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pols1101_fa09_sg - POLITICAL SCIENCE 1101 - AMERICAN...

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P OLITICAL S CIENCE 1101 - A MERICAN G OVERNMENT University of West Georgia, Fall 2009 Dr. Gregory C. Dixon S TUDY G UIDE P ACKET This study guide is designed to help you prepare for your exams in this course. The packet is divided into two sections: a multiple choice practice question section and a short answer section. The multiple choice question section is a set of practice questions for each chapter, including an answer key and page references for the answers. The short answer section contains a list of short answer questions from which the questions on your exams will be drawn.
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POLS1101 Dr. Dixon Name: ________________________ Class: ___________________ Date: __________ ID: A 1 POLS1101 Fall 2009 - WTP Chapter 1 Practice Questions Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. Since the 1960s, Americans’ trust in their government has generally a. remained stable. b. risen slightly. c. fallen slightly. d. fallen sharply. 2. Which of the following is not a consequence of the decline in trust toward the government? a. The government is unable to attract good workers to the public sector. b. People are less willing to pay the taxes necessary for public activities. c. Distrust weakens the government’s ability to help people in times of crisis. d. All of the above are consequences of a decline in trust. 3. Which of the following has been involved in major corporate misconduct in recent years? a. IBM b. Enron c. PETCO d. all of the above 4. The belief that you can influence how your government acts is called a. political efficacy. b. saliency. c. popular sovereignty. d. autocracy. 5. Which of the following is not a reason given to explain American citizens’ increased political apathy? a. citizens’ lack of understanding of politics b. the increasing belief that people cannot make a difference in politics c. an increase in the knowledge of how government operates d. the perception that government is out of touch with public opinion 6. Survey data shows that the level of Americans’ political knowledge is a. uniformly high. b. low and spotty. c. high regarding history but low regarding governmental processes. d. high concerning current events but low concerning history. 7. What aspect of citizenship was most important for the ancient Greeks? a. voting b. holding office c. military service d. talking and debating
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Name: ________________________ ID: A 2 8. In order to be a good citizen, it is most critical to possess a. powerful friends. b. money. c. knowledge. d. strongly held convictions. 9. According to the text, which of the following is the most important act of a citizen? a. participating in public debates b. voting for the candidate of one’s choice c. holding office in the government d. being born in the nation of which you are a citizen 10. According to the text, which of the following is not a necessary part of the knowledge a citizen must possess? a.
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