Unit 3 Self-Test

Other Democratic Models of Governance

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1. This is the leading alternative form of government organization to the Westminster model:





2. The key idea of a presidential system is:

   three branches of government

   a system of checks and balances

   a separate head of state

   independent state legislatures

3. In the American model, ______ is sovereign:

   the King

   the President

   the Constitution

   George Washington

4. Under the French system, the head of government is:

   the President

   the King

   the Prime Minister

   the people

5. A federal system is defined by:

   centralized political authority

   the division of sovereignty between national and regional governments

   the Crown

   a national referrendum

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