PA584 Midterm Exam Intergovernmental Management Keller Week 4

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Multiple Choices

(TCO B) The Virginia Plan, as presented to the Constitutional Convention,

a. alled for one vote per state in the Congress.
b. called for a bicameral legislature with membership determined proportionately.
c. called for a multiperson executive office elected by Congress.
d. None of the above

(TCO B) The Supreme Court case of McCulloch v. Maryland is important in the history of federalism because

a. the Bank of the United States was ruled to be unconstitutional.
b. the Supreme Court developed the “doctrine of implied powers” to reach its ruling.
c. the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government did not have a right to impose a tax on a bank chartered by the state of Maryland.
d. None of the above

(TCO C) When a conflict between two or more states arises, the ultimate resolution of the matter

a. could reach the Supreme Court of the United States.
b. would need to be decided by the Congress of the United States.
c. should be decided by the President of the United States.
d. must result in an interstate compact.

(TCO C) The genesis of the idea for an interstate compact through the passage of the legislation in two or more states and the implementation is a multiple-step process. One such step or series of steps is

a. to reconcile the differences in the enabling statutes passed in the various states.
b. to always seek Congressional approval for the compact.
c. to have the administrative structure setup pending the passage of legislation.
d. to identify stakeholders of the issue, determine the needs of the particular states, and draft the documents to create the compact if enacted by the applicable legislatures.

(TCO D) The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law

a. is not a mandate.
b. can be seen as a federal mandate to the states but one with major impact on local school districts.
c. is a federal mandate on local school districts.
d. None of the above

(TCO D) Which model of the relationships between the national, state, and local governments views the national government and the various state governments as being autonomous but with interdependence between all three layers?

a. Coordinate-Authority
b. Inclusive-Authority
c. Overlapping-Authority
d. None of the above

Short Answer and Essay

Question 7 (TCO B) Explain the basics of a unitary form of government including a brief mention of one of its strengths as compared to a federal government.

Question 8 (TCO C) Discuss key characteristics of the United States of America under the Articles of Confederation

Question 9 (TCO 3) Define and explain Dillon’s Rule including the impact of that rule, assuming it applies, on the relationship of a local government with the government of the state in which it is situated.

Question 10 (TCO D) What is meant by the term “Independent Establishment” as used by the federal government? Why might one be established?

Question 11 (TCO B) Discuss the basic viewpoints of dual federalism and cooperative federalism. Focus please on the role of the federal government and the respective state governments. Feel free to include a brief discussion of historical events that have led into these viewpoints of federalism

Question 12 (TCO D) The development of an interstate compact is a critical first step in using that tool to solve policy issues that cross jurisdictional lines. Please define the term interstate compact and then explain the importance of properly developing the potential compact before trying to get it enacted.

Course: PA584 Intergovernmental Management
School: DeVry University

  • 24/09/2017
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