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Public & Social Policy: Political Science Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The roots of today's federal public assistance programs originated during _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following policies is primarily focused on the general welfare of a country's citizens?

Question 3 3. All of the following are social insurance programs in the United States, EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of a foreign policy goal?

Question 5 5. Government-set objectives relating to the health, welfare and safety of a population and the actions taken to achieve those objectives are covered by _____.

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Question 6 6. Republicans and Democrats both agree on which of the following concerning education policy?

Question 7 7. Joan is a fourteen-year-old who has not worked a day in her life. Her parents recently died. They both worked. What social insurance benefit is available to her?

Question 8 8. Which of the following recipients is likely entitled to SSI benefits?

Question 9 9. Revenue used to fund social insurance programs in the United States is generally funded by which of the following?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is contrary to the Democratic party's educational policy preferences?

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Question 11 11. A system of beliefs that is used to justify a policy action is called what?

Question 12 12. Which of the following individuals is eligible for SSDI benefits?

Question 13 13. Which Medicare program provides coverage for prescription drugs?

Question 14 14. Jason currently receives TANF for himself and his two young children. How many years during his lifetime can he receive these benefits?

Question 15 15. Tina is a single parent with four children who works for minimum wage. Which of the following tax credits does she qualify for?

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Question 16 16. How many steps are there to the Rational-Comprehensive Model of public policy?

Question 17 17. What type of analysis is commonly used in the selection and implementation step of creating public policy?

Question 18 18. Which U.S. government agency handles most of the federal housing programs?

Question 19 19. Head Start is a program that works towards achieving equality in education, something consistent with _____ ideology

Question 20 20. Which of the following organizations do Republicans believe SHOULD NOT have much of a role in the development of elementary and secondary education policy?

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Question 21 21. A significant problem in one district is that only 7% of small businesses export products. This loss in revenue causes many of them to declare bankruptcy in the first three years of starting their business. A policymaker is trying to evaluate the impact of increasing the export capacity of small businesses. Which of the following is a key question the policymaker should ask in evaluating the project?

Question 22 22. Choose which of the following is an example of option identification as a step of the policy process?

Question 23 23. Paul the policymaker believes that the main problem of his community is the very high number of drug users. He thinks the cause of the problem is that many police officers turn a blind eye to recreational drug use. Why is this an example of problem identification?

Question 24 24. A general is preparing to hold military exercises in order to display the arsenal the United States has at its disposal. What policy is this most associated with?

Question 25 25. There is a series of anti-drug TV ads that are part of a larger crime-prevention campaign. Which policy is that campaign associated with?

Public & Social Policy: Political Science Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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