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POLS 2311- Final Study Guide

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Hello! This is a perfect way to challenge yourself for the final! Often, most of these questions will appear on the exam! If you can ace these, you'll ace the final exam!
American Government and Politics
Dr. Abha Singh
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Media, policy-making, Glass-Steagall, fiscal policy, Truman Doctrine, disarmament
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POLS 2311 – FINAL REVIEW * ANSWER KEY AT THE END OF DOCUMENT 1. The public gets most of their information from which of the following? a. Print media b. Radio News c. TV News d. Online News 2. The government censors social media such as Facebook and Twitter. a. True b. False 3. Which of the following is a pitfall of corporate ownership and consolidation of news media? a. Focus on sensationalism b. Pleasing advertisers is a priority c. Profit drives all decisions d. All of the above 4. What type of information obtained by a journalist cannot be reported? a. On the record b. On background c. Off the record d. Deep background 5. Why is coverage of the Supreme Court limited? a. No public interest in Court proceedings b. Justices impose gag rule on printing information about pending cases c. Constitution forbids covering Court d. TV cameras not allowed in 6. How does the media influence public opinion? a. Through agenda setting b. Via issue framing c. By focusing on the negative d. All of the above 7. U.S. has provided welfare and social programs for its citizens since its independence. a. True b. False 8. Throughout our history, education has been viewed by political actors as means to: a. Legitimize democratic institutions POLS 2311 – FINAL REVIEW b. Facilitate assimilation c. Ensure equality d. All of the above 9. Which part of policy-making is concerned with determining what issues to discuss? a. Policy Evaluation b. Policy Formulation c. Agenda Setting d. Policy Adoption 10. Affordable Care Act is also known as Obama-Care. a. True b. False 11. Which part of Medicare is optional and covers doctor’s visits and other patient services? a. Medicare Part A b. Medicare Part B c. Medicare Part C d. Medicare Part D 12. No Child Left Behind can force schools to reorganize under which of its 4 tenants? a. Accountability b. Flexibility c. Proven methods o outcomes d. School choice e. None of the above 13. Federal environmental policy has taken a backseat lately to this. a. Economic recovery b. The need to wean the U.S. from foreign oil c. Both of the above d. None of the above 14. Which of these factors contributed to the complexity and difficulty of the policy-making process? a. The decentralized structure of government b. The different interest of different groups c. The public’s focus or lack of focus on an issue d. All of the above 15. Which is the largest health care program in the U.S with most members? POLS 2311 – FINAL REVIEW a. Medicare b. Medicaid c. Social Security d. Immunization Program 16. Fiscal policy and monetary policy are different names of the same policy. a. True b. False 17. This piece of legislation sought to regulate the banking industry and respond to financial panics. a. The Securities Act b. The Glass-Steagall Act c. The Wagner Act d. None of the Above 18. Which recession-response program bought up assets? a. TARP b. Emergency Economic Stabilization Act c. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act d. None of the above 19. The government’s use of stimulus packages in response to the recession falls under which economic policy? a. Fiscal Policy b. Income security policy c. Monetary policy d. None of the above 20. The demand and supply of dollars could be manipulated by the Fed: a. True b. False 21. This monetary policy tool can shrink or expand the money supply through the buying and selling of government debt... a. Dual mandate b. Discount rate c. Reserve requirements d. Open market operations e. None of the above 22. When citizens qualify for an income security program regardless of income, that POLS 2311 – FINAL REVIEW program is: a. Non-means tested b. Means-tested c. Both of the above d. None of the above 23. China is the US largest trading partner. a. True b. False 24. The Declaration that the U.S. was responsible for security in Latin America and the Caribbean was: a. The Monroe Doctrine b. The Roosevelt Corollary c. The League of Nations d. None of the above 25. President Obama practices the “isolationism” in US foreign policy. a. True b. False 26. Democratic enlargement, the expansion of democracy and free markets, was embraced by which president? a. Jimmy Carter b. Ronald Reagan c. Bill Clinton d. George W. Bush 27. To get around Senate approval, presidents sometimes turn to this foreign policy tool: a. Appointments b. Executive agreements c. Treaties d. Appropriations e. None of the above 28. The idea that weapons are an inherent cause of conflict and should be abolished is: a. Disarmament b. Arms control c. Denial d. Defense POLS 2311 – FINAL REVIEW 29. Relations with this country are challenging because it appears to be both primary challenger to the U.S. and logical partner: a. Brazil b. Russia c. India d. China ANSWER KEY 1. 9. C 14. 18. 22. 26. C 10. D A A C 2. B A 15. 19. 23. 27. 3. D 11. B A B B 4. C B 16. 20. 24. 28. 5. D 12. B A B A 6. D A 17. 21. 25. 29. 7. B 13. B D B D 8. D C


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