The National Voter Registration Act encouraged voting by

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The National Voter Registration Act
encouraged voting by
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Requiring states to allow election day
registration
Declaring election day a federal holiday
Allowing voter registration at Department of
Motor Vehicles offices
Eliminating residency requirements for voting
Imposing fines on eligible voters who do not
register
C
Allowing voter registration at
Department of Motor Vehicles
offices
Which of the following statements
about voter turnout is valid?
I.
II.
III.
IV.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Income and education levels have no effect on minority
voting.
The gender gap refers to the fact that women are more
likely to vote than men.
The lowest voter turnout is among college-age
Americans.
The most common reason given by Americans for not
voting is that they were too busy.
I only
I and II only
I, II, III only
I and III only
III and IV only
E
III and IV only
One of the effects of winner-take-all
primaries is that
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Candidates can get a majority of the
delegates quickly
The cost of the campaign is higher
The media focuses on who is ahead
Candidates stay in the race longer
More candidates decide to enter the
primaries
A.Candidates can get a majority
of the delegates quickly
Today, the most important function of
a party’s national convention is to
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Select the electors for the electoral college
Develop the strategy for the general election
Formally nominate the president and vice
president
Choose the party’s leaders for the House and
the Senate
Name a new chair for the national committee
C
Formally nominate the president
An amendment to the Constitution
that did NOT extend the right to
vote to a particular group was the
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Fifteenth Amendment
Nineteenth Amendment
Twenty-six Amendment
Twenty-fourth Amendment
Twenty-third Amendment
D
A primary election in which a
registered Democrat can ask for a
Republican ballot is a
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Presidential primary
Open primary
Closed primary
Blanket primary
Proportional representation primary
B
Open Primary
The Supreme Court in Buckley v. Valeo
(1976) ruled that
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Limits on a candidate’s use of personal money
was unconstitutional
Limits on individual contributions violated the
First Amendment
Labor union contributions were protected under
the right association
Federal matching funds had to be made
available for state races
Contributions to political parties for voter
registration drives were valid
Limits on a candidate’s use of
personal money was
unconstitutional
Lower voter turnout in the United
States can be explained by all of the
following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Weak political parties
An aging electorate
Difficulty in registering
Difficulty in voting
Frequency of voting
B
An aging electorate
In recent years, the efforts at campaign
finance reform have focused on
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Reducing the influence of political action
committees
Curbing spending on negative advertising
Decreasing the cost of presidential elections
Prohibiting the use of union dues for political
campaigns
Eliminating soft money available to political
parties
E
Eliminating soft money
available to political parties
Over the last 30 years, most successful
candidates for the presidency have
served
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
In the Cabinet
As senators
As business executive
As governors
In the House of Representatives
D
As governors
During the general election, a candidate
is likely to do which of the following?
Moderate positions taken during the primaries to
appeal to the electorate as a whole.
Campaign vigorously in all 50 states.
Participate in a series of televised debates with
the other major party candidate.
Continue to actively raise money.
I.
II.
III.
IV.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
I only
I and II only
I and III only
II and IV only
I, III, IV only
C
I and III
Above all else, the results of the 2000
presidential election showed that
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
The “solid South” remains a fact of
American politics
The winner of the popular vote always
wins the electoral vote
The vote of every person is important
A balanced ticket is the key to victory
The party that spends the most will win
the presidency
C
A candidate who qualifies for federal
matching funds
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Loses the money if contributions over $250 are
accepted
Must accept spending limits during the
primaries
Needs to finish in the top four in each primary
entered
Does not have to report contributions less than
$250 to the FEC
Receives a check from the Treasury for the
total amount raised during the campaign
B
The campaign staff a presidential
candidate puts together includes all
of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
A pollster
A media specialist
A foreign policy consultant
A domestic policy advisor
A political action committee chair
In comparing congressional and presidential
elections, which of the following statements are
NOT
valid?
I.
The power of the incumbency is stronger in congressional
II.
III.
IV.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
races.
Congressional candidates get not federal matching funds.
Presidential campaigns are considerably longer.
The money spent on congressional and presidential
campaigns remained stable.
I only
I and II only
I, II, III only
IV only
II and IV only
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