Pol Sci Chapter 1

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  • 1. 
    1.       Americans’ national identity rests largely upon
    • A. 

      Ethnic kinship.

    • B. 

      Common language.

    • C. 

      Shared political ideals.

    • D. 

      Religion.

    • E. 

      Federal law.

  • 2. 
    The American ideal of equality
    • A. 

      Promotes the idea that all citizens should be equal in their standard of living.

    • B. 

      Is fully consistent with individualism.

    • C. 

      Does not include the idea that everyone is entitled to fair treatment under the law.

    • D. 

      Is a concept whose precise definition is frequently contested among American citizens.

    • E. 

      Has always been fully implemented in U.S. history.

  • 3. 
    The American political culture includes all of the following ideals except
    • A. 

      Liberty.

    • B. 

      Equality.

    • C. 

      Self-government.

    • D. 

      Individualism.

    • E. 

      Oligarchy

  • 4. 
    Inalienable rights
    • A. 

      Belong to the government only.

    • B. 

      Belong to individuals but can be denied by government.

    • C. 

      Belong to individuals and cannot be denied by government.

    • D. 

      Do not exist in the United States.

    • E. 

      Are not mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.

  • 5. 
    Of Of the countries listed below, the citizens of _____ pay the lowest tax rates.
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      The United States

    • E. 

      Great Britain

  • 6. 
    Cultural beliefs are said to be mythic ideas, which means that they are
    • A. 

      Almost completely unreal.

    • B. 

      Perfect representations of reality

    • C. 

      Symbolic postures that reflect partly what is ideal and partly what is real.

    • D. 

      Perverted images of reality, as in the case of totalitarianism.

    • E. 

      Specifically listed in the U.S. Constitution.

  • 7. 
    Complications in the practice of America’s ideals occurs because these ideals
    • A. 

      Are general principles, not precise rules.

    • B. 

      Sometimes conflict with one another.

    • C. 

      Are only one of the many sources of political action.

    • D. 

      Are enduring and powerful.

    • E. 

      All these answers are correct.

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