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Governing California

Political Science

Quiz 4 :

Parties and Elections in California

Quiz 4 :

Parties and Elections in California

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Which of the following is a positive aspect of the existence of third parties in California?
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C

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What group advocated for nonpartisan elections?
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C

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Proposition 34, passed in California in 2000, established a law regarding
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A

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To wage a successful campaign in support of or in opposition to a controversial initiative, the most important resource is
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In California, what are the two ways political parties can qualify to get on the ballot?
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As of 2018, what percentage of voters in California identify themselves as independents?
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The Progressives introduced the ________ ballot as a means of making it difficult to vote the straight party ticket.
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In June 2010, voters passed Proposition 14, the "Open Primary" initiative. This primary system essentially is
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How much money did Meg Whitman spend running for governor in 2010?
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In California, approximately how many signatures are required for constitutional initiatives to be on the ballot?
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One of the major criticisms of ballot initiatives in California is
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A winner-take-all system of voting promotes
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The Citizens Redistricting Commission is responsible for redrawing the boundaries of the Senate and Assembly. What proposition expanded the commission's power to determine congressional districts as well?
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One of the reasons that Gray Davis was recalled in 2003 was because he
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Passed in 2010, Proposition ________ changed the legislative requirement to pass the budget from two-thirds to a simple majority.
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What proposition established a blanket primary and was eventually ruled to be unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court?
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A plurality of California voters identify with the ________ Party.
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The Progressive movement viewed political parties as
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Which of the following counties in California is considered to be the most liberal?
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In the 2016 presidential race approximately ________ percent of California voters turned out on election day.
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