Unit 3 Lsn Government Review Quiz

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Unit 3 Lsn Government Review Quiz

This quiz assesses your knowledge on Unit 3.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a reason people join third parties?
    • A. 

      Third party candidates usually win elections

    • B. 

      Third parties always raise a large sum of money

    • C. 

      The Democratic and Republican party dues are too expensive

    • D. 

      The Democratic and Republican parties do not represent their views

  • 2. 
    The mass media is sometimes referred to as the “fourth branch of government” because it
    • A. 

      Endorses all governmental policies

    • B. 

      Influences public opinion

    • C. 

      Prevents the government from making policy

    • D. 

      Is paid for with federal taxes

  • 3. 
    Which of these explains a difference between political parties and interest groups?
    • A. 

      Political parties evaluate government policy, while interest groups set government policy

    • B. 

      Political parties influence laws, while interest groups ratify laws

    • C. 

      Political parties address many issues, while interest groups usually focus on one

    • D. 

      Political parties support candidates, while interest groups nominate candidates

  • 4. 
    Which of these is an example of lobbying by a special interest group?
    • A. 

      A hotel association develops a plan to attract more tourists

    • B. 

      An animal rights organization presents its views to a legislator

    • C. 

      A group of citizens asks city officials for a schedule of public hearings

    • D. 

      The president uses a televised speech to persuade people to support his foreign policy

  • 5. 
    Which of these best explains why candidates for public office often spend more money on advertising during the last week of a campaign?
    • A. 

      Advertising costs are lower at the end of a campaign

    • B. 

      Advertising may persuade undecided voters to make a choice

    • C. 

      Campaign laws require that all money raised by a candidate be spent

    • D. 

      Campaign laws require that advertising be restricted to the end of the campaign

  • 6. 
    People were asked: “As the budget is prepared, which programs should receive reduced funding, the same amount of funding, or more funding?” PUBLIC OPINION POLL Program Reduce Stay the Same Increase Mass Transit 35% 35% 30% Arts and Humanities 35% 50% 15% National Defense 20% 35% 45% National Parks 60% 30% 10% According to the results of the poll, which of these would most likely be the government’s response
    • A. 

      Increase military spending

    • B. 

      Set aside more land for national parks

    • C. 

      Provide funding for a subway system

    • D. 

      Increase funding for museums in urban areas

  • 7. 
    Look at the cartoon below. “Campaign Finance Reform? . . .” cartoon by Jimmy Margulies, copyright © by The Record New Jersey. Used by permission. According to the cartoon, many politicians are reluctant to reform campaign financing because they
    • A. 

      Benefit personally from campaign finance money

    • B. 

      Believe the public opposes campaign finance reform

    • C. 

      Use campaign money to balance the federal budget

    • D. 

      Believe campaign finance reform would be unconstitutional

  • 8. 
    Suppose the Maryland Medical Association wants to change state licensing requirements for doctors. What would be the association’s best course of action to bring about this change?
    • A. 

      Hiring a firm to conduct an opinion poll of Maryland residents

    • B. 

      Rallying support from Maryland hospitals

    • C. 

      Advertising their position in Maryland periodicals

    • D. 

      Lobbying the Maryland General Assembly

  • 9. 
      Look at the cartoon below. Which of these ideas about political campaigns is represented by the cartoon?
    • A. 

      They cost too much for some candidates.

    • B. 

      They have little effect on elections.

    • C. 

      They are products of planned marketing.

    • D. 

      They are dependent on grassroots support.