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Exam 7: Political Ideologies & Political Participation

Quiz by Will Pope

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  • Q1
    General agreement among the citizenry on an issue constitutes __________.
    majority rule
    a reconciliation
    a divisive opinion
    a consensus
  • Q2
    The process by which people acquire political beliefs and attitudes is known as __________.
    political socialization
    opinion leadership
    consensus building
    agenda setting
  • Q3
    The transfer of political attitudes and beliefs __________.
    is exceptionally rare in families
    is most likely to occur from parents to children
    is equally likely to occur from children to parents
    is more likely to occur from children to parents
  • Q4
    Agenda Setting is determining __________.
    which public policy questions will be covered
    which proportion of the public expresses the same view on an issue
    the aggregate opinion of the political elites
    by what process people acquire political beliefs and attitudes
  • Q5
    The Life Cycle Effect is the __________.
    process by which people acquire political beliefs and attitudes
    principle that gender affects political party identification
    value assigned to a person because of occupation or income
    certain attitudes occurring at certain chronological ages
  • Q6
    Generational Effect refers to the __________.
    increased tension between major political parties
    tendency for people to adopt conservative political opinions as they age
    way in which political socialization produces opinions
    Experience that events at influential times influence political opinions
  • Q7
    Voters who exhibit high degrees of religiosity (attend services regularly), regardless of church affiliation, are __________.
    more likely to vote for conservative candidates
    more likely to vote for Independent and third-party candidates
    more likely to vote Democratic
    less likely to vote at all
  • Q8
    The most important principle in sampling for polls is __________.
    prior experience
    the sample size
    random sampling
    the integrity of the pollster
  • Q9
    In 1990, Congress passed a large tax increase. This tax increase is an example of ______
    sampling size
    monetary policy
    platform politics
    fiscal policy
  • Q10
    A political party differs from an interest group in that __________.
    political parties do not want to operate the government and interest groups do
    individuals in a political party agree on all major policy issues
    individuals must pay dues to belong to a political party
    Interest groups don’t want to operate the government while parties do
  • Q11
    Which of the following groups is more likely than the others to affiliate with the Democratic Party?
    Cuban Americans
    Christian churchgoers
    older Americans
  • Q12
    Republicans of today emphasize __________.
    the need for vast governmental regulation of the economy
    all required social freedoms
    the importance of the marketplace and less emphasis on government-run programs
    the need to increase taxes on the wealthy and on large corporations
  • Q13
    How can the Judicial Branch check the Executive Branch?
    Controlling of Elections
    Control of Spending
    Veto Override
    Judicial Review of Actions
  • Q14
    __________ are part of the constitutional means referred to in Federalist Paper # 51 to help create the government he desired most.
    The Electoral College
    Social Contracts
    Judicial Review
    Checks and Balances
  • Q15
    According to the original Constitution before any amendments, only the __________ would be directly elected by the people in the Federal Legislature - the Congress.
    House of Representatives
    Supreme Court

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