American Politics: Test 2 Study Guide
American Politics: Test 2 Study Guide POLS 1110 - 003
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American Politics Test 2 Study Guide Chapter 5: Civil Rights and Public Policy Q: Which of the following best characterizes the unamended Constitution’s treatment of equality? A: The unamended Constitution does not address equality Q: What do courts presume classifications based on race to be? A: Inherently suspect Q:Why is the Fourteenth Amendment to the Us Constitution especially significant? A: It contains the equal protection clause that has been used to increase civil rights Q: Which of the following statements best characterizes postreconstruction developments for African Americans? A: The departure of federal troops from Southern states led to a surge of segregationist laws Q: Which of the following was one of the provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? A: It prohibited discrimination in employment on the basis of race and gender Q: What was the immediate response of the South to the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education A: The south implemented the Court’s decision as slowly as possible Q: Which of the following statements is true regarding the civil rights of minority groups? A: Hernandez v. Texas helped widen the scope of protections against discrimination Q: Which of the following was part of the federal government’s strategy of forced assimilation of Native Americans under the Dawes Act of 1887? A: Tribal rituals and languages were banned Q: Why did the women's rights movement falter after the ratification of the nineteenth amendment? A: The women’s rights movement lost momentum as it lacked unified support for its goals Q: Which of the following was true prior to the start of the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century? A: Coverture deprived married women of a legal identity separate from their husbands Q: Age discrimination is permissible as long as the reason for discrimination meets the ____ standard A: Reasonableness Q: Why has there been considerable resistance to civil rights laws for the disabled? A: The high cost of programs to help the disabled Q: Which statement about affirmative action in college admissions best reflects current Supreme Court Precedent? A: Although racial quotas are unconstitutional, race may be considered as one among many factors in determining college admissions Q: Which of these statements express the sentiments of those who support affirmative action? A: Affirmative action is intended to achieve equal results, not just equal opportunities Q: Which of the following most often conflicts with the demand for greater civil rights? A: Individual liberties Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Action Q: Based on the regional shift, which of these states would most likely gain additional seats in the House of Representatives after the next census? A: Arizona Q: When does reapportionment of conversion representation take place? A: Every 10 years after each census Q: Why are Hispanics an increasingly important force in American politics A: Hispanic population growth Q: As people grow older, A: Their partisan attachments grow stronger Q: Why do some consider the media to be the “new parent”? A: Older children learn more from television than they do from their parents Q: Why are some people opposed to exit polls? A: Voters in states where polling places are still open might be inclined not to vote Q: Which of these would be most likely to influence the outcome of a poll? A: Question wording Q: Men’s and women’s opinions are the most divergent on: A: Social services Q: What is the main purpose of protests? A: To achieve policy change Q: Which of the following are group benefits voters more likely to say? A: “Democrats are the party of the working person.” Q: In the classical studyThe American Voter , who was classified as being in the "no issue content group"? A: Those who simply voted routinely for candidates based on their personalities Q: Some theorists believe that America is ruled by a small group of wealthy elites. Which of these facts best supports that theory? A: Citizens of higher socioeconomic status participate more in politics Q: When comparing blacks and whites who have the same education level, ____ A: Blacks participate more Q: Which of the following are Americans most likely to oppose? A: Government doing more to solve our country's problems Chapter 8: Political Parties Q: Which of the following consists of the elected officials who call themselves members of a party? A: The party in government Q: How do interest groups primarily differ from political parties? A: Interest groups do not run candidates in elections but parties do Q:What are you engaging in if you cast your ballot for a Democratic candidate for president and a Republican candidate for Congress? A: Split ticket voting Q:What is often seen as a major weakness of American political parties? A: They are too decentralized to promote a national platform successfully Q:What has happened to the void created by the decline of urban political machines? A: It has been filled in part by county party organization Q:Which of the following statements concerning the party organization in the United States is true? A: State party organizations are increasing in power Q: Which of the following positions is part of the republican party platform? A: Restrictions on abortion Q: What is a party’s coalition? A: The set of individuals and groups supporting it Q:What sort of realignment occurred in the United States following the 1968 election of Richard Nixon? A: A gradual realignment of Southerners from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party Q: Which electoral reform would make it easier to elect thirdparty candidates to Congress? A: Proportional representation Q:What kinds of governments are more likely to occur in democracies with multiparty systems? A: Coalition governments Chapter 9: Campaigns and Voting Behavior Q:Why is the invisible primary important for candidates? A: To win the support of party leaders and major donors Q:Who relies most heavily on the Internet for their campaign information? A: Young citizens Q: In which of the following areas should campaigns focus their efforts? A: Getting positive media attention Q:When the soft money loophole was closed, what was the next major campaign finance loophole that found its way into political campaigns? A: 527 Groups Q:Why do campaigns have less of an impact on voters than might otherwise be expected? A: Voters are strongly influenced by party identification and name recognition Q:Which of the following is a criticism of state laws that require citizens to show identification before voting? A: The laws impose an unfair burden on certain groups Q: Why do voters pay attention to a candidate's personality when deciding how to vote? A: Because voters believe that personality can predict a candidate's performance in office Q:Which of the following is most likely to be said by a newly elected president relying on the mandate theory of elections? A: "The votes have been counted and the people have spoken. It is now time to implement my campaign pledge to reform the welfare state in America." Q:In what situation can the House of Representatives determine the winner of a presidential election? A: When no candidate receives an Electoral College majority Q: What makes the U.S. election process so much longer than that of other countries? A: The U.S. public is more directly involved in the selection of candidates Q: Jolene is in favor of gay marriage and she votes for a candidate who supports gay marriage over one who does not support it. Jolene is engaging in ______. A: Policy voting Q:Why would candidates refuse campaign funding from the federal government? A: Those candidates have to submit to other restrictions but fewer restrictions apply if candidates raise money independently.
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