American Government

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  1. Both liberals and conservatives accept most of the economic reforms of the New Deal
    T
  2. Populists and progressives advocated economic reforms that would strengthen the government's role
    T
  3. Contemporary liberals believe that a strong central government is necessary to reduce economic inequalities and enhance personal morality
    F
  4. Neoliberals have repudiated the New Deal and Great Society legacies while emphasizing the promotion of wealth
    F
  5. Edmund Burke believed that inequality among men meant that a ruling class of ability and property must control government
    T
  6. Early American conservatives believed that only men who owned property should be allowed to vote.
    T
  7. Contemporary conservatism remains essentially an ideology of the wealthy upper class
    F
  8. Democratic socialism essentially supports the democratic process and the ideals of capitalism
    F
  9. Libertarians would support the repeal of laws forbidding prostitution, pornography, and gambling.
    T
  10. With what is political ideology concerned?
    a.  proper functions of government
    b.  issues of liberty and equality
    c.  distribution of goods and services
    d.  all of the above
    d.  all of the above
  11. Radical ideologies such as democratic socialism and libertarianism
    A.  accept the basic principles of capitalism as a successful economic system
    B.  function outside of the democratic process
    C.  have become a major challenge to liberalism and conservatism
    D.  challenge much of the existing social and political order
    D.  challenge much of the existing social and political order
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  12. According to John Locke's contract theory of the state, which of the following is true?
    A.  the experience of past generations is the most reliable guide to good government
    B.  a ruling class of ability and property much control government
    C.  the state gains its legitimacy from the consent of the governed
    D.  all men and women are allowed a voice in government
    C.  the state gains its legitimacy from the consent of the governed
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  13. Classical Liberal such as Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson believed
    A.  in a strong central government
    B.  that government expenditures should be limited to infrastructure projects such as roads and canals
    C.  that unregulated capitalism resulted in rule by a moneyed aristocracy
    D.  that liberty was the absence of government interference with the rights of citizens
    D.  that liberty was the absence of government interference with the rights of citizens
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  14. Which of the following classical liberal beliefs did populism and progressive oppose?
    A.  a ruling class of ability and property should run government
    B.  railroads, telegraph, and basic industries should be nationalized
    C.  the role of government should be limited
    D.  governmnet should be further democratized by extending the franchise.
    C.  the role of government should be limited
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  15. New Deal contemporary liberalism
    A.  repudiated the ideals of capitalism
    B.  favored a decreased role of government in the economy
    C.  is based on the belief that government should provide basic material guarantees for every individual
    D.  changed the constituency of liberalism to include the entrepreneurial class
    C.  is based on the belief that government should provide basic material guarantees for every individual
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  16. In the areas of national security and personal morality, liberals
    A.  support expanding the role of the CIA in foreign affairs
    B.  are likely to oppose military intervention as the main approach to foreign policy
    C.  show little tolerance to different lifestyles
    D.  seek to increase the role of government
    B.  are likely to oppose military intervention as the main approach to foreign policy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Neoliberals
    A.  favor policies that call for greater government and business cooperation
    B.  support expanding the size and role of government unions
    C.  prefer reducing defense spending to military reforms
    D.  favor tying civil service and military benefits to the cost to living
    A.  favor policies that call for greater government and business cooperation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. What did Edmund Burke believe?
    A.  each generation should remake society to fit the changing environment
    B.  society grew slowly and with purpose
    C.  governmnet should listen to the public's appreciation of tradition and custom
    D.  there was a natural equality among men
    B.  society grew slowly and with purpose
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  19. Which of the following is true of John Adams?
    A.  he believed that laws and government are needed to promote public virtue and curb private greed
    B.  He agreed with Burke's association of property rights with a landed aristocracy.
    C.  he supported Jefferson's notion of the natural goodness of humankind
    D.  He called for universal manhood suffrage
    A.  he believed that laws and government are needed to promote public virtue and curb private greed
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. According to William Graham Summer, with what two chief things does government have to deal?
    A.  the property of men and the honor of women
    B.  military defense and civil liberties
    C.  crime and poverty
    D.  social welfare and economic growth
    A.  the property of men and the honor of women
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  21. Which of the following statement about contemporary conservatives is false?
    A.  they oppose the use of the popular referendum and other means of direct democracy
    B.  they challenge the idea of quotas and other affirmative action policies
    C.  they defend economic individualism against the growth of the welfare state
    D.  they believe taht the state must promote virtue and social responsiblity
    A.  they oppose the use of the popular referendum and other means of direct democracy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Neoconservatives
    A.  support the idea of welfare state in principle but not in practice
    B.  call for more regulation of business to promote economic growth
    C.  stress policies that lower taxes on large incomes
    D.  support racial and sexual quotas
    C.  stress policies that lower taxes on large incomes
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Democratic socialists believe in
    a.  a limit on individual wealth and property
    b.  equality of results
    c.  extensive governmental regulation of the economy
    d. all of the above
    d. all of the above
  24. Which of the following do contemporary American socialists favor?
    A.  dismantling the New Deal welfare state
    B.  public ownership characterized by government owned and controlled businesses and factories
    C.  increasing the work week to 45 hours so as to encourage economic growth
    D.  a massive public works program for rebuilding America's infrastructure
    D.  a massive public works program for rebuilding America's infrastructure
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. To what can the intellectual roots of libertarianism be traced?
    A.  populism and progressivism
    B.  the New Deal
    C.  classical liberalism
    D.  the philosophy of Edmund Burke
    C.  classical liberalism
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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