500 AP U.S. Government and Politics Questions to Know by by William Madden

By William Madden

Organized for simple reference and the most important perform, insurance of the entire crucial themes offered as 500 AP-style questions with exact solution explanations

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    The political philosopher who influenced the Constitution more than anyone was (A) John Locke (B) Montesquieu (C) Thomas Hobbes (D) David Hume (E) Jean-Jacques Rousseau 45. David Hume’s theories on government had an impact on the Constitution, because he focused on (A) the competition among contending interests (B) a belief in universal human rights (C) the belief that a government by the people is the most responsive (D) the separation of powers (E) a strong executive branch 46. John Locke and Montesquieu both championed ____________ in their political philosophy.

    Political attitudes introduce bias to the interpretation of political information because (A) public opinion is never neutral (B) people give more attention to information that confirms their beliefs (C) one side of an issue has to be “right,” while the other is “wrong” (D) such information is usually complex, and attitudes reduce it to one of two sides (E) political parties tend to dictate attitudes 79. Individuals’ political opinions often reflect collective experience rather than personal experience due to (A) the influence of friends and family (B) politics being the provision of collective goods (C) few people expressing an opinion unless they know others share it (D) the influence of the political action they see on the local level (E) their level of education 80.

    A) The Compromise of 1850 (B) The Locompton Constitution (C) The Wilmot Proviso (D) The Fugitive Slave Laws (E) The Kansas-Nebraska Act 114. Prior to Progressive Era reforms, political parties maintained control at the local level through (A) cooperation with authorities (B) communication with national leaders (C) patronage (D) Both A and C (E) None of the above 115. Modern political parties cannot run party machines that control all aspects of electoral outcomes because of which of the following reforms?

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