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Chapter Exam



This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1.
Children who grow up in Democratic households are most likely to identify themselves as

 
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Question 2.
________ is considered a critical component of political socialization.

 
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Question 3.
Of the following groups, which tend tends to be the most liberal?

 
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Question 4.
On which of the following issues do women tend to have more liberal opinions than men?

 
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Question 5.
A survey of American attitudes about the war in Iraq that is conducted by asking people who are walking down Eighth Avenue in Manhattan would be an example of a

 
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Question 6.
A poll about which of the following topics is most likely to yield skewed results?

 
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Question 7.
Which of the following groups is most likely to be underrepresented in public opinion polls?

 
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Question 8.
Americans are most likely to consider themselves

 
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Question 9.
Among the publishers who promoted yellow journalism was

 
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Question 10.
Gavel-to-gavel coverage of Congress is provided by

 
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Question 11.
The main point of Table 10.2 is that there is a generation gap in news consumption. Which of the following is a legitimate critique of the information presented in the table that might cast doubt over this conclusion?

 
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Question 12.
Television and radio are regulated by the federal government because

 
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Question 13.
In New York Times Co. v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that

 
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Question 14.
An unrestricted session between an elected official and the press is referred to as a/an

 
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Question 15.
Research found that if a news story about a Ku Klux Klan rally was presented as a civil rights story, viewers were generally tolerant of the rally. However, if the story was presented as a law and order issue, public tolerance for the rally decreased. This is an example of

 
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Question 16.
In the 1980s, the Moral Majority played an increasingly important role in politics.

   
 
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Question 17.
Women tend to have more liberal attitudes about social welfare issues, education, and the environment.

   
 
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Question 18.
Political events are often very important in shaping political attitudes.

   
 
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Question 19.
The question wording used in a public opinion poll can influence the validity of the results.

   
 
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Question 20.
Push polls are not designed to measure public opinion; they are designed to influence election outcomes.

   
 
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Question 21.
Americans are most likely to identify themselves as politically moderate.

   
 
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Question 22.
Thomas Jefferson was a major supporter of freedom of the press and of the importance of newspapers.

   
 
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Question 23.
Young Americans are more likely to be consumers of Internet news and comedy television shows than are older Americans.

   
 
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Question 24.
FOX News is an example of narrowcasting.

   
 
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Question 25.
President George W. Bush had minimal direct contact with the press.

   
 
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