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November (Voting) Supplement, 2000-2006.Based on the data in this table, young voters were LEAST LIKELY to have cast a ballot in the

2000 presidential election

2004 presidential election

2002 midterm election

2006 midterm election

2002 midterm election

Based on the graph, the education level of 18- to 29-year-olds that were most likely to vote in the 2004 election was

high school dropout

high school graduate

college graduate

some college

college graduate

Which of the following statements is true?

From the 1920s to 1940s, the radio was growing quickly as a source of political news.

From the 1920s to 1940s, the television was growing quickly as a source of political news.

From the 1880s to 1890s, the Internet was decreasing quickly as a source of political news.

From the 1880s to 1890s, the newspaper was decreasing quickly as a source of political news.

From the 1920s to 1940s, the radio was growing quickly as a source of political news.

Federal political campaigns in recent years have expanded their use of

social networking sites to connect with voters

radio programming during typical driving hours

television programming to discuss detailed issues

newspaper advertisements in local and state news

social networking sites to connect with voters

The powers and actions of independent regulatory agencies are created and overseen by

Congress and intended to help the government run smoother

the President and intended to help the government run smoother

Congress and intended to decrease the power of the executive branch

the President and intended to decrease the power of the executive branch

Congress and intended to help the government run smoother

Political parties influence public policy because they

try to get their members elected whom they expect to vote along the party platform on issues

lobby the members of legislative committees to convince them to vote a certain way on bills

have considerable power in influencing judicial decisions on difficult civil and criminal trials

select who will serve as advisors to the members of the executive and legislative branches

try to get their members elected whom they expect to vote along the party platform on issues

Most interest groups are formed because members want

to become famous for something other than sports or fine arts

a social organization they can rely on to plan leisure activities

to get one of their members elected to a government office

the government to pay attention to a concern that they share

the government to pay attention to a concern that they share

This image was published in the late 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement. Which of the following reflects true statements about the image?

The artist appeals to the values of justice and compassion to support the Supreme Court decisions. It reflects the Supreme Court’s support for civil rights.

The artist supports civil rights leaders’ continued appeals because the Supreme Court has failed them. It reflects the Supreme Court’s support for civil rights.

The artist criticizes the rulings of the Supreme Court that related to civil rights during that time. It reflects the Supreme Court’s lack of support for civil rights.

The artist references a specific Supreme Court case that upheld and supported segregation laws. It reflects the Supreme Court’s lack of support for civil rights.

The artist appeals to the values of justice and compassion to support the Supreme Court decisions. It reflects the Supreme Court’s support for civil rights.

"Candidate Florent is obviously the better man for the job. No one can match his education and experience."

This quote shows that the reporter

uses emotional appeal to support Florent

uses emotional appeal against Florent

has a bias in favor of Florent

has a bias against Florent

has a bias in favor of Florent

"When our vital interests are challenged, or the will and conscience of the international community defied, we will act with peaceful diplomacy whenever possible, with force when necessary."—President Clinton, 1993 Inaugural Address

In this quote, President Clinton

uses specific facts to convince Americans to support war when necessary

appeals to Americans’ sense of duty to convince them to support a war

reveals his value for finding peaceful resolutions to problems over war

states that spending more money on trade makes war unnecessary

reveals his value for finding peaceful resolutions to problems over war

An independent regulatory agency is

an organization created to advise the president on important federal matters

an organization authorized by the judiciary branch to oversee new legislation

a department that functions mostly without executive or legislative control

a department with presidential authority to make and enforce federal laws

a department that functions mostly without executive or legislative control

In federal midterm elections, voters choose

candidates who will run for president in the next election

new Justices to replace those who have retired

who will represent them in the House and Senate

the candidates who will run for governor in their state

who will represent them in the House and Senate

Which of the following states had the greatest gain in population between the years 2000 and 2010?

Alabama

Florida

Illinois

Oregon

Florida

A logical conclusion from this map is that the

total overall population of the state of Florida increased

total overall population of the state of Florida decreased

people moving to new counties explains most of the changes

people moving from other states explains most of the changes

total overall population of the state of Florida increased

According to Article I of the Constitution, who has the ability to approve foreign treaties?

the Cabinet and the President

the House and the Senate

the Senate only

the House only

the Senate only

A joint committee is

set up to resolve differences in legislation passed separately in the House and Senate

made up of members from both the House and Senate to address a common concern

a group of members of Congress who meet with the president to prevent vetoed bills

created by the House when the Senate has taken too long to debate a proposed bill

made up of members from both the House and Senate to address a common concern

Which of the following is a true statement about the lawmaking process?

Only the House of Representatives may pass legislation that approves foreign treaties.

Bills that are rejected by a vote of either house go back to the committee for editing.

The majority of work on the language of a proposed bill happens in committee meetings.

Senate members can invite the president into their committee meetings to work on bills.

The majority of work on the language of a proposed bill happens in committee meetings.

The last decade of the 19th century saw an incredible expansion in use of the

press

radio

Internet

television

radio

Interest groups consist of

people who share beliefs and support their members in elections

people with shared goals who work together to influence public policy

various means of mass communication, such as television and radio

government agencies that regulate and monitor citizens and businesses

people with shared goals who work together to influence public policy

According to the U.S. Constitution, which of the following people would be eligible to run for U.S. president?

Lucy, 24 years old, born and lived all her life in Wyoming

Robert, 36 years old, born and lived all his life in Georgia

Nina, 48 years old, a naturalized citizen from Columbia

David, 59 years old, a naturalized citizen from Canada

Robert, 36 years old, born and lived all his life in Georgia

Which of the following is not a constitutional role of the president?

Commander in Chief

Chief Executive

Speaker of the House

Head of State

Speaker of the House

Which of the following is true about the Electoral College today?

The person who comes in second place becomes vice-president.

A dozen votes come from territories that are not proper states.

It makes the direct or popular vote of the people unnecessary.

Each state has a number of votes based on its representation.

Each state has a number of votes based on its representation.

Which of the following is a true statement about the U.S. president?

The president must be at least 45 years old.

The president must be at least 35 years old.

The president must be a naturalized citizen.

The president must be a veteran politician.

The president must be at least 35 years old.

Which of the following is a valid statement about the Electoral College?

It is a challenge to the value of federalism in the nation’s government because it restricts the states’ power.

It is a reason that increasing numbers of young adults are registering to vote and voting in elections yearly.

It is a solution to the problem of decreasing voter turnout nationwide to elections at all government levels.

It is a plan that framers of the nation’s government made to balance the relative power between the states.

It is a plan that framers of the nation’s government made to balance the relative power between the states.

Which of the following makes a true statement?

In the 2000 presidential election, Florida had 25 electoral votes. Now it has 27 electoral votes because the system unfairly rewards states that make mistakes in elections.

In the 2000 presidential election, Florida had 25 electoral votes. Now it has 27 electoral votes because the census determined that the state’s population had increased.

In the 2000 presidential election, Florida had 27 electoral votes. Now it will have 25 electoral votes because the law mandates that the electors for each state will decrease.

In the 2000 presidential election, Florida had 27 electoral votes. Now it has 25 electoral votes because though it should have more, the state has had election problems.

In the 2000 presidential election, Florida had 25 electoral votes. Now it has 27 electoral votes because the census determined that the state’s population had increased.

If the 2000 presidential election recount had not happened in Florida, in which of the following states could it have happened that would not have been so important to the outcome of the election?

Texas

Alaska

New York

California

Alaska

The highest ranking member of the U.S. Senate when the Vice President is absent is the

Speaker of the House

Speaker Pro Tempore

President of the House

President Pro Tempore

President Pro Tempore

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