Quiz On American Government: Trivia!

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Quiz On American Government: Trivia!

How well do you know the American government? Would you be able to pass this quiz? The United States' federal government comprises three separate branches called legislative, executive, and judicial, and was established in The United States constitution. Our founding fathers placed a system of checks and balances so that no one individual could rule. If you want to discover more about the American government, give it a shot.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The pattern of voting in which the individual voter in a given election casts a ballot for one or more candidates of each major party?
    • A. 

      Split Ticket Voting

    • B. 

      Retrospective Voting

    • C. 

      Prospective voting

    • D. 

      Descriptive Voting

    • E. 

      Affidavit Voting

  • 2. 
    Reform Party
    • A. 

      Parties which have a chance of aquiring control of govt

    • B. 

      Parties which maintains it's ideological commitment to philosophical noncentrist position

    • C. 

      Party which is formed at public level and it's survival is sole based on the support of it's followers.

    • D. 

      A party that is created over a single issue overriding interests to it's followers.

    • E. 

      A minor Party which bases it's appeal on the claim that the corruption in the major parties influences Govt and policies.

  • 3. 
    What is the role of third parties?
    • A. 

      To promote policies that the followers believe are are not being adequately covered by the other two major parties.

    • B. 

      A minor party created when a faction within a major party breaks away to form it's own party

    • C. 

      An ongoing coalition of interests joined together to try and get their candidates into public office under a common label.

  • 4. 
    The specific sense of loyalty a person may feel toward a certain party.
    • A. 

      Ideological Bias

    • B. 

      Commercial Bias

    • C. 

      Party Identification

  • 5. 
    A minor party characterized by its ideological commitment to a philosophical non-centrist position.
    • A. 

      Grassroots party

    • B. 

      Ideological Party

    • C. 

      Reform Party

    • D. 

      Single issue party

  • 6. 
    All of the elected officials that identify with a party.
    • A. 

      Party in electorate

    • B. 

      Party in government

    • C. 

      Party in Androscogin

  • 7. 
    The members of a political party who usually vote for candidates from that party i.e: republican voting for republican.
    • A. 

      Party in gov't

    • B. 

      Party in electorate

    • C. 

      Party in election

    • D. 

      Party in aroostook

  • 8. 
    What are two reasons for political parties?
  • 9. 
    What is a factional party?
  • 10. 
    What are political parties?
  • 11. 
    What are 5 types of voting?
  • 12. 
    The practice of placing citizens' names on an official list of voters before they are eligible to exercise their right to vote.
  • 13. 
    Type of voting where the voter will cast their vote for a candidate whose ideological views and policy positions closely agree with their own.
  • 14. 
    The belief that it is your responsibility to participate in the political process as a citizen.
  • 15. 
    Ideological bias
  • 16. 
    The media focuses attention on attention-getting information.
    • A. 

      Ideological bias

    • B. 

      Agenda bias

    • C. 

      Commercial bias

    • D. 

      Reporter bias

    • E. 

      Partisan bias

  • 17. 
    A minor party formed around a single issue of overriding interest to its followers.
    • A. 

      Single issue party

    • B. 

      Two party system

    • C. 

      Multiple parties

    • D. 

      Grassroots party

  • 18. 
    What is the grassroots party?
  • 19. 
    Suffrage
  • 20. 
    A form of electoral judgment in which voters support the incumbent candidate or party when it's policies are judged to have succeeded and opposed the incumbent party or candidate when it's policies are judged to have failed.
    • A. 

      Prospective voting

    • B. 

      Retrospective voting

    • C. 

      Introspective voting

    • D. 

      Respective voting

  • 21. 
    Involvement in activities and events attended to political policies and leaders.
    • A. 

      Political participation

    • B. 

      Protestment

    • C. 

      Political Engagements

  • 22. 
    A feeling of personal powerlessness regarding politics.
    • A. 

      Illegal Aliens

    • B. 

      Alienation

    • C. 

      Aministy

    • D. 

      Abolition

  • 23. 
    A lack of caring about politics.
    • A. 

      Empathy

    • B. 

      Apathy

    • C. 

      Atrophy

    • D. 

      Alienation

  • 24. 
    What are the four theories of vote choice?
    • A. 

      Social groups identity,candidates,Partisanship,retrospective

    • B. 

      Socialization,commercial bias,prospective,apathy

    • C. 

      Retrospective,alienation,ideological bias,partisanship

  • 25. 
    Factors affecting low voter turnout.