Adams' Method of Apportionment in Politics

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Does the Adams' Method of Apportionment have a bias?

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1. What is the Adams' Method of Apportionment?

2.

Consider the following scenario:

Total population = 1500

Seats to be assigned = 20

State A population = 254

What is the Upper Quota for State A?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your comprehension of Adams' method of apportionment. You will need to understand certain topics like bias and a modified divisor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Define Adams' method of apportionment
  • Determine the Upper Quota in a given scenario
  • Find the Standard Quota in a given scenario

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Adams' method of apportionment
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about quotas in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions a possible bias in Adams' method of apportionment

Additional Learning

To learn more about apportioning seats in the political process, review this lesson about Adams' Method of Apportionment in Politics. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify John Quincy Adams
  • Define apportionment
  • Understand the different types of divisors and quotas
  • Calculate for the Adams' method of apportionment
  • Recognize the quota rule
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