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It’s time for “AP Review Quiz Ch 6”, where today we’ll be taking a look at the sixth chapter of your study books and looking at such topics as the motor-voter programs, European elections, political participation, voter registration procedures and much more. What can you tell us?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The adoption of the motor-voter programs has resulted in

    • A.

      Significantly more Republicans being registered.

    • B.

      Significantly more Democrats being registered.

    • C.

      An increase in independent registrations.

    • D.

      A drop-off in voter registrations.

    • E.

      A string of victories for the Democrats.

    Correct Answer
    C. An increase in independent registrations.
    Explanation
    The adoption of motor-voter programs has resulted in an increase in independent registrations. Motor-voter programs allow individuals to register to vote when they apply for or renew their driver's license, making the registration process more accessible. This has led to a larger number of people registering to vote as independents, as they may not align with either major political party.

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  • 2. 

    Voter turnout n European elections is typically

    • A.

      Near 100 percent.

    • B.

      More than 80 percent.

    • C.

      Approximately 50 percent.

    • D.

      Less than 40 percent.

    • E.

      Less than 30 percent.

    Correct Answer
    B. More than 80 percent.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "more than 80 percent." This is because European elections generally have high voter turnout, with a majority of the population actively participating in the electoral process. The answer options of "near 100 percent" and "less than 30 percent" are too extreme and not reflective of the typical voter turnout in European elections. The answer option of "approximately 50 percent" is also not accurate as it underestimates the actual voter turnout. Therefore, the most appropriate answer is "more than 80 percent."

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  • 3. 

    The most powerful determinant of political participation, other than education and information, is

    • A.

      Race.

    • B.

      Gender.

    • C.

      Employment.

    • D.

      Region.

    • E.

      Age.

    Correct Answer
    E. Age.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is age. Age is the most powerful determinant of political participation, other than education and information, because as individuals grow older, they tend to develop a greater interest in politics and civic engagement. Older individuals also have more life experience and a longer exposure to political systems, which may motivate them to participate in political activities such as voting, attending rallies, or joining political organizations. Additionally, older individuals often have more time and resources available to engage in political activities compared to younger individuals who may be focused on education, career, or family responsibilities.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following statements about political participation by blacks is true?

    • A.

      Blacks participate less than whites across the board.

    • B.

      Blacks participate more than whites of the same socioeconomic status.

    • C.

      Blacks participate only at certain times, such as during the civil rights movements of the 1960s.

    • D.

      Blacks participate more heavily than whites in protest movements, riots, and demonstrations.

    • E.

      Blacks participate more than whites across the board.

    Correct Answer
    B. Blacks participate more than whites of the same socioeconomic status.
    Explanation
    Blacks participate more than whites of the same socioeconomic status. This statement suggests that when comparing individuals of the same socioeconomic status, blacks are more likely to engage in political participation than their white counterparts. This implies that race itself does not determine political participation, but rather socioeconomic factors play a significant role in influencing levels of political engagement.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following statements about public demonstrations such as sit-ins and protest marches correct?

    • A.

      They have been used primarily by antiwar & civil rights activists.

    • B.

      They have become much more common in recent decades.

    • C.

      They are normally not considered a form of political participation.

    • D.

      They have not been especially effective.

    • E.

      They are increasingly less common.

    Correct Answer
    B. They have become much more common in recent decades.
    Explanation
    Public demonstrations such as sit-ins and protest marches have become much more common in recent decades. This can be attributed to the increasing awareness and mobilization of various social and political movements. These demonstrations have been used by a wide range of activists, including those advocating for antiwar causes and civil rights. While they may not be considered a traditional form of political participation, they have proven to be an effective means of raising awareness, expressing dissent, and influencing public opinion.

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  • 6. 

    The enactment of strict voter registration procedures has resulted in

    • A.

      Decreased electoral fraud.

    • B.

      Decreased voter turnout.

    • C.

      Stronger political parties.

    • D.

      A & B

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Stronger political parties.
    Explanation
    The enactment of strict voter registration procedures has resulted in stronger political parties. This is because when voter registration procedures are strict, it becomes more difficult for ineligible or fraudulent voters to participate in elections. This leads to a more accurate representation of the electorate and ensures that only legitimate voters are able to cast their votes. As a result, political parties can have more confidence in the integrity of the electoral process and focus on building their support base and strengthening their platforms.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following factors are highly correlated with a high rate of political participation?

    • A.

      More education, older then 35 years of age.

    • B.

      More education, age younger than 35 years old.

    • C.

      Immigrant background, higher income.

    • D.

      Non-immigrant background, more education.

    • E.

      High income, younger than 25 years old.

    Correct Answer
    A. More education, older then 35 years of age.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is more education, older than 35 years of age. This is because higher levels of education are often associated with greater political awareness and engagement. Additionally, older individuals tend to have more life experience and are more likely to have developed a sense of civic duty and political interest over time.

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  • 8. 

    One argument against compulsory voting in the U.S. is

    • A.

      The expense involved.

    • B.

      The variation in enforcement from state to state.

    • C.

      Its vulnerability to vote fraud.

    • D.

      The impossibility of implementing it.

    • E.

      Voter objections to identification papars.

    Correct Answer
    E. Voter objections to identification papars.
    Explanation
    One argument against compulsory voting in the U.S. is voter objections to identification papers. This means that some individuals may oppose the requirement to present identification papers in order to vote. This argument suggests that such a requirement may be seen as a burden or infringement on individuals' rights, leading to objections and opposition to compulsory voting.

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  • 9. 

    Political  participation encompasses all of the following activities EXCEPT

    • A.

      Voting.

    • B.

      Paying your taxes.

    • C.

      Writing your congressional representative.

    • D.

      Signing a petition.

    • E.

      Discussing politics.

    Correct Answer
    B. Paying your taxes.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is paying your taxes. Political participation involves engaging in activities such as voting, writing to representatives, signing petitions, and discussing politics. However, paying taxes, although an important civic duty, is not typically considered a direct form of political participation as it does not directly involve engaging with the political process or expressing one's political views.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following was required by the U.S. Constitution?

    • A.

      Free adult male suffrage.

    • B.

      Popularly elected presidential electors

    • C.

      Nonpartisan election commissions.

    • D.

      Popularly elected Senators.

    • E.

      Popularly elected House members.

    Correct Answer
    E. Popularly elected House members.
    Explanation
    The U.S. Constitution required popularly elected House members. This means that the members of the House of Representatives were to be elected by the general public through a voting process. This requirement ensured that the House members represented the interests and will of the people, making the legislative branch of the government directly accountable to the citizens.

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  • 11. 

    Direct election of members of the House of Representatives was required by

    • A.

      A Supreme Court ruling.

    • B.

      Decisions of the individual states.

    • C.

      An amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    • D.

      An Executive order

    • E.

      The original U.S. Constitution.

    Correct Answer
    E. The original U.S. Constitution.
    Explanation
    The original U.S. Constitution required the direct election of members of the House of Representatives. This provision was included in the Constitution itself, rather than being a result of a Supreme Court ruling, decisions of individual states, an amendment to the Constitution, or an executive order. The framers of the Constitution believed that direct election would ensure that representatives were accountable to the people, and this principle has remained a fundamental aspect of American democracy.

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  • 12. 

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 contained all of the following provisions EXCEPT

    • A.

      A suspension of the use of literacy tests.

    • B.

      The appointment of federal examiners to register blacks in areas where voter participation has been low.

    • C.

      An end to all poll taxes and property requirements.

    • D.

      The imposition of criminal penalties for interfering with the right to vote.

    • E.

      B & C

    Correct Answer
    C. An end to all poll taxes and property requirements.
    Explanation
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 aimed to address and eliminate racial discrimination in voting practices. It included provisions such as the suspension of literacy tests, the appointment of federal examiners to register black voters in areas with low participation, and the imposition of criminal penalties for interfering with the right to vote. However, it did not specifically address the issue of poll taxes and property requirements, which were additional barriers to voting that disproportionately affected minority groups. Therefore, the correct answer is that the act did not include an end to all poll taxes and property requirements.

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  • 13. 

    Until 1920, women were kept from voting by

    • A.

      Intimidation.

    • B.

      Social custom.

    • C.

      Their own choice.

    • D.

      Tradition.

    • E.

      Law.

    Correct Answer
    E. Law.
    Explanation
    Until 1920, women were kept from voting by law. This means that there were legal restrictions in place that prevented women from exercising their right to vote. These laws were put in place by the government and were enforced to deny women the opportunity to participate in the democratic process. It was only after the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920 that these legal barriers were finally removed, granting women the right to vote.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following statements applies to the voting rights of U.S. Citizens who cannot speak English?

    • A.

      All U.S. citizens are guaranteed the right to a ballot written in his or her native language.

    • B.

      These citizens must pass a language test before they are allowed to vote.

    • C.

      Areas must only provide translators for Spanish-speaking persons under the age of 21.

    • D.

      Areas must provide a translator to all non-English speaking citizens wishing to vote.

    • E.

      Areas with many such citizens must provide ballots written in the citizens' languages.

    Correct Answer
    E. Areas with many such citizens must provide ballots written in the citizens' languages.
    Explanation
    According to the given answer, areas with a significant number of U.S. citizens who cannot speak English are required to provide ballots written in the citizens' languages. This ensures that all citizens have equal access to voting, regardless of their language proficiency. It emphasizes the importance of inclusivity and ensuring that language barriers do not prevent individuals from exercising their right to vote.

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  • 15. 

    One explanation given by the text for the decline in U.S. voter participation in presidential elections after 1900 is that

    • A.

      Election fraud increased dramatically in the 20th century.

    • B.

      Fewer citizens were directly affected by the outcome of presidential elections.

    • C.

      Other forms of political participation became less accessible to citizens.

    • D.

      Parties ceased mobilizing mass voter turnout.

    • E.

      The Republican party began to attempt to mobilize individuals who were least likely to vote.

    Correct Answer
    D. Parties ceased mobilizing mass voter turnout.
    Explanation
    The decline in U.S. voter participation after 1900 can be attributed to parties ceasing to mobilize mass voter turnout. This means that political parties stopped actively encouraging and organizing large numbers of voters to participate in elections. As a result, fewer citizens were motivated or encouraged to vote, leading to a decline in overall voter participation.

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  • 16. 

    A careful study of the "party of nonvoters" in the 1992 and 1996 elections found the most common demographic feature(s) of nonvoters to be

    • A.

      Residential mobility. (they moved a lot)

    • B.

      Conservatism.

    • C.

      Catholicism.

    • D.

      Youth

    • E.

      A & D

    Correct Answer
    E. A & D
    Explanation
    A careful study of the "party of nonvoters" in the 1992 and 1996 elections found that the most common demographic features of nonvoters were residential mobility (they moved a lot) and youth. This suggests that nonvoters tend to be young individuals who frequently change their place of residence.

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  • 17. 

    The text suggests that one reason religious involvement increases political participation is because

    • A.

      Politics is a more simplistic form of theology.

    • B.

      A belief in God helps people make political decisions.

    • C.

      The church provides a forum for differing viewpoints.

    • D.

      It leads to inwardness and thus more political insight.

    • E.

      It puts one in contact with like-minded people.

    Correct Answer
    E. It puts one in contact with like-minded people.
    Explanation
    Religious involvement increases political participation because it puts individuals in contact with like-minded people. When individuals participate in religious activities, they often interact with others who share similar beliefs and values. This sense of community and shared identity can lead to increased political engagement as individuals are more likely to discuss and act upon their shared concerns and interests. Being part of a religious community provides a platform for individuals to connect with others who have similar political views, leading to increased participation in political activities.

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  • 18. 

    According to studies, what effect does cynicism have on voter turnout?

    • A.

      It decreases turnout.

    • B.

      It increases it across the board.

    • C.

      It increases turnout for minor parties only.

    • D.

      It decreases turnout when third parties are also a factor.

    • E.

      It has no effect on turnout at all.

    Correct Answer
    E. It has no effect on turnout at all.
    Explanation
    Cynicism refers to a belief that people are motivated purely by self-interest, leading to a lack of trust in political processes and institutions. The answer suggests that cynicism does not affect voter turnout. This means that regardless of the level of cynicism, whether high or low, it does not impact the decision of individuals to participate in the electoral process. Therefore, cynicism does not play a role in influencing voter turnout.

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  • 19. 

    Minnesota and other states have each legislated voter registration

    • A.

      According to stricter standards than the federal ones.

    • B.

      On the same day as elections.

    • C.

      By postcard up to one month before the elections.

    • D.

      By using door-to-door registrars.

    • E.

      On the internet.

    Correct Answer
    B. On the same day as elections.
    Explanation
    Minnesota and other states have chosen to implement voter registration on the same day as elections. This means that individuals can register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day, without having to register in advance. This approach allows for greater accessibility and convenience for voters, as it eliminates the need for individuals to register weeks or months before the election. By implementing same-day registration, states like Minnesota are making it easier for eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote.

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  • 20. 

    Although we vote at _________________________ rates than people abroad, the meaning of our vote is ____________________.

    • A.

      Higher, same.

    • B.

      Higher, more important

    • C.

      Lower, different

    • D.

      Lower, same

    • E.

      Lower, more important.

    Correct Answer
    C. Lower, different
    Explanation
    Although we vote at lower rates than people abroad, the meaning of our vote is different. This suggests that even though fewer people participate in voting, the impact and significance of each individual vote may be greater.

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