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Introduction to American Government and Politics Northwest Missouri State University Fall 2009 Robert L. Rice TEST 3 ANSWER KEY 1) Which of the following would be considered agents of political socialization? A) schools B) peers C) families D) television E) All of the above. 2) The children of two ardent Libertarians are most likely to grow up to be A) apolitical. B) liberal. C) Democrats. D) Republicans. E) Libertarians. 3) Unscientific surveys used to gauge public opinion on a variety of issues are called A) exit polls. B) push polls. C) tracking polls. D) deliberative polls. E) straw polls. 4) A method of selecting a sample that gives every member of a population the same chance of being selected is known as A) random sampling. B) quota sampling. C) stratified sampling. D) equalized sampling. E) water sampling. 5) Which of the following polls is most likely to help a candidate evaluate the short-term effect of a certain campaign event? A) an exit poll B) a tracking poll
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C) a push poll D) a feeling thermometer E) a cross-sectional poll 6) The office holders who run under the banner of a political party are called the A) organizational party. B) campaign party. C) governmental party. D) party in the electorate. E) party's ideological base. 7) The selection of party candidates through the ballots of qualified voters is called a A) direct primary. B) coronation convention. C) disenfranchisement caucus. D) party conference. E) party referendum. 8) Civil service laws require A) compulsory voting. B) compulsory education through the tenth grade. C) patronage. D) appointment based on merit. E) ticket splitting. 9) Which of the following is an example of ticket-splitting? A) voting for a Democratic presidential candidate in the primary and the Republican candidate in the general election B) voting for a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004 and a Republican presidential candidate in the general election C) voting for a Democratic presidential candidate and a Republican congressional candidate D) voting for the presidential candidate but not voting for any down- ballot elections E) voting for Democratic candidates for every office 10) A shifting of party coalition groupings in the electorate that remains in place for several elections is known as A) punctuated misalignment. B) an electoral tsunami. C) ticket splitting.
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D) party realignment. E) a coalitional government. 11) An election that signals a lasting change in party coalitions is most accurately called A) a significant election. B) a critical election. C) a consequential election. D) a crucial election. E) a tumultuous election. 12) A gradual rearrangement of party coalitions, based on demographic shifts rather than shocks to the political system, is referred to as a A) party realignment. B) secular realignment.
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