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Preferred Budgets ($ in millions) 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Number of voters (in thousands)

Preferred Budgets ($ in millions) 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Number of voters (in thousands)

Preferred Budgets ($ in millions)

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Number of voters (in thousands)

5

16

25

30

22

19

3

 

Table 15.3

 

19) Table 15.3 shows the preferred budget for a new performance center and the number of voters in a community who prefer that budget. What budget does the median voter prefer?

A) 6

B) 7

C) 8

D) 9

20) Table 15.3 shows the preferred budget for a new performance center and the number of voters in a community who prefer that budget. If Dawn proposed $5 million while Terry proposed $9 million, Dawn will get ________ thousand votes while Terry gets ________ thousand votes.

A) 46; 44

B) 46; 74

C) 61; 59

D) 76; 44

21) Table 15.3 shows the preferred budget for a new performance center and the number of voters in a community who prefer that budget. If Dawn proposed $5 million while Terry proposed $9 million, whose budget will be selected if everyone votes?

A) Dawn's

B) Terry's

C) It is a tie.

D) The outcome cannot be predicted.

22) Table 15.3 shows the preferred budget for a new performance center and the number of voters in a community who prefer that budget. If Dawn proposed $6 million while Terry proposed $9 million, Dawn will get ________ thousand votes while Terry gets ________ thousand votes.

A) 46; 44

B) 46; 74

C) 76; 44

D) The outcome cannot be predicted.

23) Table 15.3 shows the preferred budget for a new performance center and the number of voters in a community who prefer that budget. If Dawn proposed $6 million while Terry proposed $9 million, whose budget will be selected if everyone votes?

A) Dawn's

B) Terry's

C) It is a tie.

D) The outcome cannot be predicted.

24) Table 15.3 shows the preferred budget for a new performance center and the number of voters in a community who prefer that budget. Suppose that Dawn initially proposed $5 million while Terry proposed $9 million. Given the distribution of voters' preferences, Dawn can increase her chance of being elected by proposing:

A) a greater budget toward the median budget.

B) a greater budget than $9 million.

C) a smaller budget than $5 million.

D) none of the above.

25) Table 15.3 shows the preferred budget for a new performance center and the number of voters in a community who prefer that budget. Suppose that Dawn initially proposed $5 million while Terry proposed $9 million. Given the distribution of voters' preferences, Terry can increase her chance of being elected by proposing:

A) a greater budget than $9 million.

B) a smaller budget than $5 million.

C) a smaller budget toward the median budget.

D) none of the above.

26) Suppose at the start of an election season two candidates with extreme positions are running against each other. The median voter model predicts that each candidate will become more moderate because:

A) voters with extreme views will not switch loyalties, but voters in the middle will vote for the candidate whose views are closest to his or her own views.

B) median voters will refuse to vote for a candidate who holds extreme views.

C) the debates convince each candidate that the other position has some good points.

D) voters with extreme views are less likely to vote than are voters with moderate views.

Abhinav 07-Dec-2019

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