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Study Guide for Exam 2

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Study Guide for Exam 2 Pol 101

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This is the Study Guide for Exam 2 with definitions, short answer, and Fill-in-the-Blank
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Study Guide for Exam 2 Definitions 1. Linkage Institutions o Name Examples 2. Public Opinion 3. Primary Elections 4. Political Socialization 5. Tabloid Journalism 6. Beliefs 7. Political Polarization 8. New Media 9. Independent expenditure 10. Corporate Bias 11. Facts 12. Caucuses 13. Opinion 14. Population of Interest 15. Selection Bias 16. Selective Perception 17. Advocacy Journalism 18. Margin of Error Fill in the Blank 1. We measure public opinion using __________________ ____________________. 2. The top 3 agents of adult socialization are __________________, ________________, and __________________. 3. The top 3 agents of political socialization are ___________________, ______________________, and _______________________. 4. The impressionable years are ages _____-______. 5. Citizens United vs Federal Elections Commission ruled that ______________ and ________________ can make independent expenditures, as advocating for a candidate is considered free speech. 6. The single biggest issue in every campaign is the _______________________; the next biggest issue is ___________________. 7. The _________________________ and _______________________ will get elected through popular vote; the ______________________ will get elected through the electoral college. 8. If we look at vote choice by state, we look ____________________; if we look at vote choice by county or by population, you can see we actually are not. 9. The calculus of voting is the formula _________________; however, it has been revised to the formula ______________________. 10. Elections for state office will vary. However, we hold elections for the House of Representatives every _____ years, the senate every ______ years (with ______ of the senate up for re-election every _______ years), and the president every _____ years. 11. Incumbents get re-elected because they get the most ____________________. 12. ________________ tend to turn out more to vote than men since the 1980s. 13. We hold primaries for ________________________, _______________________, and some states hold primaries for the ____________________. 14. The restrictions on state voting rights used to be that you had to be __________________, _______________, and ______________________ or have _________________________. 15. An ________________ _________________ is important for democratic governments to operate. Short Answer 1. What are some things transmitted through political socialization? 2. What is adult socialization? 3. What are the purposes of an election? 4. What is the function of the media in a democracy? 5. Are there partisan biases in traditional news media? 6. What did the 26 Amendment do? 7. How did the Civil Rights Movement increase voter turnout? Women’s Movement? 8. What are the 4 advantages of having an electoral college? 9. Why do older people tend to vote more than younger people? 10. What are the two things to consider when thinking of contributing to a campaign? 11. What is the agenda setting ability of the media? 12. What is the ultimate predictor of whether someone will turn out to vote or not? 13. What is wrong with having incorrect information? 14. Why do we have the electoral college? 15. What is the Motor Voter Act? 16. How are electors decided for each state? 17. What are the traditional journalist norms? 18. What are the 4 types of primaries and how do they function? 19. What is a PAC and how much of a candidates funding comes from them? 20. Name the 4 determinates of how someone will vote. 21. When are the voters more likely to turn out? 22. Why do more educated people tend to vote more than less educated people? 23. Why do we think we are polarized? 24. What happens if no candidate reaches the required number of electors needed to win? 25.How did the progressive era influence the cost of voting and civic duty?


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