Chapter 6 Public Opinion And Political Action

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Chapter 6 Public Opinion And Political Action

AP US Government


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Most Americans view cultural diversity as one of the most appealing aspects of their society
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Demography is the
    • A. 

      Historical analysis of political participation

    • B. 

      Study of public opinion

    • C. 

      Science of human populations

    • D. 

      Enumeration of a population

  • 3. 
    The enumeration of a population is called
    • A. 

      An opinion poll

    • B. 

      Demography

    • C. 

      A census

    • D. 

      Cartography

  • 4. 
    The Constitution requires and actual enumeration of the population
    • A. 

      Annually

    • B. 

      Every ten years

    • C. 

      Every 25 years

    • D. 

      Never

  • 5. 
    The census is basically a procedural requirement that creates very little controversy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The third great wave of immigration, after World War II, consisted primarily of
    • A. 

      Northwestern Europeans

    • B. 

      Southern and Easter Europeans

    • C. 

      Africans

    • D. 

      Hispanics and Asians

  • 7. 
    Th American "metling pot" refers to the mix of
    • A. 

      Cultures

    • B. 

      Ideas

    • C. 

      People

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The largest minority group in the United States today is
    • A. 

      African Americans

    • B. 

      Hispanics

    • C. 

      Asians

    • D. 

      American Indians

  • 9. 
    The HIspanics in the United STates tend to be concentrated in the cities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Simpson-Mazzoli Act
    • A. 

      Allowed employers to employ illegal immigrants

    • B. 

      Required documentation of the citizenship of all employees

    • C. 

      Provided for legal discrimination against minority workers

    • D. 

      Put an end to all immigration from mexico

  • 11. 
    The most highly skilled immigrant group in American history is
    • A. 

      African Americans

    • B. 

      Hispanic Americans

    • C. 

      Asian Americans

    • D. 

      Eastern European Americans

  • 12. 
    Over the last 50 years, much of America's population growth has been concentrated
    • A. 

      North of the Mason-Dixon line

    • B. 

      East of the Mississippi river

    • C. 

      In the West and South

    • D. 

      In the Midwest

  • 13. 
    Reapportionment can lead to 
    • A. 

      An increase in the number of members of the House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Power shifts among the states

    • C. 

      An increase or decrease in the number of senators from each state

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The biggest reapportionment winner in the most recent census has been
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      Ohio

  • 15. 
    The fastest-growing age group in AMerica is composed of citizens
    • A. 

      Over the age of 65

    • B. 

      Under the age of 18

    • C. 

      Between the ages of 19 and 35

    • D. 

      Between the ages of 36 and 35

  • 16. 
    By the year 2040, the Social Security system will be solvent and self-sufficient
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The process of acquiring politicals orientations is called political socialization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements regarding political socialization is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Only a small portion of Americans' political learning is formal

    • B. 

      Most of what Americans learn about politics is acquired from high school civics courses

    • C. 

      As one becomes more socialized with age, one's political orientations grow firmer

    • D. 

      Governments largely aim their socialization efforts at the young

  • 19. 
    Formal learning about politics is far more important than informal learning
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the following statements about political socialization and the family is FALSE?
    • A. 

      The influence of families is central to socialization because of time and emotional commitment

    • B. 

      One can predict how the majority of young people will vote simply by knowing the political leanings of their parents

    • C. 

      Family influence on socialization if mostly informal

    • D. 

      The generation gap is a well-proven phenomenon

  • 21. 
    According to many observes, the "new parents" are
    • A. 

      The mass media

    • B. 

      Peer groups

    • C. 

      Schools

    • D. 

      Government agencies

  • 22. 
    One of the most obvious intrusions of the government into Americans' socialization is
    • A. 

      Political parties

    • B. 

      Schools

    • C. 

      Television

    • D. 

      The military

  • 23. 
    As people grow older
    • A. 

      Political party attachment declines

    • B. 

      Political participation rises steadily

    • C. 

      Voting declines

    • D. 

      Political learning ends

  • 24. 
    The public opinion poll was perfected by 
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      The Literary Digest

    • C. 

      George Gallup

    • D. 

      Alf Landon

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements if FALSE?
    • A. 

      As long as a survey is large enough, representativeness is not important.

    • B. 

      All surveys have sampling error

    • C. 

      A sample of about 1,000 to 1,500 people can represent faithfully the "universe" of potential voters

    • D. 

      Random-digit dialing costs about a fifth of the cost of person-to person interviewing