301. Political parties in the U.S function to______________?
A. define the interests of the people in the form of a platform
B. provide personnel to run the government
C. engage in political socialization
D. all of the above

302. Proposed political party reforms in the U.S include_____________?
A. greater ideological division
B. increasing numbers of Independents
C. greater freedom of action for candidates
D. adopting a winner-takes -all principle

303. The political organization that may have too much influence on elected officials because of its generous contribution is the________________?
A. Republican Club
B. Democratic Club
C. Political Action Committee
D. Rules Committee

304. Surveys of American voters reveal_______________?
A. a general support of the government
B. full support of democratic principles
C. the majority of people and political leaders are equally committed to democratic values
D. a general cynicism about government

305. The federal system has worked particularly well in_________________?
A. large sized countries with regional differences
B. small homogeneous countries
C. small urban industrial countries
D. large homogeneous single religion countries

306. Federalism many be defined as a system of_____________________?
A. concurrent power
B. central power
C. wholesale power
D. regional power

307. The United States government began to function in_______________?
A. 1763
B. 1776
C. 1781
D. 1788

308. The opposite of the rule of law is________________?
A. anarchy
B. the rule of men
C. the rule of custom
D. the rule of reason

309. Statistics that allow researchers to generalize to a population from a sample are called______________?
A. correlational
B. descriptive
C. inferential
D. longitudinal

310. Federal legislation has sometimes been prompted by_____________________?
A. outright opposition by state governments to federal law
B. a general lack of financial resources and professional expertise at the state level
C. inefficiency and sluggishness of state administrations
D. all of the above

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