UT Arlington POLS 2311 - Exam 1 Study Guide (22 pages)

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Study Guide
School:
University of Texas at Arlington
Course:
Pols 2311 - Government of the United States

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POLS 2311 1st Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 12 Lecture 1 August 22 Logic Chapter 1 Review Page s next to where I believe I found the answers be sure to double check and see if I happen to be wrong 1 The idea that social choices breed conflict is especially true a when unitary political actors such as kings or dictators make policy decisions b when voters are ambivalent about policy c when the choices involve issues that affect the political parties core constituencies Pg 2 d immediately after elections 2 Which of the following is a good formal definition of politics a a controlled study of the impact of an independent variable on a dependent variable b the process through which individuals and groups reach agreement on a course of common action even as they continue to disagree on the goals of the action Pg 3 c any system where the governed make all important decisions regarding governance d a two party system that governs nationally 3 An example of collective action is which of the following a parents and a teenager negotiate over the use of the family car b a boss and an employee haggle over pay c organized crime families jockey over turf for illegal activity d all of the above Pg 3 4 Politics occurs whenever a solution to a problem requires cooperation even when that cooperation is which of the following a achieved through force alone b costly or difficult Pg 3 c irrelevant to the success of the course of action d already what everyone agrees upon 5 Successful politics almost always requires which of the following a cheating the other side b lying and misrepresentation c imposing one s will on the opponent d bargaining and compromise Pg 4 6 The fear that a party to a political negotiation may renege on or fail to abide by any agreement may lead to which of the following a a quick and mutually acceptable resolution b a clear agreement enforced only through the good faith and trust of the parties c war as the preferred alternative Pg 5 d a complete



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