SSB Ch. 8 Elections / Carney, 14th ed. (cajj)
1. In the 2008 election (ssb 195 top - 196 top)
a. each choice listed is correct
b. Democrats attracted most Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Island and Muslim people.
c. Democrats attracted half or more voters with more than a bachelor's degree.
d. Republicans attracted voters with no more than a high school education.
2. In one state, a political party uses local meetings to determine the party's candidates for public office. What selection process is that called (ssb 183m and 184 end)?
b. Electoral college
c. Electoral vote
3. Which state has far more presidential electors than any other because it has the most people (Carney, p. 37 center / ch 4)?
c. New York
4. Where is the first state in U.S. history to elect two women U.S. Senators at the same time (Carney, p. 38 images / ch 4)
a. West coast (part of the Pacific Rim)
b. East coast
c. the Atlantic coast
d. the South
5. Which state sends the most delegates to vote in the national presidential nominating conventions? (Carney, p. 37 center / ch 4)
c. New York
6. What area receives the same number of presidential electors that the least populated state receives (ssb 186 end)?
a. Puerto Rico
b. Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands, depending on the decade of the election
c. Washington D.C.
d. American Samoa
7. A statewide election to determine delegates to a political party's national convention to help a party determine its presidential nominee is called (ssb 173m and 183 center-end)
a. a general election.
b. a delegate selection caucus.
c. the Electoral College.
d. a presidential primary.
8. What has been called the most essential part of the U.S. political system (sb 173 top)?
a. Free elections
b. Local elections
c. State elections
d. Federal elections
9. The number of women candidates for state office and Congress (ssb 175 top)
a. has always been greater than the number of women school board candidates.
b. has always been high.
c. is decreasing.
d. is increasing.
10. In presidential election years, California voters select the state's electors according to the party
(Carney, p. 49 top / ch 6)
a. with the highest vote in the state.
b. which has the majority vote in the state.
c. with the highest vote in the entire U.S.
d. which wins it because of proportional representation (PR).
11. Candidates for public office are often (ssb 175 center)
a. people who have lower incomes and are attempting to improve their economic position.
c. younger than the average person entering the work force.
d. farmers or farmworkers.
12. Because of federalism (ssb 192 center)
a. until decades after the Civil War the national government prevented states from allowing women to vote.
b. states were required to allow women to vote when the U.S. Constitution went into effect in 1789.
c. states were required to allow women to vote when the U.S. Constitution within five years after the Civil War ended..
d. states were allowed to deny women the right to vote, even for decades after the Civil War
13. The number of electors each state has in the electoral college is determined by its number of
(ssb 186 end)
a. state senators.
b. U.S. Senators.
c. U.S. Representatives.
d. U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators.
14. The people who vote in the Electoral College are called (ssb 186m)
a. primary election voters.
d. members of the House of Representatives.
15. In the race for president, the purpose of a primary election is to choose (ssb 173m and 183 center)
16. Which happened at 2008 national presidential nominating conventions (ssb 186 center)?
a. Democrat Obama was nominated for president.
b. Republican Palin was nominated for vice-president.
c. Each choice listed is correct.
d. Delegates celebrated their faithfulness to their parties.
17. Who has/have benefited from the expansion of the right to vote since colonial times (ssb 192 center)?
a. African American men and women.
b. Women of all racial and ethnic groups.
c. Each choice listed is correct.
d. People as young as 18 years of age..
18. In 2008 the Republican Party attracted its most consistent support from (ssb 195-196)
a. factory workers who are union members.
b. Hispanics and Jews.
c. whites, Protestants who regularly attend church and Catholics who regularly attend church.
d. women living in areas with the highest population density.
19. The Democratic Party would most likely receive at least 80% of the votes of (ssb 195-196)
a. African Americans living in areas with the highest population density
b. white Protestants.
c. owners of small businesses, executives of corporations and managers who work for them.
d. people residing in areas of low population and business executives with high socioeconomic
20. When no presidential candidate receives a majority of the electoral college vote (ssb 187 top)
a. the current president serves two more years, at which time there is another election.
b. the election is decided in the U.S. House of Representatives.
c. the new vice-president serves as president.
d. Congress is required to call a second presidential election
21. Each California party places names on a slate (or list) of candidates for elector to prepare for the November (Carney, p. 48 center / ch 6)
a. vote for governor.
b. presidential election.
c. school board election.
d. vote for mayor.
22. Both Barack Obama in 2008 and George W. Bush won the presidency in both 2000 and 2004 with (ssb 187 center)
a. a majority of the popular vote.
b. a plurality of the popular vote.
c. a majority of the electoral college vote.
d. less than a majority of the electoral college vote.
23. In November, voters in each state and Washington D.C. usually choose (ssb 186 endf-187 top)
a. a slate ( list or group) of people pledged to support the party's presidential candidate.
b. a president of one party and a vice-president of another party.
c. the one person who becomes president.
d. delegates to national presidential nominating conventions.
24. In most states, to receive all electors, a presidential candidate must receive (ssb 186 endf-187 top)
a. all of the votes in that state.
b. at least the majority of the votes in that state.
c. only the plurality of the votes in that state.
d. the votes of at least half the members of the legislature in that state.
25. In the 2008 presidential election (ssb 194, table)
a. McCain (R) support came from households with labor union members.
b. Obama (D) support came from white evangelical voters.
c. McCain (R) support came from Jewish voters, especially women
d. Obama (D) support came from women, African Americans and Hispanic voters.