Quiz: Questions On Presidential Election! Test Your Knowledge

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Quiz: Questions On Presidential Election! Test Your Knowledge

Below are some Questions On Presidential Election designed to test Your Knowledge before the elections get year. Over the years, America had many elections and the big parties aiming for the top seat are the democrats and republicans. Take this quiz and see what you are yet to know or have forgotten about elections. Be on the lookout for other quizzes like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The electoral votes of most states are allocated by which of the following methods?
    • A. 

      Each party's candidate receives electoral votes based on his or her percentage of the state's popular vote

    • B. 

      Each elector chooses the candidate whom he or she feels is best suited to represent the needs of the state

    • C. 

      The winner of the popular election in the state receives 75 percent of the state's electoral votes and the loser receives 25 percent

    • D. 

      All of the state's electors cast their votes for whichever candidate won the state's popular vote

    • E. 

      The loser in the popular election receives one electoral vote and the winner receives the rest of hte state's electoral votes

  • 2. 
    Which of the following groups usually has the highest voter turnout in a presidential election?
    • A. 

      Women

    • B. 

      People aged 25 to 44

    • C. 

      Members of minority groups

    • D. 

      Single people

    • E. 

      People with a college education

  • 3. 
    Policy voting requires all of the following conditions EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The person must be familiar with each candidate's policy positions

    • B. 

      The person must have developed a pattern of policy voting over several elections

    • C. 

      The person must know his or her own position on policy issues

    • D. 

      The person must vote for the candidate whose policy positions coincide with her or her own preferences

    • E. 

      The person must be able to determine policy differences among the candidates

  • 4. 
    Suffrage is most likely to be denied to a citizen who is
    • A. 

      African American

    • B. 

      Disabled

    • C. 

      18 years old

    • D. 

      A convicted felon

    • E. 

      A pauper

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements help to explain why voter turnout is lower in the United States than in most other democracies? I.  Citizens in other democracies vote more often and, therefore, have developed stronger voting habits II.  Citizens in most other democracies are required by law to vote III. Citizens in most other democracies are not required to register to vote IV.  Citizens in other democracies face starker differences between the viable political parties
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      I and III only

    • C. 

      II and III only

    • D. 

      II and IV only

    • E. 

      III and IV only

  • 6. 
    What is political efficacy?
    • A. 

      The chance that you will cast the deciding vote in an election

    • B. 

      The belief that one vote can make a difference

    • C. 

      The distance between your preferred policy position and the position of the nearest candidate

    • D. 

      The belief that good citizens should vote

    • E. 

      Any reason a voter gives for failing to vote

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements about young voters is accurate?
    • A. 

      Young voters are more likely to support third-party candidates

    • B. 

      Young citizens are more likely to vote than older citizens

    • C. 

      Young voters typically vote through the mail

    • D. 

      Young citizens do not need to register to vote if they live with at least one parent

    • E. 

      Young voters typically vote for president but do not vote for Congress

  • 8. 
    The Motor Voter Act was intended to
    • A. 

      Expand suffrage to minorities

    • B. 

      Lower the voting age

    • C. 

      Redistribute states' electoral votes

    • D. 

      Increase voter registration

    • E. 

      Raise the voting age

  • 9. 
    How are Oregon's elections different from other elections in the United States?
    • A. 

      All Oregon elections are nonpartisan

    • B. 

      All Oregon elections are conducted through the mail

    • C. 

      Oregon revokes the driver's licenses of nonvoters

    • D. 

      Oregon allows citizens to vote at 16 yeras old

    • E. 

      Election Day in Oregon is a state holiday and only emergency or essential employees are allowed to work

  • 10. 
    Elections in the United States perform which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Make or ratify legislation

    • B. 

      Select party nominees

    • C. 

      Select officeholders from among party nominees

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

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