The poll tax
|A)||was outlawed in 1964.|
|B)||was banned by the Twenty-fourth Amendment.|
|C)||never existed in the United States.|
|D)||was part of the original Constitution.|
|E)||was outlawed in 1964 by the Twenty-fourth Amendment.|
Which of the following statements is true?
|A)||Voter turnout is lower in America than in other democracies.|
|B)||Since the 1960s, voter turnout in the United States for presidential elections has averaged about 55 percent.|
|C)||Voter turnout in a midterm election has seldom exceeded 40 percent since 1970.|
|D)||Voter turnout is lower in the U.S. than in other democracies; voter turnout in presidential elections has averaged 55 percent since the 1960s, and has seldom exceeded 40 percent in a midterm election since 1970.|
|E)||Voter turnout in the United States is higher than most other democracies.|
Why is voter turnout lower in the United States than in other democracies?
|A)||Americans must register to vote themselves.|
|B)||American elections are not held on the weekend.|
|C)||Americans have never had a viable socialist or labor party.|
|D)||Americans must register to vote, cannot vote on the weekend, and the country has never had a viable socialist or labor party.|
|E)||Americans do not get paid to vote as is the case in other democracies.|
_____ has same-day registration.
What fraction of states elect their governors in non-presidential election years?
Of the following states, _____ typically has the highest voter turnout in a presidential election.
Which factors are the most accurate predictors of voter turnout?
|A)||age and gender|
|B)||education and income|
|C)||race and gender|
|D)||income and race|
|E)||education and age|
The last time that voter turnout in midterm elections reached 50 percent was in
Citizens 18-20 years of age were granted the right to vote in
_____ holds more elections than any other nation.
|E)||The United States|
MoveOn is an example of
|A)||young citizens' continuing indifference to political affairs.|
|B)||the failure of the internet as a means to mobilize public opinion.|
|C)||a small movement with few followers.|
|D)||an influential, Web-based movement.|
|E)||the near certainty that the internet will substantially alter current forms of political participation.|
Of the following nations, citizens in _____ are more likely to contribute money and time to election campaigns.
|A)||the United States|
Barack Obama's success in raising money through the internet in 2008 followed the path blazed by which 2004 presidential contender?
Which of the following is a form of unconventional political activism?
|D)||social movement and protest politics|
|E)||None of these answers is correct.|
Which of the following statements is true about protest movements in America?
|A)||Protest movements are rare in American history.|
|B)||Protest movements are an American tradition.|
|C)||Protest movements routinely receive strong public support.|
|D)||Protest movements do not generally receive strong public support.|
|E)||Protest movements are an American tradition, but they do not generally receive strong public support.|
Registration for voting began around
What phrase do scholars such as Robert Putnam use to describe the sum of the face-to-face interactions among citizens in a society?
Which of the following statements is true about voting?
|A)||Free and open elections are a defining characteristic of democratic government.|
|B)||Voting is regarded as the basic duty of all citizens.|
|C)||Voting is a widespread political activity.|
|D)||In one sense, voting is a restricted form of participation.|
|E)||All these answers are correct.|
Voter turnout among working-class white citizens dropped sharply in 1968 and 1972, largely because of the centrality of which issue?
|C)||the war in Vietnam|
People who are _____ are unlikely to vote.
|D)||apathetic and alienated|