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APUSGOPO_Chapter 4: The American Political Landscape

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  • Q1
    One of the key characteristics of a postindustrial society is __________.
    that it is primarily a technical society
    a rigid class structure
    that information is the organizing principle
    that it values inherited wealth over skill and education
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  • Q2
    Fundamentalist Christians are an important force for which American political party?
    Republicans
    Libertarians
    Greens
    Democrats
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  • Q3
    Divisions within society that cut across demographic categories to produce groups that are more heterogeneous are called __________.
    ideological impasses
    cross-cutting cleavages
    reinforcing cleavages
    cross-political cleavages
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  • Q4
    According to Figure 4.5, which decade reflects the arrival of the baby boomers at age 65?
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    2030
    1940
    2010
    2020
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  • Q5
    The study of the characteristics of populations is known as __________.
    demography
    social studies
    political science
    geography
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  • Q6
    Which region of the United States has the fastest rate of population growth?
    the Midwest
    the Southeast
    the Northeast
    the Sun Belt
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  • Q7
    Prior to the recent surge in immigration, Figure 4.1 shows that the largest wave of new immigrants came to the United States in the years between __________.
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    1980 and 1994
    1864 and 1896
    1840 and 1860
    1900 and 1924
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  • Q8
    The percentage of African American families that live below the poverty line is __________.
    30%
    44%
    23%
    89%
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  • Q9
    Members of which Asian American subgroup are most likely to register to vote as Democrats?
    Chinese Americans
    Thai Americans
    Indian Americans
    Japanese Americans
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  • Q10
    Socioeconomic status is a division of the population based on
    wealth, ethnicity, and religion
    class, wealth, and education
    Income, occupation, and education
    education, class, and race
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  • Q11
    The percentage of Americans engaged in agricultural production today is about __________.
    2%
    30%
    19%
    1%
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  • Q12
    California stands out in U.S. politics today because __________.
    nearly one in eight U.S. citizens lives in the state, making it the most populous state in the union
    it has more members of the U.S. House of Representatives than the next ten states combined
    twenty states owe California more than a billion dollars each, making it the largest lender to other states
    it has 155 presidential electoral votes, more than any other state
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  • Q13
    Sectional distinctions in the United States refer to differences based on __________.
    geography and region
    census and demographic statistics
    education and wealth
    race and ethnicity
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  • Q14
    The political importance of Hispanics has been somewhat blunted because __________.
    most Hispanic Americans classify themselves as white
    some 13 million Hispanics live in California
    Hispanics are a not united voting bloc
    they are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States
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  • Q15
    Hispanics of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent tend to support __________.
    a conservative domestic agenda
    a liberal domestic agenda
    making English the national language
    decreased spending on drug control
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  • Q16
    James Madison warned that one of the greatest sources of faction was __________.
    unequal distribution of property
    religion
    gender
    ethnicity
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  • Q17
    __________ states have experienced greater economic growth than most other areas in the Union.
    Bible Belt
    Northeastern
    Sun Belt
    Rust Belt
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  • Q18
    Figure 4.1 exhibits which of the following population trends?
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    Michigan and Louisiana were the biggest losers.
    Montana, Oklahoma, and Tennessee suffered huge population losses.
    Americans in general opted for cooler climates.
    Alaska and Hawaii experienced below-average population growth.
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  • Q19
    Recent changes to the age of the American population are most likely to put a strain on which of the following?
    immigration services
    Medicare
    national security
    roads
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  • Q20
    If the rich and the poor of all religions sometimes vote on the basis of their religion but sometimes vote on the basis of their wealth, it is an illustration of __________.
    reinforcing cleavages
    cross-cutting cleavages
    additive cleavages
    polarizing cleavages
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