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Electoral Systems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is true in a plurality system of elections?

Question 2 2. The voters of a particular state want to recall one of their public officials. They are not able to demonstrate that a public official has acted improperly. Can they still initiate the recall process?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is common to both plurality and majority voting systems?

Question 4 4. Which of the following determines the winner in a direct election?

Question 5 5. Which of the following often occurs in majority-based electoral systems?

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Question 6 6. What is the best term to describe a process in which voters work to have an elected official removed from office before the end of their term?

Question 7 7. What is the best way to describe the purpose of a primary election?

Question 8 8. Which of the following electoral system is common in the United States?

Question 9 9. The Electoral College is an example of which of the following:

Question 10 10. Has the popular vote and the Electoral College always chosen the same candidate for the Presidency in every United States election?

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Question 11 11. Proportional representation in each district is possible in what type of system?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is true of the concept of First Past the Post?

Question 13 13. Which term describes a system in which the number of seats held by members of a political party in a legislature is determined by the number of votes its candidates receive in an election?

Question 14 14. The Electoral College that chooses the President and and Vice President every four years is an example of:

Question 15 15. The system most often used in US elections is:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is most accurate?

Question 17 17. The United States presidential election makes use of which of the following mechanisms?

Question 18 18. Which of the following best describes a single member electoral district?

Question 19 19. What factor determines how many representatives a state has in the House of Representatives?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is always true of runoff voting?

Electoral Systems Chapter Exam Instructions

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