1. Question :

(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. Question : (TCO 3) The National Rifle Association is an example of an interest group that seeks the support of primarily one party, in that it tilts strongly toward _____ candidates.

Independent

Libertarian

Republican

Tea Party

Question 3. Question : (TCO 3) Many interest groups are brought about by government, insofar as they are _____.

associated with government programs

funded largely by the government

almost exclusively based in the nation’s capital

usually formed by former politicians

Question 4. Question : (TCO 3) In countries where _____, the courts become an arena of interest-group contention.

public defenders are unavailable

the rule of law is strong

judges have little power the

rule of law is weak

Question 5. Question : (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. Question : (TCO 3) _____ allow and even encourage parties to split.

Single-member districts “

First past the post” systems

Proportional representation systems

Plurality systems

Question 7. Question : (TCO 3) Which of the following has recently done much to encourage state and local party organizations to cooperate with national party platforms?

Door-to-door canvassing

Cohesive national platforms

Computerized mailing lists

Local political pandering

Question 8. Question : (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. Question : (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.

Question10. Question : (TCO 3) Why is it that in most of the world, cities have higher turnouts than rural areas?

Partly because those who live rurally tend to feel less enfranchised

Partly because urbanites have higher education levels on average

Partly because people who have lived in the same place are less likely to vote than are transients or newcomers

Partly because men tend to vote more than women