Public, Social, and Environmental Policy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following recipients is likely entitled to SSI benefits?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Choose which of the following is an example of option identification as a step of the policy process?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. How many steps are there to the Rational-Comprehensive Model of public policy?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of a foreign policy goal?

Question 7 7. A system of beliefs that is used to justify a policy action is called what?

Question 8 8. Republicans and Democrats both agree on which of the following concerning education policy?

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. Which Medicare program provides coverage for prescription drugs?

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Question 11 11. How does command and control regulation limit the amount of pollution emitted by a coal-burning plant every year?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Head Start is a program that works towards achieving equality in education, something consistent with _____ ideology

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. 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 16 16. Which of the following individuals is eligible for SSDI benefits?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is contrary to the Democratic party's educational policy preferences?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is true about current U.S. environmental policy?

Question 19 19. Revenue used to fund social insurance programs in the United States is generally funded by which of the following?

Question 20 20. Jason currently receives TANF for himself and his two young children. How many years during his lifetime can he receive these benefits?

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Question 21 21. Tom receives a tax credit for installing solar panels on his home. This is an example of _____ regulation.

Question 22 22. All of the following are social insurance programs in the United States, EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. The roots of today's federal public assistance programs originated during _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following acts is the first modern federal environmental law?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Tina is a single parent with four children who works for minimum wage. Which of the following tax credits does she qualify for?

Question 27 27. Which U.S. government agency handles most of the federal housing programs?

Question 28 28. Which of the following policies is primarily focused on the general welfare of a country's citizens?

Question 29 29. What type of analysis is commonly used in the selection and implementation step of creating public policy?

Question 30 30. Jack is an environmental activist. One of his closing lines at a rally was, 'Both the president and Congress should strive to do more for the environment. They should stay clear of interest groups that are preventing progress and actively funding the re-election of any legislator who will say that global warming is a myth.' Why was it correct for Jack to mention these people and institutions?

Public, Social, and Environmental Policy 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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