Unit 2 Chapter 11 True/False Questions



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Unit 2
Chapter 11 - True/False Questions:


  1. Political scientists believe that many of our political attitudes are grounded in our political values.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 378-379


  1. Teaching respect for the nation and its symbols in school can help counter negative attitudes about government.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 379


  1. In elementary schools, children are taught respect for their nation and its symbols.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 379


  1. The number of first-year college students identifying themselves as middle-of-the-road is increasing.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 381


  1. College students are more likely to be liberal than to be conservative.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 381


  1. Current American high school students know less about history and government than did previous generations of high school students.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 382

  1. While many Americans get their political information from programs such as the Daily Show, fewer are getting their news from newspapers.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 382


  1. In general, race does not appear to influence political attitudes.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 384-386



  1. Women tend to have more liberal attitudes about capital punishment.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 386



  1. Men are more likely to support increased funding for the war on terrorism than are women.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 386


  1. Younger voters are more likely to support increased federal spending on student loans than are older voters.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 387


  1. Men tend to be greater supporters of military intervention.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 386


  1. The region of the country in which you live has little effect on political attitudes.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 387


  1. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks had a large effect on the political socialization of Americans.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 389


  1. Scientific public opinion polling began in the 1800s.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 389


  1. Using random sampling, the Literary Digest successfully predicted the outcome of every presidential election from 1920 to 1948.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 390


  1. The small size of the Literary Digest's sample was the main contributor to the inaccurate prediction that Alfred Landon would beat Franklin Roosevelt.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 390


  1. Straw polls, such as those used on local television newscasts, are scientifically based and accurate.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 390


  1. The question wording used in a public opinion poll can influence the validity of the results.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 392


  1. When conducted properly, stratified sampling produces fairly accurate measures of public opinion.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 393


  1. Push polls are not designed to measure public opinion; they are designed to influence election outcomes.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 395



  1. For the last ten years, the Voter News Service has provided high-quality, reliable Election Night predictions based on exit polls.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 396


  1. All public opinion polls contain error.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Synthesis

Page reference: 396


  1. Politicians frequently try to influence American public opinion.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 399-400

Chapter 13 - True/False Questions:


  1. People who vote are generally more highly educated than those who do not.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 450


  1. Voter turnout in U.S. elections is higher than in most other Western democracies.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 449


  1. Over 80 percent of young citizens voted in the 2008 presidential election.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 452


  1. More young people voted in 2008 than in 2004.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 452


  1. Whites and African Americans vote at approximately the same rate.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 450-452


  1. Hispanics are more likely to vote than whites.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 450-452


  1. Minorities are less likely to vote than are women.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 450-452


  1. Many voters grew up in families that were interested in politics.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 454-455


  1. The United States uses a system of regional primaries during presidential elections.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 486


  1. American voter registration requirements discourage some Americans from voting.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 455-456


  1. Political parties are not as effective at mobilizing voters as they used to be.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 457


  1. Turnout increased in states that adopted Election Day voter registration.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 457


  1. Voter turnout in the 2006 midterm election reached it lowest level since 1982.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 455


  1. While ticket-splitting was fairly common in the 1960s, it seldom occurs now.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 460


  1. Women are more likely to support Democratic candidates.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 461


  1. Some people vote against the party in power if they are dissatisfied with its track record while in office. This is exercising retrospective judgment.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 463

  1. While crossover is common, raiding is rare.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 465


  1. Interest groups frequently try to influence ballot measures.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 465


  1. In most Republican presidential primaries, the candidate who wins the most votes gets all of that state's delegates.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 468


  1. The United States replaced the Electoral College with a system of regional primaries to elect the president every four years.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 473


  1. All Republican governors serve as superdelegates to the Republican National Convention.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 471



  1. The Electoral College was designed to select a nonpartisan president.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 473-474


  1. Redistricting is often a contentious political process.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 479


  1. Redistricting is often done for partisan gain.

Answer: TRUE

Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 479


  1. Reapportionment is often done for partisan gain.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 476

Chapter 14 - True/False Questions:


  1. Negative campaigning is a relatively new phenomenon and was unheard of before the advent of television in the 1960s.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 502


  1. The average campaign advertisement that airs on television is 120 seconds long.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 503


  1. Spin is putting the most favorable possible interpretation on any circumstance in the campaign.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 505


  1. Campaign finance laws attempt to balance the freedom of speech with the need to prevent political corruption.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 510



  1. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 eliminated hard-money contributions to candidates.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 510


  1. John McCain was a co-sponsor of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 510


  1. The Federal Election Campaign Act was Congress’s first attempt to regulate campaign finance.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 510


  1. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act’s prohibition on soft money was declared unconstitutional in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission because it stifled the freedom of speech of political parties and ordinary citizens.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 510


  1. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act eliminated soft-money contributions to political parties.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 510


  1. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act emphasized a publicly funded campaign finance system, instead of financing campaigns through private contributions.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 510


  1. The United States is the only country that regulates campaign finance.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 510


  1. Some nations limit the length of their campaigns.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 510


  1. Political action committees can give an unlimited amount of money to candidates during an election cycle.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 512


  1. The evidence that PACs buy votes is overwhelming.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 513


  1. The modern PAC era began in the 1990s.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 513


  1. Individuals and political parties supply more than 60 percent of all money spent by or on behalf of House candidates.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 513


  1. U.S. Senate campaigns receive about 60 percent of their funds from PACs.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 513


  1. Individuals and political parties supply a majority of all money spent by or on behalf of candidates for federal office.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 513


  1. Individuals and political parties supply a greater percentage of the money spent by or on behalf of presidential candidates than they do for congressional candidates.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 513



  1. Express advocacy advertisements are banned by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 515


  1. The news media usually regard political candidates with suspicion.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 504


  1. Third-party candidates for president easily qualify for public funding for their campaigns.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 515


  1. As the biggest source of money for campaigns, PACs threaten to destroy the legitimacy of the election process.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 513


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