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Basic Terms and Concepts of Political Science: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you needed to increase the GDP, why might you focus on consumption to do this?

Question 2 2. The president meets with the leaders of two countries that are currently involved in a conflict with one another. He leads them to acceptable compromises in order to diffuse tensions. Which definition of politics is seen in this example?

Question 3 3. Civil society can be viewed as what concept?

Question 4 4. Which discipline studies the interaction between states and other international actors?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is incorrect about citizenship in the United States?

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Question 6 6.

What is the GDP for the following information:

Consumption = 10,000

Investment = 2,000

Government spending = 1,000

Exports = 7,500

Imports = 7,000

Question 7 7. What is an ideal aim of civil society?

Question 8 8. Which political science discipline focuses its study on the political systems of foreign countries?

Question 9 9. What political science discipline is concerned with the study of how people and institutions interact in the political environment?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a current trend in American politics?

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Question 11 11. The professor of a political science class asks his students to watch two short videos. In the first video, a member of Congress meets with his constituents to obtain their thoughts and opinions regarding a federal highway project that will directly affect them. In the second video, three politicians are gathered together discussing a plan to back one another's projects in a way that will help all of them profit at the expense of taxpayers. The professor asks the students which video demonstrates politics in action. Which of the following is the BEST answer?

Question 12 12. What's the best explanation of citizenship?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 14 14. When it comes to government, politics:

Question 15 15. What's the broadest definition of justice according to the lesson?

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Question 16 16. What's the difference between political rights and human rights?

Question 17 17. Fairness of allocating society's resources involves what type of justice?

Question 18 18. Which of the following does not affect public opinion?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 20 20. Which of the rules governing American politics tells us that the government's powers are limited by a written and defined legal framework, which is established as the highest law in the land?

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Question 21 21. Which type of political culture exhibits citizens with knowledge of the political system but are passive participants?

Question 22 22. Which of the following goals do the rules of American politics accomplish?

Question 23 23. Tom is campaigning for the California fifth district. He is attempting to speak to his entire potential constituency. One of his voters is only interested in the legalization of soft drugs and does not care about any other aspects of Tom's policy. He doesn't even care if such a policy would have a negative impact on the state. Which of the following best describes such a voter?

Question 24 24. After a long, heated debate, the U.S. Congress has managed to agree upon two final versions of a gun control bill. However, each version has several contradicting stipulations. According to majoritarianism, what would be the best way to resolve the situation?

Question 25 25. What does the word domestic in Gross Domestic Product refer to?

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Question 26 26. What do you call a group of people that have authority over a political unit at a particular point in time?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is part of civil society?

Question 28 28. What type of political culture is characterized by citizens that are locally focused with little to no interest in politics?

Question 29 29. A hurricane hits the eastern coast of the United States, causing damage that stretches from Florida to Virginia. Representatives from each state make their cases for the amount of money needed from the federal emergency budget to repair this damage. Each representative claims to have greater needs than any other. Which definition of politics is illustrated in this example?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an example of the way democracy is exercised in the modern political system of the United States?

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