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1994 AP U.s. Govt. & Politics

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1.  All of the following statements pertaining to the presidential veto are true EXCEPT
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2.  Which of the following is a correct statement about political action committees (PAC's)?
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3.  A "cloture motion" passed in Senate does which of the following?
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4.  The use of direct primaries instead of the convention system in selecting presidential candidates results in which of the following? I. A weakening of partly control over nominations.II. A reduction in the costs of election campaigns.III. An increase in the number of people involved in the choice of candidates.IV. An increase in voter turnout in midterm elections.
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5.  Which of the following factors best accounts for the rise of interest groups and the decline of political parties in recent years?
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6.  Which of the following best characterizes the influence of the news media on public opinion in the United States?
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7.  Of the following, which group voted most heavily Democratic in presidential elections between 1964 and 1992?
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8.  To enforce the Fourteenth Amendment more clearly, Congress passed the
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9.  In the United States, most criminal cases end in
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10.  "The Congress shall have power...to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof." -clause from the Constitution.Interpretations of this clause have been central to attempts to define the nature of which of the following aspects of the United States political system?
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11.  "The Congress shall have power...to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof." -excerpt from the Constitution.The practical effect of this clause has been to
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12.  Those who believe that the Supreme Court in its rulings should defer to the elective institutions of government are advocating
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13.  In general, Congress is most likely to defer to the President
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14.  In trying to influence legislation, the President is generally more successful than congressional leaders in
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15.  Supporters of granting the President a line-item veto would most likely argue that this power would increase a President's ability to
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16.  Which of the following is true of an executive agreement made between a United States President and another head of state?
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17.  Over the past 20 years, reforms of teh presidential nomination process have had which of teh following effects?
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18.  All of the following are reasons incumbents in the House of Representatives enjoy an electoral advantage over challengers EXCEPT that incumbents
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19.  The Office of Management and Budget has the primary responsibility for doing which of the following?
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20.  The boundary lines of congressional districts are drawn by
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21.  The most common form of political activity undertaken by United States citizens is
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22.  Which of the following statements best describes how United States citizens regard the rights of free speech and assembly?
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23.  The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution has been interpreted by the Supreme Court to
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24.  The legislative process at the national level reflects the intent of the framers of the Constitution to create a legislature that would
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25.  All of the following are consequences of the federal system in the United States EXCEPT
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26.  Which of the following is true about divided party control of the presidency and Congress?
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27.  The Freedom of Information Act was designed primarily to give
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28.  Which of the following is true of the electoral college system?
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29.  The congressional system of standing committees is significant because it
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31.  In contrast to revenue sharing, categorical grants-in-aid provide state and local governments with
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32.  Which of the following is empowered to create new federal courts and specify the number of judges who will sit on them?
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33.  The war Powers Resolution (1973) was designed to
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34.  The primary reason for the current existence of only two major political parties in the United States is that
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35.  An interest group would likely have the greatest influence on policy matters involving
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36.  Which of the following has the most influence on the outcome of a congressional election?
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37.  Which of the following is an accurate statement about the voter turnout rate in the United States?
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38.  Which of the following is an accurate statement that could be used to refute the argument that a realignment took place in the 1980's?
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39.  Compared to voters in general election, voters in presidential primary elections are
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40.  Which of the following was an argument used by the Supreme Court in upholding federal statutes outlawing segregation in public accommodations?
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41.  The clear-and-resent-danger test devised by the Supreme Court was designed to define the conditions under which public authorities could
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42.  As originally ratified, the United States Constitution included provisions designed to
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43.  Which of the following accurately characterizes the main difference between elite theories and pluralist theories of politics in the United States?
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44.  A committee chair in the House of Representatives is always
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46.  Which of the following are differences between the legislative process in the House of Representatives and that in the Senate? I. Debate is more restricted on the House floor than on the Senate floor.II. The amendment process is more restricted in the House than in the Senate.III. Bills are more likely to bypass committee consideration in the House than in the Senate.IV. A Rules Committee sets the guidelines for floor debate in the House but not in the Senate.
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47.  Communication between congressional representatives and constituents occurs mainly through
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48.  The Supreme Court's decision about abortion in Roe v. Wade was based on
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49.  Which of the following trends was evident in presidential elections in the 1980's?
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50.  Which of the following statements about incumbent senators running for reelection is correct?
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51.  An important change in political culture since 1950 is that United States citizens have become
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52.  The most common criterion that people use when voting for a presidential candidate is the candidate's
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53.  Protection of the legal rights of women has been facilitated by the passage of which of the following? I. The Equal Rights AmendmentII. The Equal Pay Act of 1963III. The Civil Rights Act of 1964IV. The Education Amendments Act of 1972
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