Final Exam Review


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The Final Examination has 40 multiple-choice questions. The questions on the final are taken from the textbook and the online materials. The following review is comprehensive. That means that if you see it here, you'll see it on the test. If you don't see it here, you're not responsible for it. Good luck on the final. Let me know if you have questions.

  1. political culture

  2. federal system

  3. separation of powers

  4. full faith and credit clause

  5. privileges and immunities clause

  6. extradition

  7. supremacy clause

  8. Although the Bill of Rights is the fundamental charter of American liberties, who determines how these rights will be defined and applied?

  9. In the American system of government, who has the power?

  10. constitutional government

  11. the tenth amendment

  12. interest group

  13. What is the principal purpose of interest group activity?

  14. lobbying

  15. political action committee

  16. What are the functions of interest groups?

  17. What is the principal purpose of political party activity?

  18. political party

  19. Where do the majority of American voters stand on many issues of American politics?

  20. What kinds of voters would be most likely to vote for a Democratic candidate?

  21. What kinds of voters would be most likely to vote for a Republican candidate?

  22. What is the single best socioeconomic predictor of the likelihood of an individual to vote?

  23. What kinds of people would be most likely to vote?

  24. What is the primary source of campaign news in the US?

  25. In presidential elections, what is a pivotal state?

  26. negative campaigning

  27. Why do candidates try to sell themselves and their ideas on television?

  28. reapportionment

  29. political socialization

  30. political poll

  31. What is the single most important factor in political socialization?

  32. To obtain a primary nomination in Texas, a candidate must receive ___ of the popular vote.

  33. How are Texas primary elections classified? (closed, open, blanket, etc.)

  34. To win a general election in Texas, a candidate must receive ___ of the popular vote.

  35. What is the basic level in the party organization in Texas?

  36. Which policies would a conservative support?

  37. Which policies would a liberal support?

  38. What was probably the factor most responsible for Republican growth in Texas after WWII?

  39. Texans are most likely to learn political information about candidates from what source?

  40. How do political parties and interest groups in Texas compare in terms of power?



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