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All of the following are universal qualifications for voting in the United States except
a) citizenship.
b) residence.
c) age.
d) membership in a political party.

Which of the following situations describes a legal restriction on voting?
a) Bobbi is not allowed to vote because she is a patient in a mental institution.
b) Dave and Amy are not allowed to vote in a school board election because they do not have children.
c) Tamar is not allowed to vote because she does not speak English.
d) Marcus cannot vote in a city bond election because he does not own taxable property.

For which office are more votes regularly cast than for any other?
a) governor
b) President
c) U.S. representative
d) mayor or county commissioner

Which of the following tactics did many States once use to disenfranchise African American voters?
a) “motor voter” laws
b) age requirements
c) literacy tests
d) purging

The main criticism of the registration requirement for voting is that it
a) does not provide enough protection against election fraud.
b) promotes election fraud.
c) tends to disenfranchise the poor and less educated.
d) is a waste of taxpayer money.

Today, every State requires potential voters to satisfy qualifications based on citizenship, residence, and
a) literacy.
b) race.
c) property ownership.
d) age.

Which type of voting often results from strong loyalty to a political party?
a) political voting
b) straight-ticket voting
c) split-ticket voting
d) independent voting

Which person would not meet the universal requirements for voting?
a) an 18-year-old legal resident who doesn’t know the issues or candidates
b) a 17-year-old with a job who has lived in a state for one week
c) a 21-year-old legal resident who does not belong to a political party
d) a 21-year-old without a job who has lived in a state for three months

Which describes typical independent voters?
a) people with strong party identification
b) Catholics and Jews who used to be Democrats
c) well-informed, uneducated people mostly from southern states
d) well-informed, educated people younger than the average voter

Which describes a typical nonvoter?
a) religious, educated, and unemployed
b) unmarried, young, and unskilled
c) married and living in the South
d) married and living in the Midwest

Which kind of election can be expected to generate the lowest voter turnout?
a) an off-year election
b) a statewide election for governor
c) a presidential election
d) a local election for district attorney

Which is an example of political socialization?
a) Voting is too complicated, so people avoid it.
b) Family members vote for the same political party.
c) Tired voters do not complete their ballots.
d) Voters avoid less important, off-year elections.

When people register to vote, which question must they answer?
a) What is your religion?
b) Do you understand the Bill of Rights?
c) How long have you lived at your current address?
d) Have you paid your property taxes?

What are preclearance requirements supposed to prevent?
a) voting more than once
b) unfair changes in voting laws
c) white primaries
d) the purging of poll books

Which once kept certain groups of voters such as African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos from voting?
a) residency requirements
b) age requirements
c) literacy tests
d) purging

Which is a reason why states have voter registration?
a) to keep people from voting more than once
b) to protect the voting rights of aliens and transients
c) so political parties can contact voters at election time
d) so states can enforce laws that require citizens to vote

Which federal law passed in 1993 was intended to make voter registration easier?
a) 24th Amendment
b) Civil Rights Act
c) Motor Voter Law
d) Voting Rights Act

Which has been a trend in the history of American voting rights?
a) higher and higher minimum voting age
b) higher and higher voter turnouts
c) fewer and fewer people granted suffrage
d) more and more people granted suffrage

Which voting requirement was the first to be eliminated?
a) poll tax
b) race
c) gender
d) property ownership

Which did the Framers of the Constitution allow to set suffrage qualifications?
a) a council of lawyers
b) local governments
c) the federal government
d) the states

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