Term #1 Post Quizzes

Term #1 Post Quizzes - POLI 100 Term #1 Post Tests Lecture...

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POLI 100 – Term #1 Post Tests Lecture #3 1. Secondary group membership: A. Is an excellent predictor of how a person will vote B. Fails to be a good predictor of voting behavior C. Is the key variable of election analysis 2. Why is the American public likely so ill informed with respect to politics? A. It is lazy B. It has no opinions C. It is misled by the media D. Politics are unimportant to most, so they don’t care to seek information 3. Which of the following expectations of the public by early polling researchers were met? A. The public was well informed B. The public was interested in politics C. The public had intense feelings about issues D. None of the above 4. Early studies of public opinion in the 1940’s found: A. The public knew a lot about politics B. The public knew very little about politics C. The public held views consistent with philosophical notions about democratic citizens and values D. The public held high levels of information and structured beliefs about politics 5. A panel study is one where a political researcher: A. Assembles a group of ordinary citizens to discuss the issue under study B. Administers numerous national cross-sectional surveys over the course of a political campaign C. Uses the “miracle of aggregation” to study what citizens really feel D. Administers a similar survey to the same individuals two or more times Lecture #4 1. Which comes last in the Funnel of Causality sequence? A. Social Background B. Party Identification C. Partisan Attitudes D. The Vote 2. Which statement best captures the idea of “loose affect”? A. “I just like him” B. “I like her for her views on abortion”
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C. “I support the President because he is a liberal” D. “I don’t really have an opinion about the President” 3. Which of the following statements best captures what is meant by “loose affect”? A. “Obama just seems like a good guy” B. “I agree with Obama’s stance on Health Care reform” C. “Obama lacks the foreign policy experience to be President” D. “Obama is a liberal and I’m a liberal, so I like him” 4. Which social group is a good predictor of voter behavior? A. Race B. Gender C. Income D. Age 5. A response to objects such as parties and candidates that is purely emotional in nature is known as? A. An affective response B. A cognitive response C. An apathetic response D. An ideological response Lecture #5 1. The theory of on-line processing holds: A. That conclusions are stored and recalled efficiently B. That arguments and data are not recalled efficiently C. That individuals reach conclusions during and argument, then forget why they reached the conclusion D. All of the above 2. When most people develop their party identification: A. Cognition precedes affect B. Affect precedes cognition C. Affect applies only to presidential candidates while cognition applies to congressional candidates D. Cognition applies only to presidential candidates while affect applies to congressional
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