OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: U.S. Political Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Women who fought for the vote were referred to as

Question 2 2. What does May's Theorem hold?

Question 3 3. Civil society can be viewed as what concept?

Question 4 4. There are many reasons why people choose to participate in the political process. Which of the reasons listed is NOT a commonly cited reason why people choose to participate?

Question 5 5. Which amendment made the Bill of Rights applicable to the states?

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Question 6 6. Amanda lives in a beach community. Her city is considering rezoning a strip of land on the beach to allow a high-rise condominium to be built. Amanda is against the idea since there are no other high-rise buildings in her community. She participates in a small demonstration outside the city council meeting in an attempt to get council members to vote against the proposal. This is an example of:

Question 7 7. What's the best explanation of citizenship?

Question 8 8. Which Supreme Court case highlighted the issue of minority rights?

Question 9 9. This type of election occurs when the dominant political party is temporarily removed from power:

Question 10 10. This type of election is also known as a 'Critical Election:'

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Question 11 11. How many total Electoral College votes are there?

Question 12 12. This is an obligation that is social, not legal, to participate in the political process.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a civic duty?

Question 14 14. Political participation that includes activities sometimes considered to be inappropriate, but not illegal, is called _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is part of civil society?

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Question 16 16. This legal doctrine, established through the U.S. Constitution, creates a separation of powers between the federal government and the individual state governments:

Question 17 17. Almost all states award their Electoral College votes according to this method:

Question 18 18. This type of election begins a period of time of dominancy for a political party:

Question 19 19. This type of election occurs when the dominant political party wins the election and remains in power:

Question 20 20. This document established American colonists' sovereignty and independence from Great Britain:

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Question 21 21. Which amendment lowered the federal voting age to 18?

Question 22 22. How many Electoral College votes are needed to win a presidential election?

Question 23 23. The ability of the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down legislation that is unconstitutional was confirmed in:

Question 24 24. What factor determines how many representatives a state has in the House of Representatives?

Question 25 25. Which of these is NOT a commonly cited institutional barrier to participation in the political process?

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Question 26 26. Which amendment gave the vote to women?

Question 27 27. This is a preliminary election where any registered voter can vote, regardless of political party affiliation, as long as the voter only votes in one party's election:

Question 28 28. Which of the following is incorrect about citizenship in the United States?

Question 29 29. What is the difference between a civic duty and a civic responsibility?

Question 30 30. Sabotage, vandalism, wiretapping, forgery, and any act of terrorism are all considered to be _____, a last resort that is highly discouraged.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: U.S. Political Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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