Chapter One Quiz Rippee 4th

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Answer the following:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The age group with the lowest voter turnout rate is
    • A. 

      25 or younger

    • B. 

      26-40

    • C. 

      41-64

    • D. 

      65 or older

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of a public good?
    • A. 

      Welfare benefits

    • B. 

      Parks

    • C. 

      National defense

    • D. 

      Clean air policies

  • 3. 
    Harold Lasswell's definition of politics is
    • A. 

      "what gets done, then and now"

    • B. 

      Voting in a duly constituted election

    • C. 

      "who gets what, when, and how"

    • D. 

      The authoritative allocation of the GNP

  • 4. 
    America has one of the highest voter turnout rates in the world
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Single-issue groups
    • A. 

      Aid effective policymaking

    • B. 

      Are concerned with a ride range of problems

    • C. 

      Have little influence on voters

    • D. 

      Have little taste for compromise

  • 6. 
    Political issues get government's attention through linkage institutions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    One type of linkage institution is
    • A. 

      A bureaucracy

    • B. 

      A government

    • C. 

      The media

    • D. 

      A legislature

  • 8. 
    A policy agenda
    • A. 

      Ignored by public officials

    • B. 

      An electoral ballot

    • C. 

      A list of problems to which serious attention is paid

    • D. 

      A public opinion poll

  • 9. 
    Which of the following policymaking institutions was NOT established by the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      The bureaucracy

    • C. 

      The presidency

    • D. 

      The courts

  • 10. 
    Public policy
    • A. 

      Consists of laws passed by Congress

    • B. 

      Involves making decisions

    • C. 

      Is what government chooses not to do

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Pluralists argue that
    • A. 

      There are only a few influential groups that shape American policymaking

    • B. 

      The American policymaking system is a competition among many groups

    • C. 

      The public interest rarely prevails

    • D. 

      Many access points diminish group influence

  • 12. 
    Hyperpluralism can lead to
    • A. 

      Multi-issue groups and politics

    • B. 

      Muddled and inconsistent policy

    • C. 

      More effective and efficient government

    • D. 

      Centralized power

  • 13. 
    A common consequence of the situation in which different parties control the presidency and Congress is
    • A. 

      Policy compromise

    • B. 

      Pluralism

    • C. 

      Policy gridlock

    • D. 

      Individualism

  • 14. 
    In democratic theory, the principle of minority rights accompanies the priniciple of
    • A. 

      Majority rule

    • B. 

      Representation

    • C. 

      Pluralism

    • D. 

      Equality

  • 15. 
    The writers of the US Constitution
    • A. 

      Cherished the idea of democracy

    • B. 

      Favored government by the people

    • C. 

      Had no fondness for democracy

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