Chapter 6 Quiz Kennedy 2nd

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Chapter 6 Quiz Kennedy 2nd

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  • 1. 
    Demography refers to
    • A. 

      The science of population changes

    • B. 

      The science of public opinion

    • C. 

      The science of democracy

    • D. 

      The U.S. census planning process

    • E. 

      Constitutional rules governing reapportionment of Congress

  • 2. 
    Most Americans learn about government and politics through
    • A. 

      An informal learning process

    • B. 

      High school civics courses

    • C. 

      University political science classes

    • D. 

      Direct explanation from their parents

    • E. 

      Newspapers

  • 3. 
    The _________ refers to the emergence of a non-Caucasian majority, as compared with White, generally Anglo-Saxon majority
    • A. 

      Minority majority

    • B. 

      Melting pot

    • C. 

      Immigrant population

    • D. 

      Population explosion

    • E. 

      Majority minority

  • 4. 
    Reapportionment
    • A. 

      Can dramatically shift political power between the regions

    • B. 

      Affects how much federal aid population groups can receive

    • C. 

      Changes the states’ number of representatives in the United States Senate

    • D. 

      Has most recently increased congressional representation for New England

    • E. 

      Rarely occurs

  • 5. 
    As one becomes more socialized with age, one’s political orientations
    • A. 

      Become less important

    • B. 

      Change as one’s position in the aging order changes their life conditions

    • C. 

      Grow firmer

    • D. 

      Lack commitment

    • E. 

      Fluctuate more

  • 6. 
    The key to the accuracy of public opinion polls is
    • A. 

      Political ideology

    • B. 

      Polygraphs

    • C. 

      Sampling error

    • D. 

      The larger the size of the sample, the better

    • E. 

      Random sampling

  • 7. 
    The procedure for conducting ____________ includes randomly selected voting places around the country and asking every tenth person how they voted.
    • A. 

      Absentee balloting

    • B. 

      A referendum

    • C. 

      Preventing voting fraud

    • D. 

      Reapportionment

    • E. 

      An exit poll

  • 8. 
    A political ideology is
    • A. 

      The process through which an individual acquires his or her political skills

    • B. 

      A relatively small proportion of people who are chosen as representative of the whole

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      The set of courses that a political science student must complete to attain a degree

    • E. 

      A coherent set of values and beliefs about public policy

  • 9. 
    Conservatives would tend to favor each of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Affirmative action

    • B. 

      Low taxes

    • C. 

      Increased military spending

    • D. 

      Free-market solutions

    • E. 

      The right to life

  • 10. 
    According to the classic study, The American Voter, done in the 1950s, most Americans fell into the category of
    • A. 

      Group benefits voters

    • B. 

      Ideologues

    • C. 

      No-issue-content voters

    • D. 

      Anti-ideologues

    • E. 

      Nature-of-the-times voters

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is TRUE in regard to the voting habits of African Americans and Hispanic Americans?
    • A. 

      They have always voted about as much as whites despite legal barriers

    • B. 

      The gap between their voter turnout and that of whites has widened considerably over the past thirty years

    • C. 

      Members of these groups are less likely to vote the higher their income

    • D. 

      Members of these groups are more likely to vote than whites of the same income level

    • E. 

      None of the above

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