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What Factors Influence the Outcome of an Election?

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A survey was conducted in which voters were asked about the most important factor in deciding who they would vote for. 40% of them answered that they wanted an educated person, 24% said it was important that the candidate be truthful and candid, 22% wanted the person to be modest, and 14% said the party to which the candidate belonged was most important to them. Which of the following issues does this survey identify as the most important factor for voters?

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1. Which of the following will most likely cause an incumbent to lose a reelection battle?

2. Stuart failed to return a loan and is currently bankrupt. According to studies, this fact _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of factors that influence the outcome of an election. Some of the material you'll be assessed on includes knowing the definition of a candidate as well as identifying the factor of the economy that may impact the results of an election.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Description of a candidate
  • State of the economy defined
  • Factor of the economy that may influence the outcome of an election
  • Individual performance that may determine an election's outcome
  • Values the American government is built on

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on factors that influence the outcome of an election
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the values the American government is built on and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an individual's performance that may have an impact on the outcome of an election
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the state of the economy and a factor of the economy that may influence the outcome of an election

Additional Learning

To learn more about elections, review the accompanying lesson titled What Factors Influence the Outcome of an Election? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what a candidate is and tell how a candidate's attributes may influence the outcome of an election
  • Explain how the state of the economy can impact an election
  • Relate the role of party identification to possible election outcomes
  • Describe the campaigning process and how a campaign strategy may influence the outcome of an election
  • Understand the factors involved in determining the outcome of an election
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