Final paper

1. People with _________________ are most likely to vote. (Points: 1)

high income

high income but little education

high education

high income and high education

2. An ombudsman is someone who (Points: 1)

has the power to grant exceptions to laws.

acts as a legislative liaison.

checks the legal wording of bills.

intervenes with the government on behalf of it’s citizens.

3. The journalistic shorthand “red state” means a (n) _________ one. (Points: 1)

Democratic

Republican

contested

angry

4. Legislatures nowadays _______ laws but few of them ______ laws. (Points: 1)

draft, pass

pass, originate

veto, pass

originate, pass

5. About _______ of US congresspersons are lawyers. (Points: 1)

1/4

1/3

1/2

2/3

6. The best indicator of how and American will vote is _______________ (Points: 1)

region

social class

age

religiosity

7. Typically most working days legislative chambers are (Points: 1)

engaged in debate.

listening to speeches.

drafting legislation.

nearly empty.

8. Contrary to the intentions of the Founding Fathers, there is little involuntary turnover in the US (Points : 1)

Senate.

House of Representatives.

presidency.

judiciary.

9. About ______ of American voters call themselves independent (Points: 1)

1/4

1/5

1/2

1/3

10. “Party identification” is the (Points: 1)

ability of voters to identify what parties stand for.

ability of parties to identify blocs of supporters.

party an individual votes for in a given election.

long-term attachment of a voter to a party.