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The phrase that refers to the United States as a mixture of cultures, ideas, and  peoples is  Your  Answer: minority majority. Correct  Answer: melting pot. ___ 2._ _ The term "minority majority" refers to the fact that  Your  Answer: African Americans are the largest minority group in the United States. Correct  Answer: America will soon cease to have a white majority and together the minority groups will be majority. ___ 3._ _ The Simpson-Mazzoli Act  Your  Answer: placed a limit on the number of Mexican immigrants allowed in the United States per yea Correct  Answer: required employers to document the citizenship of their employees. ___ 4._ _ Reapportionment  Your  Answer: has resulted in New York state increasing its delegation significantly in the last 50 years. Correct  can dramatically shift political power among the states.
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Answer: ___ 5._ _ Nationwide, the fastest growing age group in America is composed of  Your  Answer: teenagers. Correct  Answer: citizens over sixty-five. ___ 6._ _ Most Americans learn about government and politics through  Your  Answer: university political science classes. Correct  Answer: an informal learning process. ___ 7._ _ One of the effects of growing older on political learning and political  behavior is that  Your  Answer: people become more liberal with age. Correct  Answer: political participation increases with age. ___ 8._ _ A relatively small proportion of people who are chosen as representative of  the whole is called a(n) 
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Your  Answer: census. Correct  Answer: sample. ___ 9._ _ A pollster using a representative sample of 1,500 Americans finds that 52  percent support candidate X and 48 percent support candidate Y. The pollster's  conclusion should be that  Your Answer: the race is too close to call because of a possible sampling error. ___ 10._ _ According to the text, public opinion polls are  Your  Answer: unimportant since what people say and what people do are two different things. Correct  Answer: important because policymakers can keep in touch with changing opinions on the issue ___ 11._ _ Critics of polling think  Your  Answer: it could lead to a tyranny of the majority. Correct  Answer: it makes politicians more concerned with following than leading. ___ 12._ _ Public opinion polls have shown that 
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Your Answer: people are more likely to recognize slogans from TV commercials than famous po ___ 13._ _ According to Russell Neuman, the paradox of mass politics is that the  American political system works as well as it does given Your  Answer: its party divisions.
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