Political Science Ch. 12

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1.  Come from behind victories in the New Hampshire primary resurrected the campaigns of
2.  The U.S presidential election takes place every four years on the
3.  About _______ percent of eligible Americans vote regularly.
4.  Approcimately ________ percent of eligible voters rarely or never vote.
5.  In general, voter turn out is higher among those who are
6.  In 1971, the voting age was lowered to 18 by the ______ Amendment.
7.  Women
8.  The primary reason college students say they do not vote is that
9.  The Voting Rights Act of 1965
10.  The most important reason why people don't vote is
11.  Voter registration in the United States
12.  Which of these people is most likely to be registered to vote?
13.  According to the Motor Voter Act, individuals can register to vote
14.  The most powerful predictor of vote choice is
15.  An important voting trend form the 1950s to 1990 is
16.  Voting based on what a candidate says they will do if elected is called
17.  A primary election that gives the political party's registered voters are eligible to participate is most accurately called
18.  The method of primary election that gives the political parties the greatest power is the ______primary.
19.  The process that allows citizens to propose legislation and submit it to the electorate for popular vote is called a/an
20.  The procedure by which the state legislature offers proposed legislation for voter approval is called a
21.  Age requirements for holding federal office
22.  In some states, incumbents can be removed from office in the middle of their term by a popular vote called a
23.  Most states today choose their nominee for the president through
24.  The most party-oriented means of choosing delegates to the national convention is
25.  Critics of the presidential primary argue that
26.  In recent years, states have had a tendency to choose early dates for their presidential primaries in order to gain influence in the
27.  The parties' national conventions of today
28.  Delegates to both of the national party conventions are:
29.  Which of the following is not true regarding delegates to the 2009 national political conventions?
30.  The influence of television on the nominating conventions includes
31.  The Electoral college was designed to
32.  The Electoral college was modified by the __________ Amendment.
33.  In the even that a single candidate does not get a majority of electoral votes, the Constitution states that the _______ decides the
34.  Reaportionment has moved political power from the Northeast to the
35.  Abolishing the electoral college
36.  Congressional elections differ from those for the presidency because
37.  One of the reasons that congressional incumbents have an electoral advantage is
38.  Gerrymandered districts
39.  The most common reason for drawing gerrymandered districts is
40.  Which of the following is not an explanation for why many incumbents lose reelection?
41.  During midterm elections held in the sixth year of a president's term, the president's party usually
42.  Which of the following states did barack obama carry in the 2008 election?
43.  Lydon Johnson's campaign ad...
44.  The most important aspect of any campaign is the
45.  The head of a politcal campaign is usually called
46.  Bad news is usually announced
47.  A television ad broadcast in sixty, thirty, or ten second durations is called a
48.  The idea of counteracting and anticipated campaign attack by your oppenent before the attack is even launched is most accurately
49.  Which is an example of the free media?
50.  The internet has changed campaigns by
51.  The first use of the internet in national campaigns was in
52.  Blogs
53.  Until 2002, the primary federal regulations of campaign finance occured according to the
54.  The sponsors of the 2002 reform bill were
55.  The U.S surpeme court ruled that provisions of the Bipartisan reform act
56.  The goal of campaign finance laws is to
57.  Most candidates recieve a majority of their campaign contributions from
58.  An officially recognized, federally mandated fund-raising committee for and interest group is called a
59.  PACs gives primarily to
60.  There are approiximately ________ PACs registered with the Federal Election Committee
61.  Studies show that PACs
62.  When compared to presidential candidates, PAC spending on congressional candidates is
63.  Members of Congress contribute to candidates via
64.  Members of Congress tend to contribute to candidates that
65.  The supreme court ruled that there could be no limits placed on candidates expenditures of their own funds, since
66.  The Presidential Election Campaign Fund is made up of contributions from
67.  Upon acceptance of the Democratic or Republican nomination, the candidates can accept
68.  Candidates who qualify for public funding recieve funds
69.  During the 2008 elections,
70.  The only woman in the 2008 Democratic nomination contest was
71.  The early front runner in the 2009 Democratic nomination contest was
72.  Democrats united behind Barack Obama because
73.  Barack Obama's acceptance of the 2008 Democratic nomination marked the 45th anniversary of
74.  The 2008 republican party convention was unusal in that it
75.  The theme for McCain's campaign was
76.  Voter turn out in the 2008 presidential election was ______ than in 2006
77.  When the Bipartisan Campaign reform act of 2002 went into affect, soft money contributions
78.  Unregulated interest group that focuses on the specific policy positions in attempt to influence voters is known as a
79.  The top-spending 527 organizations in the 2008 presidential election
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