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  1. Chapter Five Public Opinion and Political Socialization

  2. Pluralists would argue that government should not always follow public opinion due to • a. increased knowledge of the elite. • b. the potential harm to changing constitutional doctrine. • c. the apathy and lack of knowledge of the general public. • d. the majoritarian control of major institutions by the elite. • e. a tendency of the public to change its opinions dramatically on an issue in a short time frame. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  3. Pluralists would argue that government should not always follow public opinion due to • a. increased knowledge of the elite. • b. the potential harm to changing constitutional doctrine. • c. the apathy and lack of knowledge of the general public. (correct) • d. the majoritarian control of major institutions by the elite. • e. a tendency of the public to change its opinions dramatically on an issue in a short time frame. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  4. When sampled, public opinion on tax increases reveals that the distribution is heavily against the issue. Such a distribution would be characterized as • a. stable. • b. skewed. • c. expected. • d. extremist. • e. biased. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  5. When sampled, public opinion on tax increases reveals that the distribution is heavily against the issue. Such a distribution would be characterized as • a. stable. • b. skewed. (correct) • c. expected. • d. extremist. • e. biased. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  6. Which of the following periods of life is most important to political socialization? • a. The years from eighteen to twenty-five • b. The period around retirement • c. Adulthood • d. Childhood • e. Middle Age Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  7. Which of the following periods of life is most important to political socialization? • a. The years from eighteen to twenty-five • b. The period around retirement • c. Adulthood • d. Childhood (correct) • e. Middle Age Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  8. A majority of adults gain their political information from • a. direct experience. • b. church. • c. family and friends. • d. newspapers. • e. television. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  9. A majority of adults gain their political information from • a. direct experience. • b. church. • c. family and friends. • d. newspapers. • e. television. (correct) Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  10. The set of values and beliefs that a person holds about the purpose and scope of government is called • a. political ideology. • b. party identification. • c. liberalism or conservatism. • d. political socialization. • e. communalism. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

  11. The set of values and beliefs that a person holds about the purpose and scope of government is called • a. political ideology. (correct) • b. party identification. • c. liberalism or conservatism. • d. political socialization. • e. communalism. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.