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QUIZ G: DEMOCRACY  BY PETITION

MULTIPLE CHOICE: On your scantron sheet, please use a #2 pencil to fill in the letter of the single best answer:YOU MAY WRITE ON THIS SHEET, BUT BE SURE TO TURN IT IN WITH YOUR SCANTRON!

 

1.                    The initiative is best described as:

 

a.         democracy by petition

b.         direct democracy

c.         citizens can propose new laws

d.         all of the above

e.         none of the above

 

2.                    Democracy by petition is practiced at which level(s) of government?

 

a.         state level only

b.         local level only

c.         federal level only

d.         both state and local levels

e.         both federal and state levels

 

3.                    If a simple majority of voters vote yes in a recall election, the targeted elected official:

 

a.         remains in office

b.         gets a raise

c.         is removed from office

d.         runs for re-election

e.         faces an opponent in a runoff election

 

4.                    When a petition gets enough signatures, about 5% of registered voters, and is approved in the next election by a simple majority of voters, this is an example of:

 

a.         separation of powers

b.         representational democracy

c.         anarchy

d.         democracy by petition

e.         interest, or pressure groups

 

5.                    What is not an example of democracy by petition?

 

a.         Supreme Court decisions

b.         initiative

c.         referendum

d.         recall

e.         propositions

 

MATCHING: On your scantron sheet, please use a #2 pencil to fill in the letter of the single best choice:YOU MAY WRITE ON THIS SHEET, BUT BE SURE TO TURN IT IN WITH YOUR SCANTRON!

 

6.             The referendum                                    A. Any citizen can propose new laws

7.             The recall                                                               B. Voters make policy decisions

8.              Democracy by petition                                          C. Elected officials can be removed from office

9.              The initiative                                                           D. Voters elect representatives to make laws

10.           Representative democracy                   E. Citizens can prevent enforcement of laws