Maryland High School Government Assessment - 2000 1. Look at the cartoon below.
Which of these points of view is expressed by the cartoon? A Interesting news is unavailable to readers.
B People choose entertainment rather than information.
C The government needs to limit the freedom of the press.
D The media discourages people from reading newspapers.
2. Which of these characteristics do federal systems of government have in common? A All laws for the state are made by the national government.
B The national and state governments divide political authority.
C All taxes are paid to the states instead of to the national government.
D Foreign policy is determined by the states rather than by the national government.
3. Which of these is an advantage of an authoritarian form of government? A Participation by citizens is guaranteed through open elections.
B Decisions are based on majority rule with minority rights protected.
C Decision making is quicker because fewer people are involved in the process.