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Question 21 
Which category best applies to the Socialist Party?

Farmer-labor party. 
Bolter party. 
Party of ideological protest. 
Single-issue party. 
Progressive party.

Question 22 
The decline in voter participation since 1960 can be attributed in large part to

the belief that government is not responsive, so voting does little good. 
an increased sense of party identification among the electorate. 
more restrictive voter registration laws. 
an increase in the number of poorly educated citizens. 
greater satisfaction with government policies.

Question 23 
Broadcast media includes

radio and television. 
cooperative-owned media. 
media conglomerates. 
targeted communications. 

Question 24 
Political parties are distinguished from interest groups in American politics by the fact that interest groups do not

sponsor candidates for office under their name. 
endorse candidates in campaigns. 
maintain organizations that assist candidates in campaigns. 
financially support candidates for public office. 
endorse party platforms.

Question 25 
A political party's primary purpose is to

educate citizens about issues. 
offer different issue positions than the government. 
run candidates from their party for office. 
provide jobs for people once their candidate is elected. 
raise money for campaigns.

Question 26 
The United States ranks where among democratic nations whose eligible voting population actually votes?

At the bottom 
In the top 25 percent 
In the top 50 percent 
Above average

Question 27 
In Federalist No. 10, James Madison advocated

regulating factions' activities by passing strict laws limiting them. 
making factionalism a criminal offense. 
replacing factions with political parties. 
a system that would inherently control the effects of factions. 
increased power and control for factional alliances.

Question 28 
A citizen appearing before a board to protest high property taxes is engaging in

protest behavior. 
influencing behavior. 
unconventional participation. 
direct incitement. 
supportive behavior.

Question 29 
The "Era of Good Feelings" was characterized by

unprecedented cooperation between the two political parties. 
a lack of party competition. 
smooth relations between Congress and the president. 
high public esteem for the two political parties. 
good economic conditions.

Question 30 
Under which President did the FCC repeal application of the fairness doctrine?

Harry Truman 
Ronald Reagan

Question 31 
The typical script for an entire TV news broadcast would fill ______ of The New York Times.

two full pages 
a section 
four columns of one page 
the entire front page 
less than two columns of one page

Question 32 
The broadcast media have historically given more nearly equal treatment to political candidates than have the print media because

the broadcast media have operated under content regulations imposed by the Federal Communications Commission. 
print reporters are more biased than are broadcast reporters. 
the broadcast media have been less likely to succumb to the media events staged by the candidates. 
the print media have been more interested in reporting the "horse race" aspects of election races. 
print media typically contains more in-depth coverage.

Question 33 
Evidence indicates that the New Deal coalition forged by Franklin Roosevelt

never really dominated U.S. electoral politics. 
has been weakened by the breakup of the Solid South. 
has been replaced by a Republican majority coalition. 
continues to dominate American electoral politics at the national level. 
will not result in a Democrat winning the presidency.

Question 34 
At times, initiatives may work to the advantage of politicians because

initiatives may free a politician from having to take sides on controversial issues. 
many initiatives in recent years have attempted to impose term limits on politicians. 
many initiatives in recent years have attempted to lengthen politicians' terms of office. 
initiatives direct voters' attention away from politicians and toward issues. 
courts will ultimately decide the issue.

Question 35 
The_____Amendment to the Constitution prohibits states from denying the right to vote "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."


Question 36 
One reason for the media's impact as a socialization agent is

because the media carry clear messages about what behaviors and attitudes are and are not acceptable. 
the fact that the average American child has watched about 19,000 hours of television by the end of high school. 
the many ways that television socializes young people to question "the system." 
none of these. 
all of these.

Question 37 
When polled, citizens indicate they believe the current democratic government is non-responsive to their demands. Under democratic theory, in order to reestablish popular control of government, citizens would need primarily to

join an interest group. 
begin an initiative drive. 
write their congressional representatives. 
take matters to court. 
vote in free elections.

Question 38 
The Republican Party was established in response to the issue of

school prayer. 
states' rights. 

Question 39 
When the air you breathe is made cleaner as a result of lobbying done by an interest group to which you do not belong, you are an example of

a program monitor. 
an interest group entrepreneur. 
the PAC problem. 
free loader. 
a free rider.

Question 40 
Which interest group was able to bring about political change through a broad and sustained series of protests and unconventional actions?

Antinuclear movement 
Antilobbying association 
Civil rights movement 
Gun control faction 
right-to-life association.


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