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Dec 1, 2014 - PACs d. Federal Election Committees. 13. These contributions raised questions about how the money was raised. a. soft money c. the poll tax.

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U.S. GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 17 STUDY GUIDE Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November is a. Thanksgiving. b. Presidents Day.

c. d.

Election Day. Veterans Day.

2. This is an important communication tool for a political candidate. a. television b. images

c. d.

PACs propaganda

3. Records of political contributions are kept by the a. Political Action Committee. b. Social Security office.

c. d.

Voting Rights Act Commission. Federal Election Commission.

4. Even after the Fifteenth Amendment passed, many African Americans could not vote because of the a. Nineteenth Amendment. c. Political Action Committee. b. grandfather clause. d. Voting Rights Act. 5. The Founders believed the voters should be a. politicians. b. the same religion.

c. d.

all U.S. citizens. white, male property owners.

6. Voters who are in the middle of the political spectrum are called a. moderates. b. independents.

c. d.

liberals. conservatives.

7. These voters are considered weak party voters. a. liberals b. conservatives

c. d.

independents moderates

8. Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter largely because of this issue. a. space exploration funding b. military power

c. d.

public funding for school lunches the economy

9. This term refers to ideas, information, or rumors that are used to influence opinion. a. propaganda c. "plain folk" technique b. images d. political agendas 10. Candidates who quote only those statistics that support their position are a. quoting the Voting Rights Act. c. b. card stacking. d.

using television effectively. using propaganda.

11. This is equal to the number of representatives and senators from the states, plus three votes from Washington, D.C. a. poll tax c. soft money b. cross-pressure vote d. electoral vote 12. These groups support political candidates through campaign contributions. a. Voting Rights Activists, Inc. c. b. PACs d.

poll tax coalitions Federal Election Committees

13. These contributions raised questions about how the money was raised. a. soft money c. b. contributions from businesses d.

the poll tax contributions from labor unions

14. This gave women the right to vote. a. suffrage b. the Voting Rights Act

c. d.

the Nineteenth Amendment the Fifteenth Amendment

15. This gave African Americans the right to vote. a. the Fifteenth Amendment b. the grandfather clause

c. d.

the Nineteenth Amendment the Voting Rights Act

16. This is vital to the success of United States democracy. a. poll tax b. political parties

c. d.

voting PACs

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17. Caught between issues, these voters are called a. cross-pressured voters. b. conflicting voters.

c. d.

party voters. political voters.

18. This has a great deal of influence on some voters. a. political party loyalty b. Electoral College

c. d.

card stacking election laws

19. Party loyalists vote a a. cross-pressured ticket. b. straight-party ticket.

c. d.

landslide. political ticket.

20. This has helped many voters to be better informed a. propaganda b. Voting Rights Act

c. d.

television suffrage

f. g. h. i. j.

cross-pressured voters soft money Voting Rights Act Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act Nineteenth Amendment

f. g. h. i. j.

center Federal Election Commission white male suffrage left of center suffrage

Matching Match each item with the correct statement below. a. Twenty-sixth Amendment b. literacy tests c. PACs d. Fifteenth Amendment e. Twenty-fourth Amendment 21. campaign contributors 22. unlimited contributions 23. bans soft money in federal campaigns 24. women's right to vote 25. African Americans' right to vote 26. kept many African Americans from voting 27. outlawed the poll tax 28. lowered the voting age 29. successful 1965 suffrage law 30. voters with conflicting issues Match each item with the correct statement below. a. bans soft money in federal campaigns b. right of center c. grandfather clause d. Voting Rights Act e. campaign manager 31. plans the political campaign 32. records political contributions 33. Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act 34. kept African Americans from voting 35. outlawed literacy tests 36. Founders' belief 37. foundation of U.S. democracy 38. liberal 39. moderate 40. conservative

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