Texas is notorious for passing laws that restrict voter participation

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QUESTION 1

1.Texas is notorious for passing laws that restrict voter participation. In 2011, Texas passed a strict photo identification law for voters, allowing concealed-handgun permits as identification but not student identification.  Which Supreme Court case overturned this Texas law and restrictive voting laws in other states like Alabama?

a.Plessy v. Ferguson

b.Shelby County v. Holder

c.Roe v. Wade

d.McConnell v. FEC

QUESTION 2

1.Which of the following is NOT an example of a lobbying tactic?

a.Grassroots lobbying

b.Legal Advocacy

c.Indirect lobbying

d.Congressional hearing

QUESTION 3

1.Which party is more disposed to government spending to advance social welfare programs?

 a.Democratic Party

 b.Republican Party

 c.Independent Party

 d.Green Party

QUESTION 4

1.In which presidential election year, did the Internet make its debut?

 a.Election of 1988

 b.Election of 1992

 c.Election of 1996

 d.Election of 2000

QUESTION 5

1.Which one of the following examples is NOT a major duty of the president?

 a.Veto Legislation

 b.Make Treaties

 c.Serve as Commander in Chief

d.Introduce Legislative Bills

QUESTION 6

1.What is the name of the independent federal agency that regulates interstate and international communication by radio, television, telephone, telegraph, cable and satellite and is insulated from political control by either President or Congress?

a.FTC

 b.FCC

 c.IRS

 d.FEC

QUESTION 7

1.What term defines people who live and vote in a government officials district or state?

 a.Constituents

 b.Lobbyists

 c.Trustees

 d.Delegates

QUESTION 8

1.In McCutcheon et al. v. FEC (2014) case, the Supreme Court struck down all limits on contributions to candidates, parties and political committees and eliminating the 2002 BRCA cap.

  True

  False

QUESTION 9

1.Which party is in favor of government spending for national defense?

 a.Democratic Party

 b.Republican Party

 c.Green Party

 d.Libertarian Party

QUESTION 10

1.What is the most important duty of the Vice President?

 a.Defend the president's policies

 b.Campaigning and fundraising

 c.Replace the president in case the president dies, resigns or is impeached

 d.Persuade Congress to support the president's policies

QUESTION 11

1.Which presidential powers are specifically defined in the US Constitution?

 a.Formal powers

 b.Inherent powers

 c.Delegated powers

 d.Executive powers

QUESTION 12

1.What is the main objective of paid advertising in all elections?

 a.Name recognition

 b.Party loyalty

 c.Policy positions

 d.Voter turnout

QUESTION 13

1.What terms describes an organization that pools campaign contributions from group members and donates those funds to candidates?

 a.Program monitoring

 b.Political Action Committee

 c.Information Campaigning

 d.Trade Association

QUESTION 14

1.Which term describes a situation in which people benefit from activities of an organization even though they do not contribute to the activities or pay dues to that organization?

 a.Coalition Building

 b.Free-rider Problem

 c.Program Monitoring

 d.Political Campaign

QUESTION 15

1.More than 135 years, which party replaced the Whigs in our two-party system and later had significant success in elections on the national and state levels.

 a.Democrats

 b.Republicans

 c.Independents

 d.Green Party

QUESTION 16

1.After the passage of the 19th Amendment, women were able to vote in the next presidential election and over 75% of women voted in the election of 1920.

  True

  False

QUESTION 17

1.Which of the following is an example of unconventional participation?

 a.Montgomery Bus Boycott

 b.March on Selma, AL

 c.Boston Tea Party

 d.All of the above

QUESTION 18

1.What term defines a procedure by which voters can propose an issue to be decided by the legislature or by the people.

 a.Referendum

 b.Recall

 c.Initiative

 d.Direct Primary

QUESTION 19

1.Which form of media (i.e. the Internet, newspapers, radio, magazines, television) do you think has the most significant political impact on American society today and why?  Do you think the media is politically bias toward one political group over another?  Recently, we have heard a lot about "fake news" and "alternative facts"?  Do you believe the media is credible?

QUESTION 20

1.What is known as the practice of manipulating district boundaries in order to favor a particular candidate or particular political party?

 a.Impeachment

 b.Gerrymandering

 c.Cheating

 d.Filibuster

QUESTION 21

1.Explain the expansion of suffrage in the US by  addressing the major amendments that made it possible for African Americans and women to vote in elections.

QUESTION 22

1.Which Congressional Officer is the second in line for presidential succession, after the Vice President?

 a.President pro tempore

 b.Majority Leader

 c.Minority Leader

d.Speaker of the House

QUESTION 23

1.What is the tactic that Presidents use to enact a law without the cooperation of Congress?

 a.Executive agreement

 b.Veto

 c.Executive privilege

 d.Executive order

QUESTION 24

1.Which party is more disposed to government spending to advance social welfare programs?

 a.Democratic Party

 b.Republican Party

 c.Independent Party

 d.Green Party

QUESTION 25

1.What tactic do Senators use to delay action on a piece of legislation?

 a.Cloture

 b.Hold

 c.Filibuster

 d.Procastination

QUESTION 26

1.The requirements for a candidate to run for president are set forth in which Article of the Constitution?

 a.Article I

 b.Article II

 c.Article III

 d.Article IV

QUESTION 27

1.What term defines the group of people who are citizens, 18 years and older, mentally competent and not imprisoned?

 a.Voting Eligible Population

 b.Voting Age Population

 c.Voting Adults Population

 d.Voting Permissible Population

QUESTION 28

1.In every presidential election, less than 60% of the voting-age population votes.  What factors determine whether people in our country vote? Can you identify three factors that influence political participation, especially voting, in America and can you make two suggestions that could help increase voter turnout?

QUESTION 29

1.How do the Democratic and Republican parties differ in their platforms? Give me 4 examples that represent each party's core values.  Please be descriptive and write in complete sentences.

QUESTION 30

1.Which of the following statements is TRUE about political parties?

 a.Political parties sponsors candidates for political office under the party's name.

 b.Political parties helps structure the voting choice.

 c.Political political nominates qualified candidates.

 d.All of the above

QUESTION 31

1.In order for a presidential candidate to win the federal election, he or she must win 270 of the total 538 electoral votes. 

  True

  False

QUESTION 32

1.Which policy initiative is known as President Obama's most important policy during his time in office?

 a.Equal Pay for Women

 b.Immigration Reform

 c.Healthcare Reform

 d.Tax Reform

QUESTION 33

1.What is the name of the Special Counsel who was appointed after the 2016 Election to investigate Russian interference in 2016 Elections and potential collusion by the Trump Administration and their agents?

 a.Michael Cohen

 b.Paul Manafort

 c.John McCain

 d.Robert Mueller

QUESTION 34

1.In order to impeach a president, the Senate has authority to formally charge the president with a serious crime and only the Senate can vote for conviction.

  True

  False

QUESTION 35

1.This body is mentioned in the US Constitution and they are responsible for casting ballots for President and Vice-President for their respective states and this body determines who wins elections.

a.Caucus

b.Political Parties

c.Electoral College

d.National Convention

QUESTION 36

1.Private ownership of the media gives the news industry in America more political freedom than any other in the world, but it also makes the media more dependent on advertising revenues to cover costs and make a profit. As a result, the news industry a story's newsworthiness is usually determined by its appeal to audiences and the content of news coverage often consists of topics that have little to do with elections, foreign affairs, government or the economy. Do you believe this statement is true or false?

  True

  False

 

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