Unit 2 & 3 Review Quiz

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Unit 2 & 3 Review Quiz

This quiz will help you get a "feel" for the type of questions that may be asked on your test. Do this quiz a few times until you get an 80%.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In this primary any one who is registered can vote.
    • A. 

      Open Primary

    • B. 

      Closed Primary

  • 2. 
    When you are asked to reconsider an issue based on new information people are trying to change your....
    • A. 

      Polling Place

    • B. 

      Public Opinion

  • 3. 
    Which one of these is the smallest unit where/how people are assigned to vote?
    • A. 

      Precinct

    • B. 

      County

  • 4. 
    What do interest groups focus on?
    • A. 

      Influencing people

    • B. 

      Changing public policy

    • C. 

      Winning elections

    • D. 

      Forming new political parties

  • 5. 
    Why do people "straight-ticket" vote?
    • A. 

      Ballot fatigue

    • B. 

      Strong party affiliation

    • C. 

      Not enough choices

    • D. 

      Not well informed

  • 6. 
    __________ when people do not care, are not involved or don't get informed about politics or public policy.
  • 7. 
    Conventional ways of impacting public policy.
    • A. 

      Writing your representative

    • B. 

      Looting

    • C. 

      Joining an interest group

    • D. 

      Signing petitions

  • 8. 
    Unconventional ways of impacting public policy
    • A. 

      Hunger strikes

    • B. 

      Voting

    • C. 

      Protesting & rioting

    • D. 

      Setting yourself on fire

  • 9. 
    The ________________ gives the power to set the date for congressional elections to the States.
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      Congress

  • 10. 
    ______________ held by a number of people concerning governmental and political questions are known as public opinion.
    • A. 

      Attitudes

    • B. 

      Political Parties

    • C. 

      Civic duties

  • 11. 
    The national convention ___________
    • A. 

      Is held every four years

    • B. 

      Picks the presidential candidate

    • C. 

      Adopts the party's platform

    • D. 

      Votes for the President of the US

  • 12. 
    The__________________ is still the main source of political information for people of the US.
  • 13. 
    _______________ technology is changing the way people interacts with and get information about the government
  • 14. 
    A ____________________ works to benefit many or all people, regardless of their affiliation.
    • A. 

      Private-interest group

    • B. 

      Economic interest group

    • C. 

      Public-interest group

  • 15. 
    ___________________ is a technique used to influence people to adopt a particular belief.
    • A. 

      Nomination

    • B. 

      Propaganda

    • C. 

      Voting

  • 16. 
     __________________ know that public opinion is important because no policy will stay in place very long without public support. (THINK: Which one is the best answer)
    • A. 

      Interest Groups

    • B. 

      Political Parties

    • C. 

      Precincts

    • D. 

      Primaries

  • 17. 
    Good citizenship includes the following:
    • A. 

      Personal Responsibility

    • B. 

      Apathy

    • C. 

      Civic Duty

    • D. 

      Civic Responsibility

  • 18. 
    Partisan means to be part of or divided by
    • A. 

      Party

    • B. 

      Interest Group

  • 19. 
    A polling place is ....
    • A. 

      Where votes are cast

    • B. 

      In the precinct where a person goes vote

    • C. 

      Where the delegates chose the next candidate

  • 20. 
    Interest groups apply pressure to the government to change public policy is through...
    • A. 

      Making new political parties

    • B. 

      Lobbying

  • 21. 
    The average voter activates change through ___________ movements
    • A. 

      Grass roots

    • B. 

      Rioting

  • 22. 
    An example of civic obligation is .....
    • A. 

      Paying taxes

    • B. 

      Recycling

  • 23. 
    The fact that interest groups help stimulate interest in public affairs is usually seen as
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

  • 24. 
    A ballot (voting ticket) that is arranged by part-column's encourages...
    • A. 

      Straight-ticket voting

    • B. 

      Nonpartisan voting

    • C. 

      Office-group voting