The Borda Count Method in Elections - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the Borda Count Method?

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1. What is a Preferential Election?

2. Your office is having a poll to determine special summer hours. There are four options on the ballot and employees are instructed to number each option in order of preference. In this scenario, how many points will each 'First Place' selection receive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will measure your understanding of the Borda count method in elections. Proving that you can apply the Borda count to solve problems will allow you to complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students using this quiz and worksheet will need to be familiar with information regarding:

  • Types of elections
  • Options on a Borda count ballot
  • How to determine scores in a Borda count election

Skills Practiced

A variety of study skills will be needed to successfully complete this quiz, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Borda count method
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the Borda count method
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how many points different options will receive in a Borda count

Additional Learning

You can elect to learn even more about this subject by studying the lesson entitled The Borda Count Method in Elections. This lesson was designed to help you learn more about these topics:

  • Charts that might be used in a Borda count election
  • Large and small examples of how a Borda count can be used
  • How places are ranked in a Borda count