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American Politics Today Essentials Study Set 2

Political Science

Quiz 1 :

Understanding American Politics

Quiz 1 :

Understanding American Politics

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For James Madison, the notion that government is necessary depended mainly on
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Collective action problems
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The majority of American adults understand the importance of politics in their everyday lives.
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Cultural issues include social spending on the poor and proper taxation levels.
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It is almost impossible for people to get everything they want from the political process.
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Politics rarely involves overt conflict.
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The free rider problem occurs because people can share in the benefits of a public good whether or not they helped provide it.
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Politicians who compromise typically abandon their fundamental values and principles.
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Politics is the same thing as government.
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What did British philosopher Thomas Hobbes mean by the term "state of nature"?
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A stealth democracy would exist if government were run like a business.
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James Madison assumed that people
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Americans generally do not like politics because
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James Madison was concerned about the possibility that no faction would be able to gain a majority and thus the government would not function.
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Race and gender are significant in American elections because they remain important sources of political disagreements and identity politics, which can influence individual voting behavior.
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Libertarians believe in a proactive federal government much like liberals do.
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Federalism refers to the division of power between Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court.
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Compared to most European democracies, the United States has been relatively free of class-based politics because economics is not an important source of political conflict in America.
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To the framers of the Constitution, equality was the central principle of the new government.
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Politics has no logic to it and most everything that happens in the political world is chaotic.
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