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AP Government S1 Study Guide
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01/12/2011

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The primary function of a lobbyist is to:
Definition
provide information to members of congress.
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What principle of Government was articulated in the Federalist Papers?
Definition
Checks and Balances.
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A significant amount of PAC money most likely goes to:
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candidates who hold incumbent statuses.
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In a presidential election, if no candidate receives an electoral college majority:
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the election is thrown into the House of Representatives.
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What best describes the effects of Hyperpluralism?
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A group becomes so strong that the government is weakened.
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Political apathy...
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is when a person believes that their vote will not make a difference.
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What is NOT an example of the use of Checks and Balances?
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Congress passing the Crime Bill after a conference committee makes changes.
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What theory contends that our society is divided along class lines, and that a narrow upper-class strata rules regardless of the formal organisation of government?
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Elite theory.
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What represents the most effective way for a president to manage news coverage?
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Controlling the flow of information.
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What translates inputs from the public into outputs from the policy makers?
Definition
Linkage institutions.
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Television news coverage of a candidate generally focuses on all EXCEPT:
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the candidate's explanation of a complex policy statement.
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What governmental body is most directly responsible to the electorate?
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The Senate.
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The constitutional basis of dual federalism can be found in:
Definition
the tenth amendment.
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When the Articles of Confederation were adopted, the nation's major concern was dominated by:
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Political dominance by the central government.
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The establishment clause of the first amendment eludes to:
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a wall of separation between church and state.
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How many members in the House of Representatives comprised of?
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435
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What freedom is in the second amendment?
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The right to bear arms.
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What determines party platform?
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The National Convention.
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What court case gave the authourity of Judicial Review to the Supreme Court?
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Marbury vs. Madison
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What document created a compromise that led to the formation of the bicameral legislature?
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Conneticut Compromise.
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What best reflects the principle of separation of powers in the US system of government?
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An equally shared power relationship among the branches of the government.
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What best represents the theoretical definition of Federalism?
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The division of powers between the federal and state governments.
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What statement in the Federalist Papers referred to 'the most common and durable source in a faction'?
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The unequal distribution of property.
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What is not a characteristic of Marble Cake federalism?
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A national government exercised its powers independently from state governments.
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The constitutional basis of freedom can be found in:
Definition
the tenth amendment.
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What is the only stated constitutional responsibility of the Vice President?
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Presiding over the Senate.
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Which type of federalism is characterized by a pattern of competitive grants?
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Fiscal federalism.
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What are the three main things that compose the "iron triangle"?
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Congress, Bureaucracy, and Interest Groups.
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What trend most closely reflects the last 40 years of American electoral system?
Definition
Campaign finance reform affecting congressional races.
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Define block grants:
Definition
Federal grants given more or less automatically to states or communities to support broad programs in areas such as community development and social services.