TB_chapter6 - CHAPTER 6PUBLIC OPINION MULTIPLE CHOICE 1...

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CHAPTER 6—PUBLIC OPINION MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. When President George W. Bush announced that the administration was going to try terrorist suspects in military tribunals, a. public opinion forced him to adopt new rules that gave suspects more rights. b. public support for the war on terrorism dropped. c. public opinion was positive. d. both a and b. e. Bush's job approval rating dropped. ANS: A REF: Public Opinion 2. Because there is no one "public," but rather many different publics, surveying public opinion actually means a. focusing on one identifiable opinion among all the competing ideas. b. describing the distribution of opinions among the public about a particular issue. c. identifying an issue where opinion can aggregate. d. surveying only influential individuals. e. none of the above. ANS: B REF: Defining Public Opinion 3. The concept of public opinion refers to a. the aggregation of individual attitudes shared by some portion of adults. b. the ideas that public officials want the populace to believe. c. only those ideas that fall within the liberal-conservative spectrum. d. the official position of the government as announced to the world. e. opinions that have received publicity. ANS: A REF: Defining Public Opinion 4. General agreement among the citizenry on an issue is a. a consensus. b. divisive opinion. c. reconciliation. d. poll agreement. e. no longer public opinion. ANS: A REF: Defining Public Opinion 5. The following is an example of ____ opinion. "To reduce the threat of terrorism, would you be willing or not willing to allow government agencies to monitor the telephone calls and e-mail of ordinary Americans on a regular basis?" (Willing: 41%; Not willing: 52%. Don't know/No answer: 7%.) a. consensus b. divisive c. non- d. favorable e. unified ANS: B REF: Defining Public Opinion 6. Private opinion becomes public opinion
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a. when an opinion is publicly expressed. b. when it concerns public issues. c. when an individual is polled by a major polling organization. d. when it is not divisive. e. both a and b. ANS: E REF: Defining Public Opinion 7. All of the following are true of political socialization except : a. the term describes how we acquire political attitudes and beliefs. b. public opinion polltakers are an important source of it. c. the family is an important source of it. d. the media are an important source of it. e. the school system is an important source of it. ANS: B REF: How Public Opinion Is Formed: Political Socialization 8. Generally, the more education a person receives, the a. more liberal his or her opinions become. b. less likely that he or she will receive educational benefits from the government. c. the more likely he or she is to participate in politics. d.
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TB_chapter6 - CHAPTER 6PUBLIC OPINION MULTIPLE CHOICE 1...

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