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Exam%202%20study%20guide%20and%20quiz(2) - POLS 1101 -...

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POLS 1101 - American Government Exam 2 Study Guide and Questions Have you read chapters 6-10? There is no substitute for reading –but go online and read the chapter summaries and outlines. What topics do you think he could ask about on the essay?? _____________________________________________________________________________________ 1) In many respects schooling in the US a. Helps determine people’s success in life b. Is a great equalizer c. Teaches children a common set of civic values d. All of the above 2) Which of the following is NOT important in determining the reliability of a poll? a. Size of the population b. Size of the sample c. Wording of the questions d. Margin of error 3) Which of the following is not a core value of the American people? a. Individual liberty b. Big government c. Democracy d. Equality of opportunity 4) Which of the following is likely to affect public opinion? a. Race b. Gender c. Education d. Income e. All of the above
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5) One of the major difference between college graduates and other Americans can be seen in levels of a. Political tolerance b. Religion c. Political participation d. All of the above 6) ______________ are scientific instruments for measuring public opinion a. Samples b. Public opinion polls c. Caucuses d. Primaries 7) Which of the following agents of socialization provide initial orientation to politics? a. Family b. Peers c. Church d. School 8) _________________ is the belief a person can influence government and politics. a. Political apathy b. Political efficacy c. Political knowledge d. None of the above 9) Which of the following can contribute to a lack of consistency between public opinion and governmental policy? a. Politicians who care too much about public opinion b. Politicians who don’t care at all about public opinion c. A committed majority can overrule the minority d. A committed minority can overrule the majority
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10) Which of the following is an example of a social group? a. Women b. A political party c. A labor union d. All of the above 11) Public opinion can be defined as a. A method of interviewing citizens about public policy b. The collective attitude of citizens on a given issue c. A method of estimating attitudes about public policy
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