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The system that america uses to elect the President
a) Electoral College
b) Direct Democracy
c) Popular Vote
d) Divine Right

Which of the following is correct.
a) Al Gore won the 2000 election because he received the most votes
b) George Bush won the 2000 election because he received the most votes
c) Al Gore won the 2000 election because he earned the most electoral points
d) George Bush won the 2000 election because he earned the most electoral points

Which of the following is false?
a) Al Gore lost the 2000 election but earned the most total votes
b) George Busch won the 2000 election but earned fewer total votes than Al Gore
c) Al Gore won the electoral college in 2000
d) George Bush won the electoral college in 2000

Which of the following is false?
a) California - 55 electoral points
b) Texas - 38 electoral points
c) Florida - 29 electoral points
d) Hawaii - 25 electoral points

Electoral points are based on ___________
a) geographic size of the state
b) age of the state
c) population of the state
d) proximity to coast

If a candidate earns the most votes in a state, then they earn ALL of the electoral votes (points) from the state
a) Majority Rule
b) Winner-Take-All
c) Spoils System
d) Direct Democracy

The electoral college is based on population. This means a states electoral votes are equal to ___________
a) geographic size of the state
b) age of the state divided by scores
c) the number of congressman from that state
d) only the number of senators from that state

Which electoral college fact is false?
a) 538 electoral votes total
b) 270 electoral votes is a majority and the minimum number need to win
c) based on population
d) the popular votes elects the president

What is the biggest problem that would result from switching to an election system where the popular vote determines the winner?
a) Both parties would be equal
b) Cities would have too much power, and would receive too much attention
c) Cities would be ignored during elections
d) Rural areas would have too much say in electing the president

The Electoral College is a system of checks an balances between states, and between rural and urban areas.
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

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