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6.9: Review Questions

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    1 .
    Political socialization is __________.
    1. the process by which you develop political partisanship
    2. the method you use to choose your political ideology
    3. the theory of social organization in which the means for producing and distributing goods are collectively owned
    4. the process by which you develop your political personality
    2 .
    The most important influence on political socialization is __________.
    1. religion
    2. peers
    3. family
    4. social media
    3 .
    Political culture is the __________.
    1. product of governmental educational campaigns
    2. result of political campaigns and elections
    3. set of political attitudes, values, and goals shared by everyone in a political group
    4. tendency for those in a political group to share common understandings of politics and government
    4 .
    Minority political culture __________.
    1. is the political culture of ethnic minorities
    2. can emerge organically
    3. dictates how people interact with others in their group
    4. is built around musical preferences
    5 .
    Which is not a cause of a collective dilemma?
    1. Participants agree on a goal but not on how to obtain it.
    2. Participants have motivations contrary to the group’s goals.
    3. Participants share a common political culture.
    4. Participants disagree on what the goals should be.
    6 .
    In collective decision-making, there is a bias toward __________.
    1. the status quo
    2. majority rules
    3. supermajority rules
    4. compromise
    7 .
    Collective action problems exist because __________.
    1. political parties are highly polarized
    2. humans are selfish by nature
    3. individuals can have incentives that harm group interests
    4. transaction and conformity costs are both too high
    8 .
    In a prisoner’s dilemma, logic indicates that __________.
    1. both participants will cooperate
    2. both participants will defect
    3. one participant will defect
    4. one participant will cooperate
    9 .
    Global climate change exemplifies __________.
    1. a prisoner’s dilemma
    2. free riding
    3. the tragedy of the commons
    4. the perils of globalization
    10 .
    One technique for resolving the tragedy of the commons is __________.
    1. preventing free riding
    2. encouraging altruism
    3. government regulation
    4. protest marches
    11 .
    Collective action problems are less severe in small groups than large groups because __________.
    1. individuals are less able to free ride
    2. it is easier to monitor individual behavior
    3. peer pressure is stronger
    4. All of the above
    12 .
    A key difference between small groups and large groups regarding collective action problems is __________.
    1. monitoring and enforcement are easier in small groups
    2. individuals have different incentives in large and small groups
    3. small groups are more prone to prisoner’s dilemmas
    4. large groups can rely more on social trust

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