February 26, 2017

Homework Help: pol week 2 quiz

Posted by Sara on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:36pm.

The basis for national power lies in (Points : 1)
the Interstate Commerce Clause only.
the Supremacy Clause and the Treaty Clause only.
the Treaty Clause and the Interstate Clause only.
the Interstate Commerce, Supremacy, and Treaty Clauses.

Question 2. 2. In Cooperative Federalism, (Points : 1)
the states and national government jointly administer programs.
the states are creative and tell the national government what to do.
the national government seeks to return discretionary authority back to the states.
the national government absolutely repudiates Dual Federalism.

Question 3. 3. Dillon’s Rule establishes the limits on the sovereignty of localities (Points : 1)
by asserting that localities are the equals of the states.
by asserting that localities are the “creatures” of the states which can destroy localities.
because the Constitution does not say anything about localities.
because most people did not live in localities.

Question 4. 4. With unfunded mandates, the national government (Points : 1)
respects state sovereignty.
passes a national policy measure which will require state spending.
approves a state policy measure and provides 1/3 of the required state spending.
fully pays for the state spending requirements.

Question 5. 5. Despite the greater federal authority in the federal relationship, federalism is still important for all the following reasons except that (Points : 1)
it provides the best means of developing a vast country because it allows for experimentation.
it may stimulate the interest of the people in the affairs of their neighborhood.
it relieves the national legislature of functions and responsibilities that may prove too burdensome.
it allows the national government to subordinate the states to its will.

Question 6. 6. The process of representation through consensus building can best be characterized as (Points : 1)
taking bold legislative action.
partisan mutual adjustment.
political grandstanding.

Question 7. 7. Under the “necessary and proper” clause, Congress may (Points : 1)
do as it pleases.
not do anything unless it has been enumerated.
do that which is necessary to exercise its enumerated powers.
do that which is necessary even if it violates the basic tenets of the Constitution.

Question 8. 8. Congress controls the Executive branch by issuing
(Points : 1)
orders to stop what it is doing.
a halt of funding for programs.
a legislative veto.
its authority to a different branch.

Question 9. 9. Policy making in the United States is made through incrementalism because (Points : 1)
the Constitution prohibits grand sweeping steps.
the Madisonian system prevents grand sweeping action.
incrementalism is more efficient.
incrementalism produces the best possible policy .

Question 10. 10. When Congress prepares a budget (Points : 1)
it collects estimates from each Executive department separately.
it receives a unified budget prepared by the President’s Office of Management and Budget.
it figures out on its own how much each department needs.
it creates an independent commission to do the budget.

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