Edwards, Lineberry Chp. 9

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Edwards, Lineberry Chp. 9

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Federal Election Campaign Act establshed all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A fund to partially fund presidential campaigns

    • B. 

      Rules for the disclosure of all campaign financing and spending information

    • C. 

      Limits on personal contributions to presidential and congressional candidates

    • D. 

      A fund for public donations to congressional campaigns

    • E. 

      The Federal Election Commission to regulate compaign financing

  • 2. 
    Which state's presidential primary traditionally receives the most media coverage?
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Ohio

    • C. 

      Iowa

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

    • E. 

      New Hampshire

  • 3. 
    All of the following are criticisms raised against the nomination system EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Few citizens are permitted to participate in the nomination process

    • B. 

      Too much weight is placed on early primaries in unrepresentative states

    • C. 

      The campaign process is too long

    • D. 

      It discourages many qualified politicians from running

    • E. 

      The media have too much power to shape the presidential campaigns

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is true concerning the use of PACs in political campaigns?
    • A. 

      The Constitution requires businesses to finance campaigns

    • B. 

      Businesses can channel an unlimited amount of money through a PAC to a given candidate

    • C. 

      The president officially established PACs in a 1974 executive order

    • D. 

      PACs must be registered with and monitored by the FEC

    • E. 

      The Supreme Court has struck down all efforts to regulate campaign finance

  • 5. 
    In addition to officially nominating a party's candidate for the presidency, national conventions perform which of the following tasks?
    • A. 

      Select the new chairs of the party's national committee

    • B. 

      Raise funds for the general election

    • C. 

      Determine the party's platform

    • D. 

      Elect delegates to the next convention

    • E. 

      Organize new party coalitions in Congress

  • 6. 
    Primaries and caucuses are unrepresentative of the electorate's preferences because
    • A. 

      They occur in only a few states

    • B. 

      Voters in primary elections are usually less politically knowledgeable than the majority

    • C. 

      Only college graduates are allowed to vote in them

    • D. 

      They take place early, before voters have a chance to learn about the candidates

    • E. 

      Voters in primary elections are usually older and more affluent than the majority

  • 7. 
    Which of the following factors contributes most to the cost of a presidential campaign?
    • A. 

      Direct-mail c ampaigns

    • B. 

      Television advertising

    • C. 

      Hiring a campaign coordinator

    • D. 

      Soliciting donations via the Internet

    • E. 

      Printing posters and campaign paraphernalia

  • 8. 
    Presidential campaigns in the United States differ most from most European campaigns in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      American campaigns cost candidates less in personal contributions

    • B. 

      Candidates in other countries are not allowed to appear on television

    • C. 

      Campaigns in the United States are geared toward a general election

    • D. 

      American campaigns are much longer than other campaigns

    • E. 

      Candidates in the United States are selected by party elites

  • 9. 
    Media coverage of campaigns tend to focus on
    • A. 

      Foreign and military policy

    • B. 

      Social and environmental policy

    • C. 

      Candidate biographies and background

    • D. 

      Campaign strategies and the horse race

    • E. 

      Accusations of media bias and wrongdoing

  • 10. 
    In states with caucuses
    • A. 

      Delegates are chosen through general election of a candidate

    • B. 

      The state legislature selects the state's delegates to the national conventions

    • C. 

      Party leaders select delegates according to their own candidate preferences

    • D. 

      Supporters of candidates try to get elected as delegates through a pyramid of meetings

    • E. 

      Candidates appoint suporters to serve as delegates

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