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* Cook - Unit 4

* Cook - unit 4

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People in third world countries have little education
Why does Russia have such a high literacy rate but such a low Gross Domestic Product(GDP)? The government has always required children to go to school, but the economy is not as productive.
One reason that the British Commonwelth is called a confederation is that member countries... they are voluntary members
Which phrase BEST describes a confederation? partners
In which types of government do citizens have no voting rights? an oligarchy and autocracy
What country in Europe has a federal government? Germany
How can autocratic rulers come to power? through their bloodline
In which types of government do citizens have no voting rights? an oligarchy and autocracy
What is an oligarchy? a small group of people govern
An autocracy puts the power of the government into the hands of... a single person
In what way are the prime minister and the president alike? They are in charge of the military and control the government
Which statement about the executive is TRUE? The members of the legislature choose the president
Who has the most government power in the parlimentary system? Prime minister
Legislature is to parliment as a president is to patiarch
Which statement about the executive is TRUE? The members of the legislature choose the president
Who has the most government power in the parlimentary system? Prime minister
Why does Russia have such a high literacy rate but such a low Gross Domestic Product(GDP)? The government has always required children to go to school, but the economy is not as productive.
A literate person in a devoloped country is most likely to have all EXCEPT which item? Uneducated children
What country in Europe has a federal government? Germany
One reason that the British Commonwelth is called a confederation is that member countries... must do what the majority of the members want to do.
In which types of government do citizens have no voting rights? an oligarchy and autocracy
An autocracy puts the power of the government into the hands of... a single person
In what way are the prime minister and the president alike? They are in charge of the military and control the government
Who has the most government power in the parlimentary system? The prime minister
which is the oldest of the three main religions of Europe? judism
which religion is growing at the fastest rate? christianity
how are the religions alike? they each worship only one god
which pairing of sacred test and religion is correct? protestant-bible
What is true of the executive? the prime minister is head of state
Why is the president of France more powerful than the Prime minister? The prime minister has no real power.
Which Representative body of the Parliament has the most power? House of Commons
To be Prime minister, a person must first be elected to which governing body? House of Commons in the Parliament
Which part of government is responsible for making the laws for the United Kingdom? Parliament
The United Kingdom is to House of Commons as Germany is to Bundestag
How are members of the Bundestag selected? elected by voters
In the German welfare state, who receives guaranteed benefits? unemployed citizens
In the Russian Federation, which office do the people elect? President
Who is the Russian head of state? President
How is the Russian prime minister selected? Appointment of the president with approval of the Duma
How are the gov. of Germany, Russia, and the U.K. alike? They are divided into two houses, some part of the lawmaking body is elected, the jobs of head of state and head of gov. is divided.
The rights of the citizens of Germany, Russia, and the U.K are very similar.
What is the currency of the E.U? Euro
How does the E.U. compare to the United States? The E.U. has more people and a higher Gross Domestic Product than the United States.
Which part of Europe has the most EU territory? Western Europe
Which is the largest country trying to gain membership in the EU? Turkey
In the U.K. who decides which goods will be produced and sold? business owners
Which country owns most of the large and important industries within its borders? Russia
Which type of economy is least likely to be found in Europe? Traditional economy
Economies that have characteristics of command and market economies are said to be mixed
Which country would it be difficult for a person to start a business? Russia
In which country do buyers and sellers usually come to agreement on prices in order to trade? Germany, Russia, and U.K.
Why is the U.K a desirable place to start a business? Starting a business does not take very long, companies have freedom to decide what to produce, and property rights are protected.
What is a quota? A limit on goods brought into the country.
What is a tariff? A tax on imported goods.
Why is an embargo effective? The citizens in the country suffer and demand a change from their government.
What is the currency of Russia? ruble
What is the problem with exchanging currency? Banks charge a fee.
What is investing in human capital? education
If a country does not invest in human capital what will it face? workers will not be educated, skilled or healthy.
What is human capital? investment in the workers of a business or country
What is physical capital? building a new factory
The Soviet Union did not invest in capital improvements, so Russian workers today are not as productive.
What is a natural resource? Forests
What are some of Russia's natural resources? oil and natural gas
Why is it good that a country does not have to import natural resources? buying from other countries cost more money.
What is an example of an entrepreneur? a person who uses her own money to start a business selling cell phones.
Created by: kcook