We The People: Thomas Patterson- Chapter 7- Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will- Quiz Questions

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We The People
Chapter 7
Questions and answers taken directly from quizzes in this course to be used as a reference in preparing for the final exam.
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1

Women gained the right to vote

Early in the twentieth century.

2

One of the reasons voter turnout is lower in the United States than in Western European countries is that

U.S. registration laws place a larger burden on Americans.

3

Voter registration in the United States

Began as a way to keep voters from casting more than one ballot.

4

One's sense of civic duty and apathy are attitudes that are usually acquired from one's

Parents.

5

Regular voters tend to be characterized by

A strong sense of civic duty.

6

Distinct from alienatioin, apathy is

A general lack of interest in politics.

7

Which of the following groups of people is most adversely affected by our country's voter registration system?

Those with less income and education.

8

Education and income affects voter turnout

More in the United States than in Europe.

9

In comparison with citizens in Western European democracies, Americans are less likely to

Vote in national elections.

10

Which of the following is true of the Internet organization MoveOn.org?

It was instrumental in helping Barack Obama defeat Hilary Clinton in the 2008 presidential nomination.

11

The adoption of voter identification cards by several states

Will likely cause a decline in voter turnout.

12

Voter identification cards find the most support among

Republicans.

13

Which of the following countries has the highest estimated voter turnout in major national elections in recent decades?

Belgium.

14

Historically speaking, which region has the lowest voter turnout rate in the nation?

The South.

15

In the twenty-first century, voting rates in the United States have

Increased in national elections while continuing to remain low in local ones.

16

Citizens in which of the following countries are most likely to volunteer time and money to promote community causes?

United States.

17

Compared with U.S. citizens with higher income, those of lower income are

Much less likely to vote in elections.

18

Eighteen, nineteen, and twenty-year-old Americans were granted the right to vote by the passage of the _______ Amendment.

Twenty-sixth.

19

In the United States, the primary responsibility of the registration of the individual voter rests with the

Individual.

20

The "motor voter" law

-Was passed in 1993

-Made it easier for citizens to register to vote -

-Linked voter registration to the vehicle registration process.

**All answers are correct.

21

What type of elections tend to draw the largest percentage of voters in the U.S.?

Presidential.

22

Harvard's Robert Putnam argues in his book Bowling Alone that

America has been going through a long-term decline in social capital.

23

The citizens of ________ are most likely to participate as campaign volunteers during an election.

United States.

24

When democratic governments came into existence, tax and food riots and other forms of protest greatly diminished. Why?

Citizens had less disruptive ways of expressing themselves.

25

Literacy tests were given to

Disenfranchise black voters.

26

Unlike in many other democracies, elections in the United States are traditionally held on

Tuesdays.

27

All of the following tend to decrease voter turnout EXCEPT

Sharp policy differences between major parties.

28

A sustained action taken by citizens disenchanted with government in order to express their opposition and work to bring about the change they seek is a

Social Movement.

29

When it comes to protest activities, the majority of Americans are

Not highly supportive of such activities, despite America's tradition of free expression.

30

Most candidates for office in the United States aim their appeals at

Middle-income voters.

31

Which of the following states has a voter identification card law?

Indiana.

32

If Americans vote less than Europeans, why are they more likely to work in a political campaign than are citizens in Europe?

America's federal structure provides more campaign opportunities.

33

In the United States

Voter registration laws are set by states.

34

What did political scientist Larry Bartels demonstrate in his book Unequal Democracy?

Elected officials are substantially more responsive to the concerns of their more affluent constituents than to those of their poorer constituents.