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Past Exam for PSCI 1014 - US Gov & Politics with Walcott at Virginia Tech (VT)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 2
Professor:Walcott
Class:PSCI 1014 - US Gov & Politics
Subject:Political Science
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2005
Keywords:
  • Rally Effect
  • Issue Network
  • Political Action Committee (pac)
  • Pork Barrel Legislation
  • Economic Groups
  • Assassination
  • Bureaucrats
  • The President
  • Many Americans
  • Majority Leader
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Political Science 1014 -- Exam 2 Fill in the letter of the correct answer on your answer sheet. Each question has only one correct answer. 1. The "structural bias" in the mass media is most likely to result in a. a liberal "spin" by reporters. * b. lots of stories about unusual occurrences. c. favorable treatment of the business establishment. d. refusal to cover political controversy. 2. Because it lacks accountability and a consistent political point of view, the press (according to Patterson) is least well suited to play the role of * a. public representative. b. watchdog. c. signaler. d. common carrier. 3. The theory of pluralism holds that a. majorities should always prevail in a democracy. b. more than one branch of government is necessary. c. democracy requires two-party competition. * d. people are best represented by interest groups. 4. The "paradox of Congress," discussed by Prof. Walcott, is that a. it i...

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