Political Science Dr. Franklin Gsu

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Political Science Dr. Franklin GSU
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1.  One fear about majority rule in a democracy is that it could lead to
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2.  In Federalist No. 10, James Madison argued that
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3.  America's pluralism stems from
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4.  A major criticism of the theory of pluralism is that ␣
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5.  Which of the following is true about the United States? ␣
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6.  An idea central to the ideology of Classical Liberalism is: ␣
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7.  The Framers of the Constitution preferred which of the following political arrangements? ␣ 
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8.  A contemporary legislator who voted for a bill even though his constituents back home overwhelmingly opposed the bill would be performing the role of 
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9.  Presidential appointments and treaties must be approved by 
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10.  According to the Constitution
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11.  Judicial review is the power of the American courts to
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12.  Where is the Bill of Rights found in the Constitution?
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13.  The separation of powers and checks and balances are respectively:
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14.  Which choice below describes the American change in governmental structure as a result of adopting the Constitution? 
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15.  Which region of the nation receives the highest percentage of its revenues from the federal government?
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16.  In America today, public education is primarily the responsibility of 
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17.  According to_____,a large republic is less likely to have an all-powerful faction.
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18.  Roughly one in every _____ dollars spent by local and state governments in recent decades was raised not by them but by the government in Washington. 
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19.  All of the following countries have a unitary form of government except
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20.  Devolution is
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21.  All civil liberties are
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22.  Which is true about the judiciary in America?
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23.  According to the SupremeCourt, which is true regarding freedom of assembly?
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24.  "You have the right to remain silent....Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law...You have the right to an attorney." This is called
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25.  In Texas v. Johnson ,the Supreme Court ruled that
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26.  The freedoms of speech, press, assembly ,and petition are found in
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27.  Obscene materials are 
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28.  Native Americans were made "official" citizens of the United States in 
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29.  Today, women currently hold about _____ percent of the seats in Congress.
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30.  The gender gap refers to the tendency of women to favor
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31.  Women in America obtained the right to vote in national elections in
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32.  Libertarians are opposed to governmental intervention
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33.  ThatAmericanshaveadifferentviewtowardredistributingwealthtoaidthepoorfromthatheldby Europeans is probably due to Americans' deep-rooted belief in
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34.  About_____percent of Americans identify themselves as an Independent (i.e. identifying with neither major political party).
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35.  If the sampling error in a properly conducted poll is plus or minus 4 percent,andthepollpredictsthat candidate X will receive 60 percent of the vote, then the candidate will likely receive
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36.  Which of the following is true about public opinion polling?
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37.  In general, public opinion
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38.  As politics in Washington has polarized:
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39.  _____holds more elections than any other democracy and is the only one to rely extensively on primary elections.
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40.  An original purpose of a system of voter registration was to
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41.  When the nation was founded, who was eligible to vote? 
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42.  The "Motor Voter" law
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43.  Since the 1960s, the level of turnout in presidential elections has averaged _____percent.
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44.  In the United States, the primary responsibility for registration of the individual voter rests with the
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45.  The most important voting cue in most elections in the United States is;
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46.  Compared with U.S. citizens of higher income, those of lower in come are
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47.  During the twenty-first century, voting rates in the United States
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48.  Generally speaking, states with the most restrictive registration laws are concentrated in which region?
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49.  The adoption of voter identification cards by several states
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50.  The election of_____was the only time in American history when the U.S. party structure essentially collapsed.
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51.  _____was a realigning election.
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52.  Which of the following statements about the patronage system is true?
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53.  Candidate-centered politics encourages all of the following except
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54.  The greatest blow to the organizational strength of U.S. parties was
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55.  During the twentieth century, American parties lost their complete control over 
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56.  Organizationally, the U.S. major parties are
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57.  Which of the following are key players in the modern campaign?
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58.  The vast majority of voters who identify themselves as independents 
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59.  Which of the following groups is most closely aligned with the Democratic Party, voting more than 85 percent Democratic in presidential elections? 
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60.  Advantages that Republicans and Democrats have over minor party candidates include
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61.  According to most experts on American politics, the interest group system has
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62.  The air we breathe is an example of a
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63.  Which of the following is not a typical interest group function?
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64.  The citizens of _____ are most actively involved in interest groups. 
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65.  Another name for an interest group is
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66.  James Madison argued 
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67.  The most well-financed interest groups are those that promote
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68.  James Madison's solution to the problem of factions (special interests) has, in the modern policy process, actually contributed to the problem by 
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69.  The most significant resource that most groups offer congressional candidates is
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70.  Grassroots lobbying is based on the assumption that officials will respond to
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71.  To get the benefit of interest group activities but not to pay for them is known as: 
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72.  Which journalists are most likely to agree that they should be as nonpartisan as possible in their reporting?
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73.  In the 1960s, presidential candidates
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74.  The Internet has
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75.  The traditional media have "softened" their news by
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76.  CNN and MSNBC have responded to Fox's ratings success by
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77.  The reason the news product is designed to fascinate as well as to inform is because
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78.  If the House Rules Committee applies the "closed rule" to a bill,
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79.  More than _____ percent of all PAC contributions go to the incumbents. 
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80.  Committees kill roughly_____ percent of the bills submitted in Congress.
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81.  The trading of votes between members of Congress so that each gets the legislation he or she wants is
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82.  Which of the following statements is true?
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83.  News media coverage of Congress and the president is
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84.  Most of the work on legislation in Congress is done
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85.  Most members of Congress are
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86.  The highest point of public support for a president is likely to occur
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87.  A parliamentary system of government currently exists in
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88.  The two presidencies thesis refers to
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89.  The most important factor influencing the level of a president's support is typically
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90.  A president's policy initiatives are significantly more successful when the president
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91.  A president's accomplishments have largely depended on
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92.  The presidency has been a consistently activist office since the administration of
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93.  At the start of the annual budget cycle, the OMB as signs each agency a budget limit based on
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94.  Bureaucracy is best characterized in terms of
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95.  Street-level bureaucracy refers to the discretion used by lower level officials in the
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96.  The Postal Service and AMTRAK are examples of
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97.  Federal judges are
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98.  Most cases heard by the Supreme Court reach it under
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99.  About_____ percent of the nation's legal cases are decided in state court systems.
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100.  The Supreme Court is most likely to grant a hearing when a case involves 
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