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Practice Test For Government 2301 Mid-term Quiz

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This is a practice quiz for a college level Government I mid-term quiz. Questions will focus on the US Constitution, democracy, and aspects learned during the first semester of the class.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Define democracy.
  • 2. 
    What is the function of the judical branch?
  • 3. 
    What is the function of the legislative branch?
  • 4. 
    Define liberalism.
  • 5. 
    Define conservatism.
  • 6. 
    What are the stages of public policy approach?
  • 7. 
    What are the patterns of political participation?
  • 8. 
    What are some factors that determine the power of an interest group?
  • 9. 
    What are some ways an interest group can influence the policymaking process?
  • 10. 
    Define confederation.
  • 11. 
    What is a party platform?
  • 12. 
  • 13. 
    Define constitution.
  • 14. 
    Define the rule of law.
  • 15. 
    Define implied powers.
  • 16. 
    What is the power of the purse?
    • A. 

      A. The authority to save money

    • B. 

      B. The authority to raise and spend money

    • C. 

      C. The authority to create budgets

  • 17. 
    The Legislative Branch is composed of the President, the Vice President, and all the cabinet members.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The president has the power to veto a bill that Congress sends him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    How members are in the Senate?
    • A. 

      A. 52

    • B. 

      B.) 123

    • C. 

      C.) 100

  • 20. 
    How many members are in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      A.) 435

    • B. 

      B.) 334

    • C. 

      C.) 100

  • 21. 
    Liberalism is associated with providing essential services and remedies to social inequalities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What is a political party?
    • A. 

      A.) An organization of people who join together voluntarily on the basis of some shared interest for the purpose of influencing public policy.

    • B. 

      B.) A group of individuals who join together to seek government office in order to make public policy.

    • C. 

      C.) A group that seeks to advance its interests by raising money to contribute to a political candidate or campaign.

  • 23. 
    The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and the National Rifle Association are all examples of
  • 24. 
    Voter turnout is higher for younger individuals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Women are more likely to vote than men.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Income is not a factor of political participation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    What is political socialization?
    • A. 

      A.) The process of motivating citizens to vote.

    • B. 

      B.) The process whereby individuals acquire political knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs.

    • C. 

      C.) The extent to which individuals believe they can influence the policymaking process.

  • 28. 
    What are the agents of socialization?
    • A. 

      A.) Voting, policymaking, and political parties.

    • B. 

      B.) Family, school, peer groups, religious institutions, and the media.

    • C. 

      C.) Political parties, Congress, and the President.

  • 29. 
    What is a unitary government?
    • A. 

      A.) A political system that divides power between a central government and a series of state governments.

    • B. 

      B.) A representative democracy in which citizens elect representatives to make policy decisions on their behalf.

    • C. 

      C.) A governmental system in which political authority is concentrated in a single national government.

  • 30. 
    The Equal Protection Clause is a provision of the 15th Amendment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False