The Exam must be completed by: Tuesday March 24 11:00 PM
This study guide is now FINALIZED
Good luck on the exam!
A note about the exam: You must enter the Moodle
site to obtain access to the multiple choice section of the exam. There is no
time limit, but once you begin this section of the exam it must be finished.
Students will not be allowed to start, then stop, the restart the multiple
choice questions. It also must be COMPLETED by 11:00 PM on the date in which it
is due or it will not be available. The second section of the exam is essay.
You may chose any two questions below and answer them. The answers must be sent
to me as an e-mail attachment. I MUST receive the e-mail by 11:00 PM on the
date it which it is due. As soon as I receive your e-mail with the essays, I
will reply and let you know I've received it. If you haven't received an e-mail
reply, that probably means I didn't receive the message. Please don't wait
until the last minute to take the exam; try to leave yourself time in case of
some sort of a problem.
Instructions for taking Exam #3:
- Take the Multiple Choice section of the exam through the Moodle site. There will be 20 questions from the text & power point lectures.
- Once you’ve finished the multiple choice section, go ahead and submit your exam.
- Send me an e-mail of your essay answers. Please send your essays as an attachment to your e-mail message. You may pick any two of the three essay questions below to answer. Once I have received your essays, I will send an e-mail letting you know I’ve received them.
A handful of students have experienced some technical problems sending their essays. I would like to suggest that you send a carbon copy (cc:) of your essays to yourself when you send them to me. That way you will have a receipt with a time/date you sent your essays and let you know if the transmission worked. I would hold onto that "receipt" until you reply back from me letting you know I received your essay with no problems.
Interest Groups & Lobbying
Terms that only appear in the textbook (Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Possible essay questions for the exam: You may chose any two of the three questions below to answer. It's your choice.
- In general, conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats disagree on many political issues. Choose four of the issues discussed in lecture and briefly describe them. Where do conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats stand on those issues? Of the two, which set of views do you agree with the most? Explain.
- Write an essay that describes some of the actions and impacts of Interest Groups. What are the different types of interest groups? What tactics do they use to influence legislation and governmental policies? Overall, do you think they have a positive or negative impact on the American political system? Explain. (Hint: Do they make the government more responsive to the people? Are their interests too narrow, etc...?)
- Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. The essay should focus on the following topics: qualifications, organization of leadership, and Constitutional powers. Overall, which do you believe to be the more powerful of the two? Explain.