Woll HW Berelson Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory

 

Directions: read each statement and list of answers. Pick the best answer and mark that space on your scan sheet.

 

 

  1. In the article, Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory, Berelson points out that the classical requirements of democracy:
    1. cannot be met in light of empirical evidence regarding voting behavior.
    2. can be met in light of empirical evidence regarding voting behavior.
    3. are not characteristic of so many voting studies.
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above

 

  1. In the article, Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory, Berelson claims that the proper working of modern democracy requires:
    1. more popular participation and less political apathy that could ever be supported by classical democratic theory.
    2. less popular participation and more political apathy that could ever be supported by classical democratic theory.
    3. no popular participation and no political apathy that could ever be supported by classical democratic theory.
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above

 

  1. In the article, Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory, Berelson feels that the classical requirements for the democratic citizen include:
    1. Interest
    2. apathy
    3. empirical evidence
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above

 

  1. In the article, Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory, Berelson feels that the classical requirements for the democratic citizen include:
    1. Participation in political affairs
    2. knowledge
    3. rationality
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above

 

  1. In the article, Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory, Berelson feels that the classical requirements for the democratic citizen should show up in the:
    1. democratic process
    2. legal process
    3. electoral process
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. According to Berelson, the requirements for the system differ from the requirements for the individual in the democratic process in that:
    1. the system requires a distribution of the classical qualities of the democratic voter among the population, rather than the electorate.
    2. a mass democracy cannot work if all the people become involved in politics.
    3. too great participation in politics may render the system unstable.
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above

 

  1. In general, the Berelson thesis states that:
    1. apathy plays a very minor role in a political system.
    2. the system requires everyone being politically active at the same time.
    3. our complex system requires a division of political labor just as it requires a

division of labor in other areas.

    1. All of the above
    2. None of the above

 

  1. In the selection by Berelson, the authors argue that:

A. political apathy does not exist.

B. some political apathy is desirable in the democratic process.

C. voters are rational.

D. All of the above

E. None of the above

 

9. Berelson concludes that an effective democratic system requires that:

A. all voters be members of political parties.

B. all voters be rational.

C. some voters be rational while others are apathetic.

D. All of the above

E. None of the above

 

10. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

A. In democratic theory, rationality is not a requirement for the

democratic citizen.

B. The democratic citizen is expected to be well informed about

political affairs.

C. The democratic citizen is supposed to cast his or her vote on the

basis of principle, not fortuitously or frivolously or impulsively or

habitually, but with reference to standards not only of his or her

own interest but of the common good as well.

D. The democratic citizen is expected to be interested and to

participate in political affairs.

E.      None of the above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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