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Devices that discourage voting were adopted by the Southern states in the 1890s to: a.pre

Devices that discourage voting were adopted by the Southern states in the 1890s to:

a.prevent American-Indians from voting.

b.   prevent Asians from voting.

c.prevent non-Hispanic whites from voting.

d.prevent Hispanics from voting.

e.prevent African-Americans from voting.


12.In Southern states during 1890s, which of the following took place as a result of adopting devices that prevented African-American citizens from voting?

a.It encouraged Hispanic whites to participate in unconventional political tactics.

b.   It resulted in an increased number of votes from African-Americans.

c.It resulted in an increased number of votes from non-Hispanic whites.

d.It tended to discourage voting by everyone.

e.It encouraged African-Americans to participate in conventional political tactics.


13.Which of the following nations had the lowest voter turnout in 2009-2011?


b.   India

c.United States




14.Which of the following was a result of the Australian ballot?

a.Parties’ efforts at mobilization decreased.

b.   Voters turnout increased.

c.The parties could oversee how their supporters voted.

d.Women matched men’s voting turnout.

e.African-Americans were encouraged to vote.


15.Unlike in most countries, one needs to _____ to vote in the United States. a white

b.   be a non-white

c.have a high school degree at least twenty-five years of age

e.get oneself registered


16.Which of the following is true of automatic registration?

a.It leads to political polarization.

b.   Very few democracies use this system.

c.The United States uses this system.

d.In this system, voters are required to enroll prior to the election.

e.Voting participation is expected to increase with this system.


17.Registration differs from automatic registration in that, registration:

a.encourages political parties to increase their efforts at mobilization.

b.   requires voters to enroll prior to the election. used by most of the democracies.

d.results in increased voting participation.

e.leads to political polarization.


18.Which of the following is a reason for increased voter turnout in the early twenty-first century?

a.Declaration of Election Day as a national holiday

b.   Holding elections on a Sunday

c.Allowing registered voters to cast their votes by mail

d.Introducing automatic registration

e.Reduction in the number of offices open to election


19.Elections in the United States differ from elections in Great Britain in that, in the United States:

a.elections are held on a Sunday.

b.   registration is not required.

c.voters cannot cast their vote by mail.

d.many offices are open to election.

e.ballot is not a secret.


20.The fact that one person’s vote is highly unlikely to change the outcome of an election is called _____.

a.paradox of voting

b.passive electioneering

c.indecision theory

d.theory of spatial voting

e.ballot stuffing

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