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Most Americans identify as
a) independents b) Republicans c) Democrats d) Libertarians
Which of the following was NOT a method by which states limited voting in the past?
a) Poll taxes b) literacy tests c) Voting Rights Act of 1965 d) voter intimidation
Which of the following would be LEAST likely to support a Democratic Candidate?
a) A lower income, urban male b) A young woman in California c) A farmer in Kansas d) A college student at Yale
Which of the following would be LEAST likely to support a Republican candidate?
a) A Middle aged white male from South Carolina b) A college educated lawyer from Texas c) An older Christian woman d) A young student in New York
What do we call a group of like-minded individuals who attempt to control government by winning elections?
a) Political Parties b) Interest Groups c) State legislatures d) The Illuminati
What do we call the moving of a fugitive from one state to another?
a) federalism b) extradition c) capital punishment d) police powers
Which of the following types of powers to NOT belong to the national government?
a) Expressed b) Reserved c) Implied d) Concurrent
Which of the following is NOT a power of the national government?
a) coin money b) raise an army c) create schools d) establish post offices
Which clause ensures that states respect the legal rulings of other states?
a) Free Exercise b) Full Faith and Credit c) Due Process d) Establishment
In order to prevent voter fraud, states require people to _______ in order to vote
a) register b) take a literacy test c) pay a fee to vote d) mail in a ballot
Which of the following is NOT a result of gerrymandering?
a) results in more diverse districts b) dilutes minority voting strength c) makes elections less competitive d) increase in re-election rates of incumbents
In which type of election are people MOST likely to participate?
a) Local school board election b) State governor race c) Federal congressional-only election d) Federal Presidential elction
What is the purpose of a filibuster?
a) Convince people of your point of view b) Have individual congressmen change their votes c) Delay action/voting on a bill d) Speed up the legislative process
How many Senators does each state have?
a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) Depends on the population
When are federal elections held?
a) The First of November each year b) January 1st every other year c) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in even-numbered years d) It depends on which offices need to be filled
For how long do U.S. Senators serve?
a) Six years b) Two years c) Four years d) For life
What is the minimum number of representatives each state will have in the House of Reps?
a) 1 b) 2 c) 4 d) 0
Prior to the 17th Amendment, how were Senators chosen?
a) direct election by the people b) the Electoral College c) by State legislatures d) through closed primaries
Which of the following is a similarity between the (current) House and the Senate?
a) length of term b) method of election c) structure of debate d) Constitutional requirements for election
Why can't congressmen be punished for what they say in the course of bill-writing?
a) Because the Supreme Court declared their discussion private in Marbury v. Madison b) The President protects them from any retribution c) It allows for faster creation and implementation of laws d) Freedom of speech is a vital part of legislative debate
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