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Politics has taken a big change in America with having never expected presidents and legislations that favor different divides of the society. What have you understood about politics from class so far? Take up the quiz and let the score tell you how knowledgably you are. Best of luck as you tackle it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A poll conducted over the internet is of questionable accuracy because..

    • A.

      The participants were no randomly selected

    • B.

      The margin of error is over +/-3%

    • C.

      The sample is biased in favor of the more affluent

    • D.

      The sample is too large

    • E.

      Questions are typically not worded clearly

    Correct Answer
    A. The participants were no randomly selected
    Explanation
    The accuracy of a poll conducted over the internet is questionable because the participants were not randomly selected. Random selection is important in order to obtain a representative sample that reflects the larger population. Without random selection, the poll may attract a specific group of people who are more likely to have certain characteristics or opinions, leading to a biased result. Therefore, the lack of random selection undermines the accuracy and reliability of the poll.

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  • 2. 

    In the light of the "graying of america" which issues are likeley to get attention from elected officials?

    • A.

      Deregulation of the energy industry

    • B.

      Missile deffense programs

    • C.

      Term limits for members of Congress

    • D.

      Patients bill of rights

    • E.

      Gun control

    Correct Answer
    E. Gun control
    Explanation
    In the light of the "graying of America," elected officials are likely to pay attention to issues such as gun control. As the population ages, there may be concerns about the safety and well-being of elderly individuals, and addressing gun control measures can help ensure their protection. Additionally, with an increasing number of older adults in the country, elected officials may prioritize policies that aim to reduce gun violence and promote public safety for all age groups.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following statements about political ideology in the United States are accurate?I:political movements on the extreme right and the extreme left have had little support II: people who identify themselves as conservatives always oppose laws restricting abortionsIII: most americans consider themselves moderatesIV: consistancy is not essential to political ideology

    • A.

      I nly

    • B.

      II only

    • C.

      I and II only

    • D.

      II and IV only

    • E.

      IV only

    Correct Answer
    C. I and II only
    Explanation
    The given answer, "I and II only," suggests that statements I and II are accurate while statements III and IV are not. Statement I claims that political movements on the extreme right and left have had little support, which implies that there is limited backing for these ideologies. Statement II asserts that people who identify as conservatives always oppose laws restricting abortions, indicating a consistent stance on this issue. However, there is no information provided to support or refute statements III and IV, so their accuracy cannot be determined.

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  • 4. 

    Political socialization refers to

    • A.

      Why a person identifies with a political party

    • B.

      How and individual's political views are developed

    • C.

      The measure of the publics attitude on national issues

    • D.

      A person's possition on social questions such as abbortion

    • E.

      The role of government in promoting national identity

    Correct Answer
    B. How and individual's political views are developed
    Explanation
    Political socialization refers to the process through which individuals acquire their political beliefs, values, and attitudes. It involves the various factors, such as family, education, media, and social interactions, that shape a person's political views and affiliations. This process is crucial in understanding why individuals identify with a particular political party or hold specific political ideologies. Political socialization helps explain the development of an individual's political views and how they are influenced by their social environment.

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  • 5. 

    Data collected on the political attiudes of ethnic/ racial groups show that..

    • A.

      All minorities tend to take liberal possitions on major policy questions

    • B.

      African americans are shifting back to Republican party

    • C.

      The views of african americans are not significantly affected by income

    • D.

      Asian american support for the democratic party is strong

    • E.

      Hispanic americans are the most consistantly liberal group

    Correct Answer
    D. Asian american support for the democratic party is strong
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Asian American support for the Democratic party is strong. This implies that a significant number of Asian Americans tend to align themselves with the Democratic party and hold liberal positions on major policy questions. This information suggests that the political attitudes of Asian Americans lean towards the left side of the political spectrum.

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  • 6. 

    A month before a primary election, a poll shows the following breakdown in a three-candidate race:Candidate A 45%Candidate B 32%Candidate C 23%The margin of error is +/-3%. What conclusions can we draw from the data about the outcome of the election?

    • A.

      Candidate A will get majority of the votes cast

    • B.

      Candidate C will drop out of the race because of limited support

    • C.

      The election is too close to call because of margin of error

    • D.

      No conclusion can be drawn because the election is still a month away

    • E.

      There will be a runoff between candidate A and candidate B

    Correct Answer
    D. No conclusion can be drawn because the election is still a month away
    Explanation
    The poll results show that Candidate A has the highest percentage of support at 45%, followed by Candidate B at 32% and Candidate C at 23%. However, since the margin of error is +/-3%, the actual support for each candidate could vary within this range. Therefore, it is not possible to draw any definitive conclusions about the outcome of the election based on this poll alone. Additionally, the fact that the election is still a month away means that there is still time for the candidates' support to change.

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  • 7. 

    Women are more likley than men to favor..

    • A.

      Capital punishment

    • B.

      Gun controll legislation

    • C.

      No increases in the federal minimum wage

    • D.

      Less spending on public housing

    • E.

      Abortion

    Correct Answer
    B. Gun controll legislation
    Explanation
    Women are more likely than men to favor gun control legislation because they may prioritize safety and the prevention of gun violence. Women may also be more concerned about the potential risks and dangers associated with firearms, and therefore support stricter regulations on gun ownership and access. Additionally, women may be more likely to support measures that aim to protect vulnerable populations, such as children, from gun-related incidents.

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  • 8. 

    Liberatarians support all of the following EXCEPT:

    • A.

      An end to tax breaks for large corporations

    • B.

      A prescription drug plan for seniors paid for by the federal government

    • C.

      The repeal of laws restricting gun ownership

    • D.

      The legalization of marijuana and similar drugs

    • E.

      Full excercise of freedome of speech, including materials considered "obscene"

    Correct Answer
    B. A prescription drug plan for seniors paid for by the federal government
    Explanation
    Liberatarians support limited government intervention and believe in individual freedom and personal responsibility. They advocate for the free market and oppose government interference in the economy, including tax breaks for large corporations. They also support the repeal of laws restricting gun ownership and the legalization of marijuana and similar drugs, as it aligns with their belief in personal freedom. Additionally, they strongly support the full exercise of freedom of speech, including materials considered "obscene." However, libertarians typically oppose government-funded programs, such as a prescription drug plan for seniors paid for by the federal government, as they believe it infringes on individual liberty and promotes dependency on the state.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following statements best describes the relationship beetween an individual's income and attitudes toward federal spending?

    • A.

      Lower income groups support spending for social pragrams

    • B.

      There is no correlation beetween income and views on federal spending

    • C.

      Economic self-intrest requires wealthy americans to back more government spending for jobs

    • D.

      Minorities approve of higher defense spending

    • E.

      Higher income americans tend to support Democratic party

    Correct Answer
    A. Lower income groups support spending for social pragrams
    Explanation
    Lower income groups tend to support spending for social programs. This is because individuals with lower incomes often rely more heavily on government assistance and social programs to meet their basic needs. They may see federal spending as necessary to provide them with the support and resources they require. On the other hand, higher income individuals may have less reliance on social programs and may therefore be less likely to support increased spending in this area.

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  • 10. 

    Despite migration from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt, the SouthI: is more conservative region than the NortheastII: is a stronghold for the religous rightIII: remains committed to the Democratic Party

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      II only

    • C.

      I and II only

    • D.

      III only

    • E.

      II and III only

    Correct Answer
    C. I and II only
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is I and II only. This means that both statements I and II are true, while statement III is false. This suggests that despite migration from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt, the South is indeed a more conservative region than the Northeast. Additionally, it is also a stronghold for the religious right. However, it is not necessarily true that the South remains committed to the Democratic Party.

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  • 11. 

    The political party an individual identifies with is largely determined by..

    • A.

      Mass media

    • B.

      Peers

    • C.

      Teachers

    • D.

      Parents

    • E.

      Employers

    Correct Answer
    D. Parents
    Explanation
    The political party an individual identifies with is largely determined by their parents. This is because parents are often the primary influence on a person's political beliefs and values during their formative years. Children tend to adopt the political ideologies of their parents, as they are exposed to their parents' beliefs and opinions from an early age. Additionally, parents play a significant role in shaping their children's values, attitudes, and worldview, which can influence their political affiliation later in life.

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  • 12. 

    A politicians who advocates the raising federal minimum wage, cutting spending on new weapons systems, and increasing the budget for the environmental protection agency is considered a

    • A.

      Populist

    • B.

      Liberal

    • C.

      Conservative

    • D.

      Radical

    • E.

      Liberatarian

    Correct Answer
    B. Liberal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is liberal because a politician who advocates for raising the federal minimum wage, cutting spending on new weapons systems, and increasing the budget for the environmental protection agency aligns with liberal ideologies. Liberals typically support policies that promote social equality, government intervention in the economy, and environmental protection.

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  • 13. 

    Polls taken during an election campaign focus on

    • A.

      Which candidate is ahead

    • B.

      The views of the candidate on the issues

    • C.

      The amount of money each candidate has raised

    • D.

      The character of the candidates

    • E.

      The candidates position on foreign policy

    Correct Answer
    A. Which candidate is ahead
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which candidate is ahead". During an election campaign, polls are conducted to determine the popularity and support for each candidate. These polls aim to identify which candidate is leading or ahead in the race. This information is crucial for both the candidates and the public to understand the current state of the campaign and make informed decisions. The focus is on assessing the candidate's popularity and chances of winning the election.

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  • 14. 

    In recent years, ocupation has become less significant in determining political attitudes because

    • A.

      Few americans are blue collar workers

    • B.

      Americans are more mobile than in the past

    • C.

      Education is a more important factor

    • D.

      Political parties do not frame issues in terms of class

    • E.

      Workers adopt the views of there unions

    Correct Answer
    C. Education is a more important factor
    Explanation
    In recent years, education has become a more important factor in determining political attitudes. This is because education provides individuals with access to information, critical thinking skills, and the ability to analyze political issues. With higher levels of education, individuals are more likely to be exposed to diverse perspectives and engage in informed decision-making. Additionally, education can influence individuals' values, beliefs, and ideologies, shaping their political preferences. As a result, occupation has become less significant in determining political attitudes as education plays a more prominent role in shaping individuals' political views.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is NOT a conservative position?

    • A.

      Support for prayer in the public schools

    • B.

      Support for voucher plans for private schools

    • C.

      Support for increases in corporate and income taxes

    • D.

      Support for deregulation of business

    • E.

      Support for limits on affirmative action programs

    Correct Answer
    C. Support for increases in corporate and income taxes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is support for increases in corporate and income taxes. This is not a conservative position because conservatives generally advocate for lower taxes and less government intervention in the economy. They believe that lower taxes on businesses and individuals will stimulate economic growth and allow individuals to keep more of their hard-earned money. Therefore, supporting increases in corporate and income taxes goes against conservative principles.

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