Federal elections are held in early November in even years.

Multiple Choice Questions.

Here are some examples of multiple choice questions of differing styles on voting, campaigns and elections. The correct answers will appear below the final question.


1. Which of the following statements best characterizes the presidential nomination system in the United States?

(A) The presidential nomination system includes all voters in America.

(B) The highly ideological wings of the parties and voters in a few states tend to determine the nominee.

(C) The nomination process has tended to produce more moderate candidates.

(D) The nomination process climaxes at heavily viewed and suspenseful party convention


2. Which of the following voter turnout rates was most common in U.S. presidential elections from 1972 until 2000?

(A) 30-40 percent

(B) 40-50 percent

(C) 50-60 percent

(D) 70-80 percent


3. Which of the following statements best summarizes voter registration process in the United States?

(A) Voter registration guarantees easier management and accuracy in the elections process.

(B) Voter registration is a national process that is uniform among the states.

(C) States can require citizens to register to vote as much as one year in advance of an election.

(D) National and statewide efforts to make registration easier has drastically increased voter turnout.


4. Which of the following is an accurate comparison of state/local government and federal government with respect to jurisdiction over national elections?

State & Local Government

Federal Government


Endorses candidates once they have filed for office Certifies statewide vote totals once votes are fully counted


Monitors campaign donations and expenditures Determines the type(s) of ballots to be used in national elections


Defines campaign regulations and donation limits regarding political action committees Sets a national standard for voter-ID laws


Administers elections and designates  voting districts Can pass voting legislation to enforce constitutional suffrage amendments


And the answers are . . .
B, C, A, and D

What could you examine or review to assure you can answer on this type of question, or a harder one, next time again?