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1. Signs that the media was losing its liberal bias were apparent in
the 1980s, Fred Barnes explains, as indicated by all of the following
a. a pro-Reagan outlook.
b. extensive financial news coverage.
c. an emphasis on traditional family values.
d. the rise of conservative columnists.
2. In order to explain President Bush’s re-election, Robert F. Kennedy
Jr. notes, political pundits cited the:
a. current economic boom.
b. rise in religious fundamentalism.
c. successes in foreign policy.
d. rising U.S. reputation abroad.
3. In past years, according to Fred Barnes, the journal The New
Republic was quite liberal, in spite of its:
a. nonprofit status.
b. association with a conservative think tank.
c. libertarian tax policies.
d. hawkish foreign policy.
4. The mainstream media, Barnes maintains, most often refers to
5. The presidential candidate who received the most favorable treatment
from the broadcast media in recent years, Barnes notes, is
a. Bill Clinton.
b. Al Gore.
c. John Kerry.
d. George W. Bush.
6. The Americans most likely to be misinformed about the issues
surrounding the war in Iraq, according to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., are
those who obtain most of their news from:
b. Fox News.
c. talk radio.
d. USA Today.
7. Kennedy points out that during the final debate prior to the 2004
presidential election, the moderator, Bob Schieffer, focused his
questions on all of the following except:
a. environmental policy.
b. gay marriage.
c. the religious faith of the candidates.
8. Recently, Phil Donahue was fired from his talk show on MSNBC because
a. felt ratings were declining.
b. thought he presented a difficult face for the network during a
time of war.
c. wanted to replace his show with a more conservative one.
d. did not like his choice of interview guests.
1. Mark Krikorian, suggests that what is different about
immigration today, as opposed to a century ago, is the characteristics
a. the newcomers.
b. the "new" third world
c. rest of the "industrial world"
d. our society
2. Jason L. Riley, who does not believe that Third World immigration is
a threat to America’s way of life, describes today’s Latino immigrants
(as compared to immigrants of the past) as:
d. same old, same old.
3. As Krikorian sees it, immigrants are what they have always been,
a. the vanguard of the disenfranchised.
b. exemplars of vision.
c. the poorest of the poor.
d. one step up from the bottom.
4. Krikorian reminds us that at the beginning of the twentieth
century, “the primary sector of the economy,” which employed more
Americans than any other, included all of the following, except:
consciousness of an American” (from a speech by Supreme Court Justice
Louis Brandeis) is what Hudson Institute scholar John Fonte calls:
a. re-crossing the Delaware.
b. the perfect privilege.
c. patriotic assimilation.
d. overthreading the loom.
6. Riley cites the economist Richard Vedder, who in 1994 found
that if there is any correlation between immigration and unemployment,
it higher immigration is associated with:
a stabilized level of unemployment.
a greater incidence of unreported employment.
7. Riley points out that the state that is home to nearly a third of
all foreign-born U.S. workers is:
d. New York.
8. As noted by Riley, due to the fact that a certain state’s population
growth over the past ten years has been almost entirely due to
immigration (much of it illegal), that state has been sardonically
1. What are two new terms that Ahrons uses to describe divorced
families with which Marquardt takes issue?
a. Healthy and Well-Adjusted
b. Binuclear and Tribe
c. Combined and Growing
d. Groundbreaking and Courageous
2. What language would Marquardt prefer Ahrons use to describe divorced
families, other than “changed” or “rearranged”?
a. Damaged or Destroyed
b. Sad or Pitiable.
c. Unbearable or Depressing.
d. Disrupted or Sidetracked.
b. That she had her own parents participate.
c. That the kinds of questions and the interpreted answers were designed to lead her to the conclusions.
d. That Ahrons asked participants questions when they were too young
to understand what divorce was.
3. What is one of Marquardt’s biggest issues with the manner in which
Ahrons conducted her research?
a. That Ahrons spoke much too much her own experience, skewing the results
b. She had her own parents participate
c. She asked biased questions to get biased answers
d. The children didn't understand
4. According to Ahrons, all of the following are misconceptions about
a. Adult children of divorce will have life-long problems.
b. Ex-spouses are incapable of getting along.
c. Divorce is much more likely to be caused by an affair
d. Step-parents aren’t “real” parents.
5. What term has Ahrons coined to call attention to the stereotypes and
stigma often attached to divorce?
6. According to Ahrons, what is a “good divorce”?
a. One in which the divorce does not destroy meaningful family
c. One in which child custody is granted to one parent.
d. One in which a couple separates then reconciles in the context of a new relationship.
7. According to Ahrons, what is the percentage of first marriages in
the United States that end in divorce?
8. What is Ahrons’ view on fathers post-divorce, in relationships where
there is a mother and a father?
9. When Ahrons refers to “separated or divorced parents who share
custody and childrearing equally,” to whom is she referring?
b. Ex-spouses in denial about the effects the divorce
c. Parents who are ordered by court to contribute to their child’s or children’s upbringing.
10. According to Ahrons, when open conflict exists between spouses (or
partners) that affects daily life, it is best for the couple to:
a. Stay together, no matter the cost, for the sake of the children.
c. Speak openly in order to model healthy communication
1. According to Hill, why do most professional women not opt to reduce their work hours, even though research shows that this reduction leads to increase life satisfaction?
a. Because they have perfected their time-management skills so that
they do not need to reduce hours to complete all work and family
c. Because the reduction interferes with their abilities to feel
they’re making progress on work projects.
d. Because their workplaces do not allow such options.
2. Hill and his colleagues mentioned that the participants in their
study were more highly educated and highly paid than most average
employees. To what part of the research method does this information
pose a problem?
a. Variable selection
b. Random assignment
c. Data analysis
3. How many hours of free time were gained on average each day by
mothers working in the new-concept part-time positions when compared to
full time mothers, according to Hill and colleagues?
a. 1.2 hours
b. 3.6 hours
c. 4.5 hours
d. 8.2 hours
4. With which of the following statements would Hill and colleagues
most likely agree?
a. New concept part-time work offers no benefits
b. Full time hours should not be offered to women after birth
c. New concept part-time work offers great benefits
d. none of the above
5. According to Noonan and Corcoran, what is the single most important
element influencing women’s inability to make partner in law firms?
a. Work-family conflicts
b. High attrition rates from firms
c. Biased attitudes of lawyers who have already made partner
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