Political B's Quiz #3

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 248

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Political Party Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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"

  • 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

  • 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

  • 11. 
    The political party an individual identifies with is largely determined by..
    • A. 

      Mass media

    • B. 

      Peers

    • C. 

      Teachers

    • D. 

      Parents

    • E. 

      Employers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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