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2.8 Political Parties and Candidates

Quiz by Alexandra Lee

Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

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Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

SS.7.C.2.8
SS.7.C.2.9

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  • Q1
    What are the names of the two major political parties in the United States today?
    Socialist and Republican
    Democratic and Libertarian
    Democratic and Republican
    Socialist and Libertarian
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.8
  • Q2
    Which spending increase would the Democratic Party likely support?
    military
    space exploration
    education
    homeland security
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.8
  • Q3
    This statement is from a political party platform. Which political party’s position is represented in the statement?
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    Republican
    Communist
    Democratic
    Socialist
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.8
  • Q4
    This conversation is part of a political discussion. Which party’s candidates are these voters most likely to support?
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    Democratic
    Socialist
    Green
    Republican
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.8
  • Q5
    This table describes political party associations of governors. Based on the table, what has been an impact of political parties on policy making?
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    The number of Democrats nominated for governor increased.
    More Republican issue positions have shaped government policy.
    More Democratic issue positions have shaped government policy.
    The number of Republicans nominated for governor increased.
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.8
  • Q6
    These ideas are based on those found in the platform of a current political party in the United States. In which political party platform are these ideas most likely to be found?
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    Communist
    Socialist
    Republican
    Libertarian
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.8
  • Q7
    Which is a constitutional requirement to run for Congress?
    At Least 30 Years Old
    At Least 25 Years Old
    U.S. Citizen
    U.S. Permanent Resident
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.9
  • Q8
    After serving as a U.S. Senator, Laura decided to run for governor of Florida. Liz, Laura’s opponent, claims in court that Laura is not qualified to run. A judge rules in Liz’s favor. What was the most likely basis for the lawsuit?
    Laura has never owned land in Florida.
    Laura has never voted.
    Laura is not a Florida resident
    Laura is not yet 40 years old.
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.9
  • Q9
    The newspaper headline below describes a government process. Why might this have been a difficult election for Richards to win?
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    Richards has less political experience than his opponent.
    Richards has less employment experience than his opponent.
    Richards is a homeowner.
    Richards is a party leader.
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.9
  • Q10
    A local newspaper endorsed Mayor Sanford in a state senate race over his opponent. Why might this newspaper endorse Mayor Sanford?
    Mayor Sanford is an elected official.
    Mayor Sanford is an experienced teacher.
    Mayor Sanford owns a local farm.
    Mayor Sanford owns a local radio station.
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.9
  • Q11
    This poster is from a recent election. Based on the poster, what conclusion can be drawn about the candidate?
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    Doug is running for judge.
    Doug is running for city council.
    Doug is running for president.
    Doug is running for mayor.
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.9
  • Q12
    The 1968 Florida Constitution limits the governor to two consecutive four year terms, which disqualifies two-term governors from running for a third consecutive term. Which of the following statements explains the purpose of this requirement?
    The authors of the Florida Constitution wanted to guarantee equal opportunities for Florida's elected officials.
    The authors of the Florida Constitution wanted to guarantee experience among Florida's elected officials.
    The authors of the Florida Constitution wanted to protect Florida residents against tyranny.
    The authors of the Florida Constitution wanted to guarantee equal power for the branches of government.
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.9
  • Q13
    The political campaign posters below are for two candidates running for mayor. According to the information on the posters, what is the reason Maria could be considered more qualified than Todd to be elected mayor?
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    her college education.
    her experience working in government.
    her campaign promises.
    her political policies
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.9
  • Q14
    In the modern political system, which issue represents a basic disagreement between Republicans and Democrats?
    the responsibilities of government
    the legality of the US Constitution
    the support for the US military soldier
    the frequency of national elections
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.8
  • Q15
    Which of the following would result from the direct election of presidential candidates?
    Voter turnout on Election Day would almost certainly fall dramatically.
    Party loyalty would be weakened after a presidential election.
    Each vote would count equally in determining which candidate won the election.
    The Electoral College would become much more influential.
    30s
    SS.7.C.2.9

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