Political Science 101 Quiz

39 Questions  I  By Bianca-cc on May 8, 2010
Political Science Vocabulary

  
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1.  Trust busting is an example of a regulation to promote: (hint: starts with an e)
2.  The case of the Savings and Loan industry in the United States illustrates all except which one of the following:
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3.  The era of "New Social Regulation" which addressed issues such as the environment and worker safety differed from the previous two eras of regulatory reform in that the: "regulations agencies established during the third wave have larger mandates than those created earlier. They have responsibility for:
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B.
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4.  Government support for agriculture in the form of price supports and income subsidies which was reinstated after being phased out durring the 1996 Agricultural Act.
5.  "increased government spending" during times of economic downturns. This deficit spending "spending more than it gets from taxes" gives consumers more money in their hands which expected to increase spending by consumers, thereby stimulating the economy.Hint: Key
6.  _______________-side economics was based on the supply side of spply and demand
7.  The large national _________________(1 words) or __________ (1 word) has restricted the use of fiscal policy (Keynesian economic) as an instrument for stimulating the economy
8.  The Federal Reserve Board is charged with establishing which type of policy?Hint: think dollars
9.  Monetary policy includes all of the following assumptions except:
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10.  A major controversy surrounding the Federal Reserve's role in economic policy include:
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11.  Economic efficiency is measured by: the relationship of the __________ (or productivity costs) to _________ ("the product or service). The greater the output compared to the input determines efficiency.
12.  When customers do not pay all the costs that society has incurred in the production of goods and services, the unpaid costs are called: (hint: opposite of internal)
13.  Government intervention in the economy occurs to: _____________ the economy, _________inflation, adjust the __________ supply, and address the national _________.
14.  When in office, the Democratic party would typically favor all except which of the following economic policies: increased government spending for the _______________________
15.  The _______________ for Americans is defined as: "the annual cost of a thrifty food budget for an urban family of four multiplied by _______ to include the cost of housing, clothes and other necessities. Families, whose incomes fall below that line are officially considered poor."
16.   According to survey data, the form of assistance that Americans favor most is:
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17.  The leading social insurance program is:
18.   Social insurance programs have high levels of public support largely because:
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19.  Of the following is probably the least criticized public assistance program:
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20.  Most social welfare programs are:  
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21.  The U.S Welfare System is inefficient in the sense that: a large portion of the welfare budget never reaches the people it is intended to help but is spent on the large bureaucracy that is required to administer the program.
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22.  The poverty line was set at an annual income of roughly:
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23.   When the government gives a benefit directly to an individual, such as in the form of a check made out in their names, it is called what kind of a payment?
24.  Which concept of government maintains that government intervention is necessary to enhance personal liberty and security?
25.  This type of health insurance ______________ is available for poor people who are already on welfare.
26.   Americans tend to favor:  
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27.  An Act that passed congress and signed by the president provides: 1. An end to the cash guarantee of cash assistance to needy families 2. for cash grants to states who must take responsibility for welfare recipients 3. a limitation of 5 years to receive welfare 4. that states must help welfare recipients find employment
28.  In his post WWII analysis of Soviet foreign policy aims, George Kennan recommended
29.  The ________________is also known as the European Recovery Plan, and it provides " billions of dollars in unprecedented aid for postwar rebuilding of Europe after WWII."
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30.  The idea that nations should act together in response to problems and crises is called:
31.  32. For the most balanced assessment of foreign and military policy issues, the President, in most instances would be advised to follow the recommendations of:  
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32.  The policy of ____________ which the United States followed during the ____________is based on the idea that: "any nation would be deterred from launching a full-scale nuclear attack on the United States by the knowledge that, even if it destroyed the country, it too would be obliterated."
33.  The fundamental cause for _____________ in developing countries has been __________against economically and politically powerful ruling elites
34.   As an instrument of U.S. economic policy, military force:  
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35.  36. The chief instruments of national security policy include all except which one of the following:  
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36.  Which type of military action is most likely to be used today? ___________ type action
37.  The changing post-Cold War world economy has impacted the U.S. by:
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38.  Approximately what percent of the U.S. federal budget is devoted to foreign aid:
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39.  Which is the most important of America's military alliances?  
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