Practice Quiz - Public Opinion

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Here's a practice quiz for:SB Ch. 6: pp. 126-155: Public Opinion


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please choose best match that describes majority, based on your reading on Ch. 6.
    • A. 

      More than 50% but less than 100%

    • B. 

      Any group with higher numbers; in case of 49%, 41%, and 10%, 49% will be considered majority

    • C. 

      A group that has more power over the other groups.

    • D. 

      Less than 50% but more than 0%

    • E. 

      No more or less than 50%

  • 2. 
    Public Opinion is _______________.
    • A. 

      An opinion that you talk to your neighbor about daily: gossips, chitchat.

    • B. 

      An opinion by you directly spoken to the President of United States.

    • C. 

      An opinion consists of people's views concerning political issues.

    • D. 

      An opinion consists of people's views concerning any issues.

    • E. 

      An opinion which displays objective views regarding any political issues.

  • 3. 
    Typically, views that are expressed as political opinions are acquired through the process of ________ _________. ; People acquire their political attitudes, such as their party identification. This also refers to the process of acquiring political values and knowledge.
    • A. 

      Political Socialization

    • B. 

      Political Trust

    • C. 

      Political Analysis

    • D. 

      Public Agenda

    • E. 

      Divisive Opinion

  • 4. 
    Political Socialization is all possible because of several agents. Which group does not have anything to do with Political Socialization?
    • A. 

      Family: Children have a strong tendency to adopt the party identification of their parents

    • B. 

      Friends tend to reinforce our beliefs since we associate ourselves with like-minded people as we get older

    • C. 

      Media: Impact varies depending on viewing and reading habits

    • D. 

      Both A and B are considered as agents, but not C.

    • E. 

      All of them are considered as agents for Political Socialization.

  • 5. 
    Political culture is a set of values and beliefs about government shared by most in society. Please select the least likely values below:
    • A. 

      Liberty. equality, and property

    • B. 

      Community service and personal achievement

    • C. 

      Support for religion

    • D. 

      Prosperity, capitalism, and entrepreneurship

    • E. 

      All of the choices above are correct

  • 6. 
    In theory, random probability sampling (or random sample) should provide every individual in the population with an equal chance of being selected. However, it is too costly and inefficient. So there are several sampling techniques developed to alleviate the problem.Among the selections below, what is not the technique to obtain good samples?
    • A. 

      Choose a random selection of telephone numbers and interview the respective households.

    • B. 

      Choose an area, such as urban area to consider as representative of all urban areas. Then, randomly select respondents within those area.

    • C. 

      Put all voter names into a jar - or a computer - and randomly sample to obtain the data

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct.

    • E. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 7. 
    Voter turnout has dropped over the last 30 years with only 51% of eligible voters voting in 2000, which is lower than most other democracies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Political participation is any attempts that affect government policies in addition to voting. Which is not a form of participation fitting above definition?
    • A. 

      Discussing politics

    • B. 

      Sending letters to representatives

    • C. 

      Contributing money to campaigns

    • D. 

      Civil disobedience

    • E. 

      All of the above fits the definition

  • 9. 
    Civil disobedience is _________.
    • A. 

      Peaceful refusal to obey laws believed to be unjust such as boycotts and sit-ins

    • B. 

      Violent refusal to obey laws believed to be unjust such as riots.

    • C. 

      A refusal to obey laws that you don't want to follow

    • D. 

      An act that blatantly opposes any political actions

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    In party loyalty, Whites tend to support ________; African Americans strongly support ________; Hispanics, except for Cubans, tend to be __________.
    • A. 

      Republican; Democratic; Democratic

    • B. 

      Democratic; Republican; Republican

    • C. 

      Democratic; Democratic; Republican

    • D. 

      Republican; Republican; Democratic

    • E. 

      Democratic; Republican; Democratic

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