AP Review Quiz Chapter 5

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following groups are liberal regarding economic matters and conservative on social matters?
    • A. 

      Libertarians

    • B. 

      Pure liberals

    • C. 

      Pure conservatives

    • D. 

      Populists

    • E. 

      Neo-libertarians

  • 2. 
    In polling, a random sample is one that
    • A. 

      Is generated by a computer using complex algorithms.

    • B. 

      Gives each person an equal chance of being in the sample.

    • C. 

      Has no preselection criteria.

    • D. 

      Just happens, with no control by any outside force.

    • E. 

      Perfectly matches the population.

  • 3. 
    The preamble to the U.S. Constitution lists all of the following goals of government EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Union

    • B. 

      Justice

    • C. 

      Liberty

    • D. 

      Democracy

    • E. 

      Tranquility

  • 4. 
    A populist would be more likely than a pure conservative to vote
    • A. 

      Tighter business controls.

    • B. 

      School prayer.

    • C. 

      Tough crime laws.

    • D. 

      Limits on free speech.

    • E. 

      Limits on the press.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would political elites be least likely to raise as a new public issue.
    • A. 

      Acid rain

    • B. 

      Birth control and planned parenthood

    • C. 

      Disinvestment in Russia

    • D. 

      Unemployment

    • E. 

      Racial discrimination

  • 6. 
    The clearest liberalizing influence on individuals comes from
    • A. 

      The Democratic Party.

    • B. 

      The mass media.

    • C. 

      Higher education.

    • D. 

      Organized religion.

    • E. 

      News magazine shows.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements about the gender gap is the most accurate, according to the text?
    • A. 

      Men have "deserted" Democratic candidates for Republican ones.

    • B. 

      The gender gap has remained constant in the past four elections.

    • C. 

      Women voters tend to identify more strongly than men with the Republican party.

    • D. 

      Most analysts agree about electoral significance of the gender gap.

    • E. 

      Men have "deserted" Republican candidates for Democratic ones.

  • 8. 
    Which religious group is most likely to have liberal political attitudes?
    • A. 

      Jews

    • B. 

      Protestants

    • C. 

      Catholics

    • D. 

      White Protestants

    • E. 

      Hindus

  • 9. 
    Young people are most inclined to agree with their parents on the issue of
    • A. 

      Political efficacy.

    • B. 

      Party identification.

    • C. 

      Policy preferences.

    • D. 

      Civil liberties.

    • E. 

      Constitutional interpretation.

  • 10. 
    Over the past several decades, the gender gap, or men's distinctive policy preferences, has benefited which party?
    • A. 

      First the Democrats, then the Republicans

    • B. 

      First the Republicans, then the Democrats

    • C. 

      The Republicans consistently

    • D. 

      The Democrats consistently

    • E. 

      Neither party has consistently benefited.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following students is most likely to be politically conservative?
    • A. 

      A junior college student

    • B. 

      A high school student

    • C. 

      A student at a large university

    • D. 

      A student at a small. liberal arts college

    • E. 

      A graduate student in a state university

  • 12. 
    Given a sampling error of 3 percent, if 47 percent of respondents say they will vote for Barack Obama, we can infer that
    • A. 

      Between 44 percent & 50 percent of the voters will vote for Obama.

    • B. 

      The likelihood of 47 percent voting for Obama is 97 percent.

    • C. 

      3 percent of the respondents are falsifying their intentions.

    • D. 

      Obama will lose the election narrowly 97 times out of a 100.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    One great equalizer of socioeconomic class differences in the United States is
    • A. 

      Religion.

    • B. 

      Gender.

    • C. 

      Region.

    • D. 

      College.

    • E. 

      Party identification.

  • 14. 
    Majorities of both whites and blacks are opposed to all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Affirmative action.

    • B. 

      Ratio quotas.

    • C. 

      Making abortion legal in all cases.

    • D. 

      The courts getting tougher on criminals.

    • E. 

      Collection of data on race and ethnicity by Census Bureau.

  • 15. 
    A coherent and consistent set of beliefs about who should rule and how is referred to as
    • A. 

      Political efficacy.

    • B. 

      Public opinion.

    • C. 

      Pragmatism.

    • D. 

      Realism.

    • E. 

      Political ideology.

  • 16. 
    The term liberal came to mean someone who favored an active national government around the time of
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln.

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy.

    • D. 

      Lyndon Johnson.

    • E. 

      Franklin Roosevelt.

  • 17. 
    Whereas the traditional middle class drew its strength from ____________, the new middle class draws its strength more from ____________.
    • A. 

      Business, government

    • B. 

      Government, business

    • C. 

      Parties, unions

    • D. 

      Unions, parties

    • E. 

      Liberalism, capitalism

  • 18. 
    Compared to the average citizen, political activists are usually more
    • A. 

      Conservative.

    • B. 

      Liberal.

    • C. 

      Ideological.

    • D. 

      Nonpartisan.

    • E. 

      Moderate.

  • 19. 
    One important reason why political elites are important is that they
    • A. 

      Provide a counter to more activist views held by the average citizen.

    • B. 

      Play an important role in defining both economic and social problems.

    • C. 

      Have a disproportionate influence on public policy.

    • D. 

      Reflect a single, unified opinion on important political issues.

    • E. 

      Enlarge the scope of political conflict.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following statements about the opinions of political elites is correct?
    • A. 

      They may shape economic policies, but they do not define economic problems.

    • B. 

      They may shape foreign affairs policies, but they do not define foreign affairs problems.

    • C. 

      They both define the problems and shape the policies on social issues such as crime and drugs.

    • D. 

      They tend to reflect the views of a single, unified elite.

    • E. 

      They tend to reflect the vies of middle America.

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