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Raiding is best characterized as:
The 40%theory leads to:
The inability of a candidate to win due to 40% of voters having a negative opinion of the candidate
PACs “Without Parents” are:
The loser in the election of 1928 was:
Against Prohibition and a Roman Catholic
The New Deal Coalition began on a:
Gerrymandering results in:
Insulationof elected officials losing office due to electoral boundaries
Stateschoosing an earlier date on the primary calendar
What is the difference between an initiative and a referendum?
An initiative allows citizens to propose legislation and submit it to the state for popular vote while a referendum allows the state legislature to submit proposed legislation to the state’s voters for approval
How can journalists receive and report information without getting public officials introuble by maintaining anonymity?
Which of the following is an advantage of getting political information from television talk shows?
The information is more detailed and in-depth than it is from newscasts.
Key political events such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the 9/11 terrorist attacks are a form of political socialization that tend to promote
A phone call that masquerades as a public opinion survey but is really designed to change the opinions of those who answer the phone is known as a
From 1920 to 1932, the Literary Digest correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election. Which of the following best describes the magazine’s method for measuring the public’s predicted vote?
A sampling method that gives each person an equal chance of being selected is known as
Which of the following is an example of a push poll?
"If you learned that Barack Obama was raised as a Muslim and refuses to pledge allegiance to the flag, how likely would you be to vote for him?"
Americans are most likely to consider themselves as
According to Table 11.2 in Chapter 11
Americans were more likely to be able to name the British prime minister than the Speaker of the U.S. house.
Which of the following epitomizes Americans’ knowledge of geography?
About half of young citizens could not locate New York on a map.
In which of the following countries are citizens least likely to think that terrorism is an important national problem?
A survey of American attitudes about the war in Iraq that is conducted by asking people who are walking down Eighth Avenue in Manhattan would be an example of a
According to Figure 11.4 in Chapter 11, in which of the elections was the Gallup prediction of the final vote the most accurate?
1.Push polls are
I. The most common type of public opinion poll.
II. An efficient way tocollect public opinion data about your candidate.
III. Avoided by reputable polling firms.
How common is civic education in democratic societies?
It is found in most democracies.
T/F: The number of Americans who read daily newspapers or watch nightlynetwork news broadcasts have increased in recent years.
T/F The most accurate public opinion polls are those where television viewers are asked to call in to indicate their preferences.
T/F Americans tend to support policies that benefit themselves.
T/F George W. Bush's approval ratings varied considerably during his term.
T/F Southerners are more likely to attend church, more likely to support civil rights, and more likely to favor increasing the power of the national government.
T/F Conservative Christian groups frequently publish voter guides that evaluate political candidates on issues important to evangelical Christians.
T/F The civil rights movement was strongly influenced by faith-based political activity.
If acandidate believed that copious amounts of money were key to victory, whichsources of campaign contributions listedwould they focus on?
Ifsomeone were to only seek out information in the media that fit their politicalideology, they would be doing which of the following:
I havelow political efficacy, what might I be inclined to do?
Feelless inclined to vote at all due to my voice being irrelevant.
Theprominent political scientist V.O. Key believed that political parties served abrokerage function; what did he mean?
Translatingmass preferences into public policy
Interpartycoalitions are becoming increasingly difficult due to:
Theincreasingly polarized nature of the political spectrum within Congress
T/F TheDoctrine of Responsible Party Government exists in the US as aninstitutionalized system.
Thirdparties generally fail to garner strong movement in elections due to:
Thedevelopment of the status quo two-party structure
Which ofthe following is not a function ofthe American Party System (as outlined in your book)?
What isthe difference between retrospective judgment and prospective judgment (asoutlined in your book)?
Retrospectivejudgment focuses on a voter’s evaluation of the performance of the party inpower and prospective judgment focuses on how you think that candidate will doin office
Who of the following is not part of the political party?
The president of the United States, State party committees, Voters who associate themselves with a particular party, The chairs of the DNC and the RNC
All of the above are considered to be part of the party.
Republicans won the presidency in 1860 partly because
Northern Democrats voted against slavery.
Which of the following was favored by the Progressive movement?
Which of the following was a critical election?
Which of the following functions was performed by the partiesduring the “Golden Age” of political parties and given to the government in themodern era?
An instrument through which the two parties formulate, convey, andpromote public policy is their
The European method of awarding legislative seats according to thepercentage of the total vote won by a party is known as
`Which of the following is not a responsibility of the chair of theparty’s national committee?
Selecting the party’s presidential candidate
Which of the following helps explain why middle-aged voters leantowards the Republican Party?
They are often at the height of their careers and theirearnings potential.
How much success did George W. Bush have in winning the Hispanicvote?
He had moderate success, winning about 45% of theHispanic vote in 2004.
According to Table 12.2 in Chapter 12, members of which of thefollowing groups are most likely to identify themselves as Democrats?
Which of the following presidents was the least concerned withincreasing the influence of his political party?
Prior to the presidency of __________, presidents were typicallyquite supportive of their party.
T/F National party chairpersons select the members of their party whohave the privilege of competing in primary elections to determine thepresidential nominee.
T/F One reason older voters tend to support the Democratic Party isits traditional support for Social Security and Medicare.
T/F Before 1984, the network TV stations generally providedgavel-to-gavel coverage of the parties’ national conventions.
Thepattern of voter turnout for the United States is pictographically representedin a saw-toothed pattern. Why does turnout follow that up and down pattern?
Thepresidential election only happens once every four years and this is the keycontributor to the influxes in voter turnout.
Famedpolitical scientist V.O. Key put forth the theory that a realigning electionoccurs every 40 years. Thus far, the theory has failed after 1932: why?
Split-ticketvoting, gerrymandering, Southern realignment, dealignment, split-levelrealignment, Super PACs, etc.
Categorizethis election based on the following details: Party X has maintained control ofthe legislative branch as well as the executive branch for almost a decade overand against Party Y. Prior to the national election for the executive (as wellas certain offices within the legislature), a fundamental social shift on agiven hot button issue occurs which radically impacts the electorate. After theelection, Party X yet again defeats Party Y. This is an example of a:
Randomdramatic contemporary events can have one the following political ramifications:
InChapter 12, an analysis of parties in the Judiciary was offered. A specificstudy cited in that section concluded that:
Judgestended to favor redistricting plans passed by their partisans in statelegislatures rather than those of the opposition party.
Secularrealignment refers to:
Aprocess of gradual rearrangement of party coalitions wherein the change isbased on demographic shifts and not shocks to the political system.
A candidatewanting the most immediate information regarding their standing with theelectorate would employ which of the following polls:
Chapter13: Recent reforms in delegate selection have led to the abolishment in theDemocratic party of the majority of a state delegation forcing the minority tovote for its candidate otherwise known as the:
Requirementthat broadcast stations sell air time equally to all candidates if the stationchooses to sell any at all
What didNew York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964) establish?
TheSupreme Court concluded that ‘actual malice’ must be proved to support afinding of libel against a public figure
Which of the following best describes why voter turnout in Oregonhas increased in recent years?
Oregon recently switched to an all-mail balloting system.
Before the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, whichRepublican presidential candidate had a well-funded and well-organizedcampaign, which helped put him at the top of the public opinion polls?
James Carville reminded voters that “It’s the economy, stupid.” Hewas encouraging voters to
Make a retrospective judgment.
The most powerful predictor of vote choice is
According to the Motor Voter Act, individuals can register to vote
Which of the following is the main benefit of ballot measures?
When candidates who secure a threshold percentage of votes areawarded delegates in proportion to the number of popular votes won, it isreferred to as
The 1968 Democratic National Convention was thrown into turmoilover the Vietnam War. As a result, the Democratic Party
The representation of states in the Electoral College is alteredto reflect population shifts
There have been several proposals for changing the ElectoralCollege. How would the proposed congressional district plan work?
Candidates would receive electors according to how manycongressional districts they won. The statewide winner would receive twoadditional electors.
Congressional elections differ from those for the presidencybecause
Which of the following states did not contribute to front-loadingthe 2008 primary calendar by moving their nominating contests to an early date?
The Motor Voter Act requires states to allow citizens to registerto vote at
T/F Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell was a delegate to the 2008Democratic National Convention by virtue of his position as an electedDemocratic official. He is an example of a superdelegate.
T/F The theory of prospective judgment states that people vote basedon a politician’s record in office.
T/F The Motor Voter Law of 1993 was designed to help increase voterturnout.
T/F The frequency with which Americans are called on to vote hindersvoter turnout
Which of the following campaign slogans is a candidate most likelyto use?
Which of the following is an example of voter canvassing?
The __________ is the individual on a candidate's staff who takespublic opinion surveys to guide the campaign.
In 2004, which campaign was especially effective in using theInternet for fundraising?
The advantages of "new media" include all but which ofthe following?
More leisure time on the campaign trail
Which act specifically barred direct contributions to a campaignfrom a corporation?
Inclusion of which of the following phrases in a campaign ad makesit “express advocacy”?
How do 527 political committees attempt to influence voters?
By focusing on an issue and telling voters a candidate'sposition on the issue
Money raised under the Federal Election Campaign Act guidelines isbest known as
Which of the following best summarizes Barack Obama’s use ofpublic funding for the 2008 general election?
Obama first said he would take public funding, but laterdecided against it.
In 2004, who contributed the most to 527 groups?
An officially recognized, federally mandated fund-raisingcommittee for an interest group is called a/an
T/F Due to Joe Trippi’s disastrous experience with using the Internetfor Howard Dean’s campaign, none of the 2008 candidates placed much emphasis onthe Internet.
T/F The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act quashed the political influenceof the wealthy.
The Colbert Report
Lampoons conservative Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.
Of the sources below (Talk radio, C-SPAN, NPR, MSNBC, John Stewart, Newspapers and Newsmagazines, and 60 minutes), olderAmericans are the least likely to get their news from
As revealed in Table 15.1 in chapter 15, the news generation gapis that
Which of the following accurately describes al-Jazeera?
It is the most influential source of news in the MiddleEast.
Which of the following conclusions is supported by the evidencepresented in Table 15.1 of chapter 15?
The main point of Table 15.1 in chapter 15 is that there is ageneration gap in news consumption. Which of the following is a legitimatecritique of the information presented in the table that might cast doubt overthis conclusion?
The table does not include news consumption from theInternet, a source likely to be popular among younger Americans.
According to Table 15.2 chapter 15, what are the two most commonnews sources for Democrats and Republicans?
Democrats get their news from CNN and NPR; Republicansget their news from Fox News and CNN.
In New York Times Co. v.U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that
The government can only exercise prior restraint of thepress in rare circumstances.
Which of the following statements about the debate over “netneutrality” is accurate?
Internet service providers can block content they findobjectionable.
Which network does not enjoy the same level of freedom inreporting on its government but is more open to explicit content?
Which of the following is most likely to be delivered in person byan officeholder?
A reporter might say, “According to unnamed sources....” Theinformation the reporter is going to reveal next was likely obtained
Which president held the fewest press conferences?
The media have the greatest influence on public opinion about
Events in foreign countries.
The media's coverage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996suggests that the media may have a
Bias in favor of the corporations that own media outlets.
Which of the following accurately describes American journalists?
T/F According to Table 15.2, independents are most likely to get theirnews from CNN.
T/F In the United States, the government exercises prior restraintover the press.
T/F The Supreme Court's ruling in New York Times Co. v. Sullivanmade it easier to prove libel and has had a chilling effect on what themedia can publish or air.
T/F With the advent of narrowcasting, some media outlets intentionallyprovide biased coverage of politics in order to gain a competitive edge inniche markets.
T/F There is clear consensus that the media has a liberal bias.
T/F Those who use the Internet to get news are typically highlyinformed and also consume political news from traditional news sources.
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