Chapter 12

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  1. The first states to grant women the right to vote were the
    western frontier states; Wyoming, Utah, Idaho.
  2. If no cadidate receives the majority in the Electoral College vote, how is the President selected?
    In the House Of Representatives, in a special vote in which each state receives one vote.
  3. With respect to political participation in voting, which of the following statements are true?
    As the number of people eligible to vote has increased, voter turn out has decreased.
  4. Which of the following was NOT passed by voters throughreferendum election?
    Imposing congressional term limits
  5. With respect to political participation in voting, which of the following statements is true?
    As the number of people eligible to vote has increased, voter turnout has decreased
  6. Which of the followign is not an effect of the Electoral College system?
    It promotes the inclusion of more racially and ethically diverse candidates.
  7. President Abraham Lincoln's 1860 election was contested by some observers as illegitimate because
    he received only a plurality of the popoular vote and did not win any southern states
  8. ________ requires that the model of selecting leaders be both legal and int he eyes of citizens, fair.
    Legitimacy
  9. As a good measure of publi encitement, elections are
    a poor measure, becasue voters have many motivations for favoring a specific candidate.
  10. Stidies on voter knowledge have shown that the more election ads a voter sees
    the more accurate their political knowledge
  11. The idea that voting provides an opportunity for the electorate to express their opposition to particular policies without resorting to political violence is sometimes referred to as a(n)
    safety valve
  12. Since 1960's money has become more important in political campaigns becasue of the

    - declining influence of political party organizations

    - growing size of the electorate

    - rise of TV

    - increasing use of campaign consultants
    All of the above contribute tot he rising costs of the rising costs of political campaigns
  13. Which of teh following is NOT an explanation for declining voter turnout?
    Increasing opportunities to participate create a burnout,
  14. The idea that voting provides an opportunity for the electorate to express their opposition to particular policies without resorting to political violence is sometimes referred to as
    safety valve
  15. Initiatives were first developed
    during the progressive era
  16. Which of the following was NOT an effect of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Acct?
    527 issue groups were banned
  17. According to the article II of the constitution, the president and vice president of the US are chosen
    indirectly by the vote of the electoral college
  18. With 55 electoral votes, _______ has more votes in the electoral college than any other state
    CALIFORNIA
  19. a candidate who receives more votes than any other candidate but who does not receive a majority of the votes cast is said to have won a
    plurality
  20. In a _____ election, voters are asked if they would like to remove a sitting elected official before the next formal election
    recall

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