To assess your knowledge and skills in government and politics, answer these sample multiple-choice questions. Here are some questions much like you might see on the national AP exam regarding ideology and voting tendencies. The correct answers will appear below the questions after a brief delay.
1. Which of the following is an accurate comparison of contemporary conservative and liberal political views?
|(A)||Believes government should do less||Believes in expanding government’s role|
|(B)||Desires a strict approach to law enforcement||Strongly favors the death penalty|
|(C)||Believes in an increases in minimum wage||Accepts higher taxes for more government services|
|(D)||Accepts use of quotas in hiring and admissions||Believes in a meritocracy and blind hiring|
2. Henry attended the University of Connecticut, is a member of St. Margaret’s Cathedral, and is a member of the local Brotherhood of Electricians. How will he vote in the next election?
(A) He will vote for the Republican candidates
(B) He will vote in the presidential race, but not in the local races
(C) He will vote for the Democratic candidates
(D) He will vote for the Republicans on fiscal issues and the Democrats on political issues
3. Which is an accurate comparison of African American and Catholic voters?
African American Voters
|(A)||Produced a higher voter turnout recently||Are almost exclusively Caucasian|
|(B)||Want fewer checks on law enforcement||Follow Catholic church doctrine on all issues|
|(C)||Typically vote with the Democratic party||Favor the death penalty by strong majorities|
|(D)||Commonly denied the right to vote until the 1960s||A large, diverse voting bloc from different demographics|
And the answers are . . . A, C, and D
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