Voter Registration and Behavior

Multiple-Choice Questions.

To assess your knowledge and skills in government and politics, answer these sample multiple-choice questions. Here are some questions on voting and voter behavior. The correct answers will appear below the questions after a brief delay.

1. The elections that produce the largest voter turnout are the

(A) City elections

(B) Judicial elections

(C) Senatorial elections

(D) Presidential elections


2.  Which of the following is an accurate comparison of the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act?

National Voter Registration Act

Help America Vote Act

(A) Allows for absentee voting Makes punch cards more reliable
(B) Addresses voting for people with disabilities Allows military personnel to return home to vote
(C) Allows voter registration at state agencies Requires the ability for voters to confirm their vote
(D) Requires voter ID at the polls Requires states to pay for upgrades


3.  A wage-earner who identifies as a political independent has heard a Senate candidate promise to push for an increase in the national minimum wage. The citizen votes for this candidate primarily for this reason. Which of the following models best explains this citizen’s voting behavior?

(A) Rational-choice voting

(B) Retrospective voting

(C) Prospective voting

(D) Party-line voting

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