AP Review Quiz Chapter 8

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  • 1. 
    Presidential nominees were chosen by caucuses of their party's members in Congress
    • A. 

      Prior to 1800.

    • B. 

      In the early 19th century.

    • C. 

      Until shortly before the Civil War.

    • D. 

      Until the Reform Era of the 20th century.

    • E. 

      Until the Great Depression.

  • 2. 
    A major difference between presidential campaigns and congressional campaigns is that
    • A. 

      Fewer people vote in presidential elections.

    • B. 

      Presidential incumbents can better serve their constituents.

    • C. 

      Presidential incumbents can more easily avoid responsibility.

    • D. 

      Presidential races are generally more competitive.

    • E. 

      Congressional incumbents are more likely to be defeated.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following groups are truly essential to a presidential campaign organization?
    • A. 

      Fundraisers, accountants, and lawyers.

    • B. 

      Advertising, direct mail, and polling specialists.

    • C. 

      Volunteers and advisers

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    Parties tend to betray their platforms once they are in office.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In 1911, Congress decided that the House should have become large enough and voted to fix its size at
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      435

    • C. 

      535

    • D. 

      537

    • E. 

      600

  • 6. 
    The increase in voter support that a member of the House receives in his/her first bid for reelection is referred to as the
    • A. 

      No-brainer march.

    • B. 

      Post-office bounce.

    • C. 

      Two time roundup.

    • D. 

      Second wind surprise.

    • E. 

      Sophomore surge.

  • 7. 
    Primary voters and voters in the general election are usually similar.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Who said "all politics is local?"
    • A. 

      Will Rodgers.

    • B. 

      Groucho Marx.

    • C. 

      Karl Marx.

    • D. 

      Huey Long.

    • E. 

      "Tip" O'Neill.

  • 9. 
    Legislators who think of themselves as delegates are most likely to
    • A. 

      Follow their constituent's wishes closely.

    • B. 

      Do what they perceive as best.

    • C. 

      Influence committees to vote the delegate's positions.

    • D. 

      Gather support from interest group representatives.

    • E. 

      Follow the lead of the party caucuses.

  • 10. 
    Iowa holds the distinctive position in presidential races of having the first
    • A. 

      Test of candidate's appeal.

    • B. 

      Open primary.

    • C. 

      Closed primary.

    • D. 

      Regional primary.

    • E. 

      Blanket primary.

  • 11. 
    Congressional elections are funded in part by public funds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A ____________________ issue is one in which a candidate fully supports the pubic's view on a matter about which nearly everybody is in agreement.
    • A. 

      Valence

    • B. 

      Primary

    • C. 

      Secondary

    • D. 

      Position

    • E. 

      Residual

  • 13. 
    An advantage of direct-mail appeals is that they
    • A. 

      Cost very little.

    • B. 

      Can be directed at specific subgroups of the population.

    • C. 

      Can blanket the entire electorate.

    • D. 

      Reach only the literate.

    • E. 

      Can convince strong partisans to change their perspectives.

  • 14. 
    The Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 raised the individual limit on contributions to ____________ per candidate per election.
    • A. 

      $1,000

    • B. 

      $2,000

    • C. 

      $5,000

    • D. 

      $10,000

    • E. 

      $17,500

  • 15. 
    Debates are usually advantageous to the challenger only.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    One advantage that incumbents always have over challengers is
    • A. 

      Their larger share of federal campaign monies.

    • B. 

      The political advantage of riding the president's coattails.

    • C. 

      Their use of free mailings, known as the franking privilege.

    • D. 

      Their freedom from FEC regulations.

    • E. 

      B & D

  • 17. 
    Prospective voting involves
    • A. 

      Taking a chance on a new candidate.

    • B. 

      Picking the incumbent over the challenger.

    • C. 

      Picking the challenger over the incumbent.

    • D. 

      Voting according to future expectations

    • E. 

      Voting for incumbents regardless of party identification.

  • 18. 
    A voter has a strong interest in local politics and knows how each candidate stands on key issues. This voter is known as a(n)
    • A. 

      Analytic voter.

    • B. 

      Prospective voter.

    • C. 

      Retrospective voter.

    • D. 

      Activist voter.

    • E. 

      Sociotropic voter

  • 19. 
    Contrary to what many people think, most of the money in congressional races comes from individual donors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Retrospective voting usually helps the challenger in an election.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The Hispanic vote is concentrated in which three states?
    • A. 

      Texas, New York, Connecticut

    • B. 

      New York, Connecticut, California

    • C. 

      Connecticut, California, Texas

    • D. 

      Illinois, Florida, Arizona

    • E. 

      New York, Texas, California

  • 22. 
    The Republican party was clearly the dominant party from
    • A. 

      1896 to 1932

    • B. 

      1916 to 1948

    • C. 

      1932 to 1960

    • D. 

      1948 to 1968

    • E. 

      1972 to 1996

  • 23. 
    An election that brought about wide-scale adoption of social assistance programs was that in
    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1964

    • C. 

      1972

    • D. 

      1980

    • E. 

      1992

  • 24. 
    An election that brought about a significant reduction in taxes, spending, and regulatory practices was that in
    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1964

    • C. 

      1976

    • D. 

      1980

    • E. 

      1992

  • 25. 
    In most campaigns today, political consultants, not party leaders, assume responsibility for getting a candidate elected.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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