Plurality vs. Majority-based Elections


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help you take a closer look at plurality and majority voting systems. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include how plurality and majority voting systems are alike as well as which system is common in the U.S.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Commonality between plurality and majority systems
  • System common in the U.S.
  • Characteristics of the plurality system
  • Features of the First Past the Post approach
  • What occurs in the majority system

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what occurs in the majority system and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related voting systems lesson
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the plurality system and the majority system of election

Additional Learning

The lesson Plurality vs. Majority-based Elections can shed more light on these processes. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe the importance of elections to a people
  • Identify the two main systems to elect someone to office
  • Understand the characteristics of both systems of voting
  • Explain what makes the two systems similar and different
  • Appreciate where the particular systems are used today