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Chapter Exam

  1. The perception of one's ability to have an impact on the political system is known as:
      a. Political efficacy
      b. Political participation
      c. Political culture
      d. Political socialization
  2. Which of the following groups has the largest effect on a person's partisan identification?
      a. Family
      b. Friends
      c. Educators
      d. The media
  3. Those who have been to college are more likely to hold liberal views about:
      a. Civil liberties
      b. Foreign policy
      c. Civil rights
      d. All of the above
  4. How many hours of television per day does the average American watch?
      a. One
      b. Three
      c. Five
      d. Seven
  5. When a reporter from the Harrisburg Pennsylvanian asked 532 men standing on a street corner in 1824 whom they planned to vote for in the presidential race that year, he utilized a:
      a. Cluster sample
      b. Random probability sample
      c. Straw poll
      d. Purposive sample
  6. Which magazine wrongly predicted that Alfred Landon would defeat Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the election of 1936?
      a. Life
      b. Time
      c. Reader's Digest
      d. Literary Digest
  7. The following question would be a central part of what kind of a poll? “Most people believe that one has the right to not be offended by anything. You do, too, right?”
      a. Straw poll
      b. Push poll
      c. Exit poll
      d. Open access poll
  8. What percentage of the public believes that government is so complicated that the average person cannot understand what is happening?
      a. 20%
      b. 40%
      c. 60%
      d. 80%
  9. What percentage of Americans trust the government always or most of the time?
      a. 26%
      b. 46%
      c. 66%
      d. 86%
  10. What level of government do Americans trust the most?
      a. National
      b. State
      c. Local
      d. International organizations
  11. In what institution of government do Americans express the lowest level of confidence?
      a. Congress
      b. The president
      c. The Supreme Court
      d. The bureaucracy
  12. In what public policy area do a majority of Americans praise the federal government's work?
      a. Natural disasters
      b. Defense
      c. National parks
      d. All of the above
  13. What was the size of the gender gap during the 2012 presidential election?
      a. 5%
      b. 10%
      c. 15%
      d. 20%
  14. What statement best summarizes the differences between women and men when it comes to attitudes toward political issues?
      a. Women care more strongly about workplace safety and health, while men are more concerned about protecting the environment.
      b. Women care more strongly about stronger regulation of food production and packaging, while men are more likely to support the death penalty for persons convicted of murder.
      c. Women are more likely to support the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, while men are more likely to care about protecting the environment.
      d. There are no differences between women and men when it comes to attitudes toward political issues.
  15. How strongly are college students interested in political affairs?
      a. Very weakly
      b. Weakly
      c. Strongly
      d. Very strongly
  16. Among college freshmen, 64.6% believe that:
      a. Same-sex couples should have the right to legally marry.
      b. Dissent is a critical component of the political process.
      c. Realistically, an individual can do little to bring about changes in our society.
      d. Wealthy people should pay a larger share of taxes than they do now.
  17. Majorities of African Americans and whites agree that:
      a. The Trayvon Martin case raised important issues about race that need to be discussed.
      b. Affirmative action policies are a key strategy in dealing with civil rights.
      c. Race receives too much attention in the national media.
      d. Government is often wasteful and inefficient.
  18. Currently, members of racial minority groups constitute the majority of the population in which state(s)?
      a. Hawaii
      b. Georgia
      c. New Jersey
      d. All of the above
  19. Which religious group is more likely to identify with the Democratic Party?
      a. White evangelical Protestants
      b. Jews
      c. Non-Hispanic Catholics
      d. None of the above
  20. The highest proportion of American adults participate in which civic activity?
      a. Contribute money to a political candidate, party, or any other organization or cause
      b. Attend political rallies or speeches
      c. Attend organized protests
      d. Sign petitions
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