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1 Chapter Two Majoritarian or Pluralist Democracy?

2 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 2-2 The procedural view of democracy is most concerned with a. the level of popular participation in decision- making. b. the equality of government decisions. c. minority protections d. the impact of government decisions. e. how government decisions are made

3 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 2-3 The procedural view of democracy is most concerned with a. the level of popular participation in decision- making. b. the equality of government decisions. c. minority protections d. the impact of government decisions. e. how government decisions are made (correct)

4 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 2-4 The basic standard of substantive democracy is that government must guarantee a. economic rights. b. civil rights and liberties. c. social equality. d. all of the above. e. none of the above.

5 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 2-5 The basic standard of substantive democracy is that government must guarantee a. economic rights. b. civil rights and liberties. (correct) c. social equality. d. all of the above. e. none of the above.

6 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 2-6 A citizen’s group gathers enough signatures on a petition to force a popular vote on a statewide lottery proposal. This proposal would represent a(n) a. recall election. b. referendum. c. initiative. d. popular law. e. citizen’s proposal.

7 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 2-7 A citizen’s group gathers enough signatures on a petition to force a popular vote on a statewide lottery proposal. This proposal would represent a(n) a. recall election. b. referendum. c. initiative. (correct) d. popular law. e. citizen’s proposal.

8 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 2-8 Many observers of American politics contend that the majoritarian model is not a good description of our system because a. Public participation is so low. b. very little direct democracy exists in the United States. c. the United States is ruled by an oligarchy. d. government officials are rarely concerned about majority opinion. e. a majority of American citizens are ignorant of or disinterested in politics.

9 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 2-9 Many observers of American politics contend that the majoritarian model is not a good description of our system because a. Public participation is so low. b. very little direct democracy exists in the United States. c. the United States is ruled by an oligarchy. d. government officials are rarely concerned about majority opinion. e. a majority of American citizens are ignorant of or disinterested in politics. (correct)

10 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved According to the pluralist model, democracy is carried out by means of a. interest groups acting on a centralized government. b. a centralized government and a mass electorate. c. a mass electorate and responsive government officials. d. interest groups acting on a decentralized government. e. elected representatives.

11 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved According to the pluralist model, democracy is carried out by means of a. interest groups acting on a centralized government. b. a centralized government and a mass electorate. c. a mass electorate and responsive government officials. d. interest groups acting on a decentralized government. (correct) e. elected representatives.


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