Exam 2 - 1. Publicopinion

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1.  Public opinion A)  sets the standard by which governmental conduct is measured. B)  judges the value of public policies. C)  measures the virtue of political figures. D)  all of the above. Points Earned:  2.0  Correct Answer(s): D 2.  Liberalism and conservatism are good examples of A)  public opinions. B)  political attitudes. C)  political ideologies. D)  political interests. Points Earned:  1.8  Correct Answer(s): C 3.  Which of the following terms describe America’s fundamental political values? A)  liberal and conservative B)  Republican and Democrat C)  internationalist and isolationist D)  liberty, equality, and democracy Points Earned:  1.8 
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Correct Answer(s): D 4.  People’s political party preferences are primarily acquired through the influence of A)  their families. B)  the region of the country they inhabit. C)  their education. D)  the media they consume. Points Earned:  1.8  Correct Answer(s): A 5.  The term  gender gap  refers to A)  differences in voting behavior between men and women. B)  differences in income and education levels for men and women. C)  differing levels of political participation between the genders. D)  differences in fundamental political values held by men and women. Points Earned:  1.8  Correct Answer(s): A 6.  In a liberal ideology, which of the core American values is most important? A)  liberty B)  democracy C)  equality D)  justice Points Earned:  1.8  Correct Answer(s): C
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7.  __________ is the core political value most highly prized by American conservatives. A)  Democracy B)  Liberty C)  Equality D)  Family Points Earned:  2.0  Correct Answer(s): B 8.  People’s underlying beliefs and ideologies A)  compel them to think carefully about each opinion they hold. B)  color their perceptions, often causing them to make automatic judgments on particular  issues. C)  prevent liberals and conservatives from sharing similar core values. D)  are established when people are young, and rarely change as they get older. Points Earned:  1.8  Correct Answer(s): B 9.  Studies of political opinion show that A)  most people do not hold specific and clearly defined opinions on all political issues. B)  people’s ideologies guide them toward formulating an opinion on almost all political  issues. C)  people understand their keen interests with or without political knowledge. D)  most Americans are ardently concerned with how their government works. Points Earned:  1.8 
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Correct Answer(s): A 10.  The ability of citizens to influence their government through an awareness and interest  in politics is called A)  political saliency. B) 
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Exam 2 - 1. Publicopinion

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