CHAPTER 6: Elections, Parties, and Democracy
1. In democratic nations, the first function of elections is to
a. tie the masses to the system.
b. provide legitimacy for elected officials.
c. protect individuals and groups from official abus
CHAPTER 11: The Bureaucratic Elite
1. Which of the following is an example of a federal bureaucracy?
a. Department of Motor Vehicles
c. Internal Revenue Service
b. Office of Management and Budget
d. All of the above
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CHAPTER 12: Federalism: State and Community Elites
1. Sub-elites are
a. federal government employees.
b. state and local government employees.
c. state and local elites.
d. state and local elected officials.
2. Based on mos
CHAPTER 9: The Presidency
1. The president of the United States has two primary jobs: head of government and
a. chief of the army.
c. chief of federal bureaucracy.
b. chief of state.
d. chief of all states.
2. For the elite
CHAPTER 4: Masses in the United States
1. Wage stagnation refers to
a. family incomes falling since the 1980s.
b. hourly and weekly earnings of U. S. workers.
c. the elites get richer, so do most people.
d. the rise of the costs of goods a
CHAPTER 13: Civil Rights: Diversifying the Elite
1. Elites respond to interest group protests by
a. making symbolic gestures to pacify active protestors.
b. ignoring them.
c. discouraging nonviolent protests.
d. applying negative labels to
CHAPTER 1: The Irony of Democracy
1.Power is defined as _ in the decisions that shape our lives.
a. ceremonial participation
c. universal participation
b. electoral participation
d. meaningful participation
2.Elite theory, or
CHAPTER 10: Courts: Elites in Black Robes
1. John Marshalls argument for judicial review included which of the following?
a. The Courts are sworn to uphold the Constitution.
b. Article III of the Constitution establishes judicial review.
CHAPTER 3: Elites in America
1. Power in the United States requires an elite member to be
in an institutional position.
c. highly educated.
b. born in to the elite.
d. politically connected.
2. Which best describes an ope
CHAPTER 5: The Media: Elite-Mass Communication
1. As the masses move to mobile devices for news sources,
a. masses control the flow of new information.
b. elites lose control of the news cycle.
c. new elites from technology firms such as G
CHAPTER 7: Elites and Organized Interests
1. Interest group activity is generally protected by
a. elite preferences.
c. laws passed by Congress.
b. court precedent.
d. the First Amendment.
2. According to pluralism, the bas
CHAPTER 14: The United States as Global Elite
1. The term global cop refers to
a. the ability of the United State to control state behavior.
b. the economic power of the United States.
c. the United States policy to make the world safe for
CHAPTER 8: Congress: The Legislative Elite
According to the text, Congressmen
a. spend most weekends in DC raising money from interests groups.
b. spend minimal time in DC and long weekends in their home district or state.
c. spend most
1) Describe the size & functions of the
2) Discuss the structure & basic
components of the federal bureaucracy.
3) Indicate when the federal civil service
was established & explain how bu
1) Summarize the origins of the American
legal system & the basic sources of
2) Delineate the structure of the federal
3) Indicate how federal judges are
1) Discuss how foreign policy is made &
identify the key players in the process.
2) Summarize the history of American
foreign policy through the years.
3) Identify the foreign policy challenges
The Keynesian Vision
The Keynesian critique of neoclassical political economy is based upon a rejection of the
easy faith which neoclassical economics places in economic laws supporting a self-regulating
market system. Foremost among these laws for the ne
Inequality for All
I. Rising Inequality
A. A typical male worker in 1970 was making $48, 302
while the average person in the top 1% made $393,682
1. By 2010 the typical male worker made $33,751
while the typical person in the top 1% made
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Final Exam : Study Guide
I. Drawing on the DVD Inequality for All which was screened in class and class
discussion be able to explain the extent to which inequality has been increasing in the
United States and the main causes which have been
Final Exam Work Sheet
1. Identify Adam Smiths major contributions to classical liberal economic theory and his
view of governments proper role in the economy.
2. Briefly define externalities.
3. Explain the meaning of regulation based on equity and provid
I. The Four Instruments of U.S.
A. Diplomacy and State Department
B. Military Power and Department of
C. Intelligence Gathering and CIA &
D. Economic Exchange
1. Treasury Department, Commerce
Social Welfare Policy
I. Poverty in the United States
A. Declining Poverty with the rise of the social welfare state
1. the U.S. has the highest rate of poverty of all the advanced
industrialized democracies and spends less on poverty.
2. The U
I. Capitalism 101
A. Adam Smith and the invisible hand of the
1. Virtues of private enterprise
a. Need for government investments in
infrastructure and government regulations
2. Division of labor and i
I. The Federal Judicial System
A. The Constitution established the Supreme Court
1. Congress determines the number and types of lower
B. All federal judges are nominated and appointed to
office by the president
I. The Need for Presidential
Leadership and Counter-trends
A. Different Types of Presidential Leadership
1. The imperial presidency, the imperiled presidency, and
the heroic presidency
2. Divided government and presidential powe