Example of Past Exam Paper

Answer 2 questions, one from each section. Each is worth 50% of the exam mark.

Section A

Answer one question

1. Does electoral turnout undermine democracy in America?
2. Has the Constitution of the USA succeeded in limiting American government?

Section B

Answer one question

3. What limits the effectiveness of Congress?
4. ‘American foreign policy is sometimes ‘imperialist’ and sometimes ‘isolationist’ but always ‘realist’’. Discuss
5. How well do the Democratic and Republican parties fulfil the functions of political parties?
6. Account for the changing nature of state/federal relations in America.