AP Government Chapter 4 Review Quiz

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It’s always important to know about the people making the decision in your country, so whether you’re studying government at an advanced placement level in school or you just want to know more about the topic, this AP Government Chapter 4 Review Quiz will test your knowledge and ensure you know what you need to.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The fact that democracy flourished in the United States can best be explained by
    • A. 

      The U.S. Constitution.

    • B. 

      The physical advantages of the country.

    • C. 

      Opportunities to acquire land and make a living.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The Protestant ethic is sometimes called the
    • A. 

      Work ethic.

    • B. 

      Religious ethic.

    • C. 

      Political imperative.

    • D. 

      American dilemma.

    • E. 

      Labor-value ethic

  • 3. 
    Political culture refers to
    • A. 

      A set of beliefs about the role of government in society.

    • B. 

      How truly "American" someone is.

    • C. 

      An overall set of values widely shared within a society.

    • D. 

      A high degree of homogeneity in policial opinions.

    • E. 

      Political party affiliation.

  • 4. 
    Political socialization is defined as
    • A. 

      The distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy issues.

    • B. 

      The various political roles that individuals play in society.

    • C. 

      A coherent set of values and beliefs about public policy.

    • D. 

      The process through which an individual acquires his or her particular political orientations.

    • E. 

      The activities used by citizens to influence the selection of political leaders or the policies they pursue.

  • 5. 
    The most obvious intrusion of the government into America's socialization is through
    • A. 

      Political parties.

    • B. 

      The family.

    • C. 

      Schooling.

    • D. 

      The mass media.

    • E. 

      Criminal laws.

  • 6. 
    One can predict how the majority of young people will vote simply by
    • A. 

      Knowing the political leanings of their parents.

    • B. 

      Knowing the political leaning of their friends.

    • C. 

      Knowing their race.

    • D. 

      Knowing the political leanings of their teachers.

    • E. 

      Knowing their age.

  • 7. 
    Internal efficacy refers
    • A. 

      One's feelings about domestic politics.

    • B. 

      One's ability to make a difference in the political world.

    • C. 

      The government's ability to implement the will of the people.

    • D. 

      The responsiveness of government to public needs.

    • E. 

      One'a ability to understand and take part in politics.

  • 8. 
    The absence of a high degree of class consciousness in the U.S. is due to many factors, including
    • A. 

      An individualistic philosophy.

    • B. 

      Centralized political authority.

    • C. 

      Inequality within families.

    • D. 

      A nationalistic philosophy.

    • E. 

      The symbolic role of the president.

  • 9. 
    Political diversity and participation in the political process in the U.S. was encouraged most strongly by
    • A. 

      Commitment to social equality.

    • B. 

      Sense of national independence.

    • C. 

      Relative prosperity.

    • D. 

      Unitarian system.

    • E. 

      Religious diversity.

  • 10. 
    Which one in each of the following pairs are Americans more likely to tolerate?
    • A. 

      Political versus economic equality.

    • B. 

      Ideologues versus activists.

    • C. 

      Economic versus political inequality

    • D. 

      Activists versus ideologues.

    • E. 

      Political versus sociological inequality

  • 11. 
    The difference between a political ideology and a political culture is that
    • A. 

      The former deals with means, the latter with goals.

    • B. 

      The former deals with economic issues, the latter with sociological issues.

    • C. 

      The former deals with what government should do, the latter with how government should operate.

    • D. 

      The former deals with theories, the latter with reality.

    • E. 

      The former deals with institutions, the latter with leadership.

  • 12. 
    According to Alexis de Tocqueville, a democratic republic took root in the United States for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The absence of a feudal aristocracy.

    • B. 

      Opportunities for people to acquire land.

    • C. 

      The minimal taxes imposed by government.

    • D. 

      The absence of foreign intervention.

    • E. 

      Opportunities to make a living.

  • 13. 
    External efficacy refers to
    • A. 

      One's feelings about international politics.

    • B. 

      One's belief in the government's responsiveness.

    • C. 

      The government's attempts to build coalitions.

    • D. 

      The efficiency of higher-level government agencies.

    • E. 

      One's level of political understanding.

  • 14. 
    One's own confidence in one's ability to understand and take part in politics is referred to as
    • A. 

      External efficacy.

    • B. 

      Internal efficacy.

    • C. 

      Political ideology.

    • D. 

      Political culture.

    • E. 

      Political reciprocity.

  • 15. 
    One of the ways in which the culture war differs from other political disputes is that
    • A. 

      Money is a critical issue.

    • B. 

      Compromise is almost impossible.

    • C. 

      It is exclusively about what kinds of policies the government ought to adopt.

    • D. 

      The issues are basically simple ones.

    • E. 

      It has no distinct winners or losers.

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