AP Gov. - Fall Semester Finals Review

33 Questions  I  By Jadeyng on December 11, 2010

  

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1.  Legitimate political authority in the United States comes from
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2.  Which of the following statements about the U.C. democratic republic is correct?
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3.  The surveys that were conducted in Cincinnati and nationally concerning the Monetary Control Act were significant because 
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4.  By world standards, American voter turnout is
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5.  Federalism implied that each level of government will have
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6.  All of the following were major players in the two-party system in American history EXCEPT
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7.  Which of the following statements about the nomination process in the United States is correct?
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8.  Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government could NOT
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9.  The French observer who noted the influence of Democracy in a variety of contexts was
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10.  Some 60 percent of adults adopt the party preference of their
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11.  The right to vote is also called the
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12.  The vast majority of countries in the world today have a --- system of government. 
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13.  All of the following are reasons for the decline in the importance of political parties EXCEPT
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14.  A major difference between presidential campaigns and congressional campaigns is that
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15.  James Madison examined historical data on republics, confederations and aristocracies to learn about the formation of government. His conclusions are found in
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16.  A political __________ deals with what a government should do, while a political __________ deals with how the government should operate.
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17.  In recent years, the ability of the family to promote a partisan identification has
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18.  For most Americans, _________ is the only form of participation.
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19.  Many Republicans believe that
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20.  During which period in history did the Democrats first advocate a strong central government control of the economy?
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21.  In 2000, George W. Bush chose ____________ as a theme for his campaign.
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22.  In an early test of powers of the Confederation, the Continental Congress failed to deal with an uprising in western Massachusetts known as:
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23.  Liberty and individualism are two key elements of
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24.  Religious influences on public opinion are most pronounced with respect to __________ issues and less evident on others.
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25.  In 1870, the right to vote was granted to all black males by
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26.  Federal regulations the impose regulatory costs on state and local government without supplying appropriate federal money are called
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27.  In the United States, political parties started
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28.  Since 1962, over ____ percent of the House incumbents who sought reelection won it.
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29.  The net result of the Great Compromise was
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30.  All of the following are the basic elements of the U.S. political culture except
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31.  A gender gap is most likely to occur in an election in which the major issue is
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32.  The first state to grant women the right to vote was
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33.  Many Democrats believe that
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