1st Quarter test

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AP US Government Politics quarter one test
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AP QUARTER TEST 1ST QUARTER US GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
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  1. All of the following are characteristics of politics EXCEPT
    A. the interrelationship of individuals and groups
    B. resolution
    C. the advocacy of minority rights
    D. compromise
    E. conflict
    C. the advocacy of minority rights
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. Which of the following best defines a set of institutions linking government, politics, and public policy?
    A. an education system
    B. an economic system
    C. a political system
    D. a socioeconomic system
    E. a social system
    C. a political system
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. Which of the following principls describs a philosophy of the Federalist Party?
    A. Federalists believed in a loose constuction of the Constitution
    B. Federalists believed that Congress should be the main cog of government
    C. Federalists believed in a strict interpretation of the Constitution
    D. Federalists believed that the interests of the common man should be reflected in government
    E. Federalists believed in a conservative interpretation of the Constitution
    A. Federalists believed in a loose construction of the Constitution
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. All of the following characteristics reflect the reasons why political parties are formed EXCEPT
    A. people band together because they have similar income
    B. people band together because of similar needs
    C. people band together because they have similar goals
    D. people band together because of similar beliefs
    E. people band together because of similar values
    A. people band together because they have similar income
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Which of the following groups reflects a view so narrow that it examines a candidate's record on only one specific issue?
    A. Republicans
    B. plurality groups
    C. Democrats
    D. single-interest groups
    E. multi-issue groups
    D. single interest groups
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. All of the following are basic tenets of our democracy today EXCEPT
    A. a belief in the worth and dignity of the individual
    B. a belief in the respect for equality
    C. a belief in universal health care
    D. a belief in the guarantee of individual freedoms
    E. a beliefe in majority rule with minority rights
    C. a belief in universal health care
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Which of the following principles is most fundamental to democratic theory?
    A. minority rule
    B. free elections
    C. a written constitution
    D. civil rights
    E. political parties
    B. free elections
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Which of the following factors is most essential to an enlightened understanding of the general citizenry?
    A. interest groups
    B. a bill of rights
    C. political parties
    D. free speech and a free press
    E. the right to property
    D. free speech and a free press
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Which of the following groups b elieves that bargaining and compromise are essential ingredients in our democracy?
    A. Democrats
    B. Republicans
    C. elitists
    D. pluralists
    E. hyperpluralists
    D. pluralists
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Which of the following theories contends that our society is divided along class lines and that a narrow upper-class strata rules regardless of the formal organization of government?
    A. elite
    B. egalitarian
    C. pluralist
    D. socialist
    E. hyperpluralist
    A. elite
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Which of the following theories claims that too many competing groups cripple government's ability to govern?
    A. elite theory
    B. democratic theory
    C. hyperpluralist theory
    D. pluralist theory
    E. class-based theory
    C. hyperpluralist theory
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Which of the following groups share the belief that the public interest is rarely translated into public policy?
    A. Democrats and Republicans
    B. elitist and pluralist
    C. pluralist and hyperpluralist
    D. elitist and hyperpluralist
    E. liberals and conservatives
    D. elitist and hyperpluralist
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Which of the following defines a "team of men (and women) banding together seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election"?
    A. constitutency
    B. political agenda
    C. political party
    D. referendum
    E. political interest group
    C. political party
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. All of the following are function of political parties EXCEPT
    A. recruiting members from the bureaucracy
    B. getting its message to teh media
    C. operating as an organization
    D. communicating with the electorate
    E. establishing its role in government
    A. recruiting members from the bureaucracy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. Which of the following political party characteristics has a national office, a full-time staff, rule, by-laws, and budgets?
    A. the party's relationship with the media
    B. the party's function as an organization
    C. the party's role in governing
    D. the party's relationship with the voter
    E. the party's need for individual contributions
    B. the party's function as an organization
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Which of the following functions do political parties perform?
    a. running campaigns
    b. giving information to voters
    c. articulating positions
    d. choosing candidates
    e. all of the above
    e. all of the above
  17. Which of the following philosophies is reflected by the majority of the American electorate?
    A. a middle-of-the-road philosophy
    B. radical philosophy
    C. extremely conservative philosophy
    D. reactionary philosophy
    E. extremely liberal philosophy
    A. a middle-of-the-road philosophy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. In the long history of the American party system, successful parties rarely stray from
    A. a solid conservative foundation
    B. a slightly conservative point of view
    C. the midpoint of public opinion
    D. a slightly liberal point of view
    E. a reactionary point of view
    C. the midpoint of public opinion
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. Which of the following best describes the nature of American political parties?
    A. two parties have always dominated
    B. America has always had a three-pary system with the third party rarely having an impact on the two major parties
    C. America is a one-party system with two branches
    D. America is a multi-partied system
    E. American political parties are dominated by extreme ideology
    A. two parties have always dominated
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. Which of the following terms means that people are gradually moving away from both parties?
    A. criticism
    B. realignment
    C. gerrymandering
    D. dealignment
    E. reevaluation
    D. dealignment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. All of the following reflect major changes that have never occured to the party system since Roosevelt's New Deal EXCEPT:
    I. party loyalty has declined
    II. those who do belong to a party are more likely to belong to the party that matches their ideology
    III. party organizations have become more energetic and effective
    IV. party loyalty has increased

    A. III and IV only
    B. I, II, III, and IV
    C. II and III only
    D. I only
    A. III and IV only
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Which of the following choices helps shape the self-proclaimed preference for one of the other party?
    A. identification
    B. dealignment
    C. socialization
    D. ideology
    E. realignment
    D. ideology
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Which of the following choices reflect the supreme power within each of the parties?
    A. national convention
    B. presidential candidate
    C. the local party
    D. party bosses
    E. the national platform
    A. national convention
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. All of the following actions represent the conventional manner people usually participate in the political process EXCEPT
    A. participation in civil disobedience to achieve political goals
    B. joinging a specific political party
    C. voting in electiongs
    D. registering to vote
    E. attending political meetings
    A. participation in civil disobedience to achieve political goals
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Which of the following terms represents the official designation of a person running for office?
    A. party nomination
    B. endorsement
    C. recall
    D. plebiscite
    E. voter referendum
    A. party nomination
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. The manner in which candidates attempt to effectively use money and media attention in order to achieve the nomination is called campaign _______
    A. risk taking
    B. strategy
    C. apathy
    D. manipulation
    E. gambling
    B. strategy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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