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Review Questions -- Set 2 Campaigns and Elections MULTIPLE CHOICE A voter that casts a vote on the basis of their judgment about the past performance of an incumbent is practicing: A. Speculative voting B. Prospective voting C. Party line voting D. Retrospective voting What is ticket-splitting? A. voting for independents B. voting in some elections and not in others C. tearing up your ballot in protest D. refusing to register with a political party E. voting for candidates from different parties in an election Mid-term (national) elections elect a. All Senators b. All Senators and Representatives c. About one-third of the House and all Senators d. About one-third of the Senate and all Representatives. If, in the 2008 presidential election, you voted for the candidate that promised to get us out of Iraq the quickest, you would be practicing: A. Speculative voting B. Prospective voting C. Party line voting D. Retrospective voting A voter that casts a vote on the basis candidate promises about what they will do once elected is practicing: A. Speculative voting B. Prospective voting C. Party line voting D. Retrospective voting The requirement that voters establish their identity and place of residence prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote is called A. Socialization. B. Rationalization. C. Registration. D. Naturalization. The Electoral College determines the winners of: A. Presidential and vice-presidential elections B. Elections for the U.S. Senate C. Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives D. All of the above A candidate currently in office who is seeking reelection is: A. an incumbent B. a challenger C. at a disadvantage D. likely to face a lot of PAC opposition. Candidate A is described as winning by a majority vote in an election when she: A. Gets more votes than any other candidate. B. Gets more than 50% of the votes cast C. Gets at least 10% more votes than her opponent D. Wins the election. E. A and D only. Since 1950, over _________ of incumbents who seek reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, are reelected. A. 90 percent. B. 75 percent. C. 60 percent. D 50 percent. Retrospective voting refers to voting A. by absentee ballot. B. according to party identification. C. the same way year after year. D. None of the above If no candidate obtains enough support in the electoral college to win the presidency, the decision about who will become president is made by: A. The U.S. House B. The U.S. Senate C. The U.S. Supreme Court D. The candidate with the most popular votes is automatically declared the winner. Receiving more than 50 percent of all votes
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course HISTORY 1301 taught by Professor Gaines during the Spring '12 term at Texas Tech.

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