THE CONSTITUTION

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Unit 2, Government and politics (the constitution) quiz
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Question 1

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A codified constitution is... ?
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  • A constitution in which key constitutional provisions are collected together within a single legal document, popularly known as a written constitution or the constitution.
  • A constitution that is made up of rules that are found in a variety of sources, in the absence of a single legal document or written constitution.
  • A form of government in which government power is subject to limitations and checks, providing protection for the individual.

Question 2

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Which type of constitution does the UK currently have?
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  • A codified Constitution
  • An Uncodefied Constitution

Question 3

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An Uncodified constitution is... ?
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  • A constitution in which key constitutional provisions are collected together within a single legal document, popularly known as a written constitution or the constitution.
  • A constitution that is made up of rules that are found in a variety of sources, in the absence of a single legal document or written constitution
  • A form of government in which government power is subject to limitations and checks, providing protection for the individual.

Question 4

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What is the difference between a Unitary and Federal constitution?
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  • A unitary constitution puts an elite group of individuals in charge of decision making whereas a federal constitution leaves decision making up to the public through referendums and other forms of direct government.
  • A unitary constitution concentrates sovereign power in a single body of national government whereas a federal constitution shares sovereignty between two relative autonomous levels of government.
  • A Federal constitution concentrates sovereign power in a single body of national government whereas a unitary constitution shares sovereignty between two relative autonomous levels of government.

Question 5

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What 2 terms can be used to classify a constitution based on the ease with which the constitution can be changed?
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  • varied and uniform constitutions
  • changeable and unchangeable constitutions
  • Rigid and Flexible Constitutions

Question 6

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Codified constitutions are more likely to be rigid and uncodified constitutions are more likely to be flexible.
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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Which of the following are sources of the UK constitution?
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  • Conventions
  • Statute law
  • Elections
  • Works of constitutional authority
  • Citizens Jury
  • the doctrine of the mandate
  • common law
  • European law and treaties
  • Referendums

Question 8

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Which of these statements about statute law is correct?
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  • Statute law is law made by parliament otherwise known as acts of parliament or primary legislation. The principle of parliamentary sovereignty implies that statutes outranks all other sources of the constitution. Therefore they are the most important source of the constitution.
  • Statute law is law made by the people otherwise knows as acts of public opinion. The principle of democracy implies that statute law outranks all other sources of the constitution because they are made by the people and the people are the most important.
  • Statute law is any law made by devolved bodies and passed through government. They are not as important as other sources of the constition as essentially they do not stand to represent the majority.

Question 9

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Which of these statements about Common law is true ?
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  • common law refers to a body of laws that are based on traditional custom and precedent. common law is sometimes seen as 'judge made law' the ultimate source of common law is custom, long established practices that have come to acquire legal status.
  • Common law is a non- legal rule, a rule of conduct or behaviour that provide the key unwritten elements within the constitution.
  • Common law are laws made by the house of laws based on there expertise in a particular field. they are often called 'lord made law'

Question 10

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conventions are... ?
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  • An entrenched law that cannot me modified until another government is elected.
  • a non- legal rule; a rule of conduct or behaviour.
  • An agreement countries sign into that is concerning an issue that effects the whole world (e.g. global warming)

Question 11

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which of these are examples of conventions?
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  • The royal assent
  • The Human rights act
  • The monarchs appointment of prime minister
  • individual ministerial responsibility ( defines the relationship between ministers and the cabinet)
  • the treaty of lisbon

Question 12

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which of these are examples of conventions?
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  • The royal assent
  • The Human rights act
  • The monarchs appointment of prime minister
  • individual ministerial responsibility ( defines the relationship between ministers and the cabinet)
  • the treaty of lisbon

Question 13

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'the need to consult works of authors who are considered to be authorities on constitutional issues. these works help to define what is constitutionally proper or correct. although they are written they are not legally enforceable.' - what is this the definition of?
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  • works of constitutional authority
  • EU laws and treaties
  • The rule of law

Question 14

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Who wrote 'the english constitution' in 1963?
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  • Walter Bagehot
  • Thomas Erskine
  • Margret Thatcher
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