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Political Parties & Elections Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Almost all states award their Electoral College votes according to this method:

Question 2 2. Which of the following is correct regarding the members of Congress?

Question 3 3. 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?

Question 4 4. This act requires political candidates to disclose their donors and restricts campaign donations:

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a party committee in Congress that provides funds to members and would-be-members in Congress?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a mechanism for political change?

Question 7 7. A candidate is:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a term for a group of dedicated people who come together to win elections, operate the government, and determine public policy?

Question 9 9. This is an independent regulatory agency that governs campaign donations and spending:

Question 10 10. Which of the following best describes who will be on the ballot in the main presidential election?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following represents a disadvantage for smaller political parties in a plurality system?

Question 12 12. How are electoral votes divided?

Question 13 13. How much money must an individual raise or spend before they are required to register with the Federal Election Commission?

Question 14 14. This fund provides public money to be used on presidential campaigns during the general election:

Question 15 15. What is the purpose of the Federal Election Campaign Act?

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Question 16 16. Why is incumbency an advantage in Congressional elections?

Question 17 17. You are a candidate for a congressional seat in Ohio. The president is up for reelection and wants to campaign with you. His current approval ratings are around 20%, and he just enacted a very unpopular tax reform. Should you call him to give a speech at one of your campaign rallies?

Question 18 18. Which of the following are functions of third parties?

Question 19 19. During a campaign, it is much easier for _____ to deflect blame than a presidential candidate.

Question 20 20. Which of the following states is apportioned with the most seats in Congress?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following positions has a term limit of two terms?

Question 22 22. If potential congressional candidates perceive that national forces like economic performance are not favorable, then _____

Question 23 23. Tim Watson is one of the members of a group of Democrats that will pick the next presidential nominee. This group will decide for whom the delegates will vote for at the national party convention. What is this group called?

Question 24 24. How many years are there between national conventions?

Question 25 25. Tom describes himself as an independent and he has never been a member of either the Republican or the Democratic party. He has stated in multiple accounts that he always votes for the best candidate, regardless of his political affiliation. How would you best describe Tom?

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Question 26 26. You have a list of people that includes some of their most basic traits. Which of the following individuals is most likely to be a supporter of the Democratic Party?

Question 27 27. In which of the following is voter turnout generally higher?

Question 28 28. George is the Republican candidate for the presidency,along with his vice-presidential candidate, Al. What will start at the national convention for George and Al?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is correct regarding redistricting?

Question 30 30. Bill wants to become the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. How would you best describe the process of securing his party's support and endorsement in the general election?

Political Parties & Elections Chapter Exam Instructions

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