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Multiple-Choice Quiz

Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

This activity contains 23 questions.

Question 1.
Which of the following statements best describes the U.S. government's position in the Gulf of Tonkin incident?


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Question 2.
Which of the following is a factor which enabled the U.S. government to manipulate public opinion concerning Vietnam?


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Question 3.
Political attitudes and beliefs expressed by ordinary citizens is the definition of:


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Question 4.
Fears about the quality and stability of public opinion in the United States are:


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Question 5.
Today, public opinion can be measured with remarkable accuracy due to:


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Question 6.
The secret of success in surveying public opinion is:


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Question 7.
Representativeness in public opinion polling is best achieved when the sample being interviewed is chosen randomly from the population. By random we mean:


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Question 8.
A system of interrelated attitudes and beliefs is called:


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Question 9.
In recent years citizens' sense of political efficacy has:


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Question 10.
The sense of belonging to a party is called:


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Question 11.
Which of the following statements is true with respect to party identification?


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Question 12.
Most Americans' political beliefs include support for:


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Question 13.
Those people that put more emphasis on economic liberty and freedom from government interference, values associated with free enterprise capitalism, are called


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Question 14.
Which of the following statements is true concerning the difference between liberalism and conservatism?


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Question 15.
Which of the following is an accurate statement concerning a recent trend in U.S. public opinion?


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Question 16.
Which of the following groups of Americans is the most distinctive in its policy preferences?


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Question 17.
The fastest growing ethnic group in America is:


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Question 18.
Which of the following reasons best accounts for Hispanics having a relatively low level of political participation?


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Question 19.
Among the various religious groups, which one is exceptionally liberal on such social issues as civil liberties and abortion?


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Question 20.
Voters in which region of the U.S. are most different from southerners?


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Question 21.
Which of the following can be considered one of the most enduring, long-term differences between the Republican and Democratic parties?


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Question 22.
Which of the following is the strongest predictor of participation in politics?


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Question 23.
Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between public opinion and public policy in the United States?


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