TB_chapter9 - CHAPTER 9CAMPAIGNS, ELECTIONS, AND THE MEDIA...

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CHAPTER 9—CAMPAIGNS, ELECTIONS, AND THE MEDIA MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. A statewide election of delegates to a political party's national convention to help a party determine its presidential nominee is called a. a general election. b. a presidential primary. c. a delegate selection caucus. d. the Electoral College. e. none of the above. ANS: B REF: Who Wants to be a Candidate? 2. One of the largest obstacles for potential presidential candidates is a. name recognition. b. family responsibilities. c. raising money. d. "skeletons" in their closet. e. making use of the Internet. ANS: C REF: Who Wants to be a Candidate? 3. People who choose to run for office can be divided into two groups: a. leaders of interest groups and leaders of government. b. those who want to make money and those who want power. c. those with a follower personality and those who are natural leaders. d. self-starters and those who are recruited. e. the activists and the generally satisfied. ANS: D REF: Who Wants to be a Candidate? 4. Candidates are likely get involved in politics for all of the following reasons except : a. to obtain a position of long-term power. b. to further their beliefs. c. to further their careers. d. to hide personality faults. e. to establish specific programs. ANS: D REF: Who Wants to be a Candidate? 5. Politicians who run for lower offices and then aspire to a higher one may be said to have a. progressive ambitions. b. bought a position of power. c. disregarded the needs of their constituents for personal gain. d. little knowledge of how the political process operates. e. both c and d. ANS: A REF: Who Wants to be a Candidate? 6. Naturalized citizens are constitutionally barred from running for the office of a. United States Senator. b. United States Representative. c. President of the United States.
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d. all of the above. e. Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. ANS: C REF: Who Wants to be a Candidate? 7. A candidate for the U.S. Senate a. must be a natural-born citizen. b. must have attained the age of forty years. c. must be a resident of the state from which elected. d. must be a member of the House of Representatives. e. both a and b. ANS: C REF: Who Wants to be a Candidate? 8. Holders of political office in the United States today are usually a. representative of the general public. b. evenly divided between men and women. c. white and male. d. younger than the candidates elected in the 1800s. e. Roman Catholics. ANS: C REF: Who Wants to be a Candidate? 9. Since 1972, the number of women winning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives has a. increased significantly. b. remained the same. c. dropped drastically. d. been smaller than the number running for the U.S. Senate.
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