AP Gov UNIT 5 Political Participation Practice Test

AP Government and Politics Exam: UNIT 5 Political Participation Practice Test. This comprehensive practice test is designed to assess your understanding of Unit 5 in the AP Government and Politics course, which focuses on Political Participation, Campaigns, Elections, Voting, Political Parties, Interest Groups, and the Mass Media. This test consists of 33 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) crafted by an expert in the subject matter.

The questions cover key concepts, theories, and examples related to various aspects of political participation, such as the role and impact of campaigns, elections, voting behavior, political parties, interest groups, and the mass media.

AP Gov UNIT 5 Political Participation Practice Test

By taking this practice test, you will gain a better understanding of your current knowledge of the topic and identify areas that may require further study. This test will also help you familiarize yourself with the types of questions you can expect on the actual AP Government and Politics exam.

Unit 5 - Practice Test
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UNIT 5 AP Government and Politics Practice Test

AP Government and Politics Practice Test
UNIT 5
Political Participation CHAPTER 13 Campaigns, Elections, and Voting CHAPTER 14 Political Parties CHAPTER 15 Interest Groups and the Mass Media
Total Items: 33
Section: 1 - Multiple Choice
Time Limit: N/A

 

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In 1976, the Supreme Court ruled that spending limits established by the Federal Election Campaign Act were unconstitutional. Which Supreme Court case validated this ruling?

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The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971

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The electoral college, along with the popular vote of the people, determines the winner of a presidential election. What majority of the electoral vote is needed in order to be declared the winner?

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Which of the following is a false statement?

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Which of the following is NOT true concerning the expansion of suffrage in the United States?

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Which of the following primaries is used by the fewest number of states?

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Which of the following is a drawback of modern campaigns?

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Which of the following best defines a recall?

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What is the most common form of political participation in America?

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Which of the following would NOT be a form of political participation?

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Which of the following is an accurate statement about the information on the line graph?

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Those media executives and news editors who decide which events to present and how to present the news are called

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Which of the following has NOT been an important function in the role of the mass media?

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In the history of radio as a mode of mass media, which American president was first to make the medium a regular feature of his administration as a method of informing the people?

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Which is true of government regulation of the media?

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Which of the following is true regarding the regulation of lobbying?

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A method of lobbying by which interest group members and others outside the organization write letters, send telegrams, and make telephone calls to influence policymakers is known as

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n example of a public interest group is

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An example of an interest group that would promote a specific cause is

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Which of the following is NOT a function of an interest group?

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How does an interest group differ from a political party?

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Which of the following best describes presidential campaign receipts as shown in the graph?

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The future of political parties in the United States is uncertain due to

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The shifting of voting patterns and formation of new coalitions of party supporters is known as

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Which of the following best describes the structure and organization of a political party?

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Membership in an American political party is voluntary and based on party identification. Which of the following factors influence party identification?

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Which of the following best describes state party organizations?

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The national convention serves what major purpose for a political party?

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Minor parties seldom win elections at the national level. Which of the following best describes a factor that prevents minor parties from winning elections?

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The Republican and Democratic parties have dominated the political scene throughout American history. Minor parties have often surfaced to fill the void left by the major parties. A splinter party can best be characterized by

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Which of the following is an accurate statement about the information in the line graph?

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Which of the following best describes a multiparty system?

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Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of a political party?

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