Chapter 8 Practice Test

Chapter 8 Practice Test - Chapter 8 Practice Test 1. All of...

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Chapter 8 Practice Test 1. All of the following statements about presidential and congressional races are true except a. Presidential races are more competitive. b. More people vote in presidential elections. c. Congressional incumbents usually win. d. Presidents can rarely take credit for improvements in a district. e. Presidents can distance themselves from the “mess” in Washington. 2. In the 1996 election, Bill Clinton chose as a theme… a. Trust b. Compassionate conservatism c. Competence d. Stay the course e. We need change 3. In the 2000 election, George W. Bush chose as a theme, a. Trust b. Compassionate conservatism c. Competence d. Stay the course e. We need change 4. According to the text, which of the following is a critical problem to solve in deciding who gets represented in the House? a. Allocating seats in the House among the states. b. Determining the shape of districts. c. Determining the size of districts. d. Establishing the total size of the House. e. All of the above. 5. In 1911, Congress fixed the size of the House at _______ members. a. 50 b. 100 c. 435 d. 535 e. 537 6. Which states posted the biggest gains in House representation after the 1990 census? a. Florida and California b. Illinois and Wisconsin c. Florida and Alabama d. New York and Pennsylvania e. Montana and Idaho 7. The states did little about mal-apportionment and gerrymandering until ordered to do so by…
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a. The president b. Congress c. The Supreme Court d. Political party leaders e. The Justice Department. 8. Which statement about the so-called “sophomore surge” is
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