Chapter 1 Review Quiz

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Chapter 1 Review Quiz

This is the review quiz for Chapter 1. After reading the review notes and reading the chapter, you'll take the quiz. It's multiple choice and it's timed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Short answer: Define pluralist theory
  • 2. 
    Short answer: Define representative democracy
  • 3. 
    Define direct democracy:
  • 4. 
    Define majoritarian politics:
  • 5. 
    The two great questions about politics addressed by your text are, "Who governs?" and 
    • A. 

      Who pays?

    • B. 

      To what ends?

    • C. 

      With what means?

    • D. 

      For how long?

    • E. 

      Who is right?

  • 6. 
    Power is best defined as the capacity to
    • A. 

      Make and carry out decisions without regard to others.

    • B. 

      Get others to act in accordance with your intentions.

    • C. 

      Persuade others to do what they do not want to do.

    • D. 

      Respect your positions without fully believing them.

    • E. 

      Believe in others while motivating yourself.

  • 7. 
    A political elite consists of individuals who have a disproportionate amount of
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Influence

    • C. 

      Intelligence

    • D. 

      Media exposure

    • E. 

      Fame

  • 8. 
    Which of the following shape the nature of day-to-day political conflict?
    • A. 

      Opinions about what constitutes the dominant political problem of the time.

    • B. 

      Major economic developments

    • C. 

      Deep-seated beliefs

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    Those who believe that government is little more than a front for major corporate interests would most likely be attracted to the thinking of
    • A. 

      Joseph Schumpeter

    • B. 

      Max Weber

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      C. Wright Mills

    • E. 

      J.S. Mill

  • 10. 
    The term democracy was originally associated with
    • A. 

      Jesus Christ

    • B. 

      Karl Marx

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • E. 

      Martin Luther

  • 11. 
    Representative democracy allows individuals to gain political power through
    • A. 

      Media campaigns

    • B. 

      Quadrennial elections

    • C. 

      Nonpartisan elections

    • D. 

      Reciprocal elections

    • E. 

      Competitive elections

  • 12. 
    The Framers of the United States Constitution favored
    • A. 

      Direct democracy

    • B. 

      Participatory democracy

    • C. 

      Representative democracy

    • D. 

      Marxism

    • E. 

      Socialism

  • 13. 
    The pluralist view of political reality emphasizes the ___________ of political resources
    • A. 

      Coordination

    • B. 

      Duplication

    • C. 

      Irrelevance

    • D. 

      Decentralization

    • E. 

      Reciprocity

  • 14. 
    C. Wright Mills suggested the most important policies are set by
    • A. 

      Corporate leaders

    • B. 

      Top military officials

    • C. 

      A handful of key political leaders

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    When the people have such intense feelings about a political issue that leaders feel obligated to follow the popular will, it is called
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Demagoguery

    • C. 

      Symbolic politics

    • D. 

      Majoritarian politics

    • E. 

      Aristotelian politics

  • 16. 
    Community control and citizen participation in government programs are variants of which types of democracy?
    • A. 

      Democratic centralism

    • B. 

      Representative democracy

    • C. 

      "the rule of the many"

    • D. 

      Direct democracy

    • E. 

      Hyperpluralistic democracy

  • 17. 
    The Wilson text argues that the history of U.S. involvement in foreign affairs alternates between
    • A. 

      Good and bad influences

    • B. 

      Yankee and cowboy leadership

    • C. 

      Realism and idealism

    • D. 

      Expansionist & imperialist tendencies

    • E. 

      Inward & outward movements

  • 18. 
    According to Toqueville, Americans are fond of explaining their actions in terms of
    • A. 

      Self-interest

    • B. 

      Moral precepts

    • C. 

      Religious commitments

    • D. 

      Spontaneous & disinterested impulses

    • E. 

      Philosophical skepticism

  • 19. 
    Max Weber argued that Karl Marx had neglected the most important institution in modern times, namely, the
    • A. 

      Media

    • B. 

      Military

    • C. 

      Mass media

    • D. 

      University

    • E. 

      Bureaucracy

  • 20. 
    Majoritarian politics prevails on most of the issues most of the time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Pluralists believe power is equally distributed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The enactment of consumer protection laws does not necessarily mean consumers are powerful
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The ability of one person to get another person to act in accordance with the first person's intentions is called ____________.
  • 24. 
    With economic Marxism, its the workers vs. the ___________________.
  • 25. 
    Legitimacy is defined as ______________________________________. 
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