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Basic Terms and Concepts of Political Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is part of civil society?

Question 2 2.

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 3 3. Which of the following would NOT be included in consumption?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Tommy's Tweezers has had a change in inventory, increasing by 100,000. What component of the GDP would this affect?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following refers to voter participation?

Question 7 7. What political science discipline is concerned with the study of how people and institutions interact in the political environment?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is incorrect about citizenship in the United States?

Question 9 9. Which of the following refers to an individual's or group's right to use power by making decisions, giving directives, and demanding compliance?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is best suited for a capitalist system?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which of the following accurately and completely describes the scope of political science?

Question 13 13. 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?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT an example of the way democracy is exercised in the modern political system of the United States?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is incorrect?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 17 17. If you needed to increase the GDP, why might you focus on consumption to do this?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 20 20. Which of the following goals do the rules of American politics accomplish?

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Question 21 21. Civil society can be viewed as what concept?

Question 22 22. Which of the following best defines the ability of individuals and groups to create and enforce policies and manage public resources?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. When it comes to government, politics:

Question 25 25. Which of the following is a current trend in American politics?

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Question 26 26. What's the best explanation of citizenship?

Question 27 27. Which discipline studies the interaction between states and other international actors?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. 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 30 30. What is the best explanation of a State?

Basic Terms and Concepts of Political Science Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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