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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The ability to understand and take part in politics.
  2. A belief that you can take part in politics (internal _____) or that the government will respond to the citizenry (external _______). Somewhat disturbingly, this has recently declined in American political culture.
  3. A belief that personal freedom and solving social problems are more important than religion.
  4. A coherent way of thinking about how politics and government ought to be carried out.
  5. In recent surveys, were Americans more likely to worry that the government would become too tolerant of behaviors that are bad for society, or too intolerant of behaviors that don't do any real harm to society?

5 True/False questions

  1. External EfficacyThe ability to understand and take part in politics.


  2. Class ConsciousnessWhat has happened to American political tolerance over the course of the 20th century?


  3. Civic Duty and Civic CompetenceA belief that one can affect government policies.


  4. Defend standardsRecently, have Americans believed that it is more important to defend traditional standards of right and wrong, or to protect the rights of individuals?


  5. Civic CompetenceA belief that one has an obligation to participate in civic and political affairs.


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