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AP US Government and Politics: Voting and Elections Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following states is apportioned with the most seats in Congress?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is correct regarding redistricting?

Question 3 3. This was an attempt to reform campaign finance by prohibiting soft money and large contributions to national party organizations:

Question 4 4. This is a regularly scheduled, nationwide election used to determine the U.S. president and other political officials:

Question 5 5. How would you define closed voting in primary elections?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following will most likely cause an incumbent to lose a reelection battle?

Question 7 7. This type of election begins a period of time of dominancy for a political party:

Question 8 8. Voter turnout is greatest in _____ elections.

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is correct regarding a primary?

Question 10 10. What is the purpose of the Federal Election Campaign Act?

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Question 11 11. 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?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT an example of studying voter behavior?

Question 13 13. A presidential candidate will focus his efforts on states such as Florida, Michigan and Ohio. Why do you think he is interested in these states?

Question 14 14. If potential congressional candidates perceive that national forces like economic performance are not favorable, then _____

Question 15 15. Mark wants to run for city council but he needs 200 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot. Mark doesn't have time to get 200 people to sign, so he has 20 friends each sign the petition 10 times. This is an example of:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is correct regarding the members of Congress?

Question 17 17. Progressives initiated several measures to protect laborers. These included all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 18 18. How are electoral votes divided?

Question 19 19. What was the first American political party?

Question 20 20. Why must a candidate file a statement of candidacy?

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Question 21 21. A candidate is:

Question 22 22. This type of election occurs when the dominant political party is temporarily removed from power:

Question 23 23. How many Electoral College votes are needed to win a presidential election?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of gerrymandering?

Question 25 25. It is much easier for blame to be shifted during a campaign by:

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Question 26 26. This type of election occurs when the dominant political party returns to power after a temporary displacement:

Question 27 27. How many total Electoral College votes are there?

Question 28 28. The results of a 2014 Gallup poll showed that most of the electorate _____.

Question 29 29. This is an independent regulatory agency that governs campaign donations and spending:

Question 30 30. Which of the following best describes who will be on the ballot in the main presidential election?

AP US Government and Politics: Voting and Elections Chapter Exam Instructions

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