1.

Chapter10bank Question MC #38

Most European nations employ what system of elections?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. closed primary
2. open primary
Student Response 3. proportional representation 100% Student Response
4. plurality
5. majority
Score: 1/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #22

Approximately how much money does it take for a candidate to have a reasonable chance of winning a seat in the House of Representatives?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. $10,000,000
2. $500,000 Student Response
Student Response 3. $100,000 0%
4. $50,000
5. $5,000,000
Score: 0/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #27

A major factor in John Kennedy’s 1960 presidential victory over Richard Nixon was
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. Kennedy’s strategic use of “soft money” and 527 committees.
2. Nixon’s failure to develop infomercials.
Student Response 3. the fact that unlike Nixon, Kennedy had hired a professional political consultant. 0%
4. that Kennedy had a much stronger performance than Nixon during televised debates. Student Response
5. Kennedy’s aggressive use of push polls, especially in the Northeast.
Score: 0/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #35

A ______ is a media format where candidates meet with ordinary citizens, without the input of journalists or commentators.
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. infomercial
Student Response 2. town meeting 100% Student Response
3. spot ad
4. caucus
5. photo op
Score: 1/1

5.

Chapter10bank Question MC #21

Who is the incumbent?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. the name given to a candidate who is running against a current officeholder in an election
2. the official candidate for a political party, running in the general elections
3. the candidate who raises the most money during the campaign
Student Response 4. the current officeholder, running for re-election 100% Student Response
5. the label for whoever is leading in the polls on the day of the election
Score: 1/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #25

In order for a political party to select a candidate to run in the general election, it holds a
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. referendum.
2. exploratory committee.
3. franchise vote.
4. midterm election.
Student Response 5. primary election. 100% Student Response
Score: 1/1

7.

Chapter10bank Question MC #17

If you voted for a Republican for president and a Democrat for senator, you engaged in
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
Student Response 1. split-ticket voting. 100% Student Response
2. an open primary.
3. the coattail effect.
4. a referendum.
5. a closed primary.
Score: 1/1

8.

Chapter10bank Question MC #1

In what case did the Supreme Court say that purposefully drawing districts where the majority of voters were members of a single minority group, in order to ensure minority representation, was unconstitutional?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
Student Response 1. Reynolds v. Sims 0%
2. Brown v. Board of Education
3. Shaw v. Reno Student Response
4. Bush v. Gore
5. United States v. Nixon
Score: 0/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #6

When a congressional election is held that does not coincide with a presidential election, it is called a
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. open primary election
Student Response 2. midterm election. 100% Student Response
3. referendum.
4. closed primary election.
5. franchise vote.
Score: 1/1

10.

Chapter10bank Question MC #20

The primary responsibility for conducting public elections rests with
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. the federal government.
2. privately owned and operated election companies.
3. political parties.
Student Response 4. state and local governments. 100% Student Response
5. the candidates running for office.
Score: 1/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #2

A majority system, which is used on a limited basis in the United States, requires that a candidate must win ______ to win an election.
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. at least 40 percent of all votes cast
2. at least 25 percent of all votes cast
3. at least 33 percent of all cast
Student Response 4. 50 percent plus one of all votes cast 100% Student Response
5. at least 60 percent of all votes cast, plus a percentage of absentee ballots
Score: 1/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #33

When American voters support only one party’s candidates, they are said to be voting a
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. unity ticket.
Student Response 2. straight ticket. 100% Student Response
3. dual ticket.
4. split ticket.
5. single ticket.
Score: 1/1

13.

Chapter10bank Question MC #23

During midterm elections, voters are voting for
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. the president.
2. national-level referendums.
Student Response 3. members of Congress. 100% Student Response
4. the secretary of state.
5. federal judges.
Score: 1/1

14.

Chapter10bank Question MC #32

How many times in American history has the presidential candidate who won the most popular votes not been selected by the electoral college?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. 5
Student Response 2. 3 100% Student Response
3. 10
4. 8
5. 0
Score: 1/1

15.

Chapter10bank Question MC #10

Three types of factors ______ influence the decisions of voters at the polls.
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. honesty, partisan loyalty, and wealth
2. advertising, debates, and issues
3. advertising, partisan loyalty, and personality
Student Response 4. partisan loyalty, issues, and the characteristics of candidates 100% Student Response
5. wealth, education, and issues
Score: 1/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #39

What is a common way for interest groups, corporations, and political parties to aid a candidate while avoiding campaign finance laws?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
Student Response 1. funding money through unregulated PACs 0%
2. using spot advertisements
3. bribery
4. engaging in issue advocacy Student Response
5. file lawsuits in federal courts
Score: 0/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #13

Which party has reserved slots at the national convention for elected superdelegates?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. the Independents
2. the Republicans
3. the Reform Party
4. the Greens
Student Response 5. the Democrats 100% Student Response
Score: 1/1

18.

Chapter10bank Question MC #9

If George W. Bush won the plurality of votes in Texas during the 2000 election, and Texas had thirty representatives in the House of Representatives, how many electoral votes from Texas did Bush win?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. 0
2. 32 Student Response
Student Response 3. 30 0%
4. 50
5. 44
Score: 0/1

19.

Chapter10bank Question MC #31

If a citizen votes for a candidate because he or she approves of the candidate’s past record, it is called
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
Student Response 1. retrospective voting. 100% Student Response
2. prospective voting.
3. recall voting.
4. poll testing.
5. ticket splitting.
Score: 1/1

20.

Chapter10bank Question MC #14

The majority of PACs represent
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. trial lawyers.
Student Response 2. business and professional groups. 100% Student Response
3. the Republicans and Democrats.
4. single-issue advocacy groups.
5. environmental groups and religious organizations.
Score: 1/1

21.

Chapter10bank Question MC #29

When a voter must be registered with a party prior to voting that party’s election, it is called
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. an open primary.
Student Response 2. a closed primary. 100% Student Response
3. a majority system.
4. an Australian ballot.
5. a referendum.
Score: 1/1

22.

Chapter10bank Question MC #30

Which of the following has increased the ability of candidates to raise small contributions from tens of thousands of donors?
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. phone banks
2. the emergence of 527 committees
Student Response 3. the Internet 100% Student Response
4. the McCain-Feingold Act
5. spot ads
Score: 1/1

23.

Chapter10bank Question MC #40

Private groups that raise and distribute funds for election campaigns are called
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. political consulting firms.
Student Response 2. political action committees. 100% Student Response
3. executive agencies.
4. corporations.
5. political parties.
Score: 1/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #4

Split-ticket voting
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. decreases partisan conflict in government.
2. increases partisan divisions in government. Student Response
Student Response 3. increases the coattail effect during midterm elections. 0%
4. increases political corruption at the polling booths.
5. decreases the coattail effect during midterm elections.
Score: 0/1

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Chapter10bank Question MC #12

The practice of ______ means that district boundaries have been purposefully drawn to unfairly advantage one group or party.
Student Response Value Correct Answer Feedback
1. proportional representation
Student Response 2. gerrymandering 100% Student Response
3. balloting
4. recall
5. incumbency
Score: 1/1
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