Direct vs. Indirect Elections


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Which of the following determines the winner in a direct election?

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

2. 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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many countries use direct and indirect elections when voting for elected representatives. You'll have a chance to review the definition of these types of elections by perusing this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials will cover:

  • Examples of direct and indirect elections
  • Basic definitions of both types of elections
  • Some pros and cons of each election type

Skills Practiced

These materials will give you a chance to practice:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of direct and indirect elections
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of indirect elections
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the popular vote and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson Direct vs. Indirect Elections to study this topic even more in-depth. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Review an example of indirect elections
  • Cover the basics of the Electoral College
  • Define direct elections
  • Provide instances of direct elections in the United States
  • Discuss controversies of both election types