POS 1041 Final Practice Questions 1-10

POS 1041 Final Practice Questions 1-10 - PRACTICE...

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PRACTICE QUESTIONS CHAPTER 1-10 Chapter 1 1. Since the 1960s, Americans' trust in their government generally has A. remained fairly 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 government? A. The government is unable to attract good workers into the public sector. B. People are less willing to pay the taxes necessary for public activities. C. Distrust weakens government's ability to help people in times of crisis. D. All of the above are consequences of a decline in trust. 3. The belief that you can influence how your government acts is called A. political efficacy. B. saliency. C. popular sovereignty. D. autocracy. 4. The decline of political efficacy results from A. the belief that citizens cannot effect what happens in government. B. the decline in active participation in public debates. C. the decline in political knowledge. D. All of the above. 5. Which of the following is NOT a reason given to explain the increased apathy in American citizens? A. a decline in citizens' understanding about politics B. the increasing belief that people cannot make a difference in politics C. an increase in the knowledge about how government operates D. the perception that government is out of touch with public opinion 6. According to the textbook, the United States did not become a fully democratic nation until A. the 1860s, after the Civil War. B. the 1820s, when property requirements for voting were dropped. C. the early twentieth century, when women were granted the suffrage. D. the 1960s, when the right of African Americans to vote was enforced by federal laws. 7. Low voter turnout and political apathy endangers A. equality. B. economic liberty. C. democracy. D. constitutionalism.
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8. Political apathy among Americans hurt which core political value the most? A. democracy B. freedom of religion C. economic liberty D. equality of opportunity 9. "Politics" can be defined as A. conflicts over the character, membership, and policies of any organization to which people belong. B. the informal, private organizations through which a land and its people are ruled. C. a hierarchically structured organization that is designed to distribute labor among several different groups of people. D. a line-and-staff organization that is designed to facilitate control over complex social arrangements. 10. "Political culture" refers to the A. way that artists, musicians, filmmakers, and cultural critics use their message to influence political decision-making. B. factors that influence the way informal social organizations make decisions. C. shared values, beliefs, and attitudes that serve to hold a nation and its people together. D. way of organizing politically which is defined in the Articles of Confederation.
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POS 1041 Final Practice Questions 1-10 - PRACTICE...

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