1989 AP U.s. Govt. & Politics

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1.  Which of the following principles protects a citizen from imprisonment without trial?
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2.  A first-term member of the House of Representatives from North Dakota who wished to maximize opportunities for constituent service would be most likely to seek placement on which of the following committees?
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3.  In the last thirty years, the single most important variable in determining the outcome of an election for a members of the House of Representatives has been
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4.  The power of the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives rests on its authority to
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5.  In Marbury v. Madison (1803), the Supreme Court assumed the power to
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6.  All of the following help to explain the president's difficulty in controlling cabinet-level agencies EXCEPT
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7.  The activities of the Federal Reserve Board have the most direct influence on
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8.  Which of the following statements most accurately compares elections in the United States with those in most other Western democracies?
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9.  Which of the following activities of American labor unions is recognized by law?
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10.  Which of the following best describes the relationship between socioeconomic status and participates in politics?
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11.  Suppose that in 1980 "strong" Democrats who shared Ronald Reagan's views on taxation and Republican women who opposed their party's plank on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) both turned out to vote at unexpectedly low rates.These findings would provide evidence for which of the following hypotheses?
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12.  Which of the following were LEAST likely to have been part of the New Deal electoral coalitions?
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13.  The federal Constitution guarantees all of the following rights to a person arrested and charged with a serious crime EXCEPT the right to
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14.  "The Constitution limits the sixe of the District of Columbia to _______." -State of Alabama literacy test, 1936The question above and the literacy test from which it came were most likely designed to
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15.  "We are unanimously of opinion, that the law passed by the legislature of Maryland, imposing a tax on the Band of the United States, is unconstitutional and void....This is a tax on the operation of an instrument employed by the government of the Union to carry its powers to execution. Such a tax must be unconstitutional...." -excerpt from a United States Supreme Court decision.This decision of the Supreme Court upheld the principle that
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16.  "We are unanimously of opinion, that the law passed by the legislature of Maryland, imposing a tax on the Band of the United States, is unconstitutional and void....This is a tax on the operation of an instrument employed by the government of the Union to carry its powers to execution. Such a tax must be unconstitutional...." -excerpt from a United States Supreme Court decision.Which of the following resulted from this Supreme court decision?
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17.  The details of legislation are usually worked out in which of the following settings?
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18.  Which of the following is responsible for the preparation of executive spending proposals submitted to Congress?
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19.  In United States v. Nixon the Supreme Court ruled that
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20.  "Pork barrel" legislation helps the reelection chances of a member of Congress because such legislation
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21.  Which of the following statements reflects a pluralist theory of American politics?
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22.  All of the following are formal or informal sources of presidential power EXCEPT
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23.  An advantage that bureaucrats in federal government have over the President in the policymaking process is that bureaucrats
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24.  Which of the following is the best predictor of the Department of Education's annual budget?
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25.  Which of the following groups would be LEAST likely to maintain a national lobbying organization in Washington D.C.?
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26.  Which of the following would result from the direct election of presidential candidates?
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27.  Since 1960 the presidential election process has been affected by an increase in all of the following EXCEPT the
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28.  Between 1964 and 1984, which of the following would have been most likely to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate?
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29.  "Voting is partly a matter of habit: the more frequently a person has voted in the past, the most likely she or he is to vote in the current election"All of the following support the observation above EXCEPT
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30.  All of the following statements reflect positions the Supreme Court has taken with regard to the right of free speech EXCEPT
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31.  In the Constitution as originally ratified in 1788, the provisions regarding which of the following most closely approximate popular, majoritarian democracy?
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32.  Most of the bills introduced in the House and the Senate are then
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33.  Which of the following best defines the term "judicial activism"?
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34.  A President may persuade recalcitrant members of Congress to vote for a particular bill by
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35.  In general, independent regulatory commissions are created primarily for the purpose of
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36.  The President's veto power is accurately described by which of the following statements? I. A President sometimes threatens to veto a bill that is under discussion in order to influence congressional decision-makingII. A President typically vetoes about a third of the bills passed by CongressIII. Congress is usually unable to override a President's veto
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37.  Which of the following has decreased in Congress over the past twenty years?
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38.  Invocation of the War Powers Act of 1973 would be most important in determining which of the following?
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39.  American political culture is characterized by strong popular support for all of the following EXCEPT
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40.  All of the following are commonly used by interest groups to influence the political process EXCEPT
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41.  "Such considerations apply with added force to children in grade and high schools. To separate them from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.......We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently inequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs....are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment" -excerpt from a major Supreme Court decision.The doctrine of "separate but equal" referred to above had previously been upheld by which of the following Supreme Court decisions?
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42.  "Such considerations apply with added force to children in grade and high schools. To separate them from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone... ....We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently inequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs....are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment" -excerpt from a major Supreme Court decision.The Supreme Court decision quoted above did which of the following?
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43.  Which of the following best defines the constitutional interpretation of federalism?
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44.  All of the following issues were decided at the Constitutional Convention EXCEPT
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45.  The usefulness to the President of having cabinet members as political advisers is undermined by the fact that
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46.  Cabinet departments differ from independent regulatory agencies in which of the following ways?
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47.  Which of the following techniques would a corporate lobbyist be likely to use to influence political outcomes in Congress?I. Organizing a demonstration in Washington just before a key House voteII. Ensuring that the corporation's political action committee (PAC) makes donations to the campaigns of members of key committeesIII. Meeting informally with Senate aids over lunch or cocktailsIV. Bringing influential constituents to Washington to discuss important policy matters with their representatives
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48.  Congress has exerted the greatest influence on the operation of federal agency by doing which of the following?
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50.  Which of the following is an accurate statement about political participation in the United States today?
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51.  During the past twenty-five years, all of the following changes in public opinion and political behavior have occurred in the United States EXCEPT
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52.  The amendments to the Constitution that were ratified during Reconstruction were primarily designed to
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53.  Which of the following statements best describes the Supreme Court's actions with reprect to disputes between Congress and the President?
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54.  Which of the following statements about political action committees (PAC's) is true?
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55.  Which of the following Supreme Court cases involved the principle of "one person, one vote"?
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