Government in America People Politics And Policy 2016 Presidential Election 17Th Edition By George C – Test Bank

Government in America People Politics And Policy 2016 Presidential Election 17Th Edition By George C – Test Bank

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Government in America People Politics And Policy 2016 Presidential Election 17Th Edition By George C – Test Bank

Multiple-Choice Questions

 

 

  1. What are the institutions that make public policy decisions for a society collectively known as?

 

  1. political culture
  2. the courts
  3. government
  4. Congress

Consider This: Congress is one of the institutions that make public policy decisions that influence how we live.

 

Answer:c

Test Bank Item Title: TB_Q1.1.1

Topic: Government

Learning Objective:LO 1.1: Identify the key functions of government and explain why they matter.

Page Reference:7

Skill Level: Remember the Facts

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

  1. How does government usually protect its national sovereignty?

 

  1. by maintaining armed forces
  2. by maintaining schools, libraries, hospitals, and highways

Consider This: Providing goods and services is an essential function of government, but it does not protect national sovereignty.

  1. by collecting taxes
  2. by politically socializing the young

Answer: a

Test Bank Item Title: TB_Q1.1.2

Topic: Government

Learning Objective:LO 1.1: Identify the key functions of government and explain why they matter.

Page Reference:7

Skill Level: Understand the Concepts

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

  1. What determines whom we select as our governmental leaders and what policies these leaders pursue?

 

  1. the media

Consider This: The media focuses on the who of this term, usually the candidates, voters, and parties.

  1. public opinion
  2. politics
  3. public policy

 

Answer: c

Test Bank Item Title: TB_Q1.2.3

Topic: Politics

Learning Objective:LO 1.2: Define politics in the context of democratic government.

Page Reference:8

Skill Level: Remember the Facts

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

  1. The ways in which people get involved in politics make up their political __________.

 

  1. ideology
  2. participation
  3. party

Consider This: Individual citizens get involved in politics because they understand that public policy choices made by governments affect them in significant ways and joining a party is just one way to get involved.

  1. opinions

 

Answer: b

Test Bank Item Title: TB_Q1.2.4

Topic: Politics

Learning Objective:LO 1.2: Define politics in the context of democratic government.

Page Reference: 9

Skill Level: Remember the Facts

Difficulty Level: Easy

  1. How does our government respond to the priorities of its people?

 

  1. through linkage institutions

Consider This: While linkage institutions are channels through which people’s concerns reach policymakers, these institutions on their own do not address the priorities of the people because they do not create policy.

  1. through political science
  2. through political tolerance
  3. through a policymaking system

 

Answer: d

Test Bank Item Title: TB_Q1.3.5

Topic: The Policymaking System

Learning Objective:LO 1.3: Assess how citizens can have an impact on public policy and how policies can impact people.

Page Reference: 10

Skill Level: Understand the Concepts

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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