American Federal Government Test 2

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American Federal Government Test 2

You’d be surprised by how many people living in the United States of America have absolutely no idea about their own federal government. What do you know about it? Take the American Federal Government Test 2 and find out if you really know as much as you should!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many Senators are from each state?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      50

  • 2. 
    People run for public office for a number of reasons.  Which of the following reasons were covered in class?
    • A. 

      Public-Service

    • B. 

      Personal Ambition

    • C. 

      Policy Goals

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 3. 
    __________ is/are campaign contributions unregulated by federal or state law, usually given to parties and party committees to help fund general party activities.
    • A. 

      Soft Money

    • B. 

      Hard Money

    • C. 

      Tracking Poll

    • D. 

      Corrupt Practices Acts

  • 4. 
    In colonial times, who was allowed to vote?
    • A. 

      All white males

    • B. 

      Only white males who owned a certain amount of property

    • C. 

      All males

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    How many Electoral College cotes does Oklahoma have?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      11

  • 6. 
    In modern American election system, a political caucus is a ....
    • A. 

      Party meeting to nominate candidates and elect delegates.

    • B. 

      Public meeting to pass election laws and regulations.

    • C. 

      General election to determine public officeholders

    • D. 

      Meeting held just after the national convention

    • E. 

      Public election to nominate party candidates

  • 7. 
    The most influential presidential caucus is the first one of the presidential election year and is held in:
    • A. 

      Iowa

    • B. 

      Idaho

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      New Hampshire

    • E. 

      Florida

  • 8. 
    An election in which voters can determine their party's candidate for office is called a....
    • A. 

      Caucus

    • B. 

      Discharge Election

    • C. 

      General Election

    • D. 

      Runoff Election

    • E. 

      Primary

  • 9. 
    Pennsylvania has a primary in which voters are registered as party members and get a ballot for that party only.  This kind of primary is called....
    • A. 

      Open

    • B. 

      Closed

    • C. 

      A Runoff

    • D. 

      Nonpartisan

    • E. 

      Concealed

  • 10. 
    The difference between a closed and an open primary is that, in the closed primary, 
    • A. 

      Only party officials vote.

    • B. 

      Party members meet to discuss candidates.

    • C. 

      Voters are already registered as party members.

    • D. 

      A nonpartisan ballot is used, and so party membership doesn't matter.

    • E. 

      Only party leaders and contributors are allowed to vote.

  • 11. 
    New Hampshire is very influential in the election of presidents because...
    • A. 

      It holds the first primary of the election year.

    • B. 

      It holds the first caucus of the election year.

    • C. 

      The nominating convention are usually held in that state.

    • D. 

      More money is contributed there than in any other state.

    • E. 

      It is the oldest meeting of its kind.

  • 12. 
    A presidential campaign season marked by the scheduling of most primaries early in the campaign year is called...
    • A. 

      Open campaigning.

    • B. 

      Front-loading.

    • C. 

      End-loading.

    • D. 

      Delegate stacking.

    • E. 

      Deck-raking.

  • 13. 
    An important function of modern national party convention is...
    • A. 

      The writing of the party platform.

    • B. 

      The selection of party delegates to the next convention.

    • C. 

      The selection of the party's national chairperson.

    • D. 

      Party fund-raising.

    • E. 

      The election of delegates to state conventions.

  • 14. 
    To be in the House of congress how old do you need to be?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      35

  • 15. 
    To be in the House of congress, how many years do you need to be a citizen?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      10

  • 16. 
    How old do you have to be to be in the Senate?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      35

  • 17. 
    How long do you need to be a citizen to be in the Senate?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

  • 18. 
    Who was the president between 1789-1797?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      George Washington

  • 19. 
    Who was the president between 1797-1801
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Rod Tibbolt

  • 20. 
    Who shot Alexander Hamilton?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Aaron Burr

  • 21. 
    Who was the 8th president? (1837-1841)
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • C. 

      John Adams

  • 22. 
    Who allowed for the trail of tears?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • C. 

      John Adams

  • 23. 
    Who allowed for Missouri's 1838 "Extermination Order"?
    • A. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 24. 
    Who had the shortest presidency? (March 4, 1841- April 4, 1841) (9th president)
    • A. 

      Quincey Adams

    • B. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • C. 

      William Henry Harrison

  • 25. 
    Who is our first president to be impeached?
    • A. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      Andrew Johnson