Practice Test 1
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Directions The questions or incomplete statements below are each followed by ﬁve
suggested answers. Select the best answer.
FRQ National Common Themes 2002-2010
o Presidential Approval Ratings
o Participation in Political campaigns
o Minor Parties in Elections
! Obstacles to Third-Party Candidates
! Contributions Third-Parties make to an election
AP Government Review Packet
1. Describe some of the purposes of government
2. What are some of the differences between a monarchy, dictatorship and direct democracy?
3. Define and provide examples for each of the followi
AP Exam Preparation
Listed below are key concepts/topics from the multiple-choice section of the 1994, 1999, 2002 & 2009 AP exams.
1. 14th Amendment
2. Amending the Constitution
3. American with Disabilities Act
4. amicus curiae briefs
5. Articles of Conf
Review of Policy AP Government
HOW POLICY WORKS:
Public Policy - government actions to address some perceived social, economic, or economic problem.
The political agenda determines which issues will receive consideration in formulating ne
THE BUREAUCRACY AND THE JUDICIARY
A bureaucracy is a systematic way of organizing a complex and large administrative structure. The bureaucracy is
responsible for carrying out the day-to-day tasks of the organization. The bureaucracy of th
INTEREST GROUPS, POLITICAL PARTIES, MASS MEDIA
Historical Background of Interest Groups
Interest groups have often been viewed with suspicion. In Federalist #10, James Madison warned against the dangers of
"factions." Although Madison was
CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY
STRUCTURE OF CONGRESS
House of Representatives
435 members (apportioned by population)
100 members (two from each state)
Term of office
2 years; entire House elected every 2 years
6 years; staggered terms with
What Is Government?
A government is composed of the formal and informal institutions, people, and used to create and conduct public policy.
Public policy is the exercise doing those things necessary to maintain legitimate auth
POLITICAL BELIEFS AND POLITICAL BEHAVIORS
AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC VALUES
Although the United States is a diverse society, it is united under a common political culture, or common set of beliefs and
attitudes about government and politics. This political cultu