96AP5&6 - APGOVTChapters5&6 September27,1996...

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______________________ September 27, 1996 NAME I Multiple Choice. 1. Which of the following statements most accurately compares elections in the United States with those of most other Western Democracies? a. There are fewer obstacles to voting in the US b. Political parties exert a stronger influence in the US c. The voter turnout rate in the US is usually lower d. There are more political parties in the US e. US citizens have fewer opportunities to vote in elections 2. Which of the following best describes the relationship between socioeconomic status and participation in politics? a. The lower one's socioeconomic status, the more likely it is that one will run for public office b. The higher one's socioeconomic status, the greater the probability of active involvement in the political process. c. Adults who are unemployed have a greater personal interest in policy and tend to participate more actively in politics that do employed adults. d. People in the lower middle class are the most likely to participate in politics e. There is no relationship between socioeconomic status and political participation. 3. Of the following groups of eligible voters, which is LEAST likely to vote? a. The young with low education levels b. The middle aged with low education levels c. Middle aged and older women d. Middle class Black people e. Blue-collar workers 4. Which of the following is an accurate statement about political participation in the United States today? a. A majority of Americans campaign for a candidate in each presidential election b. Over 75% of Americans vote in presidential elections. c. People who participate in the political process are usually angry at government d. Similar proportions of eligible men and women vote in presidential elections. e. People in their thirties and forties are less likely to be active in politics than are those aged 18
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to 21 5. In the United States, which of the following is a rule on voting found in the Constitution or its amendments a. No person may be denied the right to vote merely for lack of either state or federal citizenship b. No person 18 years of age or older many be denied the right to vote on account of age c. No person may be denied the right to vote merely because he or she has previously served a prison sentence d. A state may not establish a residency requirement for voting e. A state may require a person to pay a poll tax in order to register to vote 6. Of the following, which best predicts the likelihood that citizens will vote? a. Their race b. Their religion c. Their education level d. Their region of residence e. Their gender 7. Of the following, which is the most important reason that voter turnout is lower in the United States than in most other industrial democracies. a. American citizens are more apathetic than are citizens
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