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What is the “Participation Paradox”? The fact that individuals vote even though their votes  rarely influence the result of an election.
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According to political scientists, what variable makes a person more likely to vote? a. All of these choices b. Education level c. Income level d. Age
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A As people become older, they are: a) More likely to forget to vote. b) Less likely to vote.
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c) No more likely to vote than they were when they were younger. d) More likely to vote. A
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The more a person is interested in politics, and identifies with a political party: a) They are less likely to vote themselves. b) They are neither more likely nor less likely to vote. c) They are more likely to get others to vote. d) They are more likely to vote.
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D To legally vote in Texas, you must be: a) A citizen of the United States. b) All of these choices. c) A resident of the state. d) At least 18 years of age.
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B By Texas law, what type of individual is not allowed to vote, despite their otherwise being qualified?
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a) People declared mentally incompetent through a legal proceeding. b) Homeless persons. c) Habitual drunkards. d) Habitual arrestees for drug possession. A
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The Federal “motor-voter” law: a) States that if you have lost your license due to excessive tickets, you cannot vote. b) States that if you have a driver’s license you are more likely to be called for jury duty. c) Allows you to register to vote at the same time you renew your driver’s license.
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d) States that if you do not have a driver’s license you cannot vote. C What portion of the population is less likely to vote than any other? a) People who are age 18-24.
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b) It does not matter. Registered voters of one age are just as likely to vote as registered voters of any other age. c) People who are age 60-80. d) People who are age 40-60. A
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One of the reasons for low voter turnout in Texas is: a) More voters work and find it hard to find the time to vote during the work week. b) Texas is famous for having historically long lines at polling places. c) Hispanics and African-Americans are less likely to vote, due to lower education levels and low economic circumstances.
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d) Registered voters in Texas do not actively participate in the voting process as much as voters in other states. C In Texas, which political parties are required to hold primaries? a) All political parties are required to hold primaries.
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Any party, receiving at least 20 percent of the vote during the previous election for Governor, must hold primaries. c) No political parties are required to hold primaries, but most do, in order to weed out of the lesser candidates and narrow down the choice to one candidate, per party, for Election Day. B
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