Webster's Method of Apportionment in Politics


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Using traditional rounding, which type of quota would be assigned for a standard quota of 35.7?

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1. How many times do you need to calculate the modified quota in Webster's Method of Apportionment?

2. Webster's Method of Apportionment proposes ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fairness in representation is important in U.S. politics. Quiz questions will test your understanding of how Webster's Method of Apportionment is used to ensure that the American people are represented fairly.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Rounding to determine assigned standard quotas
  • How many times you need to calculate modified quotas
  • What Webster's Method of Appropriation proposes
  • How to calculate the standard divisor
  • Using formulas to answer example questions

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment tools, students will be able to practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - using calculations to solve example state quota problems
  • Information recall - access knowledge you have gained about how the standard divisor is calculated
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about modified quotas

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson Webster's Method of Apportionment in Politics, you will learn more about the following:

  • How population affects the number of House of Representative seats for each state
  • Definitions associated with Webster's Method
  • When Webster's Method was initially proposed