Comparative Government and Foreign Policy
Session 9: Sample Assessment Items
Asterisk (*) indicates correct answer.
1. Which of the following does the President do when making foreign policy?
A. Declares war
B. Applies economic pressure*
C. Ratifies treaties
D. Confirms ambassadors
2. World production is greater when
A. countries pass tariffs to limit imports.
B. nations specialize in products they can produce most efficiently.*
C. countries form cooperatives to prevent competition.
D. nations slow production of certain products in order to create a higher demand.
3. The principle that countries should primarily produce goods they can generate at a relatively low cost and purchase goods they cannot is known as
A. supply and demand policy.
B. trade interdependence.
C. comparative advantage.*
D. national fiscal policy.
4. A government where powers are shared between the levels of government is known as
A. Federal system.*
B. Unitary system.
C. Parliamentary system.
D. Oligarchical system.
5. A government that places unlimited power in one person or a small group is
A. a democracy.
C. a republic.