Unit 3 Quiz

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Unit 3: Campaigns, Elections, & Voting
Quiz
Name: __________________
Multiple Choice:
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
_____ 1. Which of the following is a function of political parties?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Creating new election laws
Counting votes on election day
Monitoring actions of office holders
Appointing judges to courts
_____ 2. The United States has a _____ party political system.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Two
Three
One
five
_____ 3. Although third parties rarely win elections, they sometimes:
a.
b.
c.
d.
raise more money than Republicans or Democrats
Change the outcome of an election
Get votes by appealing to the political extremes
Ignore campaign finance laws
_____ 4. The real difference between political parties can be identified through their:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Platform
Organization
History
finance
_____ 5.In the state of Virginia you must be how old to vote?
a.
b.
c.
d.
16
21
18
25
_____ 6. There are many factors that predict how citizens will vote. Three very important ones are
education, age, and what?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Where you live
Income
Friends
Mood
_____ 7. Only citizens who __________ to vote can participate in primary and general elections
a.
b.
c.
d.
want
need
pay
register
_____ 8. Someone who is conservative….
a.
b.
c.
d.
Trusts tradition, and is cautious and slow to change
Is open-minded, believing in change and social progress
Is moderate (careful) in political beliefs
Is probably a member of an independent party.
_____ 9. A person who is moderate:
a.
b.
c.
d.
is nervous about change and unusual behavior.
Has a predictable routine & is not likely to take risks
Would be comfortable with anybody (is tolerant of diversity)
Is neutral; does not lean toward any extreme opinions
_____ 10. A political spectrum shows:
A.
B.
C.
D.
The political parties’ platforms
A range of attitudes
A scale of vocabulary about politics
The likelihood of a person actually voting
_____ 11. A “left wing” idea would be:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Conservative or reactionary
Moderate or conservative
Liberal or radical
Liberal or moderate
_____ 12. The people who are eligible to vote are called the :
a.
b.
c.
d.
Registered
Elite
Electorate
Apathetic
_____ 13. Political parties distribute literature about their candidates in order to –
a.
b.
c.
d.
Recruit individuals to run for office
Educate the electorate about campaign issues
Help new residents register to vote
Assist people in getting to their polling places
_____ 14. Which of the following is NOT a similarity between political parties?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Organize to win elections
Influence public policy
Counting votes on election day
Reflect both liberal and conservative views
_____ 15. Teddy Roosevelt’s role in the Bull Moose Party is an example of:
a.
b.
c.
d.
A part reflecting both liberal and conservative views
A third party revolving around a political personality
A PAC
Campaign finance reform
_____ 16. Which of the following statements BEST describes the point of the cartoon below?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Candidates win support by appealing to the political center
A party’s views on issues can be found in its platform
Running for political office is expensive
We have a two-party system
#17-20 Label the political spectrum:
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