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1.    Question :    (TCO 3) Explain which individuals have the most influence on politics via interest groups.

     Student Answer:          Women 

               The elderly 

               A wide variety of people 

                Rich individuals
 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 10, page 156


     Points Received:    3 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 2.    Question :    (TCO 3) Why did the 2010 healthcare reform bill contain no provision for public insurance options?

     Student Answer:           The insurance industry blocked the Democrats efforts for a public option. 
               The people had no desire for a public option. 

                Democrats were not interested in a public option. 

               Farmers, heavily invested in the insurance industry, blocked them 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 10, page 157


     Points Received:    0 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 3.    Question :    (TCO 3) Many interest groups are brought about by government, insofar as they are _____.

     Student Answer:           associated with government programs 

               funded largely by the government 

               almost exclusively based in the nation’s capital 

               usually formed by former politicians
 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 10, page 158


     Points Received:    3 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 4.    Question :    (TCO 3) In countries where _____, the courts become an arena of interest-group contention.

     Student Answer:          public defenders are unavailable 

                the rule of law is strong 

                judges have little power 

               the rule of law is weak
 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 10, page 165


     Points Received:    0 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 5.    Question :    (TCO 3) Which of the following is a function of political parties?

     Student Answer:          Parties limit voters’ choices by narrowing the playing field. 

                Parties function as an input device, allowing citizens to get their needs heard. 
               Parties decide the issues for televised political debates. 

               Parties nominate candidates, thereby increasing voter efficacy.
 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 11, page 173


     Points Received:    3 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 6.    Question :    (TCO 3) Why does proportional representation (PR) allow and even encourage parties to split?

     Student Answer:           PR systems assign parliamentary seats in proportion to the percentage of votes in that district. 
               PR systems designate representation on a flat regional basis. 

               PR systems allow only a simple plurality to win. 

               Voters in PR systems tend to be less loyal to their parties.
 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 11, page 184


     Points Received:    3 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 7.    Question :    (TCO 3) Today’s voters tend to be _____ loyal to their parties compared to the past.

     Student Answer:          more 

                less 

               similarly 

               equally
 
 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 11, page 185


     Points Received:    3 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 8.    Question :    (TCO 3) What do you think might be a side effect of or a cause of nations with very high voter turnout having that level of turnout?

     Student Answer:           They may have a kind of political fever in which partisan politics has become too intense. 
               They likely play host to elections in which indistinct personalities and a relatively unified electorate bring out more voters. 
               They probably don’t offer automatic voter registration. 

               They usually have mandatory voting.
  
     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 12, page 188


     Points Received:    3 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 9.    Question :    (TCO 3) What was the relationship between African American voting rates and Barack Obama’s run for president?

     Student Answer:           African American voting rates rose to those of white voters as African American income and education levels rose. 
               African American voting rates unexpectedly remained far below those of white voters as African American income and education levels remained steady. 
               African American voting rates rose to those of Hispanic voters as African American income and education levels rose. 
               African American voting rates fell unexpectedly below those of white voters despite African American income and education levels rising.
 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 12, page 190


     Points Received:    3 of 3 
     Comments:    

Question 10.    Question :    (TCO 3) Why might factory workers in small towns feel a different sense of the stakes elections hold than executives and professionals?

     Student Answer:          Factory workers in small towns may perceive a great deal of difference between candidates, noticing considerable change from one administration to another, and executives and professionals feel generally less involved but still perceive a direct correlation between who wins and their personal fortunes. 
               Factory workers in small towns may perceive little difference between candidates, noticing little change from one administration to another, and although executives and professionals share this sense of noticing little change from one administration to another, they still perceive a direct correlation between who wins and their personal fortunes. 
                Factory workers in small towns may perceive little difference between candidates, noticing little change from one administration to another, and executives and professionals feel involved and perceive a direct correlation between who wins and their personal fortunes. 
               Executives and professionals may perceive little difference between candidates, noticing little change from one administration to another, and factory workers in small towns feel involved and perceive a direct correlation between who wins and their personal incomes.
 

     Instructor Explanation:    Chapter 12, page 189


     Points Received:    3 of 3 
     Comments:    

 

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1. Question : (TCO 3) Explain which individuals have the most influence on politics via interest groups. Student Answer: Women The elderly A wide variety of people Rich individuals Instructor Explanation: Chapter 10, page 156 Points Received: 3 of 3 Comments: Question 2. Question : (TCO 3) Why did the 2010 healthcare reform bill contain no provision for public insurance options? Student Answer: The insurance industry blocked the Democrats efforts for a public option. The people had no desire for a public option. Democrats were not interested in a public option. Farmers, heavily invested in the insurance industry, blocked them Instructor Explanation: Chapter 10, page 157 Points Received: 0 of 3 Comments: Question 3. Question : (TCO 3) Many interest groups are brought about by government, insofar as they are _____. Student Answer: associated with government programs funded largely by the government almost exclusively based in the nation’s capital usually formed by former politicians Instructor Explanation: Chapter 10, page 158 Points Received: 3 of 3 Comments: Question 4. Question : (TCO 3) In countries where _____, the courts become an arena of interest-group contention. Student Answer: public defenders are unavailable the ...
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