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AP Gov Study Questions
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When a member of Congress gets a project passed that will bring jobs or other benefits to her district/state, it's called...
A nonprofit advocacy group seeks to block an expensive subsidy to what it believes is
an environmentally destructive project. Which of the following accurately depicts the
free-rider problem in this scenario?
The public can expect to reap the benefits of blocking the subsidy without making
any contribution to the nonprofit group.
Which case did the court ruled that States are not able to restrict freedom of speech based on selective incorporation?
Gitlow V. New York (1925)
A "pluralist" society is one that is defined by
many different kinds of groups having a role in the political process.
Which theory asserts that the upper class will hold most of the power in the government?
Hyperpluralists believe ______ groups will lead to a ______ government
Which of the following is an example of a kind of federalism in which the state and federal governments have distinct, separate spheres in which each level is dominant in its own sphere?
A marble cake is considered a...
A layer cake is considered a...
What is a political action committee (PAC)?
An organization that solicits campaign contributions and distributes them to political candidates
Which of these factors influences political socialization?
Activities of members of Congress that help constituents as individuals are known as
When members of Congress hold a hearing to question a cabinet member on how a law is being carried out, they are engaging in
A primary election in which voters are required to identify a party preference before the election and are not allowed to split their ticket is called
a closed primary
An open primary is a primary election in which
voters may vote in the election of a party other than the one to which they are registered
Which of the following is the most accurate statement about political parties in the United States?
The percentage of voters identifying themselves as either Democrats or Republicans has been declining since the 1970's
Voters who rely exclusively on television network news coverage of national elections are most likely to be aware of
the relative strength of each candidate's support, as indicated by public opinion polls
Iron triangles are composed of
An interest group, legislative committee, and a federal agency
Republicans are more likely to be
Democrats are more likely to be
A poll that takes place as voters leave the primary election is
an exit poll