UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (InED)
SEMESTER DECEMBER 2013 - APRIL 2014
PAD 170: GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (INDIVIDUAL)
Before attempting to answer the following questions, please read carefully and thoroughly your Module (study guide), other notes given and reference materials from the Internet or text books to learn how to answer questions correctly. Also read "QUESTIONS & ANSWERS" and "ADDITIONAL MATERIALS" posted on my website. Your answers must be computer-typed, A4 size, using a 12-point font (Arial or Times Roman or any other font) and single or double-spaced. First type the question and the question number and then below each question type your answers. This assignment carries 10 marks. The length of your answers will depend on the number of points you have collected from your reading of all the course / reference materials
Write your name, student number, Group number, Course code and Course title and your mobile phone number on the cover page. Bind (menjilid) or staple your answers and submit the assignment to me during the third seminar ( 9.2.2014).
Please note that you are NOT allowed to copy (meniru) the answers word for word from the course materials or the Module or any other reference/reading materials from the books or the Internet. You are required to use your own words and simple sentences in answering the questions given. Those who plagiarise (menjiplak / meniru) will be penalised . Late submissions will not be accepted for assessment / evaluation.
Answer all questions.
Explain any FOUR (4) features of a presidential system of government.
Explain two (2) elements of a two-party system.
Explain the importance of an election.
Explain any FOUR (4) functions of a government.
Describe TWO (2) functions of political parties and TWO (2) functions of pressure groups.
Answer any TWO (2) questions.
Discuss any FOUR (4) differences between an autocratic and a democratic form of government.
Explain any TWO (2) advantages and TWO (2) disadvantages of a unicameral legislature.
(a) Explain TWO (2) Forms of direct legislation.
(b) Explain any THREE (3) methods of selecting the Executive.
Explain the differences between a federal and a unitary form of government.
PJ / PAD170 / WA / January 2014