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To be elected president of the United States, a person must have all of the following EXCEPT
a) Have been a U.S. resident for 20 years b) Be at least 35 years old c) Born in the United States. d) Have been a U.S. resident for 14 years
The qualifications for becoming president are set forth by
a) Each political party b) The U.S. Constitution c) Congress d) Members of the cabinet
In the past 20 years there has been an increase in immigration from the following countries?
a) Western Europe b) Africa c) Asia d) Latin America
Which of the following is NOT a reason for immigration to America?
a) Hatred of Americans b) To start a new life. c) Escape persecution d) Freedom of religion
In the beginning of American history, immigrants mostly came from what region of the world?
a) Africa b) Asia c) Latin America d) Western Europe
Which of the following would NOT be a fear that people have of immigrants?
a) Loss of jobs to immigrants b) Rise in crime due to immigrants c) Encouragement of different cultures d) Loss of money to immigrants
Who were the freedom riders?
a) A group of whites who killed MLK to end the civil rights movement. b) A group of hippies who rode buses preaching against Vietnam War c) A group of people-whites and blacks-who protested the segregation of the buses and bus stations d) A group of blacks who continued to follow segregation laws
What was the purpose of remaining nonviolent?
a) To not get arrested. b) To show the violence of those against the civil rights movement. c) To garner support from the people. d) To make a difference.
Identify the reaction of whites in Alabama to the freedom riders.
a) Joyful b) Welcoming c) No response d) Riots
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a) It is an outdated system b) It is the system that was set up the by founding fathers to help create cohesiveness in the country c) The candidate with the most amount of votes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 haveā€¦
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
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