Final Exam - 1. What is the main difference between voting...

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1. What is the main difference between voting and lobbying? A) Unlike voting, lobbying involves an attempt to directly influence a government official. B) Unlike voting, lobbying is a corrupt and undemocratic form of participation. C) Unlike voting, lobbying is something done by most American citizens. D) Lobbying is a form of voting done only by members of Congress. Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): A 2. The term suffrage refers to A) the misery that results from being unable to vote. B) the right to vote. C) paying poll taxes. D) the right to hold public office. Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): B 3. The Constitution was amended to allow women to vote during all public elections in A) 1870. B) 1885. C) 1920. D) 1948. Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): C 4. What is a poll tax? A) a tax that states impose on all citizens in order to pay for public opinion research B) a fee that political parties charge people who want to become members and vote in their elections C) a tax imposed by state governments for those registering to vote D) a tax women had to pay if they wanted to vote in the nineteenth century Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): C
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5. The Fifteenth Amendment, passed in 1870, mandated that A) states were forbidden to impose poll taxes. B) no state could prevent the right to vote on account of race. C) no state could deny the right to vote on account of gender. D) literacy tests were forbidden in federal elections. Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): B 6. The phenomenon called the “gender gap” refers to the fact that A) more women than men vote for Democrats. B) more men than women turn out to vote. C) in families, it is usually women who determine how the family votes. D) more men than women have had their ballots invalidated. Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): A 7. What was the Supreme Court case that ruled prayers in public schools were unconstitutional? A) Plessy v. Ferguson B) Engel v. Vitale C) Roe v. Wade D) Falwell v. Hustler Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): B 8. The socioeconomic status model explains one’s political participation by examining an individual’s A) level of education, income, and occupational status. B) membership in community organizations. C) legal right to vote. D) membership in political organizations.
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Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): A 9. How are election days in the United States different from those in Europe? A) European elections are usually held on Sundays instead of working days. B) European elections typically use only mail-in ballots. C) Most Europeans vote at their place of employment. D) Most European nations hold elections on January 1. Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): A 10. One problem arising from wealthy Americans choosing to abstain from participating in public
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Final Exam - 1. What is the main difference between voting...

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