1999 AP U.s. Govt. & Politics

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1.  Which of the following is an example of checks and balances, as established by the Constitution?
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2.  A primary election in which voters are required to identify a party preference before the election and are not allowed to split their ticket is called
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3.  When selecting a vice-presidential candidate, a presidential nominee is usually concerned primarily with choosing a running mate who
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4.  The primary function of political action committees (PAC's) is to
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5.  Registered voters directly elect which of the following? I. The President and Vice President II. Supreme Court justices III. Members of the Senate IV. Members of the House of Representatives
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6.  The role of a conference committee in Congress is to
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7.  Supreme Court justices were given tenure subject to good behavior by the framers of the Constitution in order to ensure that
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8.  The committee system is more important in the House than in the Senate because
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9.  The most important source of the Supreme Court's caseload is
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10.  A President attempting to influence Congress to pass a legislative program might employ all of the following strategies EXCEPT
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11.  Presidents have had the most success in changing the direction of decisions of the federal judiciary by
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12.  Which of the following did the most to expand civil rights in the 1950's?
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13.  Which of the following is true about the right of free speech, as currently interpreted by the Supreme Court?
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14.  The importance of Shays' Rebellion to the development of the United States Constitution was that it
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15.  In a federal system of government, political power is primarily
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16.  Which of the following generalizations about group voting tendencies is true?
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17.  A corporate lobbyist would be LEAST likely to have an informal discussion about a pending policy matter with which of the following?
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18.  Which of the following is a significant trend in the presidential nominating process over the past three decades?
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19.  Congressional standing committees are best described as
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20.  All of the followign powers are granted to the President by the Constitution EXCEPT
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21.  In which of the following did Congress move to regain powers previously lost to the executive branch?
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22.  Which of the following actions can Gongress take if the Supreme Court finds a federal law unconstitutional?
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23.  Which of the following statements about Congress is true?
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24.  Which of the following is articulated in the War Powers Resolution?
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25.  In the 1992 election, the membership of Congress was altered significantly by an increase in the number of
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26.  Discrimination in public accommodations was made illegal in the United States as a direct result of the
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27.  Most of the individual protections of the Bill of Rights now apply to the states because of the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution's
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28.  In McCulloch v. Maryland, the Supreme Court established which of the following principles?
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29.  Political socialization is the process by which
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30.  Which of the following is the most important influence on the choice made by voters in presidential elections?
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31.  The advantages of incumbency in congressional elections include which of the following?I. Incumbents receive more campaign contributions than do challengers.II. Incumbents are able to provide important services for individual voters.III. The government provides campaign funds for incumbents.IV. Teh President usually endorses incumbents for reelection.V. Most American voters believe Congress does a good job.
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32.  Which of the following statements about rules of procedure in the House and Senate is correct?
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33.  Which of the following procedures results in the removal of the President from office?
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34.  Interest groups and political parties both promote United States democracy by
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35.  Which of the following statements accurately describes the selection of the caseload for the United States Supreme Court?
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36.  The boundaries of United States congressional districts are usually determined by
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37.  Public monies are used to help finance which of the following campaigns?I. PresidentialII. CongressionalIII. Gubernatorial
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38.  Diversity of public policy throughout the United States is primarily a consequence of
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39.  All of the following have contributed to an increase in presidential power in the post-1945 era EXCEPT
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40.  One of the formal tools used by Congress for oversight of the bureaucracy is
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41.  Decisions reached by the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice Earl Warren (1953 - 1969) did all of the following EXCEPT
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42.  The "Miranda warning" represents and attempt to protect criminal suspects against
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43.  The reserved powers of thestate governments can best be described as those powers
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44.  Critical elections in the United States typically have occurred
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45.  When 18 to 21 year olds received the right to vote in 1971, in the 1972 national elections they did which of the following?
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46.  The largest amount of political coverage in newspapers during presidential campaigns is devoted to
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47.  A state has 11 electoral votes. In a presidential election, the Democratic candidate receives 48 percent of that state's popular vote, the Republican candidate receives 40 percent of the vote, and an independent candidate receives 12 percent of the vote.If the state is similar to most other states, how will the electoral votes most likely be allocated?
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48.  Which of the following is the most accurate statement about political parties in the United States?
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49.  The congressional power that has been contested most frequently in the federal courts is the power to
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50.  Which of the following is an accurate statement about committees in Congress?
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51.  The request of recent Presidents for the line-item veto is a challenge to which of the following principles?
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52.  Which of the following form an "iron triangle"?
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53.  An election involving more than two candidates in which the person who receives the most votes is the winner is called
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54.  Cabinet members often do not have a dominant influence on presidential decision-making because
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55.  A fundamental source of power for the federal bureaucracy lies in its
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56.  The establishment clause in the First Amendment does which of the following?
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57.  Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade are similar Supreme Court cases in that both cases are based on the
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