POL 201 week 1 Quiz

Question 1.1. In John Locke’s social contract, we (Points : 1)
submit to the absolute authority of the sovereign.
donate all our property to the aristocracy.
can rebel against the sovereign whenever we want.
exchange our absolute liberty for political freedom.

Question 2.2. In the liberalism of John Locke, political authority is based on (Points : 1)
might makes right.
conquest.
divine right of kings.
popular sovereignty.

Question 3.3. The most notable philosophies influencing America’s founding were
(Points : 1)
divine right of kings.
aristocracy.
liberalism and republicanism.
free markets.

Question 4.4. Regulation of private activity is more difficult in classical liberalism because (Points : 1)
classical liberals did not understand what caused harm.
what was viewed as harmful was limited to physical harm.
there was no need to regulate private activity.
classical liberals were more attached to liberty than modern-day liberals.

Question 5.5. Jefferson justified American separation from Britain in the Declaration of Independence based on (Points : 1)
the majority of Americans who voted for it.
the lack of American freedom under British rule.
the Lockean idea of the right of the people to overthrow a government that fails to fulfill its obligations.
the overtaxation of Americans by the Crown.

Question 6.6. The Three-Fifths Compromise, which states that each slave counts as 3/5 of a person for purposes of representation, was a compromise between (Points : 1)
New York and Virginia.
slave states and non-slave states.
larger and smaller states.
plantation owners and abolitionists.

Question 7.7. The British kept imposing new taxes on the colonists because (Points : 1)
they wanted to show who was boss.
they wanted to oppress the colonies.
they needed to finance wars in Europe and provide defenses of the colonies.
they wanted the colonists to learn proper respect for authority.

Question 8.8. According to the Constitution, the only way to remove the President is (Points : 1)
by calling a special election.
by having a “no confidence” vote.
through impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate.
through a series of votes in the Senate over which the vice president presides.

Question 9.9. In creating a new government, the Framers sought to (Points : 1)
duplicate the best of English tradition and institutions.
scrap everything British.
create a democratic government.
reaffirm their commitment to a monarchy.

Question 10.10. The Connecticut Plan was called the Great Compromise because (Points : 1)
it allowed states with larger populations to have more representatives in the House and each state to have the same number of votes in the Senate.
it allowed slave states to keep their slaves.
it provided for a federal executive to be selected by the House.
it allowed for each state to cast one vote for President in the House.

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  2. Question :
    In John Locke’s social contract, we

    Student Answer: submit to the absolute authority of the sovereign.
    INCORRECT donate all our property to the aristocracy.
    can rebel against the sovereign whenever we want.
    CORRECT exchange our absolute liberty for political freedom.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “The Importance of Property.”
    Points Received: 0 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 2. Question :
    In the liberalism of John Locke, political authority is based on

    Student Answer: might makes right.
    INCORRECT conquest.
    divine right of kings.
    CORRECT popular sovereignty.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Locke’s Influence on Jefferson.”
    Points Received: 0 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 3. Question :
    The most notable philosophies influencing America’s founding were


    Student Answer: INCORRECT divine right of kings.
    aristocracy.
    CORRECT liberalism and republicanism.
    free markets.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Classical Roots of American Government.”
    Points Received: 0 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 4. Question :
    Regulation of private activity is more difficult in classical liberalism because

    Student Answer: INCORRECT classical liberals did not understand what caused harm.
    CORRECT what was viewed as harmful was limited to physical harm.
    there was no need to regulate private activity.
    classical liberals were more attached to liberty than modern-day liberals.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “The Harm Principle.”
    Points Received: 0 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 5. Question :
    Jefferson justified American separation from Britain in the Declaration of Independence based on

    Student Answer: the majority of Americans who voted for it.
    the lack of American freedom under British rule.
    CORRECT the Lockean idea of the right of the people to overthrow a government that fails to fulfill its obligations.
    the overtaxation of Americans by the Crown.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Locke’s Influence on Jefferson.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 6. Question :
    The Three-Fifths Compromise, which states that each slave counts as 3/5 of a person for purposes of representation, was a compromise between

    Student Answer: New York and Virginia.
    CORRECT slave states and non-slave states.
    larger and smaller states.
    plantation owners and abolitionists.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “The Three-Fifths Compromise.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 7. Question :
    The British kept imposing new taxes on the colonists because

    Student Answer: they wanted to show who was boss.
    they wanted to oppress the colonies.
    CORRECT they needed to finance wars in Europe and provide defenses of the colonies.
    they wanted the colonists to learn proper respect for authority.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Injustice, Rebellion, and the Continental Congress.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 8. Question :
    According to the Constitution, the only way to remove the President is

    Student Answer: by calling a special election.
    by having a “no confidence” vote.
    CORRECT through impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate.
    through a series of votes in the Senate over which the vice president presides.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “The Executive.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 9. Question :
    In creating a new government, the Framers sought to

    Student Answer: CORRECT duplicate the best of English tradition and institutions.
    scrap everything British.
    create a democratic government.
    reaffirm their commitment to a monarchy.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Continuity and Change with the British Constitution.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 10. Question :
    The Connecticut Plan was called the Great Compromise because

    Student Answer: CORRECT it allowed states with larger populations to have more representatives in the House and each state to have the same number of votes in the Senate.
    INCORRECT it allowed slave states to keep their slaves.
    it provided for a federal executive to be selected by the House.
    it allowed for each state to cast one vote for President in the House.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Connecticut Plan and the Great Compromise.”
    Points Received: 0 of 1
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