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Chapter 4 1. People participate in politics in order to a. influence policies made by government. b. affect the outcome of elections. c. protest a government decision. d. All of these are correct. 2. Conventional acts of political participation a. are allowed by law. b. include voting and writing letters to one’s representative. c. are not sanctioned by law. d. Both a and b are correct. 3. All of these are considered to be significance of voting except a. It gives government political legitimacy. b. It links individuals to the political system. c. It protects individuals and groups from governmental abuses. d. It reduces individual benefits at the expense of public good. 4. The major resource of restrictions on voter participation in the past was the a. federal government. b. state government. c. city government. d. county government. 5. Which Article to the Constitution gives states the power to determine voter qualifications? a. I b. II c. III d. IV 6. Who intervened to remove state imposed restrictions on participation? a. Members of Congress. b. Members of the Supreme Court c. Members of State Legislature d. Both a and b are correct. 7. Which statement is correct? a. The greatest number of amendments to the Constitution deals with voting rights. b. The greatest number of amendments deals with change in the structure of federal government. c. The racial limitation on voting rights was set aside by the Fifteenth Amendment. d. Both a and b are correct.
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8. The legal devices created by many states to prevent blacks from voting became known as a. Jim Crow Laws. b.
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course GOV 1310 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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