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  1. Welcome! The Topic For Today Is…

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  3. Topic 1: 200 • Question: • If you were on the left of the political spectrum, you would be considered a • Answer • Liberal Back

  4. Topic 1: 400 • Question: • ____________ favor smaller central governments and a limited government role in regulating the economy • Answer • Conservatives Back

  5. Topic 1: 600 • Question: • Critics of American government who note that the tax code overwhelmingly favors the wealthy, to the detriment of the poor and the middle class, are most likely: • A minor party member. • A Democrat. • A Republican. • A member of the Green Party. • Answer • Democrat Back

  6. Topic 1: 800 • Question: • _________ holds beliefs between liberals and conservatives • Answer • Moderates Back

  7. Topic 1: 1000 • Question: • A conservative on the political spectrum generally believes that: • The federal government should lower taxes to spur economic growth. • The federal government should provide more programs for the American people. • The federal government should be reduced in size. • A and C. • Answer • A and C Back

  8. Topic 2: 200 • Question: • What is the main source of funding for election campaigns? • Answer • Donations from individual citizens Back

  9. Topic 2: 400 • Question: • These contributions are given to political organizations for “party-building” activities and are not regulated: • Hard Money • FEC • Soft Money • PAC • Answer • Soft Money Back

  10. Topic 2: 600 • Question: • All are a problem with campaign financing EXCEPT • Officeholders must spend a lot of their time and energy building up their campaign finances • Competent candidates with limited resources are at a disadvantage against wealthy candidates. • Average citizens are forced to pay high amounts to the political party they are affiliated with • Corrupted officials might accept bribes • Answer • Average citizens are forced to pay high amounts to the political party they are affiliated with Back

  11. Topic 2: 800 • Question: • How much money is spent (between all candidates) during modern presidential election cycles for ALL expenditures? • Answer • Over $1 billion Back

  12. Topic 2: 1000 • Question: • Who regulates contributions during campaign financing? • Interest Groups • Political Action Committees • Lobbyist • Federal Election Commission • Answer • Federal Election Commission Back

  13. Topic 3: 200 • Question: • Private organizations that try to persuade elected officials to respond to shared attitudes of its members: • Answer • Special Interest Groups Back

  14. Topic 3: 400 • Question: • Special Interest Groups use this process to persuade public officials to favor or oppose a certain issue. Through this process, Special Interest groups will present facts and information to gain politicians support. This process is known as • Answer • Lobbying Back

  15. Topic 3: 600 • Question: • The National Education Association, the American Hospital Association, and the Human Society are all examples of: • Answer • Special Interest Groups Back

  16. Topic 3: 800 • Question: • Well-funded interest groups: • Have privileged access to Congress • Are always corrupt • Rarely get to voice their concerns in front of Congress • Nominate candidates for President • Answer • Have privileged access to Congress Back

  17. Topic 3: 1000 • Question: • Political Action Committees (PACs) are formed to: • Nominate candidates for office. • Register new voters. • Raise money in support of candidates. • Watch over parties’ behavior. • Answer • Raise money in support of candidates Back

  18. Topic 3: 1000 • Question: • The primary goals of interest groups is to: • Answer • Influence public policy. Back

  19. Topic 4: 200 • Question: • Most Americans now get a majority of their news from: • Newspapers. • News Magazines. • Television. • Radio. • Answer • Television. Back

  20. Topic 4: 400 • Question: • Which of the following is true about media bias? • Fox News presents material favorable towards Democrats • MSNBC presents material favorable towards Republicans • The media is usually never biased • Is thought to affect what stories journalists cover and how theyreport those stories • Answer • Is thought to affect what stories journalists cover and how they report those stories Back

  21. Topic 4: 600 • Question: • Rush Limbaugh is considered to be biased towards: • Answer • Republicans Back

  22. Topic 4: 800 • Question: • John Stewart is considered to be biased towards: • Answer • Democrats Back

  23. Topic 4: 1000 • Question: • Glenn Beck is considered to be biased towards: • Answer • Republicans Back