WEST Middle Level Humanities: Public Influence on Government Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which type of interest group exists to promote the best interests of the overall community and the good of the nation?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is true about the first New Deal, and the second New Deal?

Question 3 3. Mary decides she'd like to run for mayor. She posts the information on Facebook along with an offer for a free newsletter subscription to anyone who clicks the thumbs up button. Within a few hours, she sees that her approach has been widely successful. Mary is attempting to bring positive attention to her run for office through _____.

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. Civil society can be viewed as what concept?

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Question 6 6. Barry would normally vote in a presidential election, but this year he is attending graduate school in another state and the whole process for getting an absentee ballot seems overwhelming. Barry and many of his fellow graduate students decide they'll just skip this election. Barry's non-participation is caused by a(n) _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements about the history of interest groups is FALSE?

Question 8 8. Any choice that deals with government affairs, structure or politics is known as a _____.

Question 9 9. Sally knows the presidential election is this Tuesday, but she's not sure where to go to vote. She checks an article in her local newspaper and then finds directions using the Internet. This is an example of which media role?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. Which of the following is part of civil society?

Question 12 12. Roosevelt's program to expand the federal government, assist struggling Americans and end the Great Depression was known as which of the following?

Question 13 13. From the following pieces of New Deal legislation, which was the LEAST successful?

Question 14 14. Brian watched a television news report about conflicts in Iraq. Before this, he didn't know much about this issue. This is an example of which media role?

Question 15 15. Which of the following can influence public opinion?

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Question 16 16. Why did Johnson pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

Question 17 17. Which of the following individuals opposed aspects or the entirety of the New Deal program?

Question 18 18. How was the political system impacted when candidates began presenting themselves on television in the 70's?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a likely goal of a foreign government interest group?

Question 20 20. Why did the Great Society and its programs struggle to survive?

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Question 21 21. President Lyndon Johnson's major legislative initiative was known as which of the following?

Question 22 22. Amanda lives in a beach community. Her city is considering rezoning a strip of land on the beach to allow a high-rise condominium to be built. Amanda is against the idea since there are no other high-rise buildings in her community. She participates in a small demonstration outside the city council meeting in an attempt to get council members to vote against the proposal. This is an example of:

Question 23 23. The second New Deal occurred between which period of years?

Question 24 24. How many pieces of legislation were passed during Franklin D. Roosevelt's first 100 days in office?

Question 25 25. An interest group is an organized group of individuals with common _____ who are actively trying to influence policy makers.

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Question 26 26. What is an ideal aim of civil society?

Question 27 27. Which of the following fits the profile of the primary target of Medicare?

Question 28 28. How did the court-packing plan help Roosevelt push the second New Deal?

Question 29 29. Political participation that involves traditional or expected activities is known as _____.

Question 30 30. Which of these is NOT a commonly cited institutional barrier to participation in the political process?

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Public Influence on Government Chapter Exam Instructions

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