POL 201 Week 1 Quiz

Topics: Liberalism, Classical liberalism, Liberty Pages: 3 (651 words) Published: January 5, 2015


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Question 1.
Question :
The Framers of the American Constitution equated the arbitrary exercise of power with

 
Student Answer:

 the rule of law.
 

 judicial review.
 

 the rule of man.
 

 a bicameral legislature.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the section “The Rule of Law Versus the Rule of Man.”

 
Points Received:
0 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 2.
Question :
Modern liberalism differs from classical liberalism because modern liberalism

 
Student Answer:

 is associated with big government and large social programs.  

 does not respect human agency as does classical liberalism.  

 allows for arbitrary exercise of power and authority.
 

 does not respect property rights.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the section “How Does Contemporary Liberalism Compare with Classical Liberalism?”

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 3.
Question :
________ is core to the notion of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence.

 
Student Answer:

 Human agency
 

 Pure unfettered liberty
 

 the idea that government may never restrict citizens’ liberty  

 the concept of American exceptionalism
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the section “The Social Contract and “Core American Values.”

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 4.
Question :
As Aristotle conceived it, a mixed constitution consisted of a division of power between the

 
Student Answer:

 king and the aristocracy.
 

 sovereign, the legislature, and the aristocracy.
 

 government and the military.
 

 president, Congress, and the judiciary.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the section “Republicanism and Separation of Powers.”

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

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