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Question 1

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) Who generally belongs to interest groups?

A multiplicity of people

Primarily the middle class

Almost exclusively the well educated

Suburbanites and urbanites

Question 2

0 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) Why did the 2010 healthcare reform bill contain no provision for public insurance options?

The insurance industry blocked the Democrats' efforts for a public option.

The people had no desire for a public option.

Democrats were not interested in a public option.

Farmers, heavily invested in the insurance industry, blocked them

Question 3

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) Bureaucracies have become big and powerful, developing _____ of their own.

candidates

interests

political parties

media outlets

Question 4

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) Some interest groups maintain a low profile by promoting their objectives without _____ them.

lobbying for

fully funding

advertising

openly debating

Question 5

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) Which of the following is a function of political parties?

Parties limit voters’ choices by narrowing the playing field.

Parties function as an input device, allowing citizens to get their needs heard.

Parties decide the issues for televised political debates.

Parties nominate candidates, thereby increasing voter efficacy.

Question 6

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) Why does proportional representation (PR) allow and even encourage parties to split?

PR systems assign parliamentary seats in proportion to the percentage of votes in that district.

PR systems designate representation on a flat regional basis.

PR systems allow only a simple plurality to win.

Voters in PR systems tend to be less loyal to their parties.

Question 7

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) Which of the following is an advantage to having less powerful, less centralized parties?

Fluid and flexible parties may be better able to process demands from a wider range of citizens.

Multiple party platforms possess greater persuasive abilities over the general public.

Parties can form a stronger organizational identity based around a single, cohesive ideology.

Third parties can effectively shoot for power grabs at legislative seats.

Question 8

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) What do you think might be a side effect of or a cause of nations with very high voter turnout having that level of turnout?

They may have a kind of political fever in which partisan politics has become too intense.

They likely play host to elections in which indistinct personalities and a relatively unified electorate bring out more voters.

They probably don’t offer automatic voter registration.

They usually have mandatory voting.

Question 9

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) What was the relationship between African American voting rates and Barack Obama’s run for president?

African American voting rates rose to those of white voters as African American income and education levels rose.

African American voting rates unexpectedly remained far below those of white voters as African American income and education levels remained steady.

African American voting rates rose to those of Hispanic voters as African American income and education levels rose.

African American voting rates fell unexpectedly below those of white voters despite African American income and education levels rising.

Question 10

3 / 3 pts

(TCO 3) Why might factory workers in small towns feel a different sense of the stakes elections hold than executives and professionals?

Factory workers in small towns may perceive a great deal of difference between candidates, noticing considerable change from one administration to another, and executives and professionals feel generally less involved but still perceive a direct correlation between who wins and their personal fortunes.

Factory workers in small towns may perceive little difference between candidates, noticing little change from one administration to another, and although executives and professionals share this sense of noticing little change from one administration to another, they still perceive a direct correlation between who wins and their personal fortunes.

Factory workers in small towns may perceive little difference between candidates, noticing little change from one administration to another, and executives and professionals feel involved and perceive a direct correlation between who wins and their personal fortunes.

Executives and professionals may perceive little difference between candidates, noticing little change from one administration to another, and factory workers in small towns feel involved and perceive a direct correlation between who wins and their personal incomes.