Friday, November 19, 2010

Test Review Questions

As promised, here are the test review questions. You must complete the first 7 questions -- these should have been completed in class today. You must choose 5 questions from the rest to answer on the same sheet of loose leaf paper. If you need more than one sheet of paper, make sure you staple them together. You will have 12 questions total on your homework page. Number each question as I have it numbered (i.e., if you choose to do number 11, label it "11"). The review questions are a 15 point homework grade. I will collect them right before you take your test.
  1. What type of lobbying did Rosa Parks practice in 1955? How can you tell?
  2. How did the 26-year-old Martin Luther King, Jr., make her short-term efforts work over a longer period of time?
  3. What type of lobbying is King practicing in the photo on page 502? How can you tell?
  4.  What is the purpose of a political party in the United States?
  5.  Describe the main philosophical difference between Republicans and Democrats?
  6. What does it tell you about a political candidate if you hear she falls further to the “right” on the political spectrum? To the “left”?
  7. What is a “third party”? What purpose do third parties serve in the U.S.? Do they have any realistic chance of winning a major election as things currently stand?
  8. Where would the Libertarian Party fall on the political spectrum? Why? Where would the Green Party fall? Why?
  9. What is a party platform?
  10. Who are Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias? Why was it important for us to learn about each of them?
  11. What is the Tea “Party”? Why do I put quotation marks around the word “Party”?
  12. What is the purpose of the “Rock the Vote” movement? Who is its target audience?
  13. What issues appeal most to young American voters?
  14. Describe the differences between the following campaign strategies:
    1. A party-centered strategy
    2. An issue-centered strategy
    3. A candidate-oriented strategy
  15. Describe the purpose of a political debate.
  16. Compare the theoretical application of a political debate with the real thing.
  17. What are some of the major issues facing the new Republican House of Representatives?
  18. Define the following:
    1. Interest Group/Lobby
    2. Lobbyist
    3. Political Action Committee
    4. Free-rider
    5. Rank-and-file members
  19. Summarize the purpose of interest groups in the United States.
  20. Examine p. 78. Apply James Madison’s view of democracy to the current system of interest groups in the United States.

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