AP Review Quiz Ch 6

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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.

  • 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.

  • 3. 
    The most powerful determinant of political participation, other than education and information, is
    • A. 

      Race.

    • B. 

      Gender.

    • C. 

      Employment.

    • D. 

      Region.

    • E. 

      Age.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 13. 
    Until 1920, women were kept from voting by
    • A. 

      Intimidation.

    • B. 

      Social custom.

    • C. 

      Their own choice.

    • D. 

      Tradition.

    • E. 

      Law.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 17. 
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.