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chapter 13 quiz review
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Which statement BEST defines political participation?
the various ways citizens can take action to shape polcies and laws of a government
What is a politcal action committee?
an organization that raises money to elect and defeat candidates
The various channels that connect citizens with govenment, such as elections, politcal parties, and the media, are known as:
Which statement BEST summarizes the purpose of a social movement
to influence social change through protests and meetings
Which method of polical particiapation, other than voting in an election is the most common among Americans?
trying to influences how friend, family, and peers vote
What statement best describes suffrage?
the right to vote
Imposing a poll tax as a condition for voting in a federal election was prohibitted by the ratification of which amendment?
Voter turnout can be BEST described as:
. the number of voters who participate in elections as a total percentage of eligible voters
Demographic characteristics are:
meausurable characteristics of a population
Why is socioeconomic status an important factor in voter turnout?
voting takes time and intellectual engagement, which is determined by socioeconomic status
Which statement BEST describes politcal efficacy?
the confidence that someone has that they can make effective politcal change
Which statement BEST describes political mobilization?
efforts by a political party to encourage members to vote
Registration requirements are:
the set of rules that govern who can vote and how, when, and where they vote
What is the significance of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993?
it allowed those who were applying for or renewing a driver's liscense to register to vote at the same time
Which statement BEST describes the purpose of the absentee ballot?
to allow someone to vote before election day without having to go to the polls
How does voter turnout in the United States compare to voter turnout in other democratic nations?
voter turnout in the United States is among the lowest compared to other democratic nations
What is the main purpose of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment?
granting women's suffrage
Which statement summarizes the purpose of the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 protected the rights of African Americans to vote
What did Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy in 2016 reveal about the voting behaviors of women?
voter turnout among women does not increase when there is a female on the ballot
According to James Madison, what is the function of voting in America?
to hold elected officials accountable to their constituents and guard against the dangers of factions
Why did the founders not want the system of voting to be too democratic?
. they feared the dangers of faction and tyranny of the majority
Which statement BEST summarizes the purpose of Article I, Section 4?
states are given the power to set the voting laws of their state
There is an upcoming election a few month away, and Nathan decides he wants to vote for the candidate who will do the best job representing his own interests. Nathan is using:
rational choice voting
Marissa decides that her state representative has not done much for her as a constituent in the past few years and wants to vote out her state representative. Marissa's decision can be BEST described as:
Wendy does not know much about the candidates who are running for local office and decides that she will vote for whoever is in her political party. This is an example of:
How is the American system of federalism BEST reflected in the voting process today?
each state has the ability to set its own terms for holding elections
Who has the most control over how a candidate becomes nominated?
the political parties
A system of elections in which the candidate who wins a plurality of votes within that state receives all of that state's votes within the Electoral College BEST summarizes the:
How are the number of electors per state determined for the Electoral College?
each state receives one elector per senator, and one for each member of the House of Representatives
A swing state can be BEST described as:
. a state where the vote goes back and forth between Democrat and Republican
A natural-born American citizen may only run for President if:
Anyone who wants to run for President must first
conduct opinon polls, raise money, and reach out to potential voters
In past presidential elections, Ohio has supported George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and most recently, Donald Trump. This voting pattern would make Ohio:
What was the main purpose to get out of the vote efforts
to mobilize voters to participate in elections
What was the function of a political consultant?
to tailor the candidate's messages to the voters
What statement best describes the Federal Election Campaign Act?
it created the Federal Election Commision
Those who were part of the majority opinion in Citizens United believed that:
the type of speech stifled by the BCRA was excactly the kind of speech that was meanted to be protected by the first amendment
What statemnt BEST describes a super PAC?
an organization that may spend unlimmited amount of money on a politcal campaign, as long as that spending is not in coordination with that campgain
What is the relationship between money and campaigning?
money allows candidates to develop effective strategys and mobilize voters
What is the function of the Federal Election Commision?
To ensure that campaigns are operating lawfully and using money appropriately
T/F: The average cost of winning a state Senate seat in California is over 150 times greater than the average cost of winning a state Senate seat in North Dakota.
Which type of primary election allows voters to declare their party affiliation on election day?
A nonprofit independent political action committee that may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals but is not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates?
16. The Republican Growth and Opportunity Project report has also been labeled as the
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