CHAPTER 15: Foreign Policy
1. The draft
a. was used for the first time during the war in Vietnam.
b. if started today, would not provide enough men for the U.S. military.
c. wouldnt prevent troop shortages unless women were drafted too.
CHAPTER 14: Domestic and Economic Policy
1. The Gold Standard
a. was a law that set the value of a currency in terms of a specified quantity of gold.
b. was used by much of the world until the 1930s.
c. was finally eliminated in the United
CHAPTER 13: The Courts
1. Alexis de Tocqueville, an observer of nineteenth-century American society, indicated that Americans
rely on courts
a. to resolve political questions.
b. very rarely when compared to Europe.
c. only if there is no
CHAPTER 12: The Bureaucracy
1. Advocates of privatization of government services believe that
a. some government-owned agencies should be sold to investors.
b. the Central Intelligence Agency would be more effective if it was sold to the
CHAPTER 11: The President
1. Which of the following statements is true?
a. The founders created the electoral college to allow voters to directly elect the U.S.
b. In a parliamentary system, the voters directly elect a prime min
CHAPTER 10: The Congress
1. If the race for congressional seats were more competitive
a. candidates would likely become more extreme in their positions.
b. the gerrymandering of district lines would be increased.
c. extreme partisanship wo
CHAPTER 9: Campaigns, Elections, and the Media
1. All are true except
a. since 1994 the number of people who read a daily newspaper has dropped.
b. more people now obtain their national and international news from the Internet.
c. what you
CHAPTER 8: Political Parties
1. If we chose candidates through a top two bipartisan primary election
a. candidates would have to appeal to a wider range of public opinion.
b. it would increase voter participation.
c. the major political pa
CHAPTER 7: Interest Groups
a. are persons hired to attempt to influence members of Congress.
b. date back to colonial times.
c. are deeply unpopular with the general public.
d. represent special interests.
e. All of the above
CHAPTER 6: Public Opinion and Political Socialization
1. All of the following are true of public opinion except
a. it plays a small role in our political system.
b. it can be expressed by letters written to newspapers.
c. it is shared in o
CHAPTER 5: Civil Rights
1. Today, there are approximately _ unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.
a. 11 million
b. 111 million
c. 200 million
d. 1 million
e. 35 million
2. If the United States de
CHAPTER 4: Civil Liberties
1. If the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade,
a. abortions would be illegal in the U.S.
b. health insurance companies would determine eligibility for abortions.
c. the authority to regulate abortion would fall
CHAPTER 3: Federalism
1. The Defense of Marriage Act
a. was passed by Congress in anticipation of states legalizing same-sex marriage.
b. allows states to ignore same-sex marriages performed in other states.
c. directs federal agencies not
CHAPTER 2: The Constitution
1. There are 538 electors in the electoral college; i.e.,
a. ten for every state.
b. one for each member of the U.S. Senate.
c. one for each member of Congress and three for the District of Columbia.
d. one for
CHAPTER 1: The Democratic Republic
1. The Bill of Rights includes the following rights for criminal defendants
a. the right to speedy and public trial.
b. the right to silence.
c. the right to due process.
d. the right to a lawyer.