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To reduce fraud, most States require voters to
a) purge
b) register
c) be literate
d) pay a poll tax

What party is the current party in power?
a) Republican
b) Democrat
c) Green
d) LIberatarian

The __________ Amendment granted women the right to vote.
a) 1st
b) 19th
c) 15th
d) 26th

Drawing a strangely-shaped voting district in order to limit the voting strength of a particular group is called
a) injuction
b) preclearance
c) gerrymandering
d) white primary

__________ is the phenomenon in which the farther down the ballot an office is, the fewer the number of votes that will be cast for it.
a) cannot-voting
b) straight-ticket voting
c) ballot fatigue
d) party identification

The __________ finally made the 15th Amendment a truly effective part of the Constitution. This Act is still being enforced and regularly amended today.
a) civil rights act of 1957
b) civil rights act of 1960
c) civil rights act of 1964
d) Voting rights act of 1965

What is the relationship between party identification and straight-ticket voting?
a) Those who are able to identify the two major political parties are more likely to vote for some candidates of each.
b) Those who are loyal to a particular political party are more likely to vote for all candidates of the same party on a ballot.
c) Those who identify strongly with a particular political party are less likely to vote in major elections.
d) Those who consider themselves to be independent voters are more likely to vote for all candidates of a single party.

Suffrage and _________ mean the same thing.
a) electorate
b) registration
c) injuction
d) franchise

The latest expansion of the electorate came in 1971 with the passage of the 26th Amendment, which states that no State can
a) set the minimum voting age at more than 18 years of age.
b) deprive any person of the right to vote on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
c) deprive any person of the right to vote on account of sex
d) require payment of any tax as a condition for voting.

What are two methods many States used to try to prevent African Americans from voting?
a) residence and jury duty
b) registration and citizenship
c) literacy tests and poll taxes
d) purging and registration

Political socialization is the process by which
a) States decide who is qualified to vote.
b) people gain their political attitudes and opinions.
c) political scientists study voting behavior.
d) election officials try to get higher voter turnout.

Which of the following people is MOST likely to vote?
a) an 18-year-old male who is a senior in a rural high school
b) a 28-year-old waiter who did not complete high school
c) a 79-year-old man who lives in a nursing home in the suburbs in the South
d) a 40-year-old female doctor who lives in a large city in the northeast

Those who worked to gain the franchise wanted
a) more women and minorities in public office.
b) a smaller electorate.
c) to keep certain groups from being allowed to vote.
d) the right to vote

Under the Constitution, the __________ has/have the power to set suffrage qualifications, but the __________ has/have taken on some of this power by placing five restrictions on voting rights.
a) States; Federal Government
b) local polling places; president
c) Federal Government; States
d) voters; local polling places

A(n) __________ is a current officeholder.
a) faction
b) incumbent
c) electorate
d) section

What type of party includes the Socialist, Communist, and Libertarian parties?
a) ideological
b) single-issue
c) splinter
d) economic protest

What type of party includes the Tea Party?
a) ideological
b) single-issue
c) splinter
d) economic protest

Since the late 1960s the power of the major political parties has
a) been impossible to measure.
b) become weaker.
c) stayed about the same.
d) grown stronger.

Which of the following is an example of a one-party system?
a) nearly any dictatorship
b) the United States
c) Congress
d) Italy

Money is an indispensable campaign resource because
a) special interest groups have more money than political parties.
b) wealthy contributors win all elections.
c) it allows candidates to make themselves known to the public.
d) candidates might otherwise try to buy their way into office.

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