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Which of the following is needed to win a presidential election?
a) Win a majority of the 50 states on election day b) Receive a majority of the popular vote c) Win a majority of the votes cast by state legislatures d) Receive a majority of the electoral college votes
Which type of election can have many candidates from one political party on the ballot?
a) A General Election b) A Primary Election c) A Suffrage Election d) A National Election
Which of the following is NOT a problem with the Electoral College?
a) It is an outdated system b) It is the system that was set up the by founding fathers to help create cohesiveness in the country c) The candidate with the most amount of votes from individual American citizens will not necessarily win d) Electors are not required to vote according to the how the people they are representing voted
What is the popular vote?
a) The number of electors who voted for a candidate b) The popularity of a candidate based on the polls c) The vote that determines the winner of the Presidential election d) The total number of people who voted for a candidate
In the United States, third parties have…
a) Acted as election spoilers by taking votes from major parties b) Been illegal since the Motor Voter bill of 1996 c) Won two presidential elections in 1976 and 1984 d) Only run candidates for Senate and House of Rep. elections since 1980.
Which of the following statements would best summarize a Liberal viewpoint?
a) Less government and lower taxes would make the country better. b) More government programs to help the needy would make the country better. c) A mixture of programs and lower taxes would make the country better. d) Public Opinion polls should dictate what the government does.
Which of the following statements would best summarize a Conservative viewpoint?
a) Less government and lower taxes would make the country better. b) More government programs to help the needy would make the country better. c) A mixture of programs and lower taxes would make the country better. d) Public Opinion polls should dictate what the government does.
How can Third Parties create change if they rarely win elections?
a) They can create false hopes in the minds of voters b) They can cause major political parties to lose money c) They can focus public attention on important issues. d) They can stop global warming
A neighbor slips on the ice in front of your house and sues you for medical bills and other damages. What law covers such a dispute?
a) Administrative law b) Criminal law c) Public law d) Civil law
Theodore Bundy killed over thirty women. He was punished for these felonies. What type of laws are felonies?
a) Constitutional law b) Civil law c) Common law d) Criminal law
Newspapers, the internet, television and magazines can be described as
a) Precincts b) Polling Places c) Media d) PAC’s
A president uses these carefully planned events to answer questions from the media.
a) Backgrounders b) Press Conference c) News Release d) Propaganda
What type of interest group works to help people in a particular profession?
a) Single-Issue Groups b) Professional Groups c) Public Interest Groups d) Economic Interest Groups
An interest group can do all of the following EXCEPT
a) Influence legislators to pass certain bills b) Shape public opinion through propaganda c) Vote to pass legislation d) Contribute money to election campaigns
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