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Unit 4 - trebla 4-1-4-.4 - American attitudes, political socialization, changes in ideology

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  • Q1
    Which of the following best illustrates the concept of limited government?
    The U.S. Congress has the power to pass legislation that has been vetoed by the president.
    The powers of the U.S. government are described within the Constitution.
    States within the United States can enact laws that protect the health and safety of their citizens.
    The national government of the United States has the sole power to enter into alliances with foreign governments.
    120s
  • Q2
    Which of the following best describes a government action that is consistent with the political philosophy of individualism?
    The U.S. Department of Education provides grants for low-income students to attend college.
    Congress passes legislation increasing eligibility for unemployment benefits.
    A city council creates a municipal ordinance that imposes fines for damages done to private property.
    A state legislature creates regulations for public schools which limit the use of offensive speech.
    120s
  • Q3
    Which of the following constitutional amendments does the most to support the core values of individualism and individual liberty?
    The Sixteenth Amendment
    The Twentieth Amendment
    The Ninth Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment
    120s
  • Q4
    When the Republican Party enacts conservative social legislation at the federal level, which of the following groups would it most likely disaffect?
    West Coast dwellers
    Veterans’ groups
    Pro-life advocates
    Evangelical Christians
    120s
  • Q5
    "Every person was to be his own ruler--provided that he did not interfere with the similar right of others. Government was established to protect that right--from fellow citizens and from external threat.--not to give a majority unbridled rule. Jefferson had three achievements he wanted to be remembered for inscribed on his tombstone: the Virginia statute for religious freedom (a precursor of the U. S. Bill of Rights designed to protect minorities agains domination by majorities), authorship of the Declaration of Independence, and the founding of the University of Virginia. The goal of the framers of the Constitution of the United States, drafted by Jefferson's contemporaries, was a national government strong enough to defend the country and promote the general welfare but at the same time sufficiently limited in power to protect the individual citizen, and the separate state governments, from domination by the national government. Democratic, in the sense of widespread participation in government, yes; in the political sense of majority rule, clearly no." -Milton Friedman, Free to Choose (1980) The statement above that "Every person was to be his own ruler--provided that he did not interfere with the similar right of others" is most consistent with which of the following political ideologies?
    Anarchism.
    Populism.
    Progressivism.
    Individualism.
    120s
  • Q6
    "Every person was to be his own ruler--provided that he did not interfere with the similar right of others. Government was established to protect that right--from fellow citizens and from external threat.--not to give a majority unbridled rule. Jefferson had three achievements he wanted to be remembered for inscribed on his tombstone: the Virginia statute for religious freedom (a precursor of the U. S. Bill of Rights designed to protect minorities agains domination by majorities), authorship of the Declaration of Independence, and the founding of the University of Virginia. The goal of the framers of the Constitution of the United States, drafted by Jefferson's contemporaries, was a national government strong enough to defend the country and promote the general welfare but at the same time sufficiently limited in power to protect the individual citizen, and the separate state governments, from domination by the national government. Democratic, in the sense of widespread participation in government, yes; in the political sense of majority rule, clearly no." -Milton Friedman, Free to Choose (1980) Which of the following statements is most consistent with the argument the author makes in the passage?
    The primary goal of the Constitution's framers was to create a government that would protect the power of individuals to govern themselves.
    To remedy the defects of the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution created a national government with power sufficient to dominate the state governments.
    The accomplishment of which Jefferson was most the most proud was his role in creating a Constitution that protected individual rights.
    Democracy in the United States is centered on the idea that popular sovereignty will guarantee majority rule.
    120s
  • Q7
    "Every person was to be his own ruler--provided that he did not interfere with the similar right of others. Government was established to protect that right--from fellow citizens and from external threat.--not to give a majority unbridled rule. Jefferson had three achievements he wanted to be remembered for inscribed on his tombstone: the Virginia statute for religious freedom (a precursor of the U. S. Bill of Rights designed to protect minorities agains domination by majorities), authorship of the Declaration of Independence, and the founding of the University of Virginia. The goal of the framers of the Constitution of the United States, drafted by Jefferson's contemporaries, was a national government strong enough to defend the country and promote the general welfare but at the same time sufficiently limited in power to protect the individual citizen, and the separate state governments, from domination by the national government. Democratic, in the sense of widespread participation in government, yes; in the political sense of majority rule, clearly no." -Milton Friedman, Free to Choose (1980) The author would be most likely to agree that which of the following government regulations is appropriate?
    A regulation that prohibits farmers from using fertilizers that become airborne and damage their neighbor's crops.
    A regulation that prevents banks from engaging in risky investment behavior.
    A regulation that prohibits tobacco companies from advertising on television and radio.
    A regulation that limits the number of hours that employees in certain occupations may work in a week.
    120s
  • Q8
    "Every person was to be his own ruler--provided that he did not interfere with the similar right of others. Government was established to protect that right--from fellow citizens and from external threat.--not to give a majority unbridled rule. Jefferson had three achievements he wanted to be remembered for inscribed on his tombstone: the Virginia statute for religious freedom (a precursor of the U. S. Bill of Rights designed to protect minorities agains domination by majorities), authorship of the Declaration of Independence, and the founding of the University of Virginia. The goal of the framers of the Constitution of the United States, drafted by Jefferson's contemporaries, was a national government strong enough to defend the country and promote the general welfare but at the same time sufficiently limited in power to protect the individual citizen, and the separate state governments, from domination by the national government. Democratic, in the sense of widespread participation in government, yes; in the political sense of majority rule, clearly no." -Milton Friedman, Free to Choose (1980) Which of the following government principles is most directly referenced in the excerpt above?
    Checks and balances.
    Judicial review.
    Political efficacy.
    Federalism.
    120s
  • Q9
    Free to Choose "A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom....On the other hand, a society that puts freedom first will, as a happy by-product, end up with both greater freedom and greater equality." Friedman, Milton. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement. New York: Harcourt, 1980. Which of the following statements is most consistent with the author’s argument in the passage?
    Equality of opportunity is more vital in a republic than individual liberty.
    Free enterprise is more vital in a republic than individual liberty.
    Individual liberty is more vital in a republic than free enterprise.
    Individual liberty is more vital in a republic than equality of opportunity.
    120s
  • Q10
    Free to Choose "A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom....On the other hand, a society that puts freedom first will, as a happy by-product, end up with both greater freedom and greater equality." Friedman, Milton. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement. New York: Harcourt, 1980. Which of the following ideological perspectives is most consistent with the passage?
    Socialist
    Libertarian
    Progressive
    Liberal
    120s
  • Q11
    Free to Choose "A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom....On the other hand, a society that puts freedom first will, as a happy by-product, end up with both greater freedom and greater equality." Friedman, Milton. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement. New York: Harcourt, 1980. Which of the following governmental policies would the author least likely support?
    Eliminating background checks for firearm purchases
    Cutting Medicaid funding
    Implementation of military conscription
    Boosting voucher use for charter schools
    120s
  • Q12
    Which of the following best represents an example of the process of political socialization?
    A member of Congress makes her staff members available to provide Capitol tours to her constituents and their families.
    As a result of his strongly conservative views, an individual limits his news sources to only those that have a conservative leaning in their reporting.
    An employee at the Department of Defense develops a strong working relationship with defense contractors that ultimately result in his receiving a job offer from the company.
    A high school student joins a Young Politicians club at her school and develops specific positions on a number of political issues.
    120s
  • Q13
    Cultural globalization is best defined as
    a political system characterized by a focus on advancing of the interests of a particular nation.
    competition among interest groups within the political arena.
    a social movement opposed to increasing economic integration between countries.
    the process by which ideas, norms and values are transmitted across national and regional borders.
    120s
  • Q14
    Which of the following best describes a role of the family in the process of political socialization?
    While parents influence the political ideologies of their children, the reverse is not true.
    Parents tend to be influenced by their children to increase their levels of political participation.
    Children generally share party identification from their parents.
    Parents influence the political views of their children, but this does not last into adulthood.
    120s
  • Q15
    Which of the following scenarios best describes the process of political socialization?
    A labor union holds a rally to protest proposed rule changes related to workplace safety.
    An individual's political views are influenced by his religious beliefs regarding social justice.
    Spending during election cycles is increasingly provided by sources other than candidates' campaigns.
    Political parties use social media in an attempt to increase voter turnout on election day.
    120s

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