Unit 5

The Executive and Legislative Branches of Government
under the Westminster Model

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1. The executive plays a number of crucial roles in the parliamentary system. Which of the following is NOT one of those roles?

   sets government priorities

   makes key decisions

   proposes spending

   considers private members bills

2. Cabinet is responsible for supervising:

   the bureaucracy

   the military

   the judiciary

   the opposition

3. The notion that Ministers must answer for their department is:

   ministerial prerogative

   cabinet solidarity

   ministerial responsibility

   a myth

4. Under this situation confidence votes are particularly significant:

   wartime government

   pre-election government

   majority government

   minority government

5. The person who ensure procdure and privilege is respected in the Legislature is:

   the Speaker

   private members

   the Crown

   the Prime Minister

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