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School: University of Texas at Arlington
Department: Science
Course: US Government
Professor: Boyea
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: PoliticalScience2311, RichardMillsap, UTA, Exam 1, ReadingQuestions, and Chapter11
Name: PoLS 2311 EXAM 1 PART 4
Description: Reading Question Review over chapter 11 for Exam
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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background image The Logic of American Politics, 7 th  Edition Test Bank
Chapter 11 (some questions missing because I deleted some) 21 questions
4.  Elections allow ordinary citizens to, in aggregate, a. essentially support the status quo. B. express how they feel about government although elected officials do not take the voters’ views 
into account when they make policy choices.
c. avoid working for the duration of election day.
d. reward or punish elected officials for their performance in office.
5. Pluralist politics is all about building coalitions, which means a. getting people to agree to cooperate in elections in order to make governing possible.
b. that it is essential to make sure that the political party contains as many interests as possible.
C. getting people to agree on an action even in the absence of agreement on the purposes of the action.
d. getting people to agree to an action as long as there is an agreement about the purpose of the action.
6. A republic differs from a democracy because a. republics are generally small and the people are generally responsible for making all of the major 
decisions.
b. democracies have parliamentary governments and the people are directly responsible for making all 
major decisions.
c. democracies have a large number of interests and one person is selected to mediate between the 
competing interests.
D. republics delegate power to a smaller number of elected citizens and republics often have a greater 
number of citizens and a greater sphere of country.
7. The sheer size of the new country meant that if Americans were going to govern themselves a. self­government by direct democracy was the way to ensure that all of the major interests in society 
were represented.
B. direct democracy was going to be impossible and the people would have to delegate their authority to a
small number of representative agents.
c. they would need to ensure that the President had a strong set of powers so that he could exercise the 
authority of the federal government throughout the country.
d. only a dictatorship could possibly reconcile the competing economic and religious interests in the 
states.
8. The decision of representative democracies to hold regular, free, and competitive elections represents A. an imperfect solution to the problem of delegation.
b. the perfect solution to the problem of delegation.
c. an imperfect solution to the problem of transaction costs.
d. a perfect solution to coordination problems.
9. Which of the following is not a way that elections ameliorate the problem of delegation of authority? a. They give ordinary citizens a say in who represents them.
background image b. The prospect of future elections gives officeholders who want to keep their jobs a motive to be  responsive agents.
c. They provide powerful incentives for those who want to replace officeholders to monitor and report on 
their activities.
D. The requirement that all citizens must vote ensures that the electorate is representative of all interests.
10. Which of the following is true about voting in the United States prior to the American Revolution? A. Every colony imposed a property qualification for voting.
b. Most of the colonies allowed women to vote.
c. There were robust laws protecting voting rights for blacks, Catholics, and Jews.
d. Voting was not introduced because all of the major decisions were made in England.
11. Every expansion of suffrage since the adoption of the Constitution has had to do which of the  following?
a. Be unanimously approved in the Senate
b. Be unanimously approved in the House
C. Overcome both philosophical objections and mundane calculations of political advantage
d. Be enforced at the state level with the federal military 12. Why did property restrictions and voting restrictions exist in the colonies?
a. Too many poor people were well­educated in the public schools and this threatened to upset the social 
order.
B. Members of the upper­class minority took for granted their right to govern and were not about to risk 
the existing social order by extending voting rights.
c. The colonial charters required the colonies to follow the same rules and procedures for voting as in 
England.
d. Since land was easier to acquire and more evenly distributed, royal authorities imposed restrictions to 
limit the ability of the colonists to gain experience with self­government. 15. Universal suffrage for women was achieved
a. after the Civil War with the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment.
b. through state­level action alone; the national government has never formally changed the Constitution 
but has simply reinterpreted it to include women.
C. in 1920 with the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment.
d. at the end of World War II with the adoption of the Universal Women’s Suffrage Act.
18. Lowering the voting age to 18 in 1971 reflected a. Supreme Court decisions that the drinking age and the voting age needed to be the same.
b. a deep desire among political reformers to increase electoral turnout.
C. political needs provoked by the Vietnam War as antiwar activists were young, but supporters of the 
war wanted to enfranchise the troops fighting for the country.
d. regulations issued by the Department of Justice following the passage of the Voting Rights Act that any
discriminatory barriers in elections needed to be removed.
19. Opponents have voiced numerous objections for expanding the franchise, but what has not happened  as a result of reducing barriers to voting?
a. Those who do not own property have not despoiled those who do own property.
b. There was a decline in the percentage of those eligible to turn out and vote.

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School: University of Texas at Arlington
Department: Science
Course: US Government
Professor: Boyea
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: PoliticalScience2311, RichardMillsap, UTA, Exam 1, ReadingQuestions, and Chapter11
Name: PoLS 2311 EXAM 1 PART 4
Description: Reading Question Review over chapter 11 for Exam
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