolutionaries by arguing that a new social contract could be instituted under what circumstance?
  • if a government failed to compel obedience
  • if a government violated people’s natural rights
  • if a government failed to protect people from economic inequality
  • f a government entered into alliances with foreign governments

Question 17

Which statement correctly describes the role of the government in a country with a mixed economy?
  • The government allows economic decisions to be made by the society’s traditions and customs.
  • The government makes all decisions regarding the production and distribution of goods.
  • The government makes some production and distribution decisions, but other economic decisions are made by individuals
  • The government exercises no decision making in economic matters; production and distribution are determined solely by individuals.

Question 18

The primary feature of a dictatorship is that
  • people are permitted to vote for more than one candidate.
  • the executive branch has equal power with the legislative branch.
  • judicial courts are replaced by military courts.
  • leaders make decisions without the consent of the people.

Question 19

Many Latin American nations gained their independence early in the 19th century. The relationship between the people and their government changed. Slavery existed under colonial governments, but some of the new nations, such as Haiti, did not permit slavery. The abolition of slavery was based on Enlightenment ideas of
  • liberty as a natural right of man.
  • separation of governmental powers.
  • personal rights as less important than civil order.
  • the authority of absolute monarchs

Question 20

In determining what to produce, how do market economies typically respond to high consumer demand for a product?
  • The government regulates the price of the product.
  • Private companies increase production of the product.
  • The government sets production quotas until the demand is met.
  • Private companies and the government work together to reduce demand

Question 21

According to the information in the diagrams, what is the difference in the relationship between the executive and the legislature in the two types of democracies?
  • In a presidential democracy, the executive is more accountable to the legislature.
  • In a presidential democracy, the legislature is more accountable to the executive.
  • In a presidential democracy, the executive and the legislature are directly accountable to the citizens.
  • In a presidential democracy, the executive and the legislature are less accountable to the citizens.

Question 22

A government in which the leader typically uses the threat of force to maintain control of the government is known as a
  • dictatorship.
  • presidential democracy.
  • constitutional monarchy.
  • parliamentary democracy.

Question 23

Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau challenged the idea of the divine right of kings. They wrote about a government’s obligations to uphold people’s rights and how the government should be based on the consent of the governed. These new ideas encouraged people to
  • remain firm in their support of absolute monarchs.
  • look for leaders who would exercise dictatorial powers.
  • engage in revolutions to establish democratic governments.
  • call for church leaders to create theocracies and replace the monarchies.

Question 24

Economies must address how to produce goods and services. In the economy of a certain country, some factories are owned by individuals and private companies, and other factories are owned and controlled by the government. What type of economy does this country have?
  • mixed
  • market
  • traditional
  • command

Question 25

In a democracy, the source of authority for the government is the
  • head of state.
  • legislature.
  • courts.
  • people .

Question 26

Natural law was a fundamental idea of the Enlightenment. Which concept is an application of natural law to the government’s role in the economic lives of its citizens?
  • free markets based on supply and demand
  • government control to achieve a favorable balance of trade
  • agriculture based on tenant farming and serfdom
  • lower taxes on the most privileged groups in society

Question 27

During the Enlightenment, a number of writers explored the relationship between governments and the people they governed. For example, Rousseau wrote The Social Contract, in which he examined ideas about majority will and the common good. How did these ideas influence the American and French Revolutions?
  • They encouraged loyalty to established governments.
  • They supported movements for social and political change.
  • They encouraged the formation of American and French constitutional monarchies.
  • They supported the efforts of governments to maintain control over their subjects.

Question 28

How did the ideas of the Enlightenment challenge religious authority.?
  • People began to believe they have the power to solve their own problems.
  • It reduced emphasis on scientific inquiry.
  • It helped new nation to negotiate peace treaties.
  • It brought about many new religions.

Question 29

Which of the following describes one connection between the ideas of the Enlightenment and the American Revolution?
  • The Enlightenment spread the idea of reduced taxation.
  • The Enlightenment believed in the powers of absolute monarchy
  • The Enlightenment preached the government power can be held by the people.
  • The Enlightenment reduced the power of military.

Question 30

Which of the following describes one general result of urbanization?
  • a reduction in urban population
  • better health
  • general improve economic development
  • centers in manufacturing must move

Question 31

Read the following description of an economic system: **Private property is allowed in and encouraged. **Business find existing products and come up with new ones. **Competition and consumer choice flourish. **The government has some, but not total control.
  • traditional system
  • market system
  • command system
  • mixed system

Question 32

How is power acquired in a presidential democracy?
  • The Kings grant power to the legislature who chooses the President.
  • The president is granted power from the people.
  • Power is usually violently seized from someone already in power.
  • The major religion power in the country grants power to the government.

Question 33

In which of the following systems were people have the opportunity to participate in the government?
  • absolute monarchies
  • dictatorships
  • theocracies
  • presidential democracies

Question 34

A government system in which the national government share powers with the state government is called...
  • capitalism
  • feudalism
  • communism
  • federalism