Multiple Choice Answers

Question 1 answers
Aaron Burr
George Washington
James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Question 2 text Question 2
Which of the following best describes James Madison’s conclusion about factions?
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They are the true guardians of the democratic process.
In a truly democratic society, they would never arise.
They are an inevitable result of liberty and human nature.
They can be effectively suppressed without compromising liberty.
If ignored, factions would quietly control most government functions.
Question 3 text Question 3
The effect of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, which enfranchised eighteen- to twenty-year-olds, was to
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boost turnout in the United States above voter turnout rates in most other democratic nations.
reduce national voter turnout.
increase national voter turnout.
decrease the percentage of the population that distrusts the American political system.
counter the increasing social mobility of this group.
Question 4 text Question 4
Americans who are most likely to join interest groups are
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young and economically disadvantaged.
wealthy and well educated.
economically oppressed.
middle-class blue-collar workers.
people who have experienced a lack of government support for their particular problem.
Question 5 text Question 5
The term applied when, soon after one election ends, candidates begin silently lining up their support for the next race is a(n)
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silent primary.
strategic campaign.
horse-race.
secret primary.
invisible primary.
Question 6 text Question 6
What was unusual about the presidential election of 1796?
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The candidates received the same number of votes due to a flaw in the election.
Candidates had no political party affiliations.
Jefferson, the Vice Presidential candidate, and Adams, the Presidential candidate, represented different parties.
Jefferson and Adams ran on the same ticket.
Adams indicated to his party that the party’s selection of Jefferson as Vice President was not acceptable to him.
Question 7 text Question 7
The musicians Peter Gabriel, U2, and Tupac Shakur and the film Wag the Dog are all examples of
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popular culture that has been censored by government action.
government-sponsored artists and projects.
the blending of entertainment with political content.
the rejection of politics in favor of pure entertainment.
political pop culture.
Question 8 text Question 8
The Internet was a critical force in breaking which of the following news stories?
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The 2000 election story
The Clinton-Lewinsky scandal
Watergate
The events at Tiananmen Square
the War in Iraq.
Question 9 text Question 9
Most politicians and many scholars believe that the media’s greatest influence on politics is in its ability to
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report the news.
socialize children.
set the political agenda.
ruin political careers.
investigate.
Question 10 text Question 10
In presidential elections since the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s terms, Democrats have
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captured the presidency more often than Republicans.
split control of Congress fairly evenly.
been limited to just one victory.
generally been able to keep the Republicans from mounting credible candidates.
won the presidency less often than Republicans.
Question 11 text Question 11
Direct action includes
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a contribution to a campaign.
legislatures passing laws in response to public demands.
increased voter turnout due to negative campaigning.
a citizen’s group appearing before the city council seeking change in an ordinance.
an interest group soliciting members.
Question 12 text Question 12
According to a 1997 survey, a majority of Americans favored censoring the media to promote
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freedom.
order.
equality.
voting.
liberty.
Question 13 text Question 13
Which of the following best describes the structure of the two major American political parties?
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They are centrally controlled hierarchical organizations.
They are alliances of national, state, and local organizations that are often divided into ideological factions.
They are alliances of national, state, and local organizations unified by agreement on ideology and policy.
They are without organization or structure.
Their major power lies in the ability to raise contributions.
Question 14 text Question 14
Under current federal law, the amount the PAC you belong to can donate to the candidate running for the U.S. Senate you favor is
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unlimited since you are a member of that PAC.
$2,000 a month during the election cycle.
$5,000 per election.
$27,500 per year.
equal to a percentage of the group’s membership.
Question 15 text Question 15
Petitioning a local government council to rebuild a curb in front of your home is a(n)
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form of unconventional participation.
form of supportive behavior.
example of seeking particular benefits.
example of seeking broad policy objectives.
method of self-interest political behavior.
Question 16 text Question 16
Since the 1980s, organized labor’s share of the workforce has
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remained about the same.
dramatically increased.
somewhat increased.
declined.
improved to levels of two decades ago.
Question 17 text Question 17
President Clinton’s 1998 State of the Union address, which took place right after the Lewinsky scandal broke,
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helped Clinton change public opinion about his ability to continue carrying out his duties.
showed the limits of TV’s influence on public opinion.
was generally ignored by viewers and commentators.
demonstrated that allegations of sexual misconduct were distracting the Clinton administration from its duties.
completely avoided mention of the scandal
Question 18 text Question 18
Interest groups maintain interest in their group and activities most successfully by using a(n)
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social gathering.
newsletter.
annual convention.
frequent organizational meetings schedule.
membership benefits incentive.
Question 19 text Question 19
You wish to donate a large sum to the presidential candidate of your choice but find that federal law limits you to _____ per election.
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$500
$10,000
$2,000
$97,500
as much as you can afford
Question 20 text Question 20
Since the 1950s, the level of party voting has
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varied with funds raised.
increased.
remained constant.
been undeterminable.
decreased.
Question 21 text Question 21
The Whig Party was formed to oppose the
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Jacksonian Democrats.
Tories.
National Republicans.
Democratic Republicans.
Federalists.
Question 22 text Question 22
The federalist and antifederalist factions that arose during the debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution were not political parties because they
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were not very well organized.
took clearly different positions on important issues of the day.
did not at that point sponsor candidates for election.
did not have a clearly identifiable group of supporters.
did not have established party platforms.
Question 23 text Question 23
Private ownership of the media in the United States makes the American news industry
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dependent on government subsidies.
dependent on advertising revenues.
less free to cover stories that are of interest to the audience.
less concerned about ratings than are media in other countries.
a product of popular trends.
Question 24 text Question 24
Most interest groups in Washington D.C. are affiliated with a(n)
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religious or ethnic organization.
public interest and consumer group.
healthcare concern.
corporation and business trade association.
economic and environmental issue.
Question 25 text Question 25
After Sept. 11th, interest groups began to lobby
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as a unified effort to prevent more terrorist attacks.
Congress to make sure that appropriated money wasn’t re-appropriated into other security projects.
the President to restrict all non-security-related interest groups from getting further appropriations.
out of greed because they knew government spending would increase.
by simply asking for money for the same projects as before Sept. 11th, just under a different “homeland security” purpose.
Question 26 text Question 26
How does incumbency affect a candidate’s chance for re-election?
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Incumbents have a record to criticize and are therefore at a disadvantage in elections.
Incumbency is an advantage in running for Congress but a disadvantage in running for other offices.
Incumbency has no effect on the outcome of elections.
The incumbent candidate almost always has an advantage.
The amount of fundraising by an incumbent declines once a voting record is established.
Question 27 text Question 27
The reasonable access rule required
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broadcasters to make facilities available to all responsible parties in a community who want to express conflicting views on issues.
the press to refrain from publishing strategic information during wartime.
broadcast stations to provide fair coverage of all views on public issues.
broadcast stations to provide free air time to all candidates running for public office.
all Internet providers to use similar equipment capabilities.
Question 28 text Question 28
A distrust of special interest groups and government institutions with a belief that mankind is generally trustworthy describes what type of political reformer?
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Communalist
Progressivist
Populist
Libertarian
State’s rights advocate
Question 29 text Question 29
A basic assumption of most campaign managers and of the media that cover the candidates is that
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the American people have a keen interest in politics and a thirst for detail.
the voter will not tolerate position changes on key issues.
voters will quickly spot and dismiss a shallow or misleading campaign theme.
the spoken and written word is a communication tool more powerful than visual images.
the American people have a low interest in politics and a short attention span.
Question 30 text Question 30
An election trend where voters select the candidates from the political party they are not known to normally vote for and persist in the behavior for several elections would be identified as
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dealignment.
a progressive election.
a split election.
electoral realignment.
a semi-mobile electorate.
Question 31 text Question 31
The interests of the poor and of social welfare recipients are defended by
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corporate lobbies.
groups organized from among these people.
public interest lobbying groups funded by philanthropic organizations and wealthy individuals.
no one.
the courts.
Question 32 text Question 32
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is an example of_____behavior.
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influencing
contacting
unconventional
supportive
modeling
Question 33 text Question 33
A story that contains no policy content which is not related to the day’s events but which commonly discusses popular personalities and is designed to draw greater viewer interest is
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market-driven journalism.
the Fox effect.
attentive policy elitism.
biased media coverage.
infotainment.
Question 34 text Question 34
Which category best applies to the Socialist Party?
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Farmer-labor party.
Bolter party.
Party of ideological protest.
Single-issue party.
Progressive party.
Question 35 text Question 35
If you were the administrator of a corporate PAC, you would be most likely to contribute campaign funds to
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a candidate who is strongly committed to a free-market economy and is challenging an incumbent who chairs a congressional committee important to your business.
a candidate from the state in which your corporation is located.
the challenger of an open seat.
any candidate, whether challenger or incumbent, as long as he or she shares your ideology.
an incumbent who is a member of a committee considering legislation of interest to your corporation.
Question 36 text Question 36
Campaigns use polls to
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get feedback about the success or failure of various campaign tactics.
discover voters’ perceptions of candidates
devise adjusted strategies.
discover voter’s opinions about certain issues.
do all of these.
Question 37 text Question 37
A group which has as its purpose issues unrelated to its members’ vocations is a(n)
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grassroots coalition.
interest collaboration.
targeted partnership.
public interest group.
citizen’s group.
Question 38 text Question 38
_____ occurs when a magazine informs a relatively small number of group leaders who follow news in a specific area, and those leaders in turn mobilize their followers to put pressure on public officials.
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Indirect democracy
Majoritarian democracy
The two-step flow of communication
Elite dominance of American politics
Multi-media convergence
Question 39 text Question 39
An individual’s evaluation of the merits of interest groups may depend on
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whether or not he or she wishes to pursue a particular policy goal.
his or her involvement in local politics.
his or her commitment to lowering taxes.
his or her commitment to freedom or to equality.
his or her personal biases of what the group offers them.
Question 40 text Question 40
By itself, the consumer protection group “Common Cause” has been unsuccessful in changing product warning requirements on a toy they believe to be unsafe for small children. When a couple of other groups related to child endangerment education and children’s health assist Common Cause in gaining increased media attention to resolve the problem, the successful resolution of this issue is termed
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public relations.
legal advocacy.
coalition building.
networking.
a cooperative partnership.
Question 41 text Question 41
By national law _____ of the seats in the House of Representatives and _____ of the seats in the Senate are filled in a general election held every even-numbered year.
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all; one-third
one-third; one-third
all; all
one-third; all
one-half; two-thirds
Question 42 text Question 42
When the air you breathe is made cleaner as a result of lobbying done by an interest group to which you do not belong, you are an example of
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a program monitor.
an interest group entrepreneur.
the PAC problem.
free loader.
a free rider.
Question 43 text Question 43
One feature of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was its
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attempts to tighten national control over media ownership and product content.
efforts to deregulate all privately-owned media.
encouragement of restrictions on web pages.
relaxation of rules on media ownership.
increase in government-owned media outlets.
Question 44 text Question 44
The equal opportunities rule did not allow which of the following?
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A TV station accepting advertising only from the owner’s favorite candidates
A newspaper accepting advertising only from the owner’s favorite candidates
A TV station covering a political story and presenting only one side of the issue
A large corporation owning more than twelve television stations
all of these.
Question 45 text Question 45
Ralph Nader’s Green Party candidacy in the 2000 presidential election may have had all of the following effects except
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causing George W. Bush to win the presidency.
electing a president that was less environmentally friendly.
causing Al Gore to win the popular vote.
causing Al Gore to lose the electoral votes of several states.
causing George W. Bush to win the electoral college by one vote.
Question 46 text Question 46
The critical election of 1932 resulted in the
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decline of the Solid South.
end of the Progressive movement.
election of Herbert Hoover.
achievement of majority status for the Democratic Party.
birth of the modern-day Republican party.
Question 47 text Question 47
During a presidential election, the tendency of journalists to limit coverage of campaign events to coverage of whichever candidate leads in the polls at the time is known as
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pack journalism.
pool coverage.
horse-race journalism.
gatekeepers.
media sophisticates.
Question 48 text Question 48
Interest groups are formed by
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business and trade associations.
labor unions.
citizens with a public interest.
all of these.
none of these.
Question 49 text Question 49
Groups using legal advocacy seek to influence policy through
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grassroots lobbying.
bringing selected cases to court.
pleading their case to individual congressional representatives.
testifying before Congress.
providing legal representation to members.
Question 50 text Question 50
Unconventional political activities are most likely to be used by
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electoral majorities seeking to increase their support.
groups seeking to overthrow the American political system.
wealthy and established interest groups.
highly educated voters.
groups that have been denied access to the normal channels of influence.
Question 51 text Question 51
A good example of a party of ideological protest is the
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Anti-Masonic Party.
Free-Silver Party.
Free Soil Party.
Democratic Party.
Libertarian Party.
Question 52 text Question 52
In Federalist No. 10, James Madison advocated
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regulating factions’ activities by passing strict laws limiting them.
making factionalism a criminal offense.
replacing factions with political parties.
a system that would inherently control the effects of factions.
increased power and control for factional alliances.
Question 53 text Question 53
The difference between a primary and a caucus is that caucuses
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receive a higher percentage of participation from voters.
cause more split-ticket voting.
are open to elected officials only.
are advisory only and are not binding on the delegates.
allow voters to debate and exchange views before casting their ballots.
Question 54 text Question 54
A state’s allocation of votes in the electoral college
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is recalculated every ten years, after a census.
changes every presidential election.
was set by the Constitution and never changes.
is based on the geographic size of the state.
changes every ten years based on political party preference.
Question 55 text Question 55
Having a federal, rather than a national, election means that
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people in different states get to choose between different presidential candidates.
only the votes of U.S. taxpayers count.
the electoral vote system gives weight to state results and not simply to the popular vote.
faithless electors have undue power.
the popular vote determines the eventual outcome.
Question 56 text Question 56
Which of the following involves an interest group’s rank-and-file membership as well as outreach to ordinary people outside the organization?
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Direct lobbying
Grassroots lobbying
Information campaigns
Coalition building
Shotgun marketing
Question 57 text Question 57
At the time of the 2000 election, close to _____ PACs were registered with the Federal Election Commission.
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4,000
10,000
1,000
500
75,000
Question 58 text Question 58
Which of the following statements is most accurate?
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The mass media are not important to the majoritarian model of democracy.
The mass media are not important to the pluralist model of democracy.
The media in the United States have greatly enhanced the government’s efforts to maintain order.
The media in the United States have played an important role in advancing equality.
The media represents an unofficial branch of government.
Question 59 text Question 59
Spray painting political slogans on a building, a form of unconventional behavior, has what effect upon government?
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It’s determined to be harmful only because it leads to prison overcrowding.
It’s largely ineffective.
It’s viewed as destructive behavior that leads to more progressive crimes in young adults.
It’s stressful.
It’s undemocratic.
Question 60 text Question 60
Which of the following statements about minor parties in America is false?
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They act as a safety valve for discontented groups.
They are often a powerful minority in Congress.
Some of their planks have been adopted by major parties.
Some have evolved into major parties.
They often contribute issue ideas to major parties.
Question 61 text Question 61
Which of the following has been an effect of public financing of presidential campaigns?
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It has limited campaign spending.
It has equalized the amounts spent by major party candidates.
It has strengthened the trend toward personalized campaigns.
It has lessened control of political parties over the process.
All of these are true.
Question 62 text Question 62
Early regulation of broadcast media in the United States resulted from
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print media owners seeking to limit the competition they would have to face.
radio station owners seeking to impose order on the use of the airwaves.
the efforts of executive branch bureaucrats to increase their power.
congressional efforts to control monopolistic economic activities.
corruption in media ownership.
Question 63 text Question 63
After being a victim of a violent crime, the victim sees a need for a victim’s rights group to oppose lax judicial sentences for offenders. This group does not currently exist and the victim establishes such a group using the victim’s own time, money, knowledge and networking skills. This victim has become a
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gatekeeper.
PAC director.
agenda setter.
interest group entrepreneur.
lobbyist.
Question 64 text Question 64
Which amendment provided for election of the President and Vice President on the same ticket?
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Tenth.
Sixteenth.
Eighteenth.
Twelfth.
Seventh.
Question 65 text Question 65
Which of the following defines or describes “contacting behavior” and other forms of particularized participation?
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It tends to be used by those with the most political knowledge and resources.
It is consistent with democratic theory.
It may sacrifice majority interests to private interests.
It is described by all of these.
It is described by none of these responses.
Question 66 text Question 66
How does education affect voter turnout?
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Well-educated people are more likely to vote than are their less-educated counterparts.
Educated people are less likely to vote than uneducated people are because their education makes them more cynical about government.
Educated and uneducated people vote at about the same rates.
Educated people vote more than uneducated people, who are often unable to pass voter literacy tests.
Educated people cast more split ballots on issues.
Question 67 text Question 67
A local party organization which differed dramatically from the national party organization in positions on issues and which attempted to ignore national party efforts at controlling the local organization would probably be unsuccessful because of
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the training of all party volunteers by the national party.
the legislative power of incumbents.
the nomination process.
money collected and distributed by national committees.
split-ticket voting patterns.
Question 68 text Question 68
Which of the following principles is not part of the responsible party government model?
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The winning party should carry out its program once in office.
Parties should present clear and coherent programs to voters.
Voters should hold the governing party responsible at the next election for executing its program.
Legislators should be responsive to their constituencies, even if doing so means voting against their party’s program.
Voters should choose candidates on the basis of party programs.
Question 69 text Question 69
The text defines _____ as the actions by which private citizens seek to influence or support government and politics.
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direct action
political participation
unconventional participation
conventional participation
conventional behavior
Question 70 text Question 70
Which of the following is true of Democratic presidential primary candidates, when contrasted against a republican presidential primary candidate?
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Democrats allow winning candidates to take all of the state’s delegates.
Democrats but not Republicans permit front-loading of publicity and fundraising.
Democrats permit party voters to directly elect convention delegates.
Democrats permit candidates receiving 15 percent or more of the vote to proportionally divide delegates.
Republicans allow minor candidates to designate their votes towards a major candidate.
Question 71 text Question 71
The number of lawyers in Washington, D.C. is increasing, because
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it is easier to pass the bar examination in Washington.
more people are suing because of government regulations.
most lawyers want to live and work in Washington, where the real political action takes place.
the government needs to hire many lawyers to defend itself against lawsuits brought by citizens’ groups.
expanding interest group advocacy has created a demand for lawyer-lobbyists.
Question 72 text Question
If a country adopted a new constitution where the power of government is largely at the highest level and lower levels of government have no real, independent power of their own, that country’s new constitution would agree with the position of which early political entity in the United States?
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Democratic-Republicans
Loyalists
Federalists
Centralists
Pluralists
Question 73 text Question 73
Available evidence seems to indicate that there are _____ among journalists and reporters.
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liberal leanings
conservative leanings
biases in favor of politicians
no biases at all
negative leanings.
Question 74 text Question 74
The Federal Communications Commission justifies the regulation of broadcast media on the grounds that
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there are a limited number of broadcast frequencies, and the government must allocate them.
government has sweeping powers to control media in the name of order.
broadcast media have a history of irresponsible reporting.
radio and television are not mentioned in the Bill of Rights.
over-saturation of a particular market might eliminate all media outlets.
Question 75 text Question 75
What was distinctive about the presidential election of 1828?
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A third party candidate finished above a major party candidate.
One person won the electoral vote and the other the popular vote.
Electors were selected by state legislatures.
An electoral realignment appeared for the first time.
Relaxed voting requirements caused the first mass election in U.S. history.
Question 76 text Question 76
In the 1970s, Congress passed lobbying reforms that required
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full disclosure of all PAC contributions to candidates for national office.
all conversations between lobbyists and legislators to be made public.
candidates to cease raising money from interest groups.
interest groups to work through the two political parties.
lobbyists to disclose government contracts.
Question 77 text Question 77
The case study on the development of the United Farm Workers union demonstrates
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the importance of leadership in successfully organizing interest groups.
that the civil rights movement provided a model for the successful organization of migrant farm workers.
the importance of a well-financed effort.
neither a nor b.
both a and b.
Question 78 text Question 78
Which of the following people would vote most often?
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A single white mother with two children and a high school education
A young married Hispanic couple, both employed full-time, with one child
A 30 year-old female lower-level executive with a two-year college degree
A college graduate who is currently unemployed
An African-American college graduate who has been a high-ranking company supervisor for 15 years
Question 79 text Question 79
The key to attracting new members to a group through direct mail solicitation is
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to concentrate on a carefully targeted audience.
to undertake a massive mailing to every conceivable membership prospect.
to show potential members that both members and nonmembers will benefit if the group is successful.
not to play on the reader’s emotions.
to provide a specific example of a personal benefit from joining.
Question 80 text Question 80
The electoral college
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was created by the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
allows candidates to pay little attention to the popular vote.
often elects a president who lost the popular vote.
is not mentioned in the Constitution.
is made up of electors typically chosen by popular vote.
Question 81 text Question 81
The first critical election took place in the contest between
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Jefferson and Adams (1800).
Reagan and Carter (1980).
Hoover and Roosevelt (1932).
Jackson, Hamilton and T. Roosevelt (1824).
Lincoln, Breckinridge, Bell, and Douglas (1860).
Question 82 text Question 82
Despite increases in the overall level of education in the United States,
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more unconventional participation is taking place today than at any point in history.
voter turnout has declined in the past few decades.
Americans know less about politics than ever.
none of these are true.
all of these are true.
Question 83 text Question 83
The vast increase in the number of business lobbies in Washington during the 1970s and 1980s was in large part a response to the
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increasingly cynical view of government that developed among the American public in the 1960s and 1970s.
growing threat posed by New Right lobbyists.
favorable congressional legislation.
civil rights and anti-Vietnam War activism of the 1960s.
expanded scope of federal regulatory activities and the growing influence of the public interest movement.
Question 84 text Question 84
A study of presidential campaign coverage on television news has shown that instead of partisan bias in such coverage, there is actually bias against
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underdogs.
candidates from wealthy families.
challengers.
unphotogenic candidates.
incumbents and front-runners.
Question 85 text Question 85
The process of enfranchising African-Americans had what impact on American federalism?
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It allowed the states greater powers to promote equality.
It forced the states to band together to compel the national government to expand the franchise.
It demonstrated that state and national governments could cooperate in the public interest.
It made the national government, rather than the states, the guarantor of voting rights.
It lowered voter turnout substantially.
Question 86 text Question 86
In which of the following countries are citizens most likely to write to elected officials?
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Japan
Germany
Great Britain
United States
Russia
Question 87 text Question 87
An interest group attempting to get its message out by launching a World Wide Web site is engaged in
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agenda building.
coalition building.
grassroots coalition building.
an information campaign.
high-tech lobbying.
Question 88 text Question 88
Congress and the states moved quickly to pass the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, which lowered the voting age to eighteen, because they
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recognized the justice of the student antiwar and civil rights movements.
knew that student voter turnout would be low.
expected the new voters to change the political balance of power drastically.
hoped to channel student energy away from demonstrations and toward more conventional forms of participation.
realized the unfairness of the military draft age with the voting age.
Question 89 text Question 89
Party machines—centralized party organizations at the local level that dominated politics by controlling local elections—declined because
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they could not provide needed services to the urban community.
many of their activities were illegal.
they were never effective at controlling local elections.
they became increasingly corrupt and unable to deliver on promises.
government began to provide the social services that had been the basis of popular loyalty and support for the machines.
Question 90 text Question 90
A primary election in which voters must declare their party affiliation before they are given the primary ballot is a(n) _____ primary.
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blanket
open
closed
challenge
presidential preference
Question 91 text Question 91
A vital resource of any interest group is
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its members.
lobbyists.
money.
all of these.
none of these.
Question 92 text Question 92
The most important factor determining voter choice in an election, according to democratic theory, is
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believability and reliability of the candidate.
party identification.
polling results.
amount of media coverage.
the issues.
Question 93 text Question 93
In the individual states, the use of initiatives and referenda
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was more prevalent before 1900.
has remained stable since the ratification of the Constitution.
has been increasing in recent years.
has been decreasing in recent years.
has overturned more law than court rulings.
Question 94 text Question 94
Which statement best characterizes the changes in campaigns since the 1960s?
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Campaigns are shorter and more heavily influenced by the parties.
Campaigns are longer, fund raising is easier, and media scrutiny is less.
There have been no significant changes since the 1960s.
Campaigns are longer and more media focused, and fund raising is more complex.
campaigns are increasingly driven by political party insiders.
Question 95 text Question 95
A feature story that airs to a targeted listening audience by a media source that also corresponds to a specific advertiser of the network is an example of
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media-based targeting.
management advertising.
marketing-driven advertising.
target-driven journalism.
market-driven journalism.
Question 96 text Question 96
Which event helped to shape the partisan patterns of the North and South for nearly a century?
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The Revolutionary War
The Great Depression
The Civil War
The civil rights movement
Adoption of the new Constitution.
Question 97 text Question 97
Which of the following is an advantage of a two-party system over a multiparty system?
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Two-party systems facilitate the creation of new parties.
Two-party systems provide voters with a wider range of choices.
Two-party systems allow for more cooperation between the executive branch and the legislature.
Two-party systems force a variety of interest groups and factions to cooperate to win elections.
multiparty systems are known to cause weakened government institutions.
Question 98 text Question 98
Teddy Roosevelt’s joining with the Progressive Party in 1912 could be considered an example of the formation of a
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bolter party.
farmer-labor party.
single-issue party.
party of ideological protest.
progressive party.
Question 99 text Question 99
The current partisan makeup of the electorate is best described as a(n)
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almost equal balance among Democrats, Republicans, and independents.
heavy preponderance of Democrats.
new Republican majority.
new independent majority.
realigned majority.
Question 100
Which of the following statements about American political parties is false?
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A person’s party identification, once developed, tends to endure.
The number of Democrats in the electorate consistently exceeded that of Republicans until the mid-1990s.
Independents outnumber the combination of Democratic and Republican party identifiers in the U.S. electorate.
The proportion of Democrats in the electorate has shrunk over time, to the benefit of both Republicans and independents.
50% of children adopt the same party affiliation as their parents.