Political Science 1014

Political Science 1014 - Political Science 1014 Fall 2006...

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Political Science 1014 Fall 2006 Test 2 -- Form A 1. When a partisan realignment occurs, a. one of the major parties is replaced by a new party. *b. the parties can better address the key issues of the day. c. one party dominates the presidency and Congress for decades. d. voters become extremely apathetic. 2. A push poll is used to a. accurately determine public opinion on an issue. b. closely examine how a particular segment of the public thinks. c. find out why people voted the way they did. *d. influence voters’ decisions in a upcoming election. 3. The fact that most U.S. elected officials are chosen from single-member districts in winner-take-all elections helps explain: a. the degree of extreme partisanship among the electorate. *b. the fact that the U.S. has only two major political parties. c. the low voter turnout typical of U.S. elections. d. the influence of the media over the electoral process. 4. A PAC is
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a. a legislative district in a densely-populated area. b. an agreement among media outlets. *c. the fund-raising and spending arm of an interest group. d. a campaign to determine who a party’s candidate will be. 5. The term “gender gap” refers to the fact that a. a higher percentage of men than of women vote in elections. *b. women are more likely to vote for Democrats than are men. c. men tend to be better informed about politics than women. d. most men will not vote for women candidates. 6. People who “favor government efforts to ensure that everyone has a job, to spend more money on medical and educational programs, and to increase taxation for well-to- a. conservatives. *b. liberals. c. socialists. d. libertarians. 7. Our guest lecturer, Mr. Key, explained about a. minority group voting participation. *b. the Democratic party. c. women’s rights interest groups. d. campaign finance reform.
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selecting the president was a. the need to check and balance Congress. *b. distrust of ordinary voters. c. a belief in direct democracy. d. recognition that even electors need to go to college. 9. The now-unconstitutional practice of requiring voters to pay a poll tax in order to vote was intended to a. insure that only highly-motivated people would vote. b. raise revenue to pay for political campaigns. *c. keep poor people, especially black people, from voting. d. eliminate voter fraud. 10. One would expect the lowest voter turnout among people aged a. 65 or older. b. 45 to 64. c. 25 to 44. *d. 18 to 24. 11. When Congress banned “soft money,” the main effect was a. to cause political campaigns to cost far less. *b. to force interest groups to find another way to fund campaigns.
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