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American Government Politics, Elections & Polling

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  • Q1
    The number of electoral votes a state has is determined solely by
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    the number of U.S. Senators and half the total number of U.S. Representatives
    the population of the state according to the last U.S. Census
    the number of U.S. Senators plus the Number of U.S. Representative added together
    the number U.S. Senators added to the number of U.S. Representatives divided by 2
  • Q2
    A person’s belief that he or she can have an impact on government and policy refers to their
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    political efficacy
    rate of voter turn-out
    political peer group
    political party allegiance
  • Q3
    Arizona's political parties, such as Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians, are organized
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    by an independent commission to keep the parties fair
    along the same boundary lines as the Congressional districts
    by the rules governing each of those parties
    along the same boundary lines as the 30 state legislature districts
  • Q4
    Which law passed by Congress created a civil rights division in the U.S. Attorney General's office?
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    1965 Voting Rights Act
    the 15th Amendment
    1964 Civil Rights Act
    Federal Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • Q5
    Women voter who regularly vote and care about their health care are
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    have been widely ignored in politics
    frequently opponents of Republicans
    are usually members or supporter of Planned Parenthood
    considered a political efficacy group
  • Q6
    What do political parties and special interest groups have in common?
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    they both try to influence government
    the both try to attract a wide range of people with varying ideas
    the both form SuperPACs to sway votes
    they both nominate candidates for office
  • Q7
    The 26th Amendment greatly increased the number of Americans eligible to vote by
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    forcing Southern states to stop literacy tests and ending Jim Crow Laws
    allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote for President
    allowing Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands to vote
    lowering the voting age to 18
  • Q8
    Which of the following characteristics is NOT true about "straw polls?"
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    these polls use stratified random samples
    these polls are not scientific
    these polls are highly inaccurately
    this type of polling is cheap to do
  • Q9
    Which is the sign of a more accurate opinion poll?
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    large representative sample
    moderate sampling error
    face-to-face or live person administration
    electronic administration
  • Q10
    Which of the following statements about voting laws in Arizona is a false:
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    you can either be a U.S. Citizen or a "green card" legal permanent alien resident
    you must be be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration
    less than 50% of all Arizona voters vote by mail
    you must be age 18 or older on or before the day of the next regular general election.
  • Q11
    Which of these actions can be undone by an act/passing a new law by the Arizona Legislature
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    over-ride a pardon granted by the Governor
    a referendum passed by the voters
    an initiative passed by the voters
    a law previously passed by the Arizona Legislature
  • Q12
    This system provides a funding program for statewide and legislative candidates who agree to forgo special interest and high dollar contributions
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    Dark Money
    Political Party Endorsement
    Clean Elections
  • Q13
    Which one of the following characteristics DO NOT pertain the to majority of Americans who vote regularly
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    They are senior citizens, generally age 60 and older
    They are white non-hispanic
    They served in the military
    They have some high school education
  • Q14
    What do the Federal and Arizona State election cycles have in common?
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    legislative bodies (Congress and the Legislature) are both up for election every two years in even years
    city, county and state offices are up for election at the same time every four years
    all of the U.S. Senate and all of the Arizona State Senate are up for election every four years
    the executive branch (President or Governor) is up for elections every four years at the same time
  • Q15
    The voter registration in that district is almost evenly divided between Republican and Democratic voters. This describes what voting factor?
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    This is a independent dominated district
    This district will produce more tie votes.
    This is a purple district
    This is a split district

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