American Government Exam 3

30 Questions  I  By Co350515 on May 17, 2011

  
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1.  Most studies on the influence of ideology on public opinion agree that
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2.  There are predominantly four ideological types in the U.S. Individuals who think that government should be limited in its programs and who feel that government should use its power to uphold traditional values are called
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3.  The yellow journalism of 1900 was characterized by
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4.  In recent presidential elections, which party’s platform has supported school prayer and been opposed to abortion?
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5.  Individuals who are reluctant to use the government either as a means of economic redistribution or as a means of favoring particular social values are called
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6.  Voter identification cards find the most support among
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7.  In comparison with today’s newspapers, early American newspapers were
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8.  In California, the deadline for voter registration is ___ days before and election.
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9.  The major reason for the persistence of the American two-party system is
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10.  The process by which individuals acquire their political opinions is called
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11.  Voter turnout in the U.S. appears to be unrelated to economic status. High and low income Americans are equally likely to vote.
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12.  Those who would use the government for the purpose of economic redistribution but not for the purpose of supporting traditional values over less conventional ones are known as
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13.  Regular voters are characterized by
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14.  Education is strong predictor of voter turnout. Persons with a college education are much more likely to vote than are persons with a grade school education.
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15.  According to your textbook, the adoption of voter identification cards by several states
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16.  An ideology is
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17.  Federal law limits the amounts of money that can be contributed by individuals, political action committees, and political parties to the campaigns of candidates for federal office.
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18.  America’s political parties originated in a rivalry between Alexander Hamilton, a promoter of a strong national government and commercial interests, and Thomas Jefferson, a supporter of states’ rights and small landowners. Which of the following is true of the parties they formed?
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19.  In U.S. presidential elections, retrospective voters generally judge incumbent candidates based on _____.
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20.  The Democratic coalition today includes the following groups except
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21.  A political party is
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22.  Congress sets the requirements for who can vote in federal elections.
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23.  Those who would use the government both as a means of redistribution and for the purpose of guarding traditional values are known as
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24.  Prospective voting is characterized by
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25.  Proportional representation systems encourage the formation of small parties by enabling parties to
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26.  There is a geographic in the distribution of ideological types in the U.S. For example, liberals are heavily concentrated in the South, while conservatives are on the coasts and in large cities.
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27.  Which of the following statements is true?
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28.  By definition, the interest group system consists of all interests that are ___ and seek ___ goals.
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29.  In recent decades, party loyalties have weakened and the number of voters who call themselves Independents has risen substantially. In fact, Independents now account for roughly one-third of voters in the U.S.
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30.  Which group of Americans has the lowest rate of voter turnout?
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