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American Government Exam 3

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American Government Exam 3

  
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1.  Congress sets the requirements for who can vote in federal elections.
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2.  Voter identification cards find the most support among
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3.  Regular voters are characterized by
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4.  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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5.  Proportional representation systems encourage the formation of small parties by enabling parties to
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6.  An ideology is
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7.  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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8.  According to your textbook, the adoption of voter identification cards by several states
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9.  By definition, the interest group system consists of all interests that are ___ and seek ___ goals.
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10.  In recent presidential elections, which party’s platform has supported school prayer and been opposed to abortion?
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11.  The Democratic coalition today includes the following groups except
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12.  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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13.  A political party is
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14.  Prospective voting is characterized by
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15.  The major reason for the persistence of the American two-party system is
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16.  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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17.  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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18.  In California, the deadline for voter registration is ___ days before and election.
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19.  Most studies on the influence of ideology on public opinion agree that
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20.  In comparison with today’s newspapers, early American newspapers were
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21.  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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22.  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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23.  Which of the following statements is true?
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24.  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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25.  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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26.  Which group of Americans has the lowest rate of voter turnout?
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27.  In U.S. presidential elections, retrospective voters generally judge incumbent candidates based on _____.
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28.  The yellow journalism of 1900 was characterized by
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29.  The process by which individuals acquire their political opinions is called
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30.  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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