Media & Culture in U.S. Politics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Many media outlets have reported extensively on the long wait times for veterans seeking medical attention through VA hospitals. Several of those outlets neglected to cover the federal corruption and bureaucratic difficulties that led to the poor care of veterans. This is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. How does the increased use of social media affect political candidates?

Question 3 3. A system of general political traditions, customs and beliefs is known as _____.

Question 4 4. The common cultural goals in our country, such as freedom, equality and liberty, are examples of _____.

Question 5 5. Callie is browsing her Facebook feed. She notices that several of her friends are sharing articles from an organization called The Society for the Rehumanization of American Music. She goes to the organization's website and realizes she agrees with what they have to say about bringing imagination and soul back to modern music. Callie starts supporting and promoting their efforts. Callie's political attitude has been shaped through _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is least likely to be considered an opinion leader?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is the best example of the media acting as a platform?

Question 8 8. The process by which people form their ideas about politics is known as _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of the watchdog role of the media?

Question 10 10. A key American belief is that citizens are in partnership with their government. Within this relationship, the government grants rights to the citizens, and the citizens have responsibilities to the government. This belief about our political system is called _____.

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Question 11 11. How was the political system impacted when candidates began presenting themselves on television in the 70's?

Question 12 12. A researcher wants to know the public's opinion about a new government regulation. He chooses to poll ten people that he finds eating together at a restaurant. Which of the following statements is true about this poll?

Question 13 13. Any means of communication intended to reach a general, public audience is known as _____.

Question 14 14. Which type of political culture exhibits citizens with knowledge of the political system but are passive participants?

Question 15 15. Juan wants to know the opinion of the college student population regarding the use of student loans to cover college costs. In order to do this, he decides to ask eight of his closest friends what they think about the topic. Will the results of this poll be valid?

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Question 16 16. Al Gore leverage the power of opinion leaders to gain support for which issue?

Question 17 17. Your favorite presidential candidate is appearing on a television talk show. You learn that your least favorite candidate will be on the same show the next day. The television station is likely honoring the _____.

Question 18 18. A pollster asks you, 'Are you in favor of the death penalty for serial killers?' What's wrong with this public opinion polling question?

Question 19 19. Connor used to work in the law office of one of the presidential candidates. Connor thinks the candidate is unethical and doesn't want them to be elected. Connor writes a letter expressing his opinion and posts it to his Facebook page and his Twitter feed. This is an example of which media role?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is associated with bias by selection of sources?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following does not affect public opinion?

Question 22 22. How would someone who understands the American belief in equality and is on the lookout for violations of this principle, interpret the story of a hardworking high school student who applied but was not accepted to any college?

Question 23 23. The Governor of Illinois decides he'd like to raise the minimum wage in his state. Before releasing any other information, his press secretary tweets: 'Governor to help millions by supporting wage increase.' This is an example of _____.

Question 24 24. The host of a popular daytime radio show ignores his guest's use of profanity during their lively on-air conversation. This violates the FCC's _____.

Question 25 25. A presidential candidate called John Smith sends most of his messages through Twitter. He also tries to maintain an active account on Facebook. These are his two main ways of communicating with voters. This means that he primarily relies on which of the following?

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Question 26 26. What is the specific term for those people who interpret and disseminate political messages for the average person, to help him or her understand complex political issues?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of bias by labeling?

Question 28 28. We call people who are self-professed experts in a particular field, especially those who are called upon to provide comments or opinions in the media?

Question 29 29. The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution conferred citizenship upon birth, an act that protected the rights of newly freed slaves. This and other Amendments ensure the _____ of U.S. citizens.

Question 30 30. What type of political culture is characterized by citizens that are locally focused with little to no interest in politics?

Media & Culture in U.S. Politics Chapter Exam Instructions

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