Political Science Ch. 12

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Political Science Quizzes & Trivia

Chapter 12 fill in the blank and multiple choice questions regarding campaign finance!

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  • 1. 
    Come from behind victories in the New Hampshire primary resurrected the campaigns of
  • 2. 
    The U.S presidential election takes place every four years on the
  • 3. 
    About _______ percent of eligible Americans vote regularly.
  • 4. 
    Approcimately ________ percent of eligible voters rarely or never vote.
  • 5. 
    In general, voter turn out is higher among those who are
  • 6. 
    In 1971, the voting age was lowered to 18 by the ______ Amendment.
  • 7. 
  • 8. 
    The primary reason college students say they do not vote is that
  • 9. 
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • 10. 
    The most important reason why people don't vote is
  • 11. 
    Voter registration in the United States
  • 12. 
    Which of these people is most likely to be registered to vote?
  • 13. 
    According to the Motor Voter Act, individuals can register to vote
  • 14. 
    The most powerful predictor of vote choice is
  • 15. 
    An important voting trend form the 1950s to 1990 is
  • 16. 
    Voting based on what a candidate says they will do if elected is called
  • 17. 
    A primary election that gives the political party's registered voters are eligible to participate is most accurately called
  • 18. 
    The method of primary election that gives the political parties the greatest power is the ______primary.
  • 19. 
    The process that allows citizens to propose legislation and submit it to the electorate for popular vote is called a/an
  • 20. 
    The procedure by which the state legislature offers proposed legislation for voter approval is called a
  • 21. 
    Age requirements for holding federal office
  • 22. 
    In some states, incumbents can be removed from office in the middle of their term by a popular vote called a
  • 23. 
    Most states today choose their nominee for the president through
  • 24. 
    The most party-oriented means of choosing delegates to the national convention is
  • 25. 
    Critics of the presidential primary argue that
  • 26. 
    In recent years, states have had a tendency to choose early dates for their presidential primaries in order to gain influence in the
  • 27. 
    The parties' national conventions of today
  • 28. 
    Delegates to both of the national party conventions are:
  • 29. 
    Which of the following is not true regarding delegates to the 2009 national political conventions?
  • 30. 
    The influence of television on the nominating conventions includes
  • 31. 
    The Electoral college was designed to
  • 32. 
    The Electoral college was modified by the __________ Amendment.
  • 33. 
    In the even that a single candidate does not get a majority of electoral votes, the Constitution states that the _______ decides the
  • 34. 
    Reaportionment has moved political power from the Northeast to the
  • 35. 
    Abolishing the electoral college
  • 36. 
    Congressional elections differ from those for the presidency because
  • 37. 
    One of the reasons that congressional incumbents have an electoral advantage is
  • 38. 
    Gerrymandered districts
  • 39. 
    The most common reason for drawing gerrymandered districts is
  • 40. 
    Which of the following is not an explanation for why many incumbents lose reelection?
  • 41. 
    During midterm elections held in the sixth year of a president's term, the president's party usually
  • 42. 
    Which of the following states did barack obama carry in the 2008 election?
  • 43. 
    Lydon Johnson's campaign ad...
  • 44. 
    The most important aspect of any campaign is the
  • 45. 
    The head of a politcal campaign is usually called
  • 46. 
    Bad news is usually announced
  • 47. 
    A television ad broadcast in sixty, thirty, or ten second durations is called a
  • 48. 
    The idea of counteracting and anticipated campaign attack by your oppenent before the attack is even launched is most accurately
  • 49. 
    Which is an example of the free media?
  • 50. 
    The internet has changed campaigns by
  • 51. 
    The first use of the internet in national campaigns was in
  • 52. 
  • 53. 
    Until 2002, the primary federal regulations of campaign finance occured according to the
  • 54. 
    The sponsors of the 2002 reform bill were
  • 55. 
    The U.S surpeme court ruled that provisions of the Bipartisan reform act
  • 56. 
    The goal of campaign finance laws is to
  • 57. 
    Most candidates recieve a majority of their campaign contributions from
  • 58. 
    An officially recognized, federally mandated fund-raising committee for and interest group is called a
  • 59. 
    PACs gives primarily to
  • 60. 
    There are approiximately ________ PACs registered with the Federal Election Committee
  • 61. 
    Studies show that PACs
  • 62. 
    When compared to presidential candidates, PAC spending on congressional candidates is
  • 63. 
    Members of Congress contribute to candidates via
  • 64. 
    Members of Congress tend to contribute to candidates that
  • 65. 
    The supreme court ruled that there could be no limits placed on candidates expenditures of their own funds, since
  • 66. 
    The Presidential Election Campaign Fund is made up of contributions from
  • 67. 
    Upon acceptance of the Democratic or Republican nomination, the candidates can accept
  • 68. 
    Candidates who qualify for public funding recieve funds
  • 69. 
    During the 2008 elections,
  • 70. 
    The only woman in the 2008 Democratic nomination contest was
  • 71. 
    The early front runner in the 2009 Democratic nomination contest was
  • 72. 
    Democrats united behind Barack Obama because
  • 73. 
    Barack Obama's acceptance of the 2008 Democratic nomination marked the 45th anniversary of
  • 74. 
    The 2008 republican party convention was unusal in that it
  • 75. 
    The theme for McCain's campaign was
  • 76. 
    Voter turn out in the 2008 presidential election was ______ than in 2006
  • 77. 
    When the Bipartisan Campaign reform act of 2002 went into affect, soft money contributions
  • 78. 
    Unregulated interest group that focuses on the specific policy positions in attempt to influence voters is known as a
  • 79. 
    The top-spending 527 organizations in the 2008 presidential election