Chapter 21 Practice Test

Chapter 21 Practice Test - Chapter 21 Practice Test 1. One...

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Chapter 21 Practice Test 1. One reason environmental policy tends to be so controversial is that… a. So many environmental policy decisions are based on scientific evidence, which tends to be highly political. b. Environmental policy often takes the form of majoritarian politics, which requires strong emotional appeals to overcome the political advantage of client groups. c. Environmental policy creates losers, who must pay the costs without getting enough of the benefits. d. Most people feel that government is already doing enough to control pollution; new programs are therefore likely to face stiff opposition. e. All of the above. 2. The text speaks of the importance of entrepreneurial politics in many areas of environmental policy making. This term refers to a style of policy making in which… a. An unorganized public benefits at the expense of a well-organized group. b. An unorganized public benefits at its own expense. c. Two organized groups with a material stake in the outcome fight over who will pay and who will benefit. d. An organized group benefits at the expense of an unorganized public. e. An organized group benefits at the expense of a well-organized public. 3. An example cited in the text of the adversarial nature of environmental policy making in the U.S. is the fact that… a. Rules designed to reduce air pollution were written by government and business acting cooperatively. b. Most environmental issues are settled through majoritarian politics. c. The public is prohibited by law from suing the Environmental Protection Agency. d. It took Congress thirteen years to revise the Clean Air Act. e. Congress has not passed a substantive environmental law in over twenty-seven years. 4.
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