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Elections & Electoral Systems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. You are having a conversation with a friend and when asked about your political affiliation, you reply: 'The same as most Americans.' This means you are affiliated with which of the following?

Question 2 2. Presidential candidates are waiting for the results of the general election. Which of the following states will provide them with the most electoral votes?

Question 3 3. The president is selected using 'voting representatives' from each state. What are these representatives called?

Question 4 4. Which of the following positions has a term limit of two terms?

Question 5 5. In an interview, a candidate was asked about his religious views and replied: 'I represent the largest religious group in the United States.' If the candidate was correct, which religion does he belong to?

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Question 6 6. Which is NOT a way that perpetuates the existence of a two-party system in the United States?

Question 7 7. EU member states may impose minimum population thresholds on each voting district, but these thresholds may not exceed ___.

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

Question 9 9. Which of the following represents a disadvantage for smaller political parties in a plurality system?

Question 10 10. In the race for your congressional district seat, David Jones won 300,000 votes, which was 45% of the total vote, Mark Thompson won 298,000 votes, which was 44% of the total vote, and John Ceder won 20,000 votes, which was 11% of the total vote. For the next term, David Jones will represent your district in Congress. Evidently, your district uses which of the following electoral systems?

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Question 11 11. What is the minimum age required to vote in EU elections?

Question 12 12. During a campaign, it is much easier for _____ to deflect blame than a presidential candidate.

Question 13 13. Based on the 2014 configuration of Congress, which of the following individuals was most likely to be a member?

Question 14 14. Why is incumbency an advantage in Congressional elections?

Question 15 15. You are at a lecture where someone says: ''The members of Congress are representatives of the American peoples' religious views, background, and opinions.'' Which of the following differentiates the general public from members of Congress?

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Question 16 16. A presidential candidate previously served in Congress for her state for five terms. Does she still need to be worried about name recognition?

Question 17 17. Elections were held in a country with a proportional representation system. The Social-Democratic Party received 45% of the vote, the Unity Party received 30% of the vote, the Labour Party received 15% and the Movement for Progress received 10% of the vote. Which of the following is a possible party distribution if the Parliament has 100 seats and the minimum census a political party has to reach in order to be represented in Parliament is 5%?

Question 18 18. According to the 2007 _____, EU citizens have the right to vote for European Parliament in the country of their residence.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT true concerning a proportional representation system?

Question 20 20. What was the first American political party?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is correct?

Question 22 22. In what year were direct elections first held for European Parliament?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. In which of the following states is voting in the elections for European Parliament NOT compulsory?

Question 25 25. Smith, Jones and Doe are running for U.S. president. Smith wins 51% of the national popular vote, and 32% of the electoral vote. Jones wins 43% of the national popular vote, and 58% of the electoral vote. Doe wins 6% of the national popular vote, and just 10% of the electoral vote. Who likely wins the election?

Elections & Electoral Systems Chapter Exam Instructions

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