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Test Bank Ch.4 American Polical Culture

Test Bank Ch.4 American Polical Culture

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CHAPTER 4
American Political Culture
0MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
Type: ConceptualAns: EPage: 7710. Which of the following statements about the U.S. democraticrepublic is correct?a0. It has never been tried elsewhere.b0. It thrived in the United States despite the existence of a feudalaristocracy.c0. It thrived in the United States despite the large number of legalrestraints on it.d0. It emphasizes social equality over personal liberty.e0. It has been tried without great success by many other countries.Type: FactualAns: DPage: 7720. The French aristocrat who in 1835 wrote
Democracy in America
, aprofound analysis of U.S. political culture, wasa0. the Marquis de Montespan.b0. Guy LaFleur.c0. Alexander Dumas.d0. Alexis de Tocqueville.e0. Voltaire.Type: FactualAns: BPage: 7830. Alexis de Tocqueville published
Democracy in America
ina0. 1795.b0. 1835.c0. 1880.d0. 1925.e0. 1930.Type: FactualAns: EPage: 7840. The fact that democracy flourished in the United States can
best 
beexplained bya0. the U.S. Constitution.b0. the physical advantages of the country.c0. opportunities to acquire land and make a living.d0. All of these.e0. None of these.
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Chapter 4: American Political Culture
Type: ConceptualAns: APage: 7850. According to Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the reasons a democraticrepublic took root in the United States was because of thea0. minimal taxes imposed by the government.b0. insistence on economic equality for all.c0. presence of fertile lands and rich resources.d0. absence of foreign intervention.e0. high levels of religiosity.Type: ConceptualAns: APage: 7860. According to Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the reasons a democraticrepublic took root in the United States was because of thea0. opportunities for people to acquire land and make a living.b0. insistence on economic equality for all.c0. presence of fertile lands and rich resources.d0. absence of foreign intervention.e0. high levels of taxation.Type: ConceptualAns: EPage: 7870. According to Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the reasons a democraticrepublic took root in the United States was because of thea0. high levels of taxation.b0. insistence on economic equality for all.c0. presence of fertile lands and rich resources.d0. absence of foreign intervention.e0. absence of a feudal aristocracy.Type: ConceptualAns: DPage: 7880. According to Alexis de Tocqueville, a democratic republic took rootin the United States for all of the following reasons
except 
a0. the absence of a feudal aristocracy.b0. opportunities for people to acquire land.c0. the minimal taxes imposed by government.d0. the absence of foreign intervention.e0. opportunities to make a living.Type: ConceptualAns: BPage: 7890. The text notes that if Alexis de Tocqueville had returned to theUnited States fifty years later, when the frontier was closed, he wouldhave found thata0. government had grown enormously.b0. democracy still flourished.c0. class consciousness had deepened.d0. people were still not crowding into cities.e0. Americans were no longer deeply religious.
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Chapter 4: American Political Culture
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Type: ConceptualAns: DPage: 79100. A political ________ deals with what a government should do, whilea political ________ deals with how government should operate.a0. constitution, administrationb0. administration, constitutionc0. culture, ideologyd0. ideology, culturee0. culture, administrationType: ConceptualAns: CPage: 79110. The difference between a political ideology and a political culture isthata0. the former deals with means, the latter with goals.b0. the former deals with economic issues, the latter withsociological issues.c0. the former deals with what government should do, the latter with how government should operate.d0. the former deals with theories, the latter with reality.e0. the former deals with institutions, the latter with leadership.Type: ConceptualAns: APage: 79120. Why is speaking of a single political culture within a nationdangerous?a0. because most nations do not have a homogeneous populationb0. because political culture is not easily definedc0. because most nations do not have consistent views about thepolicies government ought to pursued0. because people can share a common political culture but stilldisagree on ideologye0. because people can have a common ideology but no politicalcultureType: ConceptualAns: CPage: 79130. Which of the following statements about political ideology iscorrect?a0. Political ideology is synonymous with political culture.b0. Political ideology is a patterned set of ways of thinking abouthow politics and government should be carried out.c0. People can share a common political culture but disagree onideology.d0. Political ideology has four important elements: liberty,equality, democracy, and civic duty.e0. Ideology is a prerequisite to the development of politicalculture.Type: FactualAns: DPage: 79140. In our society, government officials should be accountable to thepeople. This principle is known asa0. liberty.b0. equality.c0. civic duty.d0. democracy.e0. capitalism.
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