Our earliest views of politicalmatters usually come from ..
parents
All of the following are conservativereligious groups or individuals EXCEPT
Al Sharpton.
Which group is least likely to supportGeorge W. Bushs handling of the war               in Iraq
blacks
Church attendance is highest in the
south
__________ is one measure of a polls             reliability
Sampling error
Most national surveys and commercial   polls use samples of _________ individuals to obtain fairly accurate            pol...
600 to 1,000
Why did the Literary Digest fail toaccurately predict the outcome of the     1936 presidential election?
It oversampled middle class and         wealthy voters
On which of the following questionswould an American be the least likely        to give a response?
"How do you think the federal government should go about    balancing the budget?
Which policy area is the president most likely to have success in   influencing public opinion
Foreign affairs
In a 2004 survey, what percent ofAmericans were unable to identify the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
69%
Americans would appear to have themost difficulty forming opinions about    government policies towards
Crisis in darfur
The authors of The Federalist Papers were convinced that
all government rests on public opinion
The humanitarian nature of which of  the following conflicts helped to minimize the gender gap regarding       military in...
Kosovo
The office holders who organize  themselves and pursue policyobjectives under a party label are        referred to as the
Governmental party
In 1832, who was nominated in thefirst large national party nominating              convention?
Andrew jackson
Issue-oriented politics encourages
Ticket splitting
The gradual change in partisanship in   the South from Democratic to Republican during the 1990s is an            example of
Secular realignment
Third-party House candidates are most          likely to emerge if
there is close party competition  between the Democrats and   Republicans in the district
Who ran under the Bull Moose Party?
Theodore Roosevelt
Third party candidates are more likelyto emerge under what circumstances
All of the above increase the likelihood         of a minor party victory.
Funds which can be used for directelectioneering, but are limited andregulated are called ___________.
Hard money
Which of the following think tanksprides itself on being more scholarly          and less partisan?
The Brookings Institution
The smallest unit of the party      organization is
The precinct
Congressional party unity..
has increased dramatically since the               1970s
A member of which of the following   groups is most likely to be a           Democrat?
Working women
One particularly influential party-    oriented president was
FDR
All of the following are examples ofconventional political participation                except
protesting
Which of the following helps explainwhy wealthier citizens are more likely              to vote?
Wealthy citizens are more likely tothink that the system works for them
Women…
currently make up a majority of the          U.S. electorate.
A second primary election for the twocandidates who received the greatestnumber of votes in the first primary, is         ...
A run-off primary
In the 2003 California gubernatorialrecall election, Arnold Schwarzenegger         was elected through a
recall
An election that allows citizens insome states to propose legislation andsubmit it to the voters for popular vote         ...
An initiative
Which of the following is a problemwith the congressional district plan to    overhaul the Electoral College
It would allow the possibility that thewinner of the popular vote would lose             the election
Delegates who come to the Democratic National Convention byvirtue of their status as elected party           officials are...
superdelegates
Which of the following trends most accurately captures the changing nature of presidential elections?
A majority of states use primary elections rather than caucuses
What is the "scare off" effect?
High-quality challengers are less likely    to run against an incumbent
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act
All of the above.
During the nomination campaign, party leaders are primarilyconcerned with ________, while partyactivists are concerned wit...
Electability; ideology
Who does the bulk of the voter canvassing for a campaign?
volunteers
The communications director is       responsible for
The candidates overall media strategy
The two basic methods of voter         canvass are
door-to-door solicitations and phone               banks
Which campaign staffer interactsand communicates with journalists and provides the media with the  "bad news" of the campa...
Press secretary
The process by which a campaign reaches individual voters, eitherdoor-to-door or over the phone, is          referred to as
Voter canvassing
In the 1976 debate, President Gerald   R. Ford incorrectly claimed that
Poland was not under soviet        domination
Which of the following campaigns may     be eligible for public funds
Presidential campaigns
A majority of PAC contributions go to
incumbents
What was soft money?
a virtually unregulated way for      individuals and politicalcommittees to funnel contributions  of political campaigns t...
President ________ was the first to use radio as a medium to connect      with the American publi
FDR
Which of the following is a wireservice that distributes stories to newspapers around the world?
The associated press
Which of the following is adisadvantage of private ownership of the media in the United States
The media decides what stories itcovers based on what makes the         most money.
Why are the broadcast media morestrictly regulated than the print media
Broadcast media leases public          airwaves
In ________, the U.S. Supreme     Court ruled that only in rarecircumstances would prior restraint      of the press be pe...
New York Times Co. v. U.S
Which of the following is an effect  of the Supreme Courts ruling in New York Times Co. v. Sulliva
The press is less worried aboutreporting on a candidates character
Public opinion is least likely to be affected by media coverage o
US health care policy
Which of the following accuratelydescribes American journalists?
Anti-establishment
the activities of a group or     organization that seeks toinfluence legislation and persuade  political leaders to suppor...
lobbying
An interest group whose primarypurpose is promoting the financialinterests of its members is known               as a/an
Economic interest group
Social capital..
Encourages civic virtue
According to transactionstheory, interest groups represent
elites
Religious and ideologicallyconservative groups were founded           in response t
The success of liberal groups
Pat Robertsons Christian Coalition  is an example of what kind of          interest group?
Religious group
An iron triangle or an issuenetwork is a symbiotic relationship     between which groups
Congress, interest groups, and   bureaucratic agencies
The business Democracy, Data, &Communications (DDC) attempts to
Mobilize the grassroots
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  1. 1. Our earliest views of politicalmatters usually come from ..
  2. 2. parents
  3. 3. All of the following are conservativereligious groups or individuals EXCEPT
  4. 4. Al Sharpton.
  5. 5. Which group is least likely to supportGeorge W. Bushs handling of the war in Iraq
  6. 6. blacks
  7. 7. Church attendance is highest in the
  8. 8. south
  9. 9. __________ is one measure of a polls reliability
  10. 10. Sampling error
  11. 11. Most national surveys and commercial polls use samples of _________ individuals to obtain fairly accurate polling results.
  12. 12. 600 to 1,000
  13. 13. Why did the Literary Digest fail toaccurately predict the outcome of the 1936 presidential election?
  14. 14. It oversampled middle class and wealthy voters
  15. 15. On which of the following questionswould an American be the least likely to give a response?
  16. 16. "How do you think the federal government should go about balancing the budget?
  17. 17. Which policy area is the president most likely to have success in influencing public opinion
  18. 18. Foreign affairs
  19. 19. In a 2004 survey, what percent ofAmericans were unable to identify the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  20. 20. 69%
  21. 21. Americans would appear to have themost difficulty forming opinions about government policies towards
  22. 22. Crisis in darfur
  23. 23. The authors of The Federalist Papers were convinced that
  24. 24. all government rests on public opinion
  25. 25. The humanitarian nature of which of the following conflicts helped to minimize the gender gap regarding military intervention?
  26. 26. Kosovo
  27. 27. The office holders who organize themselves and pursue policyobjectives under a party label are referred to as the
  28. 28. Governmental party
  29. 29. In 1832, who was nominated in thefirst large national party nominating convention?
  30. 30. Andrew jackson
  31. 31. Issue-oriented politics encourages
  32. 32. Ticket splitting
  33. 33. The gradual change in partisanship in the South from Democratic to Republican during the 1990s is an example of
  34. 34. Secular realignment
  35. 35. Third-party House candidates are most likely to emerge if
  36. 36. there is close party competition between the Democrats and Republicans in the district
  37. 37. Who ran under the Bull Moose Party?
  38. 38. Theodore Roosevelt
  39. 39. Third party candidates are more likelyto emerge under what circumstances
  40. 40. All of the above increase the likelihood of a minor party victory.
  41. 41. Funds which can be used for directelectioneering, but are limited andregulated are called ___________.
  42. 42. Hard money
  43. 43. Which of the following think tanksprides itself on being more scholarly and less partisan?
  44. 44. The Brookings Institution
  45. 45. The smallest unit of the party organization is
  46. 46. The precinct
  47. 47. Congressional party unity..
  48. 48. has increased dramatically since the 1970s
  49. 49. A member of which of the following groups is most likely to be a Democrat?
  50. 50. Working women
  51. 51. One particularly influential party- oriented president was
  52. 52. FDR
  53. 53. All of the following are examples ofconventional political participation except
  54. 54. protesting
  55. 55. Which of the following helps explainwhy wealthier citizens are more likely to vote?
  56. 56. Wealthy citizens are more likely tothink that the system works for them
  57. 57. Women…
  58. 58. currently make up a majority of the U.S. electorate.
  59. 59. A second primary election for the twocandidates who received the greatestnumber of votes in the first primary, is known as a/an
  60. 60. A run-off primary
  61. 61. In the 2003 California gubernatorialrecall election, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected through a
  62. 62. recall
  63. 63. An election that allows citizens insome states to propose legislation andsubmit it to the voters for popular vote is known as
  64. 64. An initiative
  65. 65. Which of the following is a problemwith the congressional district plan to overhaul the Electoral College
  66. 66. It would allow the possibility that thewinner of the popular vote would lose the election
  67. 67. Delegates who come to the Democratic National Convention byvirtue of their status as elected party officials are called
  68. 68. superdelegates
  69. 69. Which of the following trends most accurately captures the changing nature of presidential elections?
  70. 70. A majority of states use primary elections rather than caucuses
  71. 71. What is the "scare off" effect?
  72. 72. High-quality challengers are less likely to run against an incumbent
  73. 73. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act
  74. 74. All of the above.
  75. 75. During the nomination campaign, party leaders are primarilyconcerned with ________, while partyactivists are concerned with ________
  76. 76. Electability; ideology
  77. 77. Who does the bulk of the voter canvassing for a campaign?
  78. 78. volunteers
  79. 79. The communications director is responsible for
  80. 80. The candidates overall media strategy
  81. 81. The two basic methods of voter canvass are
  82. 82. door-to-door solicitations and phone banks
  83. 83. Which campaign staffer interactsand communicates with journalists and provides the media with the "bad news" of the campaign?
  84. 84. Press secretary
  85. 85. The process by which a campaign reaches individual voters, eitherdoor-to-door or over the phone, is referred to as
  86. 86. Voter canvassing
  87. 87. In the 1976 debate, President Gerald R. Ford incorrectly claimed that
  88. 88. Poland was not under soviet domination
  89. 89. Which of the following campaigns may be eligible for public funds
  90. 90. Presidential campaigns
  91. 91. A majority of PAC contributions go to
  92. 92. incumbents
  93. 93. What was soft money?
  94. 94. a virtually unregulated way for individuals and politicalcommittees to funnel contributions of political campaigns through state and local parties
  95. 95. President ________ was the first to use radio as a medium to connect with the American publi
  96. 96. FDR
  97. 97. Which of the following is a wireservice that distributes stories to newspapers around the world?
  98. 98. The associated press
  99. 99. Which of the following is adisadvantage of private ownership of the media in the United States
  100. 100. The media decides what stories itcovers based on what makes the most money.
  101. 101. Why are the broadcast media morestrictly regulated than the print media
  102. 102. Broadcast media leases public airwaves
  103. 103. In ________, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that only in rarecircumstances would prior restraint of the press be permitted
  104. 104. New York Times Co. v. U.S
  105. 105. Which of the following is an effect of the Supreme Courts ruling in New York Times Co. v. Sulliva
  106. 106. The press is less worried aboutreporting on a candidates character
  107. 107. Public opinion is least likely to be affected by media coverage o
  108. 108. US health care policy
  109. 109. Which of the following accuratelydescribes American journalists?
  110. 110. Anti-establishment
  111. 111. the activities of a group or organization that seeks toinfluence legislation and persuade political leaders to support the groups position is referred to as
  112. 112. lobbying
  113. 113. An interest group whose primarypurpose is promoting the financialinterests of its members is known as a/an
  114. 114. Economic interest group
  115. 115. Social capital..
  116. 116. Encourages civic virtue
  117. 117. According to transactionstheory, interest groups represent
  118. 118. elites
  119. 119. Religious and ideologicallyconservative groups were founded in response t
  120. 120. The success of liberal groups
  121. 121. Pat Robertsons Christian Coalition is an example of what kind of interest group?
  122. 122. Religious group
  123. 123. An iron triangle or an issuenetwork is a symbiotic relationship between which groups
  124. 124. Congress, interest groups, and bureaucratic agencies
  125. 125. The business Democracy, Data, &Communications (DDC) attempts to
  126. 126. Mobilize the grassroots

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