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Political Studies
12/09/2012

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If you live in California and earn less than $15,000 per year ($30,500 for families), how can you get your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, if you do not get it through your employer?
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through MediCal
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Ideological “axes.” What are they?
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conservative/progressive; interior/exterior; and individual/collective
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Clinton-era economics, John Kerry and Joe Biden all exhibit values from which of the four political worldview-ideological sets?
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modern liberal
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[simulation] What is wrong with the following survey question: Do you agree that gay marriage is unacceptable but that civil unions are an appropriate compromise for this divisive issue?
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"double-barreled," meaning that it is attempting to gauge too many things in a single question.
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Which political axis asks the question “what is the cause of human suffering”?
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interior versus exterior
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What was the first state to give gay and lesbian couples the right to form legally recognized "civil unions"?
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Vermont
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Which worldview began about 10 thousand years ago and, according to the video, “continues in many ways to be the foundation of civilization itself”?
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traditionalism
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The American “Green Party” actually exhibits values from which of the four political worldview-ideological sets?
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postmodern liberal
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Why did the Republicans eventually give in to the idea that airport security personnel should be federal employees (with training and higher wages) rather than employees of private firms that had typically paid them minimum wage (resulting, in part, in a high employee turnover)?
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Because this (that they should be federal employees) is what the majority of the public wanted
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The new laws under the Affordable Care Act were designed to be phased in over a few years in order to allow time for the market, health industry, states and insurance companies to adjust. What year will the new law be completely phased in?
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2014
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What was wrong with Mr. Perot's poll?
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It did not use scientific polling methods
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Sara Palin exhibits values from which of the four political worldview-ideological sets?
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traditional conservative
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“Reaganomics” exhibits values from which of the four political worldview-ideological sets?
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modern conservative
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Who said, "In the first 100 years of the Republic, the States enacted numerous laws restricting the immigration of certain classes of aliens, including convicted criminals, indigents, persons with contagious diseases, and (in Southern States) freed blacks"?
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Justice Antonin Scalia
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What sample size do pollsters generally need to get an accurate poll, with approximately a 3 percent margin of error?
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about 2000
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A liberal would most likely support
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governmental social services, such as food stamps.
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The process by which underlying political values are formed is known as
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political socialization.
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The power to raise or lower the tax rate is part of
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fiscal policy.
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The complex set of beliefs and values that, as a whole, form a general philosophy about the government is called
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political ideology.
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People’s political party preferences are primarily acquired through the influence of
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their families.
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If the Federal Reserve wants to help boost a sagging economy, which one of the following is the most direct way it can do this?
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lower interest rates so that banks can provide more loans at cheaper rates to individuals and businesses
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When was Social Security, also known as Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance, established?
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1935
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Public policy can be embodied in all of the following forms except
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a petition
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Which of the following terms describe America’s fundamental political values?
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liberty, equality, and democracy