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Question 11.America's modern public assistance programs have their beginnings in _____.
Question 22.When defendants are told they have 'the right to remain silent,' this means that _____.
Question 33.A statistical measurement of how well a poll reflects the actual views of the population is called a _____.
Question 44.In a _____, government officials are elected by voters, and officials are re-elected every few years.
Question 55.Which of the following terms describe the problem of different bureaucratic agencies doing the exact same thing?
Question 66.If a government only has powers that are clearly given to it, this government is a _____.
Question 77.The emergence of the _____ marked the beginning of the two-party system in the United States.
Question 88._____ refers to the influence of the federal government's taxation and spending policies.
Question 99.Lobbyists represent _____.
Question 1010.The Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education concerned which issue?
Question 1111.The first type of federalism that was used in the United States was _____.
Question 1212._____ jurisdiction applies for cases between citizens of different states, or between a United States citizen and a foreign citizen.
Question 1313.Which of the following best describes the role of primary elections?
Question 1414.How did the increase of politicians on television in the 1970s influence American politics?
Question 1515.In the United States government, bills can be introduced only by _____.
Question 1616.You have been asked to summarize the effect of The Pendleton Act of 1883 for a class presentation. Basically, you will describe how The Pendleton Act:
Question 1717.Relationships between bureaucratic agencies, congressional committees, and _____ are covered by the Iron Triangle association.
Question 1818.Keeping the country united through a sense of community, patriotism, and national pride, coupled with WHICH of the following items BEST characterize traditional roles of the U.S. government?
Question 1919.You are a respected member of the community who has volunteered at the local dog shelter for many years. You minored in political science and have an M.B.A. in economics. You decide you want to run for political office. As you have been working as a teacher, you don't have that much money, nor connections to donors. Which of the following is a factor that might hamper your campaign?
Question 2020.Republicans and Democrats both agree on which of the following concerning education policy?
Question 2121.Which of the following organizations do Republicans believe SHOULD NOT have much of a role in the development of elementary and secondary education policy?
Question 2222.Newspapers, television, radio, and the internet are all examples of:
Question 2323.Which of the following answer choices contains the best definition of propaganda?
Question 2424.You have plenty of responsibilities regarding the stability of the political and legal system of the United States. Formally, one of your tasks is nominating federal judges. Which of the following are you?
Question 2525.In order to file a lawsuit, a group must show that it has enough connection to the case to support its participation as a party to the case. This is known as having:
Question 2626.Which of the following statements about presidential pardons is most accurate?
Question 2727.When a presidential decision is made in the best interests of the nation, that decision should best benefit which of the following?
Question 2828.Which of the following BEST defines federalism?
Question 2929.Which of the following scenarios is caused specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment?
Question 3030.The president is attending a G-8 summit. During this meeting, he enters into a trade agreement with the Russian government without seeking the advice or consent of the Senate. Is this action legal?
Question 3131.The U.S. wants to set up a new treaty with Canada. The president works on negotiating this treaty. Which other governmental body has a role to play in the acceptance or rejection of a treaty with another country?
Question 3232.Why was the tenth amendment enacted?
Question 3333.The Third Amendment to the Constitution prohibits which of the following?
Question 3434.What was the basis for the Supreme Court's original ruling on Brown v. Board of Education in 1954?
Question 3535.The _____ Movement focused on the rights of African Americans.
Question 3636.The free rider problem, inherent in most political systems, is BEST described by which of the following statements?
Question 3737.Which of the following is a direct lobbying technique used by interest groups?
Question 3838.Which of the following positions has a term limit of two terms?
Question 3939.Which of the following is NOT correct regarding Congress?
Question 4040.All of the following are examples of conventional political participation EXCEPT:
Question 4141.The process by which people form their ideas about politics is known as _____.
Question 4242.The right to remain silent implies _____.
Question 4343.The ability of the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down legislation that is unconstitutional was confirmed in:
Question 4444.Which of the following is NOT a mechanism for political change?
Question 4545.What is the term that best describes the following structure: a group of loosely associated individuals who share common political views, apply a similar ideological frame to the issues, and will often unite to accomplish a common goal?
Question 4646.Which of the following is NOT a goal of the U.S. government that can be accomplished by fiscal policy?
Question 4747.The Federal Reserve has noticed that expenditures are decreasing and that the number of loans requested has decreased significantly. What will they aim to do to increase the number of loan requests?
Question 4848.WHICH of the following is a metaphor used to describe the complex procedures and rules followed by bureaucrats in government operations?
Question 4949.Which answer choice BEST describes the characteristics of a single-issue voter?
Question 5050.Bob has recently retired and begins to draw Social Security. He is taking advantage of an _____.
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